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Behringer Xenyx 302USB Premium 5-Input Mixer with Mic Preamp and USB/Audio Interface,Black
Ultra-compact and ultra-low noise analog mixer with USB/Audio interfacePowered through USB or external power adaptor (included)Built-in stereo USB/Audio interface to connect directly to your computerState-of-the-art, phantom powered XENYX Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preampsNeo-classic "British" 2-band graphic EQ for warm and musical sound
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u/AvidyaZen · 7 pointsr/mindcrack

The headset that broke was the G35 headset from Logitech which goes for about $90 these days. It's a great headset but this would be my 3rd set in 4 years. The mic quality is average and often requires fussing with in post but overall it's a great headset.

While rocking this backup setup I've been using ear buds and I quite like it compared to the closed ear noise cancelling headset so I don't think I want to go the headset route again.

I've always wanted to go the XLR/Mixer route. This would allow me to manipulate any volume/noise issues with the mic on the fly and not touch it at all in post. I never settled on a solution that was afforable and always went with what I knew the G35.

This is the goal. It's not much more expensive than the G35 headset but is the correct tool for the job :Þ

  • Audio-Technica AT2020 XLR ^USB ^version ^exists ^too
  • Behringer Q502USB 5-Channel Mixer
  • XLR Microphone Cable
  • Microphone Suspension Boom

    A few notes about these choices. The 5 channel mixer is total overkill but this one functions as a USB audio interface meaning when you plug it in to your PC it shows up like a USB mic would. Behringer makes a 3 port USB mixer but I don't like the way it looks lol.

    Not all mixers have the ability to function as a USB device. On NON USB mixers you would have to run the output of the mixer into the input on your soundcard on your PC.

    I prefer the audio device approach. You plug your XLR mic into the mixer which is acting as the USB audio device. This allows you to control on the mixer what the computer hears on the audio device interface.

    Totally a long and involved answer but some might find it useful if in the market for audio upgrades :Þ
u/wcwouki · 7 pointsr/Bass

The aux in bypasses the preamp and tone adjustments from the amp so you need to adjust the bass with an equalizer app or bass boost app on your phone. One other option I have used is a mini mixer with stereo inputs using the proper cable from your phone to the inputs (probably RCA type) or 1/4" dual mono inputs on the mixer...I have a couple of these cheap Behringer USB 302 for around $50-60 (they used to be around $40 when I bought mine)...
These will allow you to adjust the bass and treble from your phone. Cheers

u/hadapurpura · 5 pointsr/audioengineering

I'm a singer (both lyrical and pop) and I wanna start recording myself at home. I wanna make demos and write songs (since I don't play instruments and only know the most basic music theory, I have to record). I also have a very, very limited budget (I'll get a freeware DAW). I do have a "mic": this beauty, and I wanna improve my situation, because while I'm not starting a pro studio or anything right now, I do want my voice to sound as good and accurate as possible.

My sister is in the States right now on vacation, so I can tell her what to buy me, but I have to do it soon, and I don't know what's best within my budget.

I'm overwhelmed. I don't know if I should get a USB mic (like a Samson C01, Snowball, ATR2500, Yeti, etc...), a cheap XLR mic with an icicle, or a cheap DAW interface like this with a cheap condenser. I'm not even familiar with the brands or anything, so I don't know which is better, and virtually all reviews I've seen are geared towards podcasting or things like that. What would you recommend me?

u/reteov · 4 pointsr/audioengineering

Much of the weight involved in XLR is for shielding from EM interference. If you're going for a clean sound, this will work against it. Also, consumer sound cards do not have the kind of preamp that would work with larger microphones, so you would also need to get a preamp. You're better off just getting a low-cost USB audio interface or mixer.

An example would be the Behringer Xenyx 302USB ( It's good enough to be both functional and portable. Granted, $80 is not exactly pocket change, but it's still two-digit.

u/lightrefracted · 3 pointsr/ZReviews

If you want to play several audio sources at once then you need a mixer to combine the inputs. A simple Y-splitter cable won't work for this and most DAC/Amps only play from one source at a time. There are affordable USB mixers that act as USB audio interfaces (both playback and recording in PC), like this one BEHRINGER XENYX 302USB. It combines analog audio inputs and you can listen to the output via the headphone out on the mixer itself, the line out from the mixer to a separate headphone amp, or using the PC's audio playback if you treat the interface as a recording device and enable listening on it.

As for the optical, as long as it's just a PCM signal and not DTS or Dolby Digital (those require decoding), then you can convert that to analog using a simple digital to analog converter ($5-10) and run that analog output (RCA, 3.5mm, 6.5mm, etc) as another input on the mixer.

u/ChuckEye · 3 pointsr/Guitar
u/MisterJellybean · 3 pointsr/audio

You will likely want an actual audio interface.

Behringer has a number of cheap USB mixers. That will give you a simple EQ, gain, and simple mixing with physical knobs. This might be better to learn on?

