Back in early August, I reviewed the iRig Voice microphone
from IK Multimedia. It’s fun. Colorful. Fairly inexpensive. But it’s not serious. You’re not buying the iRig Voice for much more than karaoke. Buy the iRig Mic HD, on the other hand, and you’ve
pretty much turned your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a 24-bit mobile recording studio.
Now, understand that you can connect the iRig Mic HD to your Mac or PC, too; it comes with both a Lightning cable and a USB cable (it’s even compatible with older 30-pin iDevices if you order the cable for it). But it’s aimed at mobile device users,
and that’s where it shines. Simply plug the iRic Mic HD into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, launch any of the myriad compatible recording apps (which extends beyond this list, and you’re all set.
Before we get to my personal reasons for loving the iRig Mic HD, let’s look at the technical reasons (specifically, the specifications):