Comparing Behringer Xenyx 502 and Mackie Mix5

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Behringer Xenyx 502 ranks #65 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Mackie Mix5 ranks #25 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Behringer Xenyx 502: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Behringer Xenyx 502 more than Mackie Mix5

As of 4 Sep 2022, experts prefer Behringer Xenyx 502 over Mackie Mix5, but both Audio Mixers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Behringer Xenyx 502 received 3 recommendations: from Vlog Tribe, Music Critic (23 Feb 2022) and BestReviews (1 Feb 2022). By contrast, Mackie Mix5 received only 1 recommendation from BestCovery (13 May 2022).

Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
Old Time Music
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
BestCovery
Music Critic
BestReviews
WireRealm
Spy
Hustlr
Music Radar
3
- $55
Behringer Xenyx 502
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5
-
3
2
-
-
-
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65
N/A $70
Mackie Mix5
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • Vlog Tribe ranked Behringer Xenyx 502 as #5
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 10 Behringer Xenyx 502
    Budget-Friendly and Compact Streaming Audio Mixer
    ... ... ...
  • On 23 Feb 2022 Music Critic ranked Behringer Xenyx 502 as #3
    Rank Audio Mixer
    ... ...
    #3 out of 10 Behringer Xenyx 502
    ... ...
  • On 1 Feb 2022 BestReviews ranked Behringer Xenyx 502 as #2
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 5 Behringer Xenyx 502
    Best bang for the Buck
    ... ... ...
  • On 13 May 2022 BestCovery ranked Mackie Mix5 as #10
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 17 Mackie Mix5
    Best Budget Unpowered Mixer
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 102 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Behringer Xenyx 502 outranks Mackie Mix5. This is not to say that Mackie Mix5 is a bad option. Like Behringer Xenyx 502, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Mackie Mix5 somewhat more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Behringer Xenyx 502
Mackie Mix5
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Mackie Mix5, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Behringer Xenyx 502.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling audio mixer receives a consumer score of 8.4 (great). Both Behringer Xenyx 502 and Mackie Mix5 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Behringer Xenyx 502
In comparison:
Behringer Xenyx 502 ranks #65 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Mackie Mix5
In comparison:
Mackie Mix5 ranks #25 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Median best-selling Audio Mixer
In comparison:
Maker Hart Loop Mixer ranks #68 out of 134. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great





Behringer Xenyx 502 is more popular than Mackie Mix5

It's fairly safe to say that Behringer Xenyx 502 is a more popular audio mixer than Mackie Mix5, based on its 3,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Behringer Xenyx 502 and Mackie Mix5 often consider Rolls MX51S Mini Mix II, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Behringer Xenyx 502 and Mackie Mix5
Rolls MX51S Mini Mix II $69
In comparison:
Rolls MX51S Mini Mix II ranks #10 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
No expert recommendations Better Reviews
Behringer Xenyx 502 $55
In comparison:
Behringer Xenyx 502 ranks #65 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
3 expert recommendations
Maker Hart Loop Mixer $74
In comparison:
Maker Hart Loop Mixer ranks #68 out of 134. It is in the top 20%.
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8.4
Great
2 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Behringer Xenyx 502 is mentioned by key experts in Sep 2022, while Mackie Mix5 is not.
Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
Old Time Music
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
BestCovery
Music Critic
BestReviews
WireRealm
Spy
Hustlr
Music Radar
1
- $230
Yamaha MG10XU
-
10
2
-
8
3
-
1
-
-
2
- $650
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
7
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
7
3
- $55
Behringer Xenyx 502
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5
-
3
2
-
-
-
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4
- $390
TC-Helicon GoXLR
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-
1
-
-
5
-
-
-
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [5]

No critic scores
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 0
  • without a score: 5

Expert reviews [1]

90
Total expert reviews: 1
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 0

Score distribution:

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0-20
Behringer Xenyx 502: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • Premium ultra-low noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • State-of-the-art, phantom powered Xenyx Mic Preamp comparable to stand-alone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical sound
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From Seller:
  • 5‐channel compact mixer with proven high headroom
  • 1 mic/line input with studio‐level audio quality
  • Dedicated stereo RCA inputs/outputs for playback or recording
  • 2‐band EQ with clean, precise tone shaping
  • Phantom power for studio condenser mics
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Behringer XENYX Q502USB Review - How Good Is This Portable Mixer?
Popular! 23K views!
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Tech Review: Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer
Review by Shireworks
Very popular! 457K views!
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Behringer Xenyx Q502USB Review and How to Set it Up With a Studio Microphone
Review by expert island
Popular! 39K views!
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No video reviews linked yet for Mackie Mix5.
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0689076752770, 4033653020787, 4033653020794, 5053086232471, 5053106573034, 5053460359909, 9154401351030
UPC Numbers: 689076752770
Model Numbers: P0576
EAN Numbers: 0613815621928, 0642892763917, 0663961044898
UPC Numbers: 613815621928, 642892763917, 663961044898
Model Numbers: SRSMIX5
Behringer Xenyx 502: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Behringer Xenyx 502 is a very popular and one of the cheapest options. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Pyle PMX7BU or Pyle PAD30MXUBT .

Behringer Xenyx 502 is $269.99 less expensive than an average audio mixer ($324.99).

Mackie Mix5 is a very popular option at the bottom of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling audio mixers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Pyle Professional Audio Mixer PMXU43BT or Pyle 4 Ch Bluetooth Studio .

Mackie Mix5 is $255.01 cheaper than the average audio mixer ($324.99).

Behringer Xenyx 502: Buy | Customer Reviews

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