Edit: for a little more, this one would give you a few more features to play with and learn on, and give you more capacity down the road if you get into it a little more.

u/jparkerwillis · 3 pointsr/AskGames

If you get a mixer you can plug any old headphones into it and get really good quality sound out of them.
But if you're looking for a headset I doubt you'd find a good quality one for $80. Definitely don't buy Logitech headsets. They break really easily due to how the ears swivel where they connect.
If you had the money and didn't wreck your headsets I would especially recommend the Sennheiser PC363D. Sennheiser make some awesome headphones.

u/ollee · 3 pointsr/Twitch

Can't go wrong with a Behringer. They're specifically what I use. I originally started with console capture, having both PS3 and 360 so I sprung for the xenyx 802 for the extra channels. This is a list of their small mixers. I know a couple people(larger streamers) Running the seems nice. I'm using a 1622fx atm but that's big. I got it second hand at guitar center, it's fairly safe to check what they might have that's small, you might get something cheaper than online, or something better for the same price, but you ARE taking a chance.

Another option if you're going for a traditional XLR mic(since windows mixer w/ OBS/Xsplit is strong for PC gamers) you can get an audio interface. This basically is a piece of equipment that turns your XLR into a usb device. The Behringer 302usb is just an interface/small mixer that looks like it might be nice to use. There are also things like the babyface that is expensive as shit but absolutely wonderful, or the much more budget focusrite that are both solid devices. These are actually best as you're taking balanced audio directly translated into a digital signal through a device designed to eliminate interference, but they can get expensive.

Good audio costs money, but you can alleviate the cost some. Don't by a snowball...get something you can shockmount and popfilter and boom to eliminate ambient noise...that is if you don't have a good mic yet.


u/carllimbacher · 3 pointsr/Bass

I think that piece of kit is just a mixer and won't work as an interface to for recording.

Luckily, Behringer makes an even less expensive mixer/interface that will do exactly what you're looking for:

u/RaN96 · 3 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

Don't buy a Yeti!! Blue mics are generally overpriced and offer the same quality that a cheaper alternative will get you. Get an AT2020 XLR and a phantom powered mixer. It'll be much much better than a Yeti and you can fine tune your audio settings with the mixer. If you don't want to deal with a mixer there is a USB version of the AT2020 that should save you $30.

There's also this bundle for $180 that comes with a Windtech Windscreen (Which is awesome, I use it on my AT2035) a pair of headphones and the AT2020 USB+.

u/pigz · 3 pointsr/Guitar is a lot more versatile, for the same price.

The thing about USB audio interfaces is that (most) they use drivers called ASIO drivers. They cut out the whole Windows/WDM/DirectX driver dependency and access the hardware directly. Giving you very low latency. However, Windows can only use one ASIO driver at a time, meaning you have to use your USB interface as the output as well as the input if you want to keep the latency down.

So in looking for an interface you should be thinking about how it connects to your speakers as well as how you can connect instruments/microphones. Both those interfaces have headphone and line outputs, but if you can stretch your budget a little more you could find one with a few more options.

u/Novux · 2 pointsr/macsetups

The mixer is a Behringer 302 USB, it's affordable and versatile. I use my mic primarily for communication, but it could be used for music vocals recording.

Got the lamp 8+ years ago from Wal Mart, sorry!

u/cdargis · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Have you thought about micing your amp? I much prefer this method over using "line outputs". You can pick up an SM57 and an audio interface for a decent price off Amazon. This way you can setup your computer to play audio through the interface (and into headphones) when recording.

As far as the delay in Audacity, you can set up "Latency correction" in "Edit -> Preferences -> Audio I/O".

u/Yentihs · 2 pointsr/vinyl

This is what I use so my speakers work with both my PC and my turntable at the same time

I have my PC set to to a DAC and this mixers allows for inputs from both the turntable and the DAC. This all then goes to the output (speakers)

u/Arve · 2 pointsr/headphones

So, when you finally tire of having to have your computer turned on for listening to in-game audio from your PS3, or when you want some control over how loud the game audio is vs the music you have playing on the PC:

u/MrEleventy · 2 pointsr/headphones

That should work.

You can also get something like this and use it as your dac too. One less component.

u/BobLoblasLawBlog · 2 pointsr/Twitch

If you're on a budget
This mixer with this mic and this stand

The mic is a dynamic as opposed to a condenser (and on amazon comes with a free cable) So it won't pick up background noise nearly as bad as a condenser (especially the yeti) would, and the stand comes with a pop filter. When you decide to upgrade the mic, you can buy an inline phantom power box for like 20 bucks (the unit only has 15v, which isn't enough for most condensers) if you decide to go the condenser route down the road.

u/ScouseLite · 2 pointsr/mixer

Generally speaking, the more software you use, the more things can mess up when trying to link them into OBS. I personally never recommend software mixers just as they have a nasty habit of screwing up when live.

One thing I can't stress enough when it comes to audio, don't go too cheap! Fundamentally, you do have to spend a little bit to get a setup that works. An entry level audio setup will still set you back around $100.

