Apogee Electronics Duet for iPad and Mac by pickadilly
Apogee Duet 2 offers very high quality sound for little bit below 500 euros. It comes with a breakout cable, ac adapter and usb cable for connecting the device.
Sound quality is very good in Duet 2. Lows are tight, mids solid and altho the highs can be little bit overhyped, depending on taste. It offers a pristine quality for any homemusician or professional engineer. The presentation of stereoimage is clear.
Duet 2 is controlled by the rotary knob, 2 touchscreen button and maestro software. The touchscreen buttons can be user assignable for preferred taste, which is nice. Maestro in other hand is very simple and easily configurable software.
There are 2 ins and 4 outs. For a laptop producer this is very well enough. If your desire more outputs Duet 2 is upgradeable with the breakoutbox. Apogee updates the drivers in a decent time matter.
Overally I have been very happy with duet 2 and have had no errors or bugs with it. I think it is a little bit too pricey for it to receive a 10 on bang for buck. More suitable price would be about 350 euros in my opinion. It is hard to point much deficits in Duet 2, it's price on mind. But I would recommend it for first audio interface to anyone who doesnt need the extra inputs. These are my thoughts as an starting producer and composer who mainly does electronic music and work mainly "in-the-box".
I hope this could be some help, for someone thinking of buying or not purchasing Duet 2.