Originally Posted by tyler1205
Am I the only one who doesn't really hear a big difference?
Nope, neither do I. It is so subtle that neither one of these interfaces would get in the way. My takeaway from this test was that all of the interfaces tested, sound great. I couldn't care less which one I was using during a session from a sonic standpoint. Mind you, as someone on this thread mentioned, I would love to hear the same test with an external preamp so we can focus on AD conversion alone (the most important to me).
Which brings us back to functionality and feature set as the major selling points of these units. To me, a fire-wire connection is a deal breaker for a mobile rig considering I use a brand new MacBook Pro. That FW port is already used by my external FW800 Drive for tracking / playback, and all of these interfaces require access to the full bandwidth of the FW buss in order to operate to their full potential (ie: latency figures, signal reliability). Which means for my purposes, the RME UFX is the Interface of choice. To me, it sounds just as good as the Avid, Apogee or the Prism. And this is coming from someone who's home base is 192's, and AD/DA 16X's. The Prism was on my radar for my mobile rig, but IMHO, it's just not worth the price tag (and I've never used RME anything btw).
Very cool test, Avid.