For entry setups I'd recommend looking at the Neewer kits on Amazon. They do need a phantom power source too, yet they're still better than using a basic headset mic. From there, with them being all XLR based, you can use essentially any usb mixer you want. Behringer have a huge range of these with USB output to hook them into PC, starting around $40 too.

u/ErroneousDylan · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I'm just using a dynamic XLR mic and an audio interface that I had sitting around since I do some studio work. Also a boomstand behind the table.


Mic: Shure SM48

u/edinc90 · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

Assuming you already have a camera, you need everything from the camera output until it hits the interwebz.

Magewell HDMI or SDI USB capture device. It shows up as a UVC device (like a webcam, no drivers necessary) on Macs and Windows.

You also need a way to get audio into the computer. Cheapest way: Behringer 302USB. No drivers for this either. One mic input, one RCA stereo input.

For the computer, you need something relatively powerful. A modern mid-spec notebook will work. Make sure it has USB3. For software, OBS. It's free.

You need internet also (duh.) Wired when possible, best to bring a long CAT5 cable with you. If there's no internet in the venue, I've had success with cell hotspots.

u/Rollonmath42 · 2 pointsr/Rockband

Here's the mixer I'm using with the cables unplugged, this (I think) is it on Amazon. For power I have it plugged into my computer via USB, although when I first started using the mixer with Rock Band, I just had it plugged in via a power outlet.

These are the two cables I use for plugging in the kit and PS4 controller. Here's the mixer with the cables plugged in. The middle white and red RCA cables are plugged into the AV receiver, which is a Sony STR-DG820 (my dad purchased it years ago and just had it laying around somewhere).

Under the Quick Menu > Sound/Devices on the PS4, this setting has to be put on All Audio so that way when you plug in the controller, it'll route all game audio to the mixer.

Here's a video of how it sounds with me playing through bits of In Waves, Snow (Hey Oh), and Sulfur. Before playing Snow, I swapped the aux cords so the ReTrak cable is connected to controller and the other to the kit since for some reason the audio for the guitar riff that plays throughout most of the song can't be heard when I have them the way I mentioned above. Besides that, it all comes together pretty well. Hope this all helps.

Edit: fixed swap mentioned at bottom.

u/LapisNLazuli · 2 pointsr/Twitch

XLR mics with phantom power for the win! If you're going for professional quality sound, save your money and invest in a good XLR mic.


The problem with USB mics like Blue Yeti is the fact that they use the integrated sound on your computer's motherboard. If your motherboard's sound system is older (2 years or older), the voice from the USB mic could sound robotic or it might not capture your entire voice range. This is especially a problem for folks with deeper voices. On older computers, you might sound far away or your voice could break up. If you have a brand new computer, feel free to use a USB mic until you can afford an XLR microphone.

XLR microphones require phantom power. Scarlet Focusrite ( is a good product for phantom power, but there are affordable, good quality sound mixers that provide phantom power as well. Alot of streamers have used Berhinger Xenyx 302 ( or Berhinger Xenyx 502 ( I personally use Roland VT-3 ( because it's a voice changer, sound mixer, noise gate, and phantom power all mixed into one machine.


For mics, I admit I'm using a cheap Pyle PDMIC58 . (Hey, I got this XLR mic for free with my Best Buy points. I didn't have enough points for a good mic). My problem with the mic is that it's too bright for my voice, and I have a low voice for a woman. I need something that captures my full voice range alot better. I'm planning to upgrade to a RODE NT-1 mic (Not the Rode NT-1A) before the end of the year.

Like others have stated, take your time and do research. Don't rush! Find the mic that fits your voice best. Good luck!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Bass

These are cheap and great for practicing:

This is my favorite though:

I use it for monitoring myself live on upright gigs, but its brilliant for practicing. My favorite part is that it has both 1/8 and 1/4" headphone outs, so you dont have to waste time trying to find your adapter :)

I have several USB and Firewire recording interfaces, but one thing that can be annoying is that the specialty interfaces require drivers that can be a nuisance to use. For example, my big 48 channel Firewire interface only has ASIO drivers, so if you're using Windows and you want to play along with an mp3, I wind up having to import the audio onto a track in my DAW and then play over it. On OSX this is not really a problem.

The analog mixers like the Rolls can mix anything, and the cheapo two channel interfaces like the Behringer thing just show up to the computer as a generic stereo audio interface (it uses a popular Cirrus Logic audio chipset). They don't need special drivers so any piece of software like Transcribe can play to them.

The other thing that has sucked about the USB audio interfaces is that I've thrown away two of them in the last year or so when the manufacturers (M-Audio and Tascam) quit releasing drivers for them. So if you want to get something you can use for a long time, go generic, or analog.

u/rowanthenerd · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

Yes, a mixer is required if you want both. I presumed you wanted to just hear audio from whichever device without re plugging the headphones, which is a common request.

