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BEHRINGER U-PHONO UFO202 by Review Summary ,  Sep 12, 2015

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BEHRINGER U-PHONO UFO202
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 364 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 6.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.3   average
Audio4.1   average
Music4.1   average
Quality4.1   below average
Sound3.9   below average
Simple3.8   below average
USB3.7   average
Level3.5   below average
Connection3.0   below average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"If you buy their products from Amazon, as I did, and if you were to have a problem, you merely contact Amazon and they will effect an exchange or refund, as you wish (they will even arrange to pick up the product at your home if you desire) - all at no cost to you."
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"This is the first product I've purchased from amazon that I've had a problem with."
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"I certainly hope Amazon can have an efficient and speedy mechanism to correct incorrect informations in their product descriptions, so that customers can have the confidence to make online purchases knowing what they purchase will be as described."
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"You will NOT receive what is promised on the box, so returning it to Amazon expecting it was a minor mistake in one package WILL waste a week or more of your time to no effect."
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"Amazon directions for missing parts suggests contacting manufacturer to obtain part; Behringer (the manufacturer) suggests in its manual contacting the retailer."
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"One of my best Amazon purchases, and that's saying a lot, because my Amazon experiences has all been good ones."
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"I certainly hope Amazon can have an efficient and speedy mechanism to correct incorrect informations in their product descriptions, so that customers can have the confidence to make online purchases knowing what they purchase will be as described."
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"Neither the manufacturer nor Amazon show good service in this case."
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Audio

Audio:
"It took me a while to figure out that the volume adjustment is done through the control panel for the audio driver, somewhat confusing."
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"I bought this for my laptop which doesn't have the proper audio connections for recording audio, this unit solved my problem."
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"and again, trying to find a device to convert cassette tapes to audio files has failed."
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"After years of putting up with mediocre audio set ups, I am really trying to elevate the quality of the sound of my set up."
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"Behringer does not have the best reputation in the audio industry."
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"After getting the UFO202, configuring my laptop was a bit tricky to hear the sound, as I have both Realtek and DFX audio software installed, so I was confused on which recording device to enable."
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"It also provides a nice way to send audio from the PC to a line-level device."
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"It won't pass for high-end audio, but for this purpose it has served me well."
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"This usb audio interface is great!"
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"I have a good audio man who helped me set up the record player, Behringer, and computer."
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"I love this audio interface!"
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Connection

Connection:
"I bought this for my laptop which doesn't have the proper audio connections for recording audio, this unit solved my problem."
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"I unplugged it and went back to my old hookup where the connection is dead silent instead."
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"Yes, I have reversed the input connections and determined the problem is the output from the interface."
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"That worked at first, but fairly soon the connection degraded so the sound quality was poor."
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"Unfortunately when the equipment is connected to my computer I have no recording option."
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"Cleaned up the crappy connection between my Audio jacks from myRecord Player & the computer, and makes a SOLID connection into the USB Port,thereby giving you an outstanding conversion source."
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"It installed with no effort without requiring a new driver and the small size and simplicity of this unit along with the RCA stereo line inputs and outputs really make audio connections very easy."
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"Perfect for connecting a single turntable, or connecting a mixer."
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"We plugged it into the USB port on an iPad, using a camera connection kit, and that does the job as well."
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"It is also good for connecting a turntable to the computer to save all those great old vinyls (yep, vinyls).ThanksAU (~_~)\"
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Connector

