If you are not a beginner in this you may skip this article. But if you are making your first steps into the voice-over or sound creation, stick around and read this review.
Now let’s talk about the Behringer XENYX Q502USB Mixer.
This is a cheap tool for the beginners. If you are trying to do some quality YouTube videos, or to start a voice over business, one of the most important things will be your sound recording equipment. Of course you could opt for an expensive professional gear, that will give you studio like quality and a great satisfaction. Or, you can achieve high quality without breaking the bank and build your way up in time.
For this propose the XENYX502 is a perfect fit. The price ranges between $60-$75, is a small piece of equipment, but this doesn’t mean the manufactures is compromising to much on quality.
I bought this mixer for myself, to use it in YouTube videos. Since I don’t intend to do complicated podcasts, or to sing, not because I don’t want to, I just don’t have the talent, I believe this mixer will serve me fore many years to come.
Why you need to buy it:
- Cheap – It fits the bill
- Good audio quality
- Easy to install
- Small – You can carry it around since it’s 0.6 kg / 1.3 pounds
- It has led readouts, and you can set the mic gain without any sound processing software in order to avoid voice clip.
Why you shouldn’t buy it:
- It has only 1 phantom power input. So if you want to use more than 1 microphone, the rest of them will be underpowered and will have a very weak output.
- You don’t have an Off button. This is not a deal breaker, but for some reason I feel that I miss it.
All in all, after some time using it, I think that this is a good investment. It fits all my needs, it gives me great sound quality, and most important for me, it is small, so it doesn’t take space on my desk.
If You are searching for a decent mixer for a low price, this is the way to go. Check this link to see the price and all the specs.
If you have some questions, you are free to ask away. I will try to give you a well documented answer, or an honest opinion.