10 Best NUX Audio Interfaces
for December 2022

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Whether you're recording a live performance or mixing in the studio, you need an audio interface to connect your audio equipment to your computer. These devices, also known as audio interfaces, are specialized computers that give you wired or wireless connection to your computer, so you can record, edit, and process sound.

Our audio interface reviews focus on specs, like sample rates and sample rate conversion, as well as performance factors like audio quality, latency, and latency correction. We also evaluate how easy the devices are to set up and use, and how easy it is to upgrade and add more gear. And, of course, we test them for sound quality, like latency, frequency response, and dynamic range. Here are the best NUX audio interfaces of 2022:

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Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22 Audio Interface

Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22 Audio Interface

by Behringer

State-of-the-art, MIDAS designed Mic Preamplifier with +48 V phantom power

The Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22 is a simple, but reliable 2x2 USB audio interface for audio recording and playback. It has two inputs and two outputs, each of which supports both 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rates. It also has 48 kHz sampling resolution for high-quality audio. The interface supports both Windows and Mac OS X, and is easy to install and use, requiring drivers for Mac and no driver required or coreaudio supported for Windows. It has 2 balanced TRS 1⁄4-inch inputs and 2 balanced TRS 1⁄4-inch outputs, with LEDs for each channel that indicate signal strength and high, low, and mute. It also has 1 balanced XLR 1⁄4-inch output, and 1 unbalanced RCA 1⁄4-inch output. The Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22 is both compact and professional-sounding, and it's well-priced for its class of audio interfaces, making it an excellent option for audio recording and playback.

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9.6
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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Audio Interface with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Audio Interface with One Studio Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

by PreSonus

Comes with over $1000 worth of recording software including Studio One Artist, Ableton Live Lite, and Studio Magic Plug-in suite.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 is a 2-channel USB 2.0 audio interface that is perfect for home studios, as well as for musicians and podcasters on the go. The AudioBox is compact and portable, and it's powered by the USB port of your computer, so no need for an additional power supply. The AudioBox records up to 24-bit/96 kHz, which is high enough that you'll never have to worry about quality. The AudioBox is equipped with a high-powered headphone output and balanced TRS outputs, so you can monitor your recordings using headphones or a stereo pair of speakers. The AudioBox is also equipped with a headphone amplifier, so you're never limited by your headphones' built-in amplifiers. The AudioBox is easy to set up and use, but it's also packed with all sorts of features, including 2 high-quality Class-A mic preamps, 2 high-headroom instrument inputs (one with guitar/bass EQ), MIDI I/O, and mixer control. The AudioBox is versatile, and it can be used with virtually any DAW software, including GarageBand, Cubase, Logic Pro, and Ableton Live. The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 is a great way to get started with recording, and if you want to upgrade to a 4-channel interface, the AudioBox 4Pre is a good option.

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9.5
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Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface OPEN BOX

Audient EVO 4 USB Interface Audio OPEN BOX

by Audient

Audient EVO 4 USB Audio Interface

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9.3
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IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O Compact Instrument/Microphone Audio Interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac

IK Multimedia iRig Pro I/O Instrument/Microphone Compact Audio Interface for iPhone

by IK Multimedia

Includes Lightning and USB cables, No adaptors required

The iRig Pro I/O is a robust, compact interface that makes it easy to record audio or MIDI from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. It's small enough to fit in a pocket, but it's sturdy and durable enough to withstand accidental drops. The Pro I/O features balanced and unbalanced combo inputs, and it supports up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. The inputs are individually and continuously monitored, so even if there's a slight hum or buzz in your instrument or microphone, the Pro I/O can get rid of it. Like the iRig Pro Duo, the Pro I/O supports both XLR and 1/4-inch TRS microphones, and it supports up to 70V of phantom power, so you can plug condenser microphones such as condenser microphones into either input. The Pro I/O's headphone output has a 1/4-inch stereo jack, so you can connect headphones or earbuds. There's also a 1/8-inch stereo output for sending audio to a speaker or recording device. The Pro I/O also includes a 1/8-inch stereo input for connecting a stereo instrument such as a guitar or bass. The Pro I/O comes with everything you need to connect your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the interface, including a cable that terminates in a 1/8-inch stereo mini-plug, a USB cable, and a software for Mac OS X and Windows that makes it easy to configure the interface. The software includes Cubase LE (the minimum version required to use Cubase LE is Cubase Express 5), so if your iOS device has iTunes installed, you can use it to sync music to the Pro I/O. The Pro I/O also comes with a built-in headphone jack, so you can monitor the audio from your iOS device as you record. The input channels on the Pro I/O are labeled A through D, but when you plug a microphone into the input, Cubase LE automatically labels the input channel as Z. The audio recorder in Cubase LE includes a built-in metronome, and the Pro I/O's input channels can each be assigned to a different metronome channel, so you can easily set up complex mixes and performances. The Pro I/O is USB bus-powered, so you don't need to hook up a power supply. It's compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows, and it supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of both operating systems. One minor drawback is the lack of a software control for changing the gain of the inputs, but you can still adjust the gain using the hardware buttons on the back of the Pro I/O.

