Product Comparison: Behringer U-Phoria UM-2 vs Behringer U-Phoria UMC22

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General Specifications
U-Phoria UM-2
U-Phoria UMC22
About the Product
If you're looking for a simple, affordable, and effective way to record music on your Mac or Windows PC, then check out the Behringer U-Phoria UM2. Onboard, you'll find one of Behringer's acclaimed XENYX microphone preamps, along with a dedicated instrument input, so you can record yourself singing as you play guitar or keys. And since the UM2 includes a full downloadable copy of Tracktion, you're ready to record in moments.
When it’s time to make recording history, you need the best audio interface you can get – and you need one you can count on. That’s why we’re kicking it up a notch with the amazing UMC22, an ultra-compact 2 x 2, 48 kHz USB audio interface with a professional-grade MIDAS-designed Mic Preamp, combination XLR/ TRS input for your vocal and direct instrument input (no DI required) and an additional ¼ " Instrument Input. The rich feature-set, which also boasts a powerful Phones Output for the Direct Monitoring of your session, plus 2 Outputs and USB-supplied power – makes the UMC22 the best, and most-portable recording interface in its class!
Key Specs
Form Factor
Control Interfaces
XLR or 1/4" Combo, RCA
XLR or 1/4" Combo, 1/4" TRS
A/D Resolution
Number of Preamps
Simultaneous I/O
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Behringer U-Phoria UM-2 Audio Interface
  • I was amazed at the sound quality with just an inexpensive condenser mic.
  • I listen to the standard old spotify 48khz sampled streamed music on windows 10, with Equalizer APO and a set of Sennheiser HD558 cans. And all together it sounds like a million bucks with no distortion and no audible noise, no matter the volume.
  • I got this because it is recommended for use with JamKazam. Using the ASIO drivers (I am on Windows 7) I get very low latency and it works exactly as expected.
  • Soooooo much EMF interference on the instrument inputs when direct recording guitar or bass.
  • 16 bit 48 KHz. A good bang for your buck but overall the sound quality isn't great. If you want to get clear audio out of this sound interface you are gonna wanna buy a pre amp.
Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
  • I'm extremely happy with the UMC22. It is exactly what I was looking for. I first tried a couple cheap USB sound interfaces and they were awful.
  • If you're like me and aren't musically inclined, but have a voice that's described as being perfect for radio, this interface may be all you need to start.
  • May not be the most feature rich device, but it's got all the essentials and it does all those things very well and easy to use.
  • But, my main thing is guitar. I was pleased to find I could just run my multi effects pedal into the interface just like an amp and use the amp models and effects on the pedal instead of buying PRO FX or one of the many amp Sims for my DAW.
  • My only complaint is that the noise floor is at around -70dB with nothing plugged in and the preamps turned all the way down, and it only goes up from there.
Size & Weight
2 in.
2 in.
5 in.
6.4 in.
4.7 in.
4.9 in.
0.56 lbs.
1.04 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Behringer U-Phoria UM-2 Audio Interface
  • Feels well-made/sturdy with a thick chasis and good weight.
  • The build quality is great, the knobs feel good when turned. It has some weight to it and I think it looks good.
  • Its impressive for its compact design and light weight enough to take with you any where if you're a college student or someone who travels often and needs a portable setup.
  • I was sent a clearly used item that didn't work. Yhe device was light weight and it had a cheap plastic feel to it. I would not suggest anyone buy this on any budget.
Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
  • Nice interface, portable, easy to use, and good quality.
  • My son likes this for portable recording. Close to the same sound quality as the different brand $200 one he owns.
  • Very portable and works great with my laptop PC. With this you get more than what you pay for!
  • I added the UMC22 to my laptop in order to extend the broadcast to new sources, make the broadcast portable as well as to do some interesting tricks with a softward video mixer.
Analog Inputs
XLR-1/4" combo, 1/4" (line/instrument)
XLR-1/4" combo, 1/4" (line/instrument)
Analog Outputs
RCA, 1/4" (headphones)
2 x 1/4" (lineout), 1/4" headphones
Digital Inputs
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Behringer U-Phoria UM-2 Audio Interface
  • Excellent sound with solid output on both the RCA outs and the headphone jack. Zero noise.
  • Great MIDAS design preamp with XLR/TRS combo jack for mic/line/inst signals
  • Computer sound can be pumped out the outputs (RCA and 1/4 TRS), and mixed with a monitor button. The monitor blend button does quiet the output somewhat but it lets you hear the inputs overlaid with he audio.
  • This does exactly what it says. Converts XLR to USB. It also gives you RCA outs and an additional line in. It also provides +48 volts for phantom powered mics.
  • Very happy. Clean powerful output on both the RCA outs to my speakers and on the 1/4'' headphone jack.
Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
  • This very good for audio if you have a mic that can connect to it.
  • It connects easily. Seems durable and should last long if taken care of properly.
  • My condenser microphone worked just as expected after connecting with an XLR cable and switching on the phantom power switch.
  • Must be connected to a computer for power (it wouldn't run off wall USB power)
  • One note though, needs to be connected to an externally powered usb hub.
Quality 2-channel USB recording interface for your Mac or Windows PC, Combo input with XENYX preamp lets you plug in any microphone or line-level gear, +48V phantom power lets you use studio condenser microphones, Dedicated instrument-level input accommodates your guitar or bass, Headphone and RCA stereo outputs provide easy monitoring, Includes downloadable copy of Tracktion DAW and 150 downloadable instrument/effect plug-ins
Audiophile 48 kHz resolution for professional audio quality, Compatible with popular recording software including Avid Pro Tools*, Ableton Live*, Steinberg Cubase*, etc., Streams 2 inputs / 2 outputs with ultra-low latency to your computer, supporting Mac OS X* and Windows XP* or higher
Power Supply
Phantom Power
Bus Powered
OS Requirements - Mac
Mac OS X 10.5.8/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11
OS X 10.4.6 or better
OS Requirements - PC
Windows XP or higher
Windows XP or higher
What customers say about "Features"
Behringer U-Phoria UM-2 Audio Interface
  • This product is awesome and very easy to use and set up. I bought it to run Peavey Revalver through it and it works like a charm.
  • No hassle install on windows 10. Never had a single glitch. A laptop, a pair of nice powered monitors and this DAC. Instant audiophile system.
  • It IS plug and play. I got it, plugged in my microphone and plugged it Into my PC and it ran and downloaded the driver instantly. And, the great thing about it is the 48v phantom power.
  • Having 48v power is nice. It is a little noisy at the higher end but it"s fixable with some low pass filter applied.
  • Horrible driver support if you use windows 10. My computer would crash hard, I had to constantly hold the power button down because it would completely freeze my computer.
  • 16 bit, Plastic body makes it feel like a cheap toy, knobs have way to much play, which makes me think this isnt built to last very long
Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
  • Low lag overall; has a bypass for monitoring output when necessary
  • It doesn't break up, is in an all metal casing, has three year warranty, has a clip feature, direct monitoring, is ultra quiet, has power out, and has MIDAS preamp, which is insane because Midas usually only comes with much more expensive audio equipment. I
  • Zero latency like the title says. It has phantom power for condenser mics although I haven't tested this feature.
  • Love this unit. Can not beat the price for the features and quality. Have used it on Audacity and Reaper with great results.
  • You don't get the most features. What you do get is an audio interface that works, and honestly does a surprisingly good job.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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