Sonic State Studio / Speakers / BEHRINGER B2031'Truth'

Average rating: 6.5/10 out of 10

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nice sound - until one stops working for no apparent reason(its blowing fuses)

so the legend about behringer quality is true then (i also own a behringer mixer which had to fly back to germany after a channel stopped working)

gonna mark these as 5 because i do really love the sound out of them but reading a lot of people has troubles with them kind of makes it a 50/50 chance to how long they will last you

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 12-Nov-02 at 14:10
Olly a part-timer user from Australia writes:
I have them for 1 month now, i like the monitors, i like the price for bi-ampt monitors. If you buy passive monitors and amp, u gonna pay more. They don't sound bad, they are at least half as good as the mackies, but how much do mackies cost?

If u make electornic music and don't want to spend a fortune on monitors. Go for the truths but have a listen before u buy.

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 12-Nov-02 at 11:53
dronestudios a part-timer user from USA writes:
After spending a little more time with the Behringer Truths, I feel I need to amend my last review. I was able to get accurate mixes with the Behringers, but with much comparison and testing with other sources (ie. car stereo, home stereo, and other monitors like the Soundcraft Spirit Absolute Zeros). You will really have to get used to the sound of the Truths. And if you get used to the harsh sounds of these monitors and compensate accordingly for its midrange presence, then like the Yamaha NS10Ms, you can get a good mix. I do feel the sound gets fatiguing over a long period time (like 2 hours). But you should take breaks with any set of monitors.

Another thing I've noticed with these monitors is the sweet spot is actually quite narrow. The amount of bass is also dependent on how close you are to these monitors. Up close, you get lots of bass and if you're four feet from them, you will not hear the bass as well. These monitors can sound very different in other environments and even a few feet away can make a difference. It definitely has to have high/low frequency attenuators or else it will sound very different in different environments. My Soundcraft Spirit Absolute Zero monitors are very forgiving and sound the same wherever you put them. It doesn't have any high/low frequency adjustments, but it doesn't need it. My only wish is that the Absolute Zeros had magnetic shielding.

I ended up returning the Behringer Truths today and am using my Absolute Zeros again. I like the sound and look of those cute little red things.

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 02-Oct-02 at 23:52
dronestudios a part-timer user from USA writes:
The Behringer Truths are very accurate monitors and for the price, you cannot beat it. I got mine for $349 new at Music123.com. Like the Mackies, you can tailor the sound to your liking, rolling off the high end or low end if you want. And you can even imitate lesser monitors by limiting the low frequency range. The balanced inputs allow for a strong, undistorted signal and the volume control makes up for mixers that only have main outs and no control outs.

I was able to get accurate mixes, but like all monitors, you have to get used to them. I also have a kicking pair of Soundcraft Spirit Absolute Zeros and they are about equal in sound quality. I can't say I've listened to a Mackie, Genelec or Dynaudio and can't compare. But for me, I was able to get accurate, detailed mixes out of the Behringers. I can get great mixes out of a $349 set of monitors and do not need to go for anything more expensive. I definitely don't need to spend more getting monitors that do the same as my Behringer Truths.

I'm very satisfied with my purchase. I've bought three Behringer products (MX2004 mixer, GM110 Vintager guitar amp and the Truths)and have been very happy with all of the purchases. Behringer makes high quality stuff for the price!

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Monday, 30-Sep-02 at 21:31
mike a hobbyist user from us writes:
ive had these speakers for 15 DAYS. the woofers have already developed a slight rattle, and today the high frequency driver (or the crossover or the amp, not sure) blew out on my left speaker.

feckin cheap behringer shite. im taking these back and never buying from this company again. they have a rep for cheap, shoddily-manufactured products and my 15-day-old fucked speaker is plenty evidence of that.

they also don't sound so great, i noticed a big peak up in a couple high-end frequencies that can be quite annoying for mixing down. these can barely be called monitors, and their manufacturing is definitely not professional.

im getting my money back and saving for some proper speakers. dont buy these cheap knockoff pieces of shit.

posted Sunday, 29-Sep-02 at 4:57
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