Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone

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Main Features
  • Cardioid pickup pattern
  • Swivel stand mount and transport case included
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
  • xceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Large-diaphragm condenser microphone
  • LED indicates phantom power operation
  • Ultra-rugged construction with metal die-cast body
  • High-quality components E
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

The C-1 is a cardioid condenser microphone designed to capture your sounds with incredible realism, sensitivity and accuracy.

What is a Condenser Mic?

Condenser microphones are the ideal choice for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. They're the primary type of microphone used in recording studios and radio stations. They are capable of capturing much more detail than dynamic microphones because of their wider, flatter frequency response. Another difference between condenser and dynamic mics is that they contain active circuitry that requires phantom power (+48 V DC) for operation. You can power them from any phantom power equipped BEHRINGER XENYX mixer, plus enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art XENYX mic preamps.

Why the C-1?

The C-1 is an affordable, high-quality way to put this essential studio tool to work for you. Thanks to its cardioid (heart-shaped) pattern, the C-1 microphone picks up your source signal while rejecting off-axis sounds that can ruin an otherwise perfect recording. With its excellent transducer and gold-plated XLR output, the C-1 is very neutral sounding and truly delivers on the promise of noise-free transmission.

But That's Not All…

The C-1 is built to be your go-to condenser mic for years to come. Its tough, die-cast body can withstand all the rigors of bleary-eyed late-night recording marathons. And with its rugged foam-padded carrying case, it travels in safety and style. We also included a swivel stand mount so it can be affixed to your studio's mic stands.


This condenser mic is an excellent choice for live and studio applications, and it's available at a price that will leave you with enough cash left over to secure other recording essentials.

Professional, large-diaphragm condenser microphone for unsurpassed audio quality
Ideal as main and support microphone for studio and live applications
Cardioid pickup pattern for outstanding sound source separation and feedback rejection
Pressure-gradient transducer with shock-mounted capsule
Ultra-low noise, transformerless FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion
LED indicates phantom power operation
Swivel stand mount and transport case included
Ultra-rugged construction with metal die-cast body
Gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector for highest signal integrity
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany


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By nickswebtsv

from Townsville, QLD, Australia

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  • Better than an SM58
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Superior Audio Quality


  • Mic clip feels flimsy

Best Uses

  • Podcasts
  • Radio
  • Vocals
  • Voiceovers

Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

This product by far is the best mic that I've acquired for a great price. The SM58 I invested in a few years ago will set you back around 180 - 250. Where as this Behringer C-1 Condenser Microphone for a fraction of the cost captures audio at a higher quality than SM58s or other expensive mics. In terms of it's comparison to a more expensive condenser microphone this one is great if your on a budget or just need something to get the job done. The mic holder is slightly flimsy but there are shock mounts available for the Behringer C1 which will fix that.

  • Primary use:
  • Business

A great buy - in the nick of time...

By Myownroadie

from Australia

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Use
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Great vocal mic
  • Lightweight
  • Protective case included


    Best Uses

    • Acoustic Guitar
    • Female vocals

    Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

    Easy to use, great sound for the price.

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      Can this microphone be plugged in to laptop via USB or an ACDC adaptor, for continuous power source?
      Asked on 5/4/2013 by Linda from Sydney

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        No. This is a Condenser mic, and is only XLR and required Phantom power, through a mixing desk or Camera fitted with XLR Audio. If you want a USB microphone the look in this area of our website:

        Answered on 6/4/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
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    Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone
    • Swivel stand mount
    • Transport case
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