• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A superb, compact mic

    • Written by from Framingham

    This was my first microphone purchase, for use with a Mac Pro. Having a Yamaha USB receiver as my sound output device, I wanted a USB mic of comparable quality for the sound input device. After evaluating a lot of choices, I settled on the Apogee, where their outstanding website and its thorough info and sound samples made it clear that these people are dead serious about high quality sound. It was also the case that I wanted a mic that looked great on my desktop, and not stick out like a bizarre thumb as some competing mics do. This is one of the best things I've ever bought, delivering high quality sound without taking up a lot of space.

    59 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    In the right hands, this thing is GOLD.

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    As a songwriter, I do/have done a lot of demo-ing/recording on my mobile studio(GarageBand on a MacBook Pro) and the Mic has quickly become one of the most used toys of mine. Works GREAT for vocals and, with knowledge of mic positioning, sounds as good as any mic I've ever heard for acoustic guitars. Definitely do not regret buying!!!

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mic, nice sound, compact size.

    • Written by from Warszawa

    Hi,
    I used the mic mostly with my iPad mini, but i connected it also to mac and Windows machine ( yes it works with windows, but not as usual USB mic but you need to install ASIO4all free asio drivers and off course use recording application which is able to use asio drivers - all DAW windows software and some consumer audio editing soft like Audacity compiled with asio support... it is not perfect but works for me and some other people)
    - Regarding the sound, this is really great.
    - Build quality - all metal housing speaks for itself - actually it is pretty heavy for the size because of it...
    - Regarding the cabling, all cables are short but... if you need longer cable and you are using mac then instead of buying dedicated expensive Apogee 3m cable you can use cheap USB extension cable.
    What's more, if you need a longer connection to your iPad and -! if you already have an apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter !- then u can use a trick and instead of using apogee_to_lightning short cable ( or buying Apogee expensive extension) you can use (Apogee_to_USB)+(USB extension cable)+( Apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and it should work as I tried with my iPad mini this connection without the USB extension (Apogee_to_USB)+( Apple lightning to USB Camera Adapter) and it worked fine :) an extension cable of 3 meters should not cause the trouble in my opinion.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far it's awesome.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I just got my new Mic 96K today. I hooked it up to my iPad and immediately started recording. The sound quality is great and my past experience with Apogee has been stellar. Not only are they serious about their mic quality, but they are serious about excellent customer service. That is worth a lot to me.

    I do recommend that you purchase the case for it as it makes everything compact and offers protection and an easy way to take a long the tripod, cords and adapter.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional MiC

    • Written by from Auckland

    After considerable research of USB microphones I ordered an Apogee MiC - In short I am delighted.

    Easy set-up - I plugged it in and I was underway! I use GarageBand and the MiC has added an outstanding, accurate dynamic to my recordings. Correct line levels are achieved with the gain adjustment dial on the side of the unit. The manual also provides handy tips for positioning the MiC for best results.

    Well done Apogee!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth It!

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I'm picky about everything that I own, I only want the finest of things but I had a feeling that this little Digi could be the answer to my mobile needs as I'm always on the move. This product fulfilled it's promise and my expectations... Clean! Does the job!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreal Mic!

    • Written by from Peoria

    Amazing sound! I use it for a live broadcast via ustream and its ridiculous!
    Get this Mic

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    was hopeful but now SO frustrated

    • Written by from San Mateo

    I wanted to love this microphone. My needs are super simple and not even musical. I bought this microphone to record simple audio with video on Ipad or Iphone. First, this is not quite plug and play, since I had to trouble-shoot several issues .....but once I figured out how to record WITH sound (at first the blue light looked like I was recording sound as well as video, but no sound on replay) I discovered that it is impossible to power ipad or iphone when recording, since this mic plugs into lightning charger space, with no such thing as a splitter involved. Since recording requires plenty of power, I just feel totally frustrated. I know I need to record at least one hour at a time and don't see how to do it. If you see something I don't or know how to work around, you may love this mic, but I wish I'd put out the extra $100 and bought the ONE. Best of luck!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it.

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    Excellent SNR. It picks up all the tiny ambient parts of a vocal or analog instrumental. Just the texture on a good voice that it picks up is phenomenal.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy, versitile

    • Written by from CANTON

    I'm a trumpet player. I bought this to do some self-recording of my practice and to make audition recordings. Its size and portability were the real deciding factor in buying it.

    Over a year later, I still love it. The sound quality is fantastic. In a matter of minutes, I was up and recording. It is super easy to set up to record into an iPhone (I have a 4S and use it in Garage Band or Multitrack DAW). I've used it with an iPad and iMac as well. It is as easy as can be.

    It feels solid and well-built. It has even sustained a fall with 0 damage anywhere. For a case, I use one of my wife's rotary-cutter cases and it holds the mic nicely (I cut out the foam holder jot came in) and it flits nicely in my music bag. Totally worth it.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited usage

    • Written by from Bethesda

    I bought this mic after reading all the nice comments about it. It may be a good mic, but at least one thing should prevent this from getting a five-star: compatibility. It does not work on Windows. Though the manufacturer never said so and this is sold as an Apple accessory, it is after all a microphone. One could reasonably expect it to work as a microphone like the others, which you can plug onto a computer as an audio input device. As it turned out, it not that easy, especially if you desperately want it to work with your Windows computer.

    In addition, the cables are simply too short. It may be fine most of the time if you are working with mobile devices. But if you want it to work for any desktop computer which only has the USB slots at the back of the body, you'll find it very inconvenient.

    21 of 66 people found this useful