There are tiny mixers that would be suitable to your application.
I'd go for something like this:

This lets you take line in from your PC via USB, which will be marginally better than using its line out, and you would plug in your PS4 using a cable that ends in 2x RCA. It also allows you to use your headset with 1/8" cables directly (including the mic!), provided you get a TRRS to dual TRS adaptor.

I was originally going to recommend the Behringer micromix discussed elsewhere in this thread, but it's a 4 to 1 mono mixer, so not what you want.

u/HanSoloBolo · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

I'm partial to Behringer tech so I'd recommend [this] ( or [this] ( if you're planning to record alone. If you're going to have guests, I used the [XENYX Q1202] ( for a long time and it served me well.

Social media and promotion is hard, but necessary if you want to build a listenership. I'd recommend tweeting about more than JUST links to your show. I don' think anyone wants to follow an account that's all about self promotion. My shows are all comedy podcasts so I lucked out in that I can just throw out dumb jokes/observations all day and people enjoy them. For a more serious show, it's a bit harder.

To get started, follow a bunch of people that follow shows similar to yours, wait a week, unfollow anyone who hasn't followed you back, then follow a bunch more. If people post things you like, interact with them. Retweet, respond, whatever. It's basically about building a community. I've built up 1,200 followers doing all that, which is puny next to my podcast listenership, but it's nice to have a place to let people know what I'm up to.

Also to build a podcast audience, guest on a bunch of shows that are similar to yours. Guest on science podcasts, have them on yours, promote it on Twitter, etc. I've had different guests on all the time over the last few years and it's really helped me build a big international audience in Australia and the UK, reaching people who never would have heard my show otherwise.

u/Rosenworcel · 2 pointsr/Bass

I use a Lexicon Alpha interface. Its about as basic as it comes, but hell it works just fine. One instrument and one mic input, I usually plug my bass straight in or run it through my amp output since I'm too cheap to get buy a DI or a good mic for bass. It also comes with the program Cubase. Again, its basic and its kinda finicky, but its as functional as any other software once you learn how to use it. There could be better interfaces at this price though, it looks like Behringer also has a pretty competent interface for $50 but I've never used it.

u/CBarberena · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Okay then what I would do is buy a guitar headphone amp they are cheap like less then $20 USD, and plug it into the out for the fx loop, and your headphones into that. This only utilizes the preamp portion of you amp but it is probably the most cost effective. If you do this and the guitar headphone amp has a gain option turn that all the way down. A similar option to this would be to plug your fx out into a DAW or some kind of audio mixer this would also give you the option to record yourself on a computer without being effected by room acoustics. If you want to you can use the other output but that will damage your headphones unless you buy a line level converter. Then the analog from the converter to a headphone amp, and from there to your headphones. This would require you to do some simple wireing, but hey if your up for it why not try.
I also want you to make sure you know the people on this thread including me are NOT professionals and you should do you own research and only do what you feel comfortable doing with your money and equipment.
If you would like to do more research here is a good place to start.
Also here are links to example of the things I mentioned
Guitar headphone amp - Monoprice 611500 Mini Headphone Amplifier for Guitar, Clean
Electro-Harmonix Headphone Amp Portable Practice Amp
DAW - Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First
Mixer - Behringer Xenyx 302USB Mixer
Line level converter - PAC SNI-35 Variable LOC Line Out Converter
Hope I helped in some way and hope you find your solution!

u/FullmentalFiction · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

Use either an analog mic into a mixer or a usb mic with built in monitoring, then use headphones to hear the mix during your recording session. You can find a cheap usb audio most for about $50, I use the Behringer xenyx 302usb, for example. You'll find that these tend to give better audio recording quality than a standard mic in port as well, since they are usually shielded better and build to a higher quality standard.

u/Mantelmann · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you have money at your disposal, use This. You can put it on top of your desk and simply switch jacks when needed. It sounds tedious, but it's better than to crawl under your desk. Also, you can have multiple audio sources and can configure bass levels.

u/ELEVATEDINDIGO · 1 pointr/maschine

would i be able to use this ?

if so i might as well go for the mk 2 cause im more used to seeing my samples on the hardware its self right.

u/mattp341 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Hey if nobody hits you up, get this!

I got it a few months ago and it's awesome.

u/md81544 · 1 pointr/musicians

How are you doing it currently? Do you have an example of how it sounds? Possibly a lot of background noise?

Latency is the delay between when you (say) hit a note and when it gets recorded. A massive latency would mean things were out of time, but wouldn't give you any static.

A cheap solution:

Mixer/Audio interface:
You'd need an XLR to XLR cable as well. There are more expensive options than these, but these are good for starting out.

As far as I'm aware there's no difference between XLR and jack - the audio interface I link has a combined XLR/jack input.

u/BrickOnAStick1 · 1 pointr/microphones

I just purchased this

Will let you know how it works once it arrives.

u/orlyyz · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I have these

Can I connect these to a subwoofer on a mixer?

I have this mixer:

I am fairly new to these kind of setup's. Have always been on 5.1 systems for the most part.

