Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB

Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB Review

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Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB

Key Features

  • Compact 10 Channel USB Mixer With High Headroom
  • 2 Powerful Mic Preamps Provide Transparent Sound Performance
  • Studio-Grade Compressors With Easy One Knob Functionality
  • Integrated USB/Audio Interface For Direct Connection To Computer
  • British Inspired 3-Band EQ Deliver Warm & Musical Tones

The Blub

The Behringer XENYX Q1002USB is designed to bring out the best in your intimate performance or podcast. Mono channels feature two premium, phantom-powered XENYX mic preamps, famous for their headroom and transparency, plus ‘one-knob’ compressors and 3-band British-style EQ. With up to 10 channels and versatile output and USB connectivity, the XENYX Q1002USB is the ideal desktop mixer for home or project studios and comes with a range of audio recording and editing software.

My Thoughts

This has been my main sound card for streaming for almost 2 years now and it has not let me down I have even used it for the occasional Disco and karaoke gig and must say it does everything I have needed to it is simple to set up no drivers needed just plug it is plug in your mic and any other sound inputs you need and then adjust the necessary dials to your liking and then the only thing you really need to adjust after really is you main volume slider.

For streaming this I find it to be the ideal sound card/mixer and should fit the requirements of most streamers at a very reasonable price my only gripe with the device is there is no on/off switch on the device itself so to turn it off you do need to turn it off at the mains switch.

In total if you are looking for an XLR sound card for your pc/streaming setup then you can not go wrong for the price I have been very happy with it the last 2 years and will continue to use it just pair it with a good quality microphone and cables then you can not go far wrong

Hardware Specs

Total # Of Inputs10
Channels2 mono
4 stereo
USB AudioType B connector
2 channels in / 2 channels out
48 kHz sample rate
BussesStereo mix buss, mono FX buss

Microphone Inputs

TypeXLR connector, balanced, discrete input circuit
Mic Preamps2 x XENYX preamp
Equivalent Input Noise-134 dB / -136 dB A-weighted @ 0Ω source resistance
-131 dB / -133 dB A-weighted @ 50Ω source resistance
-129 dB / -131 dB A-weighted @ 150Ω source resistance
Frequency Response< 10 Hz to 150 kHz (-1 dB)
< 10 Hz to 200 kHz (-3 dB)
Gain Range+10 to +60 dB
Maximum Input Level+12 dBu @ +10 dB Gain
Signal-to-Noise Ratio110 dB A-weighted (0 dBu In @ +22 dB gain)
THD + N0.005% / 0.004% A-weighted
Phantom Power Supply+48V

Line Inputs

Type1/4″ TRS connector, balanced
Impedance20kΩ, 10kΩ unbalanced
Gain Range-10 to +40 dB
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu @ 0 dB gain

Stereo Inputs

TypeDual 1/4″ TRS connectors, balanced
Impedance20kΩ, 10kΩ unbalanced
Gain Range-20 to +20 dB
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu


TypeDual RCA connectors
Input Impedance18kΩ
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu
Output Impedance1kΩ
Maximum Output Level+22 dBu


EQ Controls3-band EQ on mono channels:
Low: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
Mid: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
High: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz

AUX Section

Aux Sends1/4″ TRS connector, balanced
Impedance: 120Ω
Maximum output level: +22 dBu
Aux Returns1/4″ TRS connector, balanced
Impedance: 20kΩ, 10kΩ unbalanced
Maximum input level: +22 dBu

Main Outputs

Type1/4″ TRS connector, balanced
Impedance120Ω balanced
Maximum Output Level+22 dBu

Control Room Outputs

Type1/4″ TRS connector, balanced
Impedanceapprox. 120Ω
Maximum Output Level+22 dBu

Headphone Output

Type1/4″ TRS stereo connector, unbalanced
Maximum Output Level+21 dBu / 150Ω (+25 dBm)


CompressorIndependent compressor on each mono channel
Metering4-LED per side
Faders1 x 60 mm master fader
NoiseMain mix @ -∞, channel fader @ -∞
-106 dB / -109 dB A-weighted

Main mix @ 0 dB, channel fader @ -∞
-93 dB / -96 dB A-weighted

Main mix @ 0 dB, channel fader @ 0 dB
-84 dB / -87 dB A-weighted


Power Consumption13W
Dimensions (W x D x H)7.7 x 9.8 x 2.0″ (195 x 248 x 50 mm)
Weight2.4 lb (1.1 kg)

Behringer Xenyx Q1002USB


Easy to use


Sound quality





  • Simple Design
  • works strait out the box
  • configure and forget for the most part


  • No on board sound FX
  • No on board on/off switch