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    I sold my drum kit so I'll have to wait for a mate to do a full test of the XM8500's and XM1800's as cheapo tom mikes but in the mean time I do have a conga so maybe I can do a small comparison using that, hit with drum sticks. Nothing fancy and just SM57 v XM8500 v XM1800, no SM58 into a Behringer UB1202FX & Audacity via a USB Soundblaster. 48Khz 24bit, no EQ, 2:1 compression at -3db made up to 0db exported as WAV and uploaded to YouTube. All three mikes are about the same vintage, 15 years old and I think the SM57 is therefore Mex. I'll leave you to decide the differences. One thing though, both Behringers were hotter than the 57.


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    Many people who bought it also quite liked the solid carry case it comes with. Overall the Behringer XM8500 is rated as the best budget dynamic microphone when used for live vocals through a PA system.

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    I used an XM8500 for guide vocals in a recent session (the band had a bunch of them). The sound was OK but the pops and breath noise was pretty bad so I guess you need to learn good mic technique if you want to use one successfully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jedblue View Post
    I'll add my 2 cents a few months after this thread, having just seen it. I've got an XM8500 and a three pack of XM1800S's that I've had for 15 years or so. I've also got SM57's and 58's. I use the XM8500 as my live mike at least weekly and use one of the XM1800S's as a bv mike for another band member. Confirming that the really cheapo XM1800S's are quite susceptible to handling noise. They also use the same capsule as the XM8500, which is a lot less handling noise prone than the XM1800S's. Personally I prefer the XM8500 to the SM58 but that's just me. Both my XM8500 and the XM1800S's have had hard lives with hundreds of gigs under their belts and they still go just fine. They've been dropped, kicked and thumped and all. I've never had a problem with any of them and if I did I'd just buy some more, they're so damned cheap. I'm sure they still sell by the truckload. The reason why I got back interested in them is to see if they work as well as 57's as tom mikes in a recording situation within a full compliment of much more expensive, traditional mike choices. I'm planning to find out. I'll come back with the results of that if anyone's interested. G.
    It doesnt have the same capsules.
    8500 has a SHURE RPM150 type capsule design but turned 180 and with two lines of demping port, and fully functioning back bass port. 1800s has a classicy cheap akg d55s like or could say, any cheap philips/lg etc capsule design, but with additional mesh on it.
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