In this video, we compare the Mackie ProFX10v3 Audio Mixing Console to the Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB Audio Mixer.
In this video, I incorrectly stated that the outputs on the Behringer are unbalanced. This is from the documentation that I received with my console (https://youtu.be/1mNllvxC4_U). Upon more testing and seeing an updated version of the documentation online, the outputs are in fact balanced which is a big upgrade from what is discussed in this video.
Build Quality & Reliability
Overall, we’ve had a horrible experience with Behringer in terms of reliability. It took us three different tries to get a Behringer console that would work for filming this comparison. This is in-line with my prior experience and observations when seeing Behringer equipment being used by friends, schools, churches, and community centers.
Mackie, on the other hand, has a great reputation for quality & reliability. Many rental houses count on Mackie every day for events all over the world.
|Mackie ProFX10v3||Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB|
|Instrument Level Inputs||2||0|
|One Knob Compression||4||4|
|High Pass / Low Cut||4 @ 100hz||4 @ 75hz|
|EQ||3 Band||3 Band|
|Input Gain||60 dB||60 dB|
|EIN (Input Noise)||-126 dBu||-131 dBu|
The Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB has less noise in regard to the XLR mic level preamps on the mixer, but the Mackie has better specs and features on nearly everything else.
The instrument-level inputs and inserts make the Mackie more usable in a variety of applications and will give you more flexibility with your event or recording.
|Mackie ProFx10v3||Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB|
|1/4″ Balanced Outputs||2||2|
|1/4″ FX Send||1||1|
|USB Max Bitrate||24 Bit||16 Bit|
|USB Max Sample Rate||192 kHz||48 kHz|
Mute buttons are very useful at any live event, live stream, or hybrid event. When you engage the mute button, all of your settings remain saved on the mixer but it simply mutes the channel. This is much better than having to turn down the level knob, then remembering where you had it set when you want to use the channel again.
The Mackie ProFX10v3 has mute buttons but the Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB does not.
The Blend knob on the Mackie ProFX10v3 is extremely useful for monitoring while you’re recording. You can blend between the latency-free inputs on the mixer and the playback from your DAW (audio software) while you’re recording. You can adjust the blend knob to find the balance that works best for you.
The LED Meter on the Mackie ProFX offers a lot more detail compared to the Behringer Xenyx. This is extremely helpful when setting your gain, especially when you are using a digital output (USB Interface).
Equipment Featured In This Video
- Mackie ProFX10v3 Audio Mixing Console: https://currentprice.io/profx10v3
- Behringer Xenyx Q1202 USB Audio Mixer: https://currentprice.io/qx1202usb
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 0:32 – Pricing & Specs
- 0:55 – What You’ll Learn
- 1:17 – Console Models
- 1:46 – Reliability & Reputation
- 3:49 – Rear Of The Consoles
- 4:35 – USB Outputs
- 5:15 – Analog Outputs
- 6:45 – Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
- 7:54 – Inserts
- 8:15 – Preamps
- 8:38 – Compressor
- 9:22 – EQ & Low Cut
- 10:07 – FX Send / Aux Send
- 11:20 – Panning & Level Knobs
- 11:30 – Mute Switches
- 12:20 – Stereo Inputs
- 13:50 – USB Input & Blend Knob & Monitoring
- 16:28 – LED Meter
- 17:50 – Overall Comparison
- 19:45 – Final Thoughts