Behringer EQ700 VS Boss GE-7 (Comparison)
Our Pick: The Boss GE-7
While the EQ700 is a thrift store-level bargain, the Boss GE-7 is built tougher by a brand that we've trusted for years. While Behringer has their place in the world of guitar gear, we prefer Boss when it comes to stompboxes.
The Behringer EQ700 and the Boss GE-7 do essentially the same thing. They're both a graphic EQ pedal with seven bands and an eighth slider for controlling level, which is your overall output from the pedal.
To be fair, the price difference is rather remarkable, with the EQ700 at a scant $19 and the GE-7 eclipsing $120.
While we recommend the GE-7, you've got little to lose by trying the EQ700 and seeing if you're happy with it. The main issue we have is that the casing is a lot weaker than the pedals Boss produces, but the equalizer sliders still work as advertised.
Behringer EQ700 VS Boss GE-7: Simple Comparison Table
The biggest difference here is price. That's just because Behringer pedals are made extremely cheap, with a hard plastic casing and low-cost electronics. Again, they effectively do the same thing, but the EQ700 is more likely to break or even crack, depending on how heavily it gets used or transported.
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
Behringer EQ700 Equalizer
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Demo Comparison of both EQ Pedals
If you're looking for a difference in tone quality or functionality, you won't find much unless you really want to split hairs. The difference in price here is all about parts and construction. Still, here are two demos so you can see the EQ pedals side by side.
Detailed Comparison Table
The heavier weight of the GE-7 means a lot in this case. It's stronger and better built then the EQ700. You won't find much difference otherwise.
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Which one do we recommend?
To be fair, pedals like the Behringer EQ700 - or other Behringer stompboxes - do have their place.
They're a great fit for beginners or folks that just want a cheap solution and don't mind the construction quality downgrade. But it's also fair to say the difference here is like the difference between building a cheap townhouse and a well-thought out single family home from a reputable contractor.
Essentially, they do the same thing, but the difference in construction quality makes the townhouse a poor long-term investment.
We'll take the GE-7, even with the higher price tag.