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Beesneez James Microphone

Beesneez Microphones James

3.75 3.75 out of 5, based on 2 Reviews

Handcrafted tube mic

28th November 2013

Beesneez Microphones James by missioncontrol

  • Sound Quality 2 out of 5
  • Ease of use 5 out of 5
  • Features 3 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 1 out of 5
  • Overall: 2.75
Beesneez James Microphone

I was curious about the beesneez james while on the hunt for a new rich warm tube mic sound.

Already have a wonderful 47 clone, but wanted a different flavor.

I heard from a trusted peer to avoid them, overhyped he said, and overpriced.

I found one for a very low price, with a return policy, so I bought it to demo.

The build quality is what i can only describe as legendary. Weighs what feels like 5-6 lbs in my hands. Solid, classic, yet modern. Beautiful.

Sound is awful. Cloudy low end, harsh boost everywhere from 500-2k. Hi end practically non exsistant for an LDC.

If i boost the hi end from 6k onward, about 3db, sounds virtually identical to my MXL v67g, a mic i was given for free (think its about 80 dollars)

Tested against the mics i had on hand, akg414xls, u47 clone (andreas grosser circuit in a flea body with theirsch m7), dapro cr1-4, and the aforementioned mxl.

Needless to say, i will be returning this mic. I would avoid them, but that's just one mans opinion.

17th August 2020

Beesneez Microphones James by nashvillecat

  • Sound Quality 5 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.75
Beesneez James Microphone

I have had a custom James for several years now, what my C12 will not do the James does. It is not a “fits all” mic nor should it be, this is why I have a ton of different mics in the locker. The only con I have found is the supplies multi pin cable is only about 8’ very short for a large studio, I have to put the mic box on the floor close to the singer and that is never a good combo.


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