Difference between Focusrite Scarlett and Behringer UMC sound?

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  1. Kuuhaku

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    Hello, Im a producer and I'm looking for an audio interface, but I will not use if for recording, only for hearing my audio in analogic (I think it should sound more acurate than digital).
    So, does the analogic audio changes between interfaces? (reproduction only)
    If so, how big is the difference between Scarlett and Behringer UMC?
     
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  3. 9000k

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    I have UMC22 and really, you won't hear any difference mate. I feel like these times you would have to really dig hard to find any interface that has more than +-1db frequency response and sounds just bad... Behringers are just fine. Had Scarlett Solo before and it was just the same sound, only when using recording jacks/xlrs you could notice something but I don't use it just as you.
     
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  4. Kuuhaku

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    Thanks buddy, this was pretty helpfull!! Is there a difference in reproduction between UM22 and UMC22?
     
  5. 9000k

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    you mean UM2? I don't know that, but I would say no, just features diff and UM2 has plastic case while UMC22 is metal
     
  6. Kuuhaku

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    Wow, so Im buying UMC22 right now! thank you :)
     
  7. Scarlett

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    Get an M2 by Motu. Or M4. PLEASE. Thanks.
     
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  8. Kwissbeats

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    Great choice! real bang for the buck.
    I am the proud owner of a Behringer UMC 404HD and it is surprisingly good, in my opinion.
    I only got 2 side-notes for it, And I don't exactly know if these things are present in all models but:

    1. The headphone amplifier isn't really that power full, so I would not recommend an 250 ohm headphones
    2. I rolled back the driver to 3.29, since it has more buffer setting options.
    all-in all a great interface, I especially like the suppose to be Midas mic pre-amps.
     
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  9. Scarlett

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    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M2--motu-m2-2x2-usb-c-audio-interface

    DAC is so much better on this one, than any Scarlett or Behringer.
    Headphones and monitor outputs.
    A Scartlett 2i2 is almost the same price, so if you can get your hands on a M2 honest it will be sooo much better than crappy 2i2 or crappy Behringer (honest Behringer is better than the 2i2, but you need to get a UMC 404HD as Kwissbeats said). Still, the M2 is by far the better DAC (on gearsluts is even compared to a Clarett and a Babyface Pro).

    Having said that, if all you could get is a Scarlett, well, there are better options if you are ONLY gonna use it for listening.
    If that is so, get a Modius (from Schiit). Is a DAC only but way better than Scarletts and what not.
     
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  10. Buckethead

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    Is using an audio interface only for listening going to make much of a difference compared to the audio card coming with my laptop ? Assuming I'm using ASIO4ALL drivers.
     
  11. Benno de Bruin

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    Depends on what you use to listen (monitors, headphones). If you use cheap ones you won't hear much difference. But if you'd use average headphones like a Sony MDR 7506 or comparable Sennheiser, or (active) budget monitors, you'd most certainly hear the difference.

    Also i'm not a fan of ASIO4ALL drivers, but perhaps there are audio interfaces that work well with them. Also not a fan of Realtek audio chips.
     
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  12. Buckethead

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    Thank you.
    I believe ASIO4ALL drivers are the best for Realtek audio chips. I guess if you're using a true audio interface you're going to use the drivers that comes with it.
     
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  13. Kuuhaku

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    Im pretending to pay max 100$ on it, also I can only buy on Aliexpress because othersites wont send things declaring their value low, and since I live in Brazil I have to pay 110% of any import product thats over 50$ (dollars)
     
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  14. 9000k

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    do some A/B testing mate and you won't believe what kind of shit you are talking about
     
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    Maybe he does have golden ears
     
  16. MassesAreAsses

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    I bought my Euphoria404 for 99$ when they came out... now they're 175$.... I think they design the Focusrites to fail... the headphone jacks start to short..... I won't ever buy a Focusrite again.
     
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  17. Kuuhaku

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    its 400$ here in Brazil lmao, 1800BRL
     
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  18. Smoove Grooves

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    Totally. They've changed the scene and others will be forced to offer that quality at that price now.
    @Kuuhaku Please check out M2 or M4 first. Please.
    MOTU have been doing it well for many many years.

    There was a 6 week wait for the M4 at Thomann last time I looked!
     
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    I've got experience with UMCs (got 1820) and MOTUs (1st gen ultralite), and at friend's studio there's a Scarlett.

    All of then will do the work. I'd be a bit shy with MOTU gear with windows, but all of them are good.

    If I were squeezed I'd say that the MOTU preamps are the best sounding but that's by the by.
     
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    Very helpful info, check it out.
     
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  21. Kuuhaku

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    I couldnt find it for less than 3000brl, its pretty expensive here :c
     
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