Connector:
"My only problem was that I had all the settings jacked up so high from previous attempts without the interface that I nearly blasted myself out the room when it started working."
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"Cleaned up the crappy connection between my Audio jacks from myRecord Player & the computer, and makes a SOLID connection into the USB Port,thereby giving you an outstanding conversion source."
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"I broke the ribbon connector to the onboard sound on my Mac mini, and this was a time and cost-effective solution."
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"The headphone jack on the unit works good and provides good feedback on how the record will sound on the PC."
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"IT has a left right input that works great with the standard mini jack ear bud output on a tablet."
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"It is also a GREAT headphone jack (you'll need decent headphones $50 KOSS range) too."
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"Monitoring with the earphone jack sounds good."
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"Audio from LPs playing on my analog Denon DP-62L sounds great in the headset jack."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"I did hook this puppy up to my crappy old laptop and it the headphone out was much better without the buzzing."
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"The output from recorded music and video was error and distortion free, however the headphone amplifier is sorely lacking in output power, due to the high impedance of the amplifier design."
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"The headphone jack on the unit works good and provides good feedback on how the record will sound on the PC."
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"I'm using headphones to listen while recording and it sounds just great."
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"The headphone output is very loud and clear."
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"It is also a GREAT headphone jack (you'll need decent headphones $50 KOSS range) too."
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Instruction

Instruction:
"The instruction booklet does mention this, but the instructions aren't as clear as they could be."
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"However, a big problem is the instructions are not clear."
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"followed what few instructions there were with no happy ending."
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"The instructions are easy to understand."
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"This little unit was well worth the small price I paid and I would recommend it to anyoneOne star off for lack of clarity in the instructions Probably one set of instructions for more than one model."
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"I believe this product of good quality but they could make it easier for new customers with better instructions and actually including the CD."
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"These programs are SO easy to use (no instructions required) and you'll have a blast converting you're old music collection to the digital age!"
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"This device is simple to connect and the instructions are clear enough for any reasonably computer-literate person to get started right away digitizing and processing their analog audio source."
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Level

Level:
"If I very gently poke the Line <-> Phono level selector, the dead channel sputters in and out of audibility."
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"Now, a small detail: you won't be able to adjust the input level (record level) in your favorite audio recording software."
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"There is a recording level meter, but the software does not appear able to adjust the volume at all during recording (set the initial level with your player volume so the level meters don't hit the 'red')."
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"I had used this interface to record some pretty loud source material at line level without too much problem."
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"Thus it brings the level of the source material up to a good working level."
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"The audio level is perfect."
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"Yet, this fixed level is well balanced and, from my Shure Me-95ED phono cartridge, it has always swung around the -20dbFS."
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Music

Music:
"I cannot recommend it to record a live music session unless you can ask the musicians foe a do-over."
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"The output from recorded music and video was error and distortion free, however the headphone amplifier is sorely lacking in output power, due to the high impedance of the amplifier design."
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"Recently I bought a couple of records and a tape with music that's unavailable on CD or digitally."
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")As for me, I'm mostly using this device to listen to last century's music the way it was meant to be listened to, in the most fun, engaging way there is -- on vinyl, one album at a time."
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"Good quality too for recording music or mixing music.."
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"It also performs very well as a low-latency ASIO sound card for music production in Ableton and FL Studio on the go."
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"I have found the Beringer UFO202 extremely useful for uploading music I have on LPs, 45s, and old 78s, as well as cassette tapes."
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Price

Price:
"Buy this and a decent standalone turntable and you will get much better results than with a cheap USB turntable that will damage your records."
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"For the price ... it's okay, but I am unable to get this to function as how it proports to work."
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"The device works fine for what it is if you know how to set it up and already have software available, but the website advertises the software collection, the packaging advertises the software collection, and the company decided to save a few pennies by not including the CD, and more money by maintaining the worst customer service support in the industry."
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"I did read all the reviews about this item and then, despite the negative ones, I decided that, for its price, it was worth trying."
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"I bought this for my brother and I had given him a different one a while back that was more than twice the price and he was never able to get it to work."
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"A great unit from a great company, at a great price"
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"For the money, this interface works very well."
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"Easy, inexpensive way to digitize your LPs and tapes."
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"good price"
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"For the price, it is the best little USB sound card, with Phono support, money can buy."
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Quality

