Behringer Eurolive B205D Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 22 customer reviews
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from Washington, Utah
November 6, 2012Music Background:
REALLY A GREAT STAGE MONITOR!This little monitor is as good as it gets for me! I am a singer, and I wear hearing aids. Floor monitors are sometimes hard for me to hear, plus I needed a powered monitor for the head I use.
You can mount it on a mic stand and position it to any height you want. I use it about chest high 3 or so feet to one side, and the volume control and tone is very adequate.
I also plug the headphone jack on the back of our flat-screen tv into the cd input of the monitor for old movies to fill out the sound, as the tv sound is not very full at times.
I researched a lot of powered monitors before buying. You can't go wrong with this little beauty!
from Northvale, New Jersey
August 31, 2012Music Background:
Great performance from a small package!What a pleasant surprise! The Behringer Eurolive B205D far exceeded any and all expectations. The sound and power from such a small package is terrific. I have already used it as a monitor as well as a stand alone sound system. The controls are tight and responsive. It is a GREAT value for the price. And, I do have to comment on the customer service from Sweetwater - OUTSTANDING! They outdid themselves in being sure that this purchase experience was the best. Thanks, Sweetwater team!
from Kennebunk, Maine
June 4, 2012Music Background:
musician and carpenter
Total Monitor ControlWhat with the shrinking economy and needing to scale back to smaller venues, it is often an issue of volume control, so I purchased the Behringer in hopes that I could place a monitor as close to my head as possible. What I wasn't prepared for was the quality and depth of control- perfect for vocals and keys. It doesn't grab the low frequencies as much as I'd like, but if you know anything about low bass frequencies... And the price? So nice I bought two more.
from Toledo, Ohio
June 1, 2012Music Background:
A lotta bang for a little monitor!I bought the Eurolive B205D to replace my old Behringer monitor. At a fraction (and I DO mean a small fraction) of the weight, this little baby lets me hear my vocals front and center! The fact that it's closer to my ear level makes it that much more effective. I don't know why everybody doesn't use one.
from Orlando, FL
May 11, 2012Music Background:
Get this Now!I am a drummer playing local gigs in tight quarters. I needed a monitor for the vocals and guitars. I didn't need any bass because a 1,000 watt cabinet sits right beside the drums. The LAST thing a gigging drummer needs is another big heavy item to transport and set up. This is THE perfect solution.
I set this thing up at head level and it is truly amazing. It has power to spare. I have never turned the main and channel more than a third. I can now hear the vocals and guitar and feel like I am playing with the band and not just the bass player. All the other guys in the band are ready to dump their big heavy monitors and get the baby!
My only regret is that I didn't get one of these years ago. Get it you will not regret it.
from Atlanta GA
March 12, 2012
EuroLive B205D reviewI play in a low volume 3 piece group drums, acoustic guitar, and piano/organ and this little monitor works great. I will get really loud if you want but I like tha fact that it is so small, fits on a mike stand , has good tone and is very versital regarding inputs.
Harold E. Appel
from McCall, Idaho
March 9, 2012Music Background:
Extremely good small room speakerThe speaker works great in both rooms where they were installed. The sound is great and the features of each speaker work well. I would recommend this speaker as an add on to a sound system, or a stand alone speaker PA system.
from Wilson,NC USA
February 21, 2012Music Background:
Lightweight, suprising bass responseI play drums at church and for a blues/rock band and needed a small monitor that was easy to transport. I have been very happy with the b205's capabilities and continue to be blown away with the power in this small package. I am most impressed with the bass response of this very small speaker. I count on being able to hear my bass player and my bass drum through my monitor and this does not disappoint! The rest of my band is considering purchasing their own after hearing how well this has performed for the last two months.
from Princeton NJ
February 16, 2012Music Background:
Urolive B205D ExcellantI just purchased this monitor from SW Mark Magdich x 1265 to help me when practicing with my metronome (I use Dr. Compas) by Jason McGuire a fantastic iPhone app thats geared to flamenco compass. Jason has shared with me that this works great with Dr Compas. Well Im glad to say that it works great. I used it live yesterday and was able to hear Dr. Compas and the mix from the board. For what I paid I cant complain. While its not like my QSC's this is great and works well. I was also playing around and running my guitar in channel one (instrument) on, my guitar is a DeVoe with a LR Baggs Anthem SL Classical and with the mids cut sounded pretty good. For my needs this is a great little pice of gear thats light in weight and on the wallet.
from Dallas, TX
February 10, 2012Music Background:
Pro Musician / Nuevo Flamenco - Spanish Guitarist
Great Monitors!!I just started playing a venue that wouldn't allow me to use my own P.A. system, instead I had to plug directly into their sound system, which left me only able to hear myself through the overhead speaker system in the venue... after a short while, the patrons got so loud, it was nearly imp[ossible to hear my backing tracks... so I knew I needed a set of small monitors before my next performance. So I decided to buy a couple of the Behringer Eurolive B205D... I was a little sceptical at first, but as soon as I plugged them in and got going, I was blown away by their sound & quality. I was able to hear myself clearly in this venue without my sound over powering the venue's system, and with the 3-band EQ, was able to adjust the tone accordingly for my own preference. They easily mount to your typical mic stand and their size makes it so easy to pack and travel with. I was also surprised with how loud these can get for their size.I would definitely recommed these monitors. Defintely a great buy for the price.
