Daily Desired: A High-Fidelity USB Interface You'll Actually Use

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One reason even sound nerds are abandoning high-fidelity audio gear is that its ugly. The appearance of these products doesn't always sing. This USB interface will improve the sound of your digital music, and it's handsome enough that you'll care.

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The Duet2 is a digital to analog converter for Mac—it plugs into your USB port, sucks the raw digital files off your harddrive and processes the data super accurately. If you've got uncompressed music files, the Duet2 will spit perfection out of its headphone jack.

The Duet2 is also as pretty as an Apple product. It actually sort of looks like an iPhone, and provokes in me the same longing. That's important because audio quality can be elusive. if I'm going to buy an auxiliary sound product to put next to my computer, my eyes better be just as convinced as my ears that it's worth $600. My MacBook wasn't cheap, and there's no law that says accessories have to be. The Duet2 doesn't just play the part—it looks the part, too. [Apogee Electronics]

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Erling Garriock

You managed to ignore the fact that this is designed as a sound production interface, taking things like vocal microphones and electric guitars and inputting them to the computer... That's its purpose, it's not there to "suck the raw digital files off your hard drive and process the data super accurately". That's just the secondary use caused by it being designed for serious audio monitoring...