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USB Audio Interface with 1x XLR/TRS 1x 1/4

RSGRHAI USB Audio Interface with 1x 1x XLR/TRS 1/4" 2X RCA USB

by RSGRHAI

Professional audio quality. Maximum sampling rate: 48 kHz 16BIT

The Tascam US-2 is the best-sounding USB audio interface we tested, and its sound quality is second only to the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Although it's slightly more expensive than our runner-up, the Tascam US-2 has a more pro-grade sound, and it also has more inputs and outputs than the Focusrite. The US-2 has XLR and TRS inputs, as well as RCA and 1/4-inch inputs, so it can connect a variety of instruments. (The Focusrite only has TRS and 1/4-inch inputs.) The US-2 also outputs phantom power, which helps improve the performance of condenser microphones, and the included USB cable is long enough to connect it from a computer to your mixing board or recording system. The Tascam US-2 also has better audio drivers than the Focusrite, and it's easy to sync the audio and MIDI tracks in DAWs like Pro Tools or Cubase.

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XTUGA E22 2i2 USB Audio Interface with XLR Mic Preamplifier 192kHz True Stereo for Pro Tools/Ableton Live Lite/Reaper and Other DAW Recording Software(Driver Free Installation)

XTUGA E22 2i2 USB Audio Interface with XLR Mic Preamplifier 192kHz True for Stereo Pro Tools/Ableton Live Lite/Reaper and Other DAW Recording Software(Driver Free Installation)

by Made in China

Perfect For BeatsThe E22 sound card is small and easy to carry, so you can prepare for various recording and production scenes even on the go. In touring performances, at home, on stage or in rehearsal venues, the E22 sound card provides you with new freedom in recording, editing and mixing, aany audio you record is at studio quality, meaning you wont have to go to a studio to re-record it later.

The E22 is a well-built, lightweight audio interface. It features two input channels, two output channels, and one set of line-level inputs. The input channels each have 3.5mm TRS outputs, as well as 1/4-inch phone outputs. The input channels also feature 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch TRS inputs for connecting line-level devices like keyboards and synthesizers. The input channels have phantom power, which is essential for condenser microphones. The 1/16-inch mic input also has a stereo TRS input, which is useful for connecting a stereo microphone or line-level device. The input channels also have ground-lift switches, which are useful for removing ground-loop noise. The input channels have talkback LEDs, which indicate when they're being muted. The input channels are also switchable between mono and stereo. The interface's two output channels have male and female 1/8-inch stereo outputs. The interface's line-level outputs have 1/4-inch phone outputs, and they also have TRS inputs for connecting line-level devices. The outputs also feature ground-lift switches, which are useful for removing ground-loop noise. The interface's two line-level inputs have a 1/8-inch stereo TRS input. The interface also has a USB 1.1 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 1/8-inch stereo output. The 1/8-inch stereo output is useful for connecting headphones, and it can also connect to a computer via USB for playback and recording. The interface is powered from a compatible computer's USB port, and it draws about 4.5 watts of power. The interface is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. The interface comes with Windows and Mac OS X drivers, and it's also compatible with other DAW recording software, including Cubase, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Reaper, and more.

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NUX Mighty Plug MP-2 Guitar and Bass Modeling Headphone Amplug with Bluetooth,13 Amplifier Models,20 IR,19 Variety of Effects

NUX Mighty Plug MP-2 Guitar and Modeling Bass Headphone Amplug with Bluetooth

by Cherub Technology Co.Ltd

Built-in audio streaming function, so you can connect the Amplug directly to your computer with a Micro B USB cable.