from Eugene, OR
December 26, 2011Music Background:
Music technology engineer, audio engineer, amateur musician
Awesome backpack sized iPod PA!First off, its smaller then it looks on the internet. 6 1/2" is pretty small for a speaker. I bought this because I wanted to use it as a small keyboard amp. I've been mainly using near-field reference monitors for several years now and am used to high fidelity audio with an even frequency response. When I got this and first plugged it into my digital piano, I noticed that there was a huge difference in sound. The lows were muddy, it wasn't possible to EQ it to sound any better, and low notes on the piano made the speaker distort. I wasn't happy at that point in time.
The next day, I plugged my iPod into it and played some really good techno music on it and I was very impressed! I plugged a not so good subwoofer into the link output and the sound filled my house pretty good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality mobile iPod boom-box. Hook this think up to a car battery and your set for the Playa! Its a class D amplifier so its pretty energy efficient. I wish someone made a sub to match this!
As for any application where there will be a high dB mic input(like beat-boxing), I wouldn't recommend this for a monitor. the speaker distorts too much.
You can chain this together other speakers though so its great for solo guitarists/signers playing in small venues. I wouldn't recommend putting the microphone on top of it. It sits pretty good on a tri-pod mic stand but it would not be recommended to put any more weight on it. Other people have commented about that. Its set up so you can do that but you might knock your speaker over.
from Silver Spring, MD
December 21, 2011Music Background:
Good things come in small packagesIt is what it is, and it's reliable. I bought the B205D specifically for practicing with my keyboard. It produces a nice rich sound and is very versitile also handling a mic and my iPod due to the multiple inputs. I've also used it for practicing bass and it didn't even sweat. I could use this for doing solo piano gigs in the right setting. Be reasonable with it though, because it is only a 5" speaker. It also travels really well. I wish Behringer would make one of these with an effects unit built in.
from Carterville, IL
October 7, 2011Music Background:
More Than I ExpectedWhy didn't I get one of these months ago? Great sound. Great features. Great value for a great price! I'd highly recommend the B205D to anyone who needs to hear theirself on stage while not interfering with the house mix or dominating the stage mix. Plenty of bang for the buck here!
from South Saint Paul, MN
September 1, 2012Music Background:
Great ProductI've always liked Behringer products. I have a bass amp and a powered mixer and these products are great. The Eurolive monitor I bought is just what I needed in a personal monitor. The power and features are just right for me. The ease of use is a definite plus. Behringer products are a great value.
from Naples, Fl, USA
March 12, 2012Music Background:
Guitar, Live Sound
ImpressedAmazing sound in such a compact box. While I would not plug a bass guitar in this amp I am impressed by the clarity of the sound and volume this box produces.
from Orlando, FL
February 20, 2012Music Background:
Pro Musician, Live Sound Tech
Great monitor for live acoustic gigs!I play a lot of gigs with a four piece acoustic group. I'm the guitarist as well as the sound guy.. I plug in direct but our fiddle, mandolin and upright bass all use microphones. Trying to position everyone around a full sized monitor without any feedback problems was a real headache. With a couple of Behringer B205D's, I can relocate the monitors to suit everyone and avoid the feedback without any hassle. The acoustic instruments sound great through them (although we don't ask the 5.25" speaker to handle much of the signal from the upright bass)! We plan to get two more when we move up from a two to a four bus mixer!
from clifton Park, NY
October 19, 2012Music Background:
Great little Hot SpotI'm a keyboard player, and had one other Hot Spot in the past. This one is so much more developed. I love it, and it's mount is well done.
from rockport Indiana
June 8, 2012Music Background:
great monitorneeded a new monitor for the band I playing with now, thought I would use it rehersal only but used live on stage insteed of my floor monitor it was much better, now all the band have these mounted on their stands and love them. what a clear and personalized sound these things make. I left a band with in ear monitors, and these work even better
from lake zurich il. usa
June 5, 2012Music Background:
big soundused with computer, big sound for the money
from Marion, Iowa
January 18, 2012Music Background:
Drummer, sound guy
Very solid for the moneyOn a budget and needing some simple vocal and light instrumental monitors? These may just fit the bill. Though they lack a true depth of sound, the low end is lacking and the highs are a tad muted, these speakers serve well for a small church band (our application) and I can see them doing well as a small PA for a small group setting with vocal reinforcement needs. For the price, tough to beat and the right answer.
from Elkhorn, WI
December 27, 2011Music Background:
Behringer Eurolive B205DGreat PA Speaker for a little room. I wish Behringer made an 250W Active PA Speaker with 3-channel Mixer, 3-band EQ, and 8" Driver for a larger room, as I would buy it also.
from Clearwater Florida
June 3, 2012Music Background:
Local 802 NYC
Behringer B205DI use mine for a boat anchor. The 3rd time it was used it quit. Save up a little more cash and buy a powered amp from a quality company. You get what you pay for. If you want it ear level also pick up a pole to mount closer to you so it's not on the floor.