Behringer XM8500

Dynamic Vocal Microphone with Cardioid Pickup Pattern and 50Hz-15kHz Frequency Response
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What's in Your Mic Locker?

The Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 fits the bill for a stage-tough dynamic handheld vocal mic. Dynamic mics are rugged, moisture-resistant and have relatively high gain (as compared with condenser mics), making them ideal for live vocals and for miking (boisterous) amplified instruments. The XM8500's cardioid pickup pattern captures your lead singer or guitar cab, while rejecting off-axis sound. It exhibits an impressive frequency response of 50Hz to 15kHz (with a mid-frequency presence rise for enhanced voice projection), and incorporates a two-stage pop filter. Your mic locker needs a Behringer Ultravoice XM8500. Or two.

Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 Features at a Glance:
  • Dynamic vocal microphone with smooth mid-frequency presence rise for excellent voice projection
  • Ultra-wide frequency response for brilliant and transparent sound
  • Extremely high signal output lets your voice cut through
  • Cardioid characteristic minimizes background noise and feedback
  • Shock mount system to cut down handling noise
  • Integrated spherical wind and pop noise filter
  • Microphone stand adapter and impact-resistant carrying case included
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Put the stage-tough Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 to work for you!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50Hz-15kHz
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.53 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number XM8500

Customer Reviews

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Years of rugged use

This mic has a rugged, solid feel, good frequency coverage (same as a Sure SM58), and sounds absolutely fantastic for vocals - and what a great price! I do not treat my mics gently but throw them all in the same bag after a gig and I have had a Behringer XM8500 four years and it is still my favorite mic. Because I don't have a lot of money I have accumulated a potpourri of Audio-Technica, Sure, AKG and Behringer microphones, and the XM8500 is the one that goes on MY mic stand. If I get back to playing full time again I would like to get all matching vocal mics, and you can bet they will all be XM8500s.
Music background: Blues/rock bass player

So much for the money

This mic looks, feels and sounds like a $ mic. It's thick metal just like the SM58. Very substantial piece. The sound is excellent with good warmth and bass. I just can't believe they can make this thing and sell it for $ shipped!


$ for a quality mic? Yes, believe it, it's true, this thing sounds great, appears to be well made... I was looking for a cheap mic to use at home for practicing vocals, but I can't hear the difference between this mic and the much more expensive mics I use for live performance... Buy this, you will not be sorry!! (If I needed more mics I would definitely purchase more of these!)
Music background: Pro guitarist, vocalist, etnertainer

Fantastic mic for the price!

I was looking for a cheap dynamic mic to use in my untreated room, and this was the perfect option. It sounds amazing for such a cheap mic! I have it hooked up to my Focusrite Scarlett Solo (first gen.) via a quad conductor XLR cable. With that setup, I get clean, crisp audio with almost no mic noise. If you're looking for a great mic at an affordable price, this is it!

Simply amazing!!!

Behringer once again has hit a home run. This mic is a phenomenal mic, not just for price but the sound is great!!! I actually prefer this over my Sennheisers. So I will be replacing all of my mics with these. With an expensive mic you have to worry Bout them but with these not so much. I would put this mic up against Shure, Sennheiser and others. Behringer makes great products and all the bad reviews online are from "gear snobs." If you're even thinking about this mic, think no more... Just BUY it. You won't be disappointed. All my Sennheisers will be gone and these will replace them.
Music background: Entertainer, Performer, Tribute Band, Karaoke, DJ
See also: Dynamic Mics, Behringer, Behringer Dynamic Microphones, Behringer Dynamic Microphones