Yes, the Behringer TU300 is the poor man’s Boss TU-2 — a plastic simulacrum of the legendary Boss tuner at 1/4 the cost. But that’s okay. What bugs us is that Behringer doesn’t specify the tuner’s detection accuracy or range. You deserve better.
Browsing: red flags
D’Addario’s latest clip-on tuner is well-designed, has a nice, bright display, a solid-looking clip and can be calibrated across a 20 Hz range. But its ±3.0 cent accuracy and minimal documentation is disappointing.
The NS Micro Soundhole tuner is a neat idea in a nice package, but second-rate accuracy and a fragile clip design are below par for a company like D’Addario.
Small, sturdy, simple and low-priced, D’Addario’s Universal Chromatic II is well-suited to beginners.
Made by Fender
Fender’s free app sports a clean, modern design and lots of alternate tunings, but the tuner’s essential feature — its tuning meter display — is slow, jumpy and often frustrating to use.
Made by Boss
Less of a functional tuner than a descent into a skeuomorphic steampunk nightmare. Martin customers — presumably serious guitarists — deserve better than this.