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A Slightly-Functional, Overpriced Gimmick
April 10, 2019
I thought that I would upgrade from my Behringer Xenyx 1202FX and get something with a few more bells and whistles. The GoXLR looks great from the outside, jam-packed with features that any streamer, YouTuber, or podcaster would want. But when it really comes down to it, there are so many shortcomings all hidden behind RGB lights and gaming community hype.
The most glaring problem with the GoXLR is its terrible self-monitoring. There is a small delay between the time that you speak into your mic and the time that you hear what is said in your headphones. Assuming that you're in the same boat that I am, this is something that changes the entire recording experience and is a constant distraction.
Outside of that, the software for the GoXLR is lacking greatly. Although it can be figured out with some playing around and finagling, there are still a variety of shortcomings.
The GoXLR is a fantastic concept, but it ultimately falls short because of the price. If this device was around $250, considering its effects and sampling capabilities, it would be a tempting purchase. But at $400 I shouldn't be forced to settle for less. That's a lot of money for a plastic audio mixer with a little extra tech.
Given time, this line of products could be great. As with all "firsts", there is always room for improvement.