Behginer X32 VS Midas M32: Which one is better?
Our pick: Toss up
The preamps in the M32 are nicer and known for having an appealing warmth and more natural sound. It also has more faders and a little more flexibility than the X32. That said, the X32 knocks a lot off the price when compared to the M32. Both are great value options if you want a highly functional 40-channel mixer at a manageable price.
The preamps in the Midas M32 are nicer and some would say they sound a bit better than the X32. They have a lot of warmth, and a very natural sound that the X32 doesn't quite match.
But both of these mixers are great, with a similar roster of features and functionality. If you're not really concerned about the price difference, the Midas M32 is probably the better option, but the Behringer X32 knocks enough cost off to be a really high value option as well.
Other than the preamps and having more faders on the M32, there are not a ton of differences to haggle over.
You can check out these two mixers with a couple other similar consoles in the table below.
Compare to similar mixers
Solid State Logic Big Six
Tascam Model 24
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Detailed Spec Table
This table contains all of the most relevant specs for the X32 and M32. Both have the same number of mic preamps, but again, we'd prefer the ones in the M32. Other differences are very subtle.
Inputs - mic preamps
16 x XLR, 2 x XLR (monitor), 2 x 1/4" TRS (monitor)
16 x XLR, 2 x XLR (monitor), 2 x 1/4" (monitor)
1 x XLR (AES)
1 x XLR (AES/EBU)
1 x Dual RCA Stereo (aux in), 6 x 1/4" TRS (aux in), 1 x Dual RCA Stereo (aux out), 6 x 1/4" TRS (aux out)
Outputs - other
6 x 1/4" TRS (aux), 1 x Dual RCA Stereo (aux)
25 total (16 x bus, main LCR, 6 x matrix)
25 time-aligned/phase-coherent mix buses, 8 DCA groups
1 x Ultranet, 2 x AES50, 1 x Ethernet
1 x EtherCon (Ultranet), 2 x EtherCon (AES50), 1 x Ethernet
2 x 1/4" TRS (stereo)
2 x 1/4" TRS (stereo)
2 x Type B, 1 x Type A
1 x Type B, 1 x Type A
8 x Stereo FX Engines
25 x 100mm (motorized)
16 x Input Faders, 8 x Bus Faders, 1 x Main Fader
7" Color TFT (main), LCD with RGB Color Backlight (channel)
7" TFT Display
4-band EQ (channel strip), 6-band EQ (mix bus)
This section has a table that shows live pricing for the X32 and M32 mixing consoles. Note that it's updated in real time, but pricing and availability is always subject to change, depending on where/when you're looking.
Price updated Tue, December 05th, 2023.
There's no bad choice between these two mixers. Budget should be the primary deciding factor. The Midas preamps definitely sound good, but if you don't want to pay the extra $1000, it's not like you'll have a bad experience with the X32. If you have questions about our X32 VS M32 comparison, drop it in the comments section below, and we'll help out as much as possible.