cryabetes wrote:[Biyang's] 1100ms "double analog delay" (read: PT329x chip) just sounds thin, staticy, and mine rarely got above 200ms (i think I had good luck putting it in the freezer beforehard, but at room temp it shortened.)
I've had the opposite experience, so you may have had a bad one. I found Biyang's flanger to be OK but bland, the tube OD to be decent sounding but let down by build quality, and the chorus to be pretty good. The AD-7 is the only one I kept, I've had it for a few years and it's always been fine. I like the way the repeats grit up with very different toneality to a BBD device, and on mine the delay goes go the full time - so it tends to get used. I think the various PT2399 devices are pretty useful, and it's mostly a matter of preference between them and a BBD unit for me, at shorter times anyway.
My main problem with Biyang is the faff of getting inside their pedals. Too many screws of not high enough quality, and slightly badly-fitting cases.
As for Behringer, I had a VM-1 for a while - it wasn't bad exactly, but I hated the cheap wobbly pots and horrible blinding blue light. Always wondered how close it sounded to a Memory Man, which is something I'd like to try but don't know if I want to spend 200 quid doing so
I think generally, from my own experience, Behringer's pedals sound fine, but the build of almost everything from them I've ever had my hands on has been crud, for one reason or another. I'd only recommend them to the very cash-strapped or those wanting to try a knock-off of a more expensive version (eg, DC-2 v CC300).