Can I connect those to that mixer?

u/MF_Patrick · 1 pointr/letsplay

This and this and you have a really good microphone setup and it's not a lot more expensive than the sound card you want to get.

All you need to add to this is a cheap stand and you are fine.

u/Typial · 1 pointr/buildapcforme

No need to use XLR for your headphones.

If it is just for mixing your mic and computer then you only need two channels (the headphones have their own Monitor channel)
Get something like this,

This will do the job and it is made by Behringer.

u/modio1234 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Something like this will work perfectly not very cheap but you plug your mic into the xlr input and the mixer connects to your pc with a usb cable.

u/RedderShredder · 1 pointr/teenagers

This is the interface I am getting, it is pretty cheap, and has decent reviews. It also comes with a DAW, so you should be set. Get this and a decent mic and you can record at home.

u/ZeosPantera · 1 pointr/Zeos

At the same time? That will be best accomplished with a simple mixer and that mixer even has a USB dac built in so you can hook the laptop up USB and mix in the TV's audio to 2-track and output to whatever amp you decide on.

u/NigelxD · 1 pointr/audio

Something like this?

u/darkworldaudio · 1 pointr/audio

Not really without changing your setup. This is the great downside to USB mics and headphones, you have to connect them to a computer making them very limited. So as it stands you could maybe work with some variation of this -

USB mic into computer 1 ---> output of computer 1 to interface.

Computer 2 ----------------> output to interface

Interface -------------------> outputs to headphones and/or speakers.

So you would need an audio interface, cables(probably RCA jacks), and non-USB heaphones

Replace any gear as needed, these are not really professional standard but should work for what you're doing, also I didn't know your budget. Good luck!

u/Emo_chipmunk · 1 pointr/Twitch

This mixer plugs in via USB and you can plug in your mic into it. Pretty basic, but I feel like it has key features in a small form factor that won't break the bank. I got it used off ebay for 30 bucks so you might wanna check there if you don't wanna pay 50.

u/AbysmalVixen · 1 pointr/Twitch

I personally use a XENYX 302USB mixer board for my at2020. But any audio interface should do well for you. Cool thing about the board is that it’s powered and data is transferred off of the same usb power so it’s literally 1 wire going to my pc for power and data. Will probably need an xlr cable also

u/NamaztakTheUndying · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Do me a big personal favor and don't buy a Blue mic. I regularly refer to them as kings of the trash heap. Get something like this instead, and couple it with this.

It's much easier to upgrade/replace things when you have the modularity that a setup like this will provide. It's a little more expensive than the snowflake in total, but it'll sound better and the quality of life improvements are super real.

I have a bunch of audio/video equipment lying around in my room from going through loads of trial and error and being super anal about my quality.

My camera is a Sony A7SII and probably a good half of those photos were taken with a Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster f/0.95 lens. I'm not a pro, just irresponsible with my money.

u/GreatSpaceWhale · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Hey guys, I hope this is the right place to ask this.

To make a long story short, I'm looking to buy a mic to use for Skype/TS/VoIP type stuff, mostly while gaming. I'm also looking to try something nicer than the low grade desk mics that I've used in the past. I was previously planning to just buy something like the Audio Technica AT2020 USB, but I'd like to try to find a solution that will allow me to reduce the level of sound that my mic picks up from other sources, primarily my mechanical keyboard, which is loud as hell.

To this end, I was thinking about picking up a fairly cheap shotgun mic and hooking it into a USB mixer that I could plug into my computer. I think the shotgun mic's directional nature would be an improvement on the mics I've been using (and that my friends have been complaining about) and would have less sound picked up from my keyboard (although I know it won't go away entirely).

Keeping in mind that I'm on a college student budget, and that this isn't for any kind of recording/voice over work for music or anything, here's what I had planned:

Audio-Technica ATR-6550 as the mic. It's low-cost and has reasonably good reviews. I've owned a few different pairs of AT headphones before and never had any complaints about their build quality or performance, so this seems like a good pickup at my price point. If this setup works, I could consider picking up a nicer mic later on in time.

Behringer Xenyx 302USB as the mixer. Again, low cost and obviously not stellar in performance or options, but I don't need it to do very much.

My understanding of it is that I can hook the mixer into my computer via USB, and it will register it as a recording/playback device. Then I can hook the shotgun mic (with a 1/4in adaptor on it) into the XLR/TRS mic input and that will serve as the new mic. I also should be able to plug my headphones into the headphones jack and my speakers into the output of the mixer, so that all of the recording and playback devices are handled by the mixer.

Ultimately, however, I don't actually know anything about audio equipment, including the mic and mixers. So if anyone has any advice to offer or suggestions to make, that'd be greatly appreciated. Also, if I'm completely wrong about how the inputs/outputs or something like that on the mixer works, then it'd be awesome if someone could help explain it to me.

u/awesomeisluke · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Behringer UFO202 is only $40 but honestly it's a piece of junk.

302USB for $50 might be a little better. Never used it so I couldn't tell you.

