- Sound quality: Well, looking at the specs you might expect great sound, but in this category it is a let down. I searched long and hard to find a USB I/O, comparing specs and reviews I had high hopes for this one. When I got it I was a bit underwhelmed and figured that it was probably just as good as it gets. I couldn't here the difference between it and my MacBook's built-in ones. I thought it was a testament to the MacBook's SQ! The pre amps have lot of gain--IF you don't mind a lot of noise! Well, that's not HiFi. I'm sure they are doing some cherry picking on their specs. The headphone output is not the most powerful either.
- Reliability / Durability: It's all plastic, the pots feel cheap, and the jacks are all loose. It hasn't broken yet, but it's felt like it could go at any moment since I bought it.
- Would you buy this again if it were stolen?: No--I'll give it away.
- Features that stand out: It has a lot of great numbers posted on the website.
- What I don't like: The cheap feel and the poor sound quality. They also wouldn't update their drivers to work with the newer operating system. Hopefully they have by now.
- Similar products used: The Focusrite Sapphire 6 USB
I still have this hanging around. People who've heard it next to the Focusrite wouldn't take it for free. They'd rather spend $200 on the Focusrite.