RME Babyface USB 2.0 High Speed Audio Interface 10 in, 12 out
- Multi-format mobile USB audio interfaceSample rates up to 192kHz on all I/O.
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I also own the Duet2 and there is no comparison on playback; the BF is far more resolving and detailed. I have always believed that most DACs beyond the $500 datapoint suffered from the law of diminishing returns... but the BF is certainly a more detailed and balanced DAC when compared to anything I've listened to in it's price-class.
I can hear subtle differences between the RME BF and my Mytek DAC, but I would not term either better, rather it's simply different. The Babyface has become my "go to" DAC so I will likely be selling my Mytek as some point.
I recently heard a high-end component DAC ($10,000+) into my phones and couldn't believe how it rolled-off the highs. It reinforces my belief that I'll stick to pro gear over audiophile.
The babyface delivers.
1. It is much quieter than the Duet....real world signal to noise ratio is excellent
2. I can move between my mac and PC and never miss a beat. Works great on both
3. I have had ZERO driver related crashes mishaps. Can't say that for the Duet.
4. Latency has been great.
5. It sounds better than the Apogee in my opinion.
I'm glad I got it.
Unlike competing interfaces, the BF allows recording of multiple channels/sources up to 12, though you will need an ADAT link to take full advantage of this. The Duet2 and Forte only allow two channel recording. I own a Fireface UCX, and a simple toslink cable links all my inputs and outputs from that device into the BF if I choose.
The TotalMix software that comes with the BF is a fantastic piece of software, and I think, vastly under rated. It is enormously powerful and flexible, and with the built in DSP effects and the ability to route whatever input/output to any other input/output, it blows away any other piece of included interface software.Read more ›
The unit is robust, the connectivity is great and it just WORKS. You won't be disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
best small soundcard ever; no faults or lags, very neutral sound, and even powers the 600ohm beyer dynamic dt880s quite nicely. if I could give it 6 stars I would.Published 13 months ago by djmiked
Very awesome piece of equipment. Built quality is solid. My only complain is that the cables appear to be very thin and fragile.Published 17 months ago by Andrew Toh
This review is based only on my experience using Babyface for listening to music for a month using Shure SE535 in ear monitors on late 2013 Macbook Pro model. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joseph Chakola
Have not had much time to run a lot of sounds through the baby face yet, but can tell that it is has a more open and detailed sound than my old rosetta a.d. Read morePublished on February 16, 2013 by dman4u2hold
This is my first RME product. I previously used an Apogee Duet, but needed to switch to a solution that would work for both Mac and PC. Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by The Lazy Bard