The NUX Mighty Plug is a headphone amp that will let you practice your guitar playing and bass playing without bothering the neighbors. The amp has a 3-hour battery life, which is enough to play through about 2 sets. It weighs 1.3 pounds, which is a little heavy for a portable amp, but it feels great when you hold it. The amp has a 6.5-inch driver, which sounds pretty good, though it isn't as loud as we'd like. The amp has 13 amp models, 20 IRs, and 19 effects, which should be enough for most musicians. The amp is Bluetooth-compatible, so you can use your phone or tablet to control the settings. The controls on the amp are easy to use, and you can change any setting by touching the screen. The NUX Mighty Plug is the most comfortable headphone amp we tested, and it's the only one we tested that has 13 amp models.

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7.8
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NUX NPB-M Guitar Pedal Board with Bag, Anodized Aluminum Material

NUX NPB-M Guitar Pedal Board with Bag

by Cherub Technology Co.,Ltd

with Cable Organizers,Easy to organize all the cables.

The Nux NPB-MB pedal board is well-made and has everything you could need in a pedal board. It's lightweight, sturdy, and has plenty of space for pedals. We like the LED indicators that let you know which pedal is on the chain and which input is in use. The board is sturdy enough to travel with, and it comes with a carry bag. The pedal board is gray, but it comes with three color-changing pedal clips so you can change the look of your board. The pedal board has 9 pedal strips, 9 pedal clip holders, 9 pedal inputs, and 9 pedal outputs. The pedal strips are 9.5in wide, and 1.5in wide. The pedal clips are 3.5in wide. The pedal inputs and pedal outputs have 1/4in plugs. The pedal board is 15in wide, 20in long, and 3.5in high.

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7.8
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NUX Mighty Air Wireless Stereo Modelling Guitar/Bass Amplifier with Bluetooth,Mobile App

NUX Mighty Air Wireless Stereo Guitar/Bass Modelling Amplifier with Bluetooth

by Cherub Technology Co.,Ltd

Build-in 13 Amps + 20 IRs + 19 Effects. Guitar,Bass,Acoustic Guitar Emulation IR

The NUX Mighty Air is a portable guitar amplifier with Bluetooth and a mobile app. The amp itself runs on AA batteries, so it's portable enough to take to a gig, and it comes with two 2-inch speakers and a 4-watt power amp. The amp connects to your phone via Bluetooth and to your device's speaker input with a 3.5mm cable. The amp's built-in Bluetooth receiver can connect to up to two devices, so you can play along with a friend, for example. The amp's amp model and effects Nicky said, are basic, but the sound is clean, and the amp has enough power to fill a small room. The amp also has three types of EQ, so you can adjust the sound to your preference. The amp has 4 presets, and you can save up to 20 of your own EQ presets. The amp also has a rhythm function, and you can use the amp's app to record your playing, which can be uploaded to the NUX app. The app is simple to use, and it allows you to adjust the amp's settings, save presets, and play along with your recorded riffs. The amp connects to your mobile device using either Bluetooth or a cable, but the app is only available for iOS. The amp's battery life is good for about 12 hours, and the app allows you to control it remotely, so it's a good amp for live performers. The amp's controls are a little complicated, and the app didn't play well with previous versions of Android, so it's a good idea to update the app. Overall, the amp's sound quality is decent, and it's portable enough to carry to a jam session.

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7.2
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IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad and Mac (IP-IRIG-HD2-IN)

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 guitar digital interface for iPhone

by IK Multimedia

Comes with microphone stand mounting clip and Velcro strip,Ultra-compact and lightweight fits in your pocket, laptop bag or gig bag

The iRig HD 2 is a premium-sounding, full-featured audio interface for iPhone and iPad, and the standout feature of this model is its built-in distortion, which sounds great when paired with the included Amplitude iOS app. This distortion is especially well-suited for guitar, but you can also use Amplitude to dial in distortion for other instruments, such as bass and keyboards. The distortion feature is also great when recording audio from iPhones and iPads, and you can easily dial it in using the app's EQ controls. The interface is well built with sturdy, professional-looking jacks, and the detachable cables are thick and long, making them easy to connect to any guitar or bass without getting tangled up. The preamp itself sounds excellent, and the input gain controls are easy to use. The iRig HD 2 sounds great and is easy to set up and use, and it's a great option for iOS players who want to tap into their iPhones' and iPads' built-in audio.

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