I personally agree with you. I can imagine plenty of reasons to buy budget stuff tho. You can order it right away instead of waiting for a deal, you can be a little more care free when using it. There is a warranty etc. I buy superlux mic's for instance for recording outside, putting em in condoms and in the water etc :D
But really, behringer aint that bad. There's plenty of decent stuff from them. I recently heard a shoutout between a 1000$ neumann and a 100$ Behringer. The neumann was undeniably silkier, but by the margin the lcd 3 is better than the lcd 2 give or take. Lately the gap between budget and entry level is becoming smaller with china picking up on increased QA etc.
I came across this on gearslutz years back:
Edited by durkk - 1/22/14 at 1:24pm