This Lexicon Alpha unit for $60 looks decent for the price. Has balanced TRS outputs as well as a couple of inputs. Again, never used it so not sure how good it is.

Here's the thing, you bought a great pair of studio monitors, but any of these three options will likely output less than the potential quality of those Rokits. I really recommend spending the extra money on something comparable to the Audiobox I mentioned in my first comment to get the most out of your investment. If not, that third link would be my next choice. TRS will provide better quality than an RCA connection, hands down.

To find more options, just look up "audio interface." Add "usb", "firewire" etc to get more specific results based on your setup.

u/SuperHensa · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hello and thank you so dearly in advance for your time!I really need some sidetone so that I'm not screaming my head off and scaring away all the wildlife in 2 mile radius while playing games.

My equipment thus far!

♥ Blue Snowball Ice (usb)
♥ Audio Technica - ATH-M50x
♥ PC - Win10

For live mic monitoring, I understand I could use a mixer like this one:

My question is: Is it possible to get my Snowball to run through this so I can hear myself? (perhaps with a female usb to male 3.5mm jack converter? feel free to laugh if this is an absolutely ridiculous thought haha)if not, do you have any suggestions? (i really dont want to use any software as there is always a form of latency that jams my speech)

Thank you again for your thoughts and time and have a beautiful day!

u/SarcasticOptimist · 1 pointr/Guitar

A basic USB mixer like this Behringer (with external power supply) should handle the monitor switching. Mackie (not USB until it's around $300) and Alesis are higher end (better featured, sounding, durable) and will cost around 3x as much. Plug the computer via USB (the mixer is now your new soundcard), and the POD through the line-ins. I recommend getting active monitors, ideally used to maximize your budget. Get cables from monoprice.

u/handleCUP · 1 pointr/podcasts

consider something like this

and i would definitely recommend a separate mic and headphones also really cheap with maybe a stand to allow using the computer more easily

and if you do get this stuff get a little fuzzy filtery thing it really helps the ps and ss

u/SammyB_Renewed · 1 pointr/teenagers

For that, I would download Mixcraft 6 demo for PC or just use garageband for Mac. Look up tutorials for making midi loops and drum loops and just play around with it. For downloading instrumentals, find something that you feel like you could rap over it. Once that's all done, look up how to mix and master vocals on whatever software you use. I would recommend a better mic and a preamp.


order it with the XLR cable and windscreen.

That should be fine for equipment, and then use your DAW to record and mix.

u/wobzombie · 1 pointr/edmproduction

I'm in the same situation as you and this is the best thing I've found so far:
Behringer 302USB
With a DI box of course.

u/q011519 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I hear ya. It took some research but I ended up having to buy a Behringer-302USB to get sidetone.

It has built in Mic Monitoring and its pretty straight forward to hook up. Will take some messing with to get the right volumes but it was worked for me so far.

I'm using some m50x headphones and a Mod Mic 4.

u/achtagon · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Recording on a budget with an XLR mic needs at minimum a mic preamp circuit and some level adjustment. See this option. To get everything into a computer with one piece step up to this for a few dollars more

Edit: this option is even cheaper.

The Scarlett Audio interface is a better option but twice the money.

u/Chardlz · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Yeah, so the mixtrack 3 doesn't have any outputs on it. It plugs into your computer with a USB and that's the only port on it. In order to get audio to play out you'll need to plug it into the laptop either through the headphone jack or through an audio mixer (something like this

Then you'd plug your speakers into that

u/Nine_Cats · 1 pointr/audioengineering

Well the Behringer 302 accomplishes what I want for nearly half the price, and as I said I really don't care about quality as literally anything will be an improvement and if I wanted quality I would just get a firewire card for my current interface.

u/Metemptosis · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I meant usb, not auxiliary. Would something like this be okay as well?

u/icavi · 1 pointr/podcasts

It would depend how much you want to plan ahead. You could get a USB mic and be done for now.
Or save a little more and you'd be looking for something like these:

Behringer 302USB
Behringer Xenyx Q502USB
*Behringer Xenyx Q802USB

You can get a decent Dynamic mic and cable for the above 3 for under $20

USB mixers are nice for basic podcasting as you then only need the mixer and mic to get sound into your computer.

u/Spaciouz · 1 pointr/Twitch

For streaming? You definitely won't need anything overkill, I recommended something cheap and just right like this.

u/mscgr · 1 pointr/Guitar

I recently setup my daughter with a budget recording rig. Here's kind of the basics:

Budget HP Laptop. Basically all you want is as much RAM as you can get (at least over 4GB). There's some good models to compare against yours here:

Instead of spending a bunch of money on an Audio Interface, I bought her a little Behringer Xenyx 302USB mixer that is also a USB interface. It gives her a few more options. I got her this one, which is under $50:

I gave her one of my favorite budget mics ($100). It is also a Behringer, known for shitty gear. But, surprisingly, this mic is pretty much one of the best pieces of gear Behringer made in the last 10 years, and sounds better than many mics 8x the price:

For a DAW, I got her a copy of Reaper. Tip: It has a trial period, but the trial NEVER expires and you only have to deal with a nag screen that last a few seconds. It's VST, VSTi, SFZ, compatible. It's super intuitive and GREAT!