Quality:
"I first tried a USB turntable and it was terrible quality and failed miserably to meet my needs."
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"ANY poor quality is due to a loose wire or failure to ground."
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"I bought this after purchasing the Record player version and was very disappointed with the sound quality."
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"That worked at first, but fairly soon the connection degraded so the sound quality was poor."
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"This unusual method does work, but I am not sure if the sound quality is quite as good, or if the impedance mismatch degrades the sound quality at all."
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"I use both the aux in and phono inputs, and the sound quality is very good."
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"Delivers good quality sound from the turntable to my computer."
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"I am not a sound expert, and the original tapes were not created under ideal sound circumstances, but this seems to be good enough quality for my purposes (and likely I will be able to enhance the sound a little more once the tapes are digitized)."
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"The ufo202 performs well providing first quality sound for processing by free down loaded software to digitize audio from a vinyl."
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"With a quality standard turntable, this converter did an outstanding job, at much less cost."
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Simple

Simple:
"I made one other call to Berhinger concerning the drivers for the device as I had read some reviews about problems with 64 bit O S. The representative walked me through the install of the UF0202 which was simple."
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"Turns out the solution was simple, the product is faulty, applying pressure in different directs to the output plug on the device in question proved it had a loose poor connection, this procedure caused the output on that channel to start stop working."
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"Again, I am a total Noob, so if any of the above is inaccurate, or there is a simple fix for the problems I encountered it may go easier on you."
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"Simple and easy."
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"If you want to save your cassettes or others than this is truly the least expensive and most simple excellent investment to convert everything and put them onto CD's."
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"Simple & easy to use."
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"This is a simple interface device with great build quality and it does everything very well in that regard."
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"hook-up is pretty simple."
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Sound

Sound:
"I just bought a second one of these after my original one died (after some 8 years of use)...it's very easy to use, but the one disappointment is that every so often, I'll record a vinyl, and notice on playback that I'm missing some frequencies in the recording...certain sounds are simply omitted with this artifacted 'ghosting' of what should be there...this is only 5%of the time, but I can't find a way around it, and not sure what better alternatives are out there..."
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"A bigger issue is that when I played back the resulting sound file on the computer and fed it into my stereo system the sound was not crisp & clear."
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"Sound was not good enough to stay up to snuff with my $100 cartridge."
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"Terrible noise always came through from the sound card on the computer."
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"I originally bought this sound card to record DJ sets as the built-in mic port my laptop had audible squealing in the 10khz range which was very annoying and hard to remove post-EQ without destroying my sound."
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"I bought this after purchasing the Record player version and was very disappointed with the sound quality."
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"The noise floor was low on the tape input and it sounds decent on the playback."
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"Size and form factor: Five starsSound quality: Three starsCondition: Two starsUsability: Four starsIt's adorable and in theory it would be great, but:1) My Pyle PP999 sounds much warmer and more complete."
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"I use both the aux in and phono inputs, and the sound quality is very good."
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"Delivers good quality sound from the turntable to my computer."
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"It was plug and play, and sounds great."
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USB

USB:
"Buy this and a decent standalone turntable and you will get much better results than with a cheap USB turntable that will damage your records."
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"I first tried a USB turntable and it was terrible quality and failed miserably to meet my needs."
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"The USB interface works well with USB2 ports, but not well with my USB3 port."
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"I had access to a $100 turntable with a USB output, but the quality of the output was, frankly, hard to listen to."
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"I attached the USB connector of the UFO202 to one of the new iMac's USB 3.0 ports (of course, Apple didn't provide an extra USB port to make up for the missing Audio In 35mm port)."
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"I downloaded and installed Audacity, plugged U-Phono in, and it worked perfectly once I figured out how to convince Audacity to read from the USB device."
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"I was able to plug the USB cable from the U-Phono into a USB input on my cable box as a power source; I note that other reviewers mentioned using a USB adapter and plugging into a wall socket."
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"This usb audio interface is great!"
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"For the price, it is the best little USB sound card, with Phono support, money can buy."
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