Hope that helps!

u/AudioMayn · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Is "Behringer Xenyx 302USB Mixer and USB Audio Interface" any good?

u/joystickjoe · 1 pointr/PKA
u/unpolarizer · 1 pointr/audio

The is a Behringer Xenyx 302USB which can be found here. I think it can send audio from the mixer to the PC as well as receive audio via USB, which can serve as the audio output of my PC. Also, The 3.5mm output from my monitor, which would ouput the sound from an HDMI input, seems as if it would have to go on 2-Track given the Line/USB toggling. This seems like the best solution for outputting PC audio and gaming audio simultaneously if I want to hear both. I know of other ways to acheive this without a mixer, but it results in static from my motherboard's on-board audio and I wouldn't get the added benefits this would bring, such as being able to control the volume easily and transmit audio from and actual XLR microphone.

Do I have the right idea with this? Will this work? 2-Track input doesn't have a way to control the audio on the mixer, but i'm sure I could just turn down the main mix and volume up on USB to balance it all out if needed?

Is it also safe to do? I don't know anything about audio and i'm afraid of causing a short circuit on something.

u/brianf408 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Why not just get a mixer? Connect to PC via USB, then run anything you want to the inputs. Effects boards, microphones, musical instruments, etc.

Even my cheap little Behringer Xenyx 302 USB has a couple inputs. Sometimes I mix music into my mic channel with it.

u/3agl · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you're interested in music and audio like I think you are, a hardware solution will also allow you to do some cool stuff, like hook up a turntable and get good recording quality to play old LPs and digitize them.

Looking at some of the audio interfaces (not amps, those are different. Audio interfaces hook up to your pc via usb and control audio there) it looks like you'll be hard pressed to find decent ones under the $100-150 range.

behringer, $50, mixer

I have the big brother for this one so it shouldn't be too noisy. If you're recording try to use a denoiser afterwards, but I don't notice too much of a difference (could just be my room creating the noise)

Focusrite, $150, audio interface

I keep hearing about the scarlet from other producers. I don't know why, maybe it's pretty good. Also look at the itrack solo for $80

Steinberg, $100, audio interface

Look at the 2 in, 2 out version as well, it's more in line with the focusrite

Mackie, $99, audio interface

presonus, $79 (ione), $150 (itwo), audion interface.

Check amazon for "itwo presonus" and you'll find a couple of bundles that may pique your interest.

My mixer, behringer, $150, mixer

I like this thing alot, it's got plenty of inputs, and while it is a tad noisy it's not enough to notice. Could just be my ambient room/computer noise that I don't hear. Anyway, with some cables and advanced routing it's turned out pretty damn good for streaming and chatting at the same time, you just have to use multiple inputs to your pc to have separate audio outputs it only took me a week of poking around (no manual) to learn and figure out everything. The compression and eq settings are also a bit nice to have.

BTW if you're getting xlr mics, some of the best ones are sm57's/sm58's by Shure. Usually $100 and they're solid enough to last you a while. I have a sm58 and it's ballin'.

Hope I was of help!

u/CharlesAtlas · 1 pointr/audio

Thanks a lot! I have the software, full access to Adobe Creative Cloud, so I'll be using audition to edit. I've had a bit of experience on the software end so that I'm not nearly as worried about.

thats the mixer I was looking at before, but it doesn't have the multiple outputs, or if it has that capability then I would have no idea how to use it. What I've come up with is that I need an audio interface like one of these mixers, which if it doesn't have usb then I'd need a device that would take RCA audio into usb, but I can't find one of those that would take 4 separate inputs other than an internal card that no one seems to sell anymore.

I also saw this one:

but it seemed like I would need 4 of these in order to get 4 mics on 4 tracks.

u/Aezalius · 1 pointr/letsplay

There are a ton of cheap ones, so I guess quality of the cable could cause problems. If you wanted to be 100% sure you could go with an xlr to 3.5mm cable (though that would move the quality to your motherboards sound card), or a cheap mixer like a Behringer q302USB which would guarantee pretty great audio quality.

To be safe with the usb cables, i'd stay away from the sub $10 ones, or definitely go with a mixer or interface. I think the best cheap, but kind of jankey setup, you could go with in your price range is to get a cheap usb sound card and use a 3.5mm to xlr adapter with that. Just keep in mind the setup would probably be better off with a $10 increase to the budget and a proper mixer.

edit: the q302 doesn't have the ability to turn of phantom power, but the q502 is also good. I have used the $13 usb cable that's on amazon before (from neewer i think?) and it worked for my original jankey at2020 setup, so you would probably be good using that too.

As a second mic I can reccomend check out the atr2100, its great and both usb and xlr, so when your budget increases or you want to upgrade your setup you can upgrade to an xlr setup without scrapping your mic.

u/redfox981 · 1 pointr/Gaming_Headsets

What about this one?

BEHRINGER 5 302USB Premium 5-Input Mixer with Xenyx Mic Preamp and USB/Audio Interface Black

Also, would I need a splitter or anything to make this work? Or can I just plug the 3.5mm directly into it? Sorry for my ignorance.

u/PvtWiggles · 1 pointr/Twitch
u/92Grapes · 1 pointr/audio

Thanks, so if I bought this 5 input mixer from amazon it will let me plug in my ipod, raido and tv and let me change audio levels separately, sorry this is all new to me!

u/713_HTX · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You cannot have zero-latency voice monitoring through software. If you're able to invest some money, apparently this mixer and accomplish this.

I do have a USB soundcard that has what you're talking about but unfortunately it has bad audio quality.

u/xer717 · 1 pointr/audio

To answer my own question, in case anyone else googles this: What I was looking for was a simple mixer with zero latency and I found a Behringer Xenyx 302 USB

Just popped in my mic, headset, USB cable and was good to go.

u/JohannesVerne · 1 pointr/microphones

I'm not familiar with the PS4 and what inputs it has, but I would recommend a USB interface to run your mic through. It will allow for the best quality audio on your PC, but unfortunately I don't know much about the PS4 so you would need to look up to see if it would work for that. If your budget allows, you could always get a Zoom portable interface/recorder as it can run through USB to your computer and through a "line out" (standard 3.5mm audio jack) to the PS4. You may also be able to use a mixer for the same purpose, but look into what you need/have the budget for before you buy.


The products I linked are just starting points to help you out, but should fill your needs if you decide to go with one of them. Good luck, and I hope you can get everything running smoothly!

u/zoicyte · 1 pointr/reasoners

Spend $50 on a dedicated USB audio interface and you will also get better sound to boot. If you can afford more, so much the better. But the audio ports in windows machines kind of suck for pro audio, best bet is a proper audio interface. (And yes I know suggesting a behringer here barely qualifies but it's still better than motherboard audio).


u/GramTooNoob · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

You need a mixer for the XLR microphone, its not meant to be controlled via windows option. Most streamers use this BEHRINGER XENYX 302USB as cheap interface since it is has a very low floor noise. Just don't go into windows option and set the microphone input volume to 100.

Personally, I own one and it works very well. Ah there is one downside(in the reviews), is that you can hear yourself talking due to constant monitoring when you plug your headset into the Behringer mixer. For some reason, Behringer didn't add a button to disable the monitoring. But since you are going the external AMP route, there is no worries on that. Only the XLR mic goes into the mixer, and the mixer goes into your PC via USB and it will show up as a microphone device.

u/BurntMaToast · 1 pointr/Twitch

You could use an external device if you have some sort of mixer (Not necessarily this one).

If you had trouble figuring out VoiceMeeter, this is essentially the same thing but hardware.

Best of luck,

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u/Nixxuz · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Also this. For $59.

Or this. For $45.

Won't be much of any difference in sound quality. All these units come out of China with roughly the same specs. I put up Amazon links because of the easy returns, just in case.

u/TimmyP7 · 1 pointr/beermoney

I'm using Beer money to get small things I want for now. I'm saving up for some good sunglasses and this thing by mid-summer.

u/NB_FF · 1 pointr/battlestations

The case is a NZXT Phantom

Inside I have:
Intel 4790K (stock atm, will OC later)
EVGA 980Ti
12GB RAM (4x2 + 2x2)
Some Soundblaster Card

For Monitors I have a QNIX 1440p at the center and two ViewSonic VX2433wms

For audio-out I have:
A pair of Fostex T50RPs
Some Yamaha receiver that I got from my Dad connected to some $15 Panasonic speakers I picked up from GoodWill years ago
A pair of V-MODA Crossfade M-100 that I picked up for $125

For audio-in I have:
A Neewer NW-700
A Behringer 302USB (This allows me to use arbitrary inputs for audio, which can be fun)

For 'general' IO I have:
Logitech G710+ with MX Cherry Browns
Logitech G502 Proteus
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
Logitech MOMO Racing Wheel with pedals
Mad Catz V.1 Joystick
Mad Catz 360 Controller


I have a 2008 era Macbook running a headless version of Debian (it is missing it's screen/lid thing) acting as a bouncer for IRC, among other things
I have some computer that I put together from scraps to act as a router running pfSense

u/Lobodon · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Something like this would probably do the job nicely, and you could plug in a mic.

u/Amrityville · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have one of these. Multiple inputs and two outputs.

u/me_irl_wont_upvote · 1 pointr/audioengineering

I found the Behringer 302USB Xenyx 5 Input Mixer for about half the price of the Focusrite Solo.

Do you think it would be alright?

u/Anman · 0 pointsr/audiophile

No... it's really not an interface. An interface has a DAC. If you want a cheap interface the Behringer Xenyx 302 is available. You could use it in conjunction with the MIC200 or without the MIC200.