Apogee One for Mac – Audio Interface Review (April 2024)


Last updated on April 9, 2024 4:32 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the Apogee One – Audio Interface, including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

Apogee ONE is an all-in-one portable, USB audio interface that gives you everything you need to make professional recordings on the go. Connect a microphone, or guitar, or use ONE’s exceptional built-in omnidirectional microphone to easily capture your music without compromise. ONE even lets you record with a microphone (built-in or external) and guitar simultaneously. Using Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion and mic preamp technology, ONE produces pristine music, podcast, and voice-over recordings while also delivering studio-quality sound to your headphones for precision mixing or hi-fi listening. With an intuitive controller knob and seamless compatibility with macOS and Windows, ONE is easy for anyone to use.

Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 30 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like ONE, Duet, Quartet, Ensemble, and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades.

ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee’s mic preamps, AD/DA converters, and clocking available in a portable form factor and at a great price. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, ONE was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.

ONE’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. ONE’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings. ONE features a microphone preamp with seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible gain range of 0 to 62 dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within the software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. ONE’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser, or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.

ONE features a built-in studio-quality condenser microphone that makes it easy to quickly capture song ideas, vocals, podcasts, and interviews. With the included mic clip you can position ONE perfectly on your microphone stand to capture any sound.ONE’s breakout cable lets you connect a microphone to the XLR input and an electric guitar, bass, or acoustic guitar with pickup to the 1/4” instrument input. With up to two simultaneous channels of recording (instrument + built-in or external mic) and Apogee’s premium A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, you can make professional recordings anywhere with ONE.

ONE’s stereo output delivers audiophile quality sound from your Mac to your headphones or speakers. With ONE’s premium D/A conversion you will hear every subtle detail of your music like never before, allowing you to create better mixes and enjoy your iTunes library even more.

Product Features

  • 2 IN x 2 OUT Audio interface with a built-in microphone
  • USB 2.0 connection for Mac or PC with 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA conversion
    • iOS connectivity kit available
  • 2 Analog Inputs:
    • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone
    • XLR microphone and 1/4” instrument connector on breakout cable
    • 2 simultaneous inputs (instrument + built-in or external mic)
    • Mic preamp with up to 62dB of gain
  • 2 Analog Outputs:
    • 1 1/8” stereo output for headphones or powered speakers
  • Direct monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
  • Die-cast aluminum chassis
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Built in the U.S.A.

Pros & Cons


  • High-quality build
  • Very dependable
  • Favorable customer feedback
  • Worth the investment
  • Excellent audio output
  • Perfect for studio recording and live performance


  • A bit pricey
  • If you have a One, this is virtually the same model. If you don’t, you now have an option in the type of device you use with your one, and you can save some money.

Apogee One – Audio Interface Demo

Our Verdict

If you’re searching for a compact portable interface, or even simply an extremely high-quality DAC to provide a terrific and clean signal to your headphones while you’re on the road, the One is a great option. It may have a somewhat higher price tag than other of the budget options available, but you definitely get what you pay for in this case. If you buy a One, you’ll be rewarded with plenty of headroom, an almost noise-free noise floor, and a solid-feeling piece of gear that looks terrific.

Where to Buy

The best place to buy this product has to be Amazon, due to their competitive pricing and fantastic customer service.

Apogee One - Audio Interface for Vocals and Instruments with Built In Studio Quality Condenser Microphone for iOS, Mac & Windows PC, Headphone DAC for audiophiles, Made in USA (Silver)

as of April 5, 2024 11:43 pm

Pricing History

Price History for Apogee One - Audio Interface for Vocals and Instruments with Built In Studio Quality Condenser...


Current Price $375.00 April 5, 2024
Highest Price $375.00 December 18, 2023
Lowest Price $375.00 December 18, 2023
Since December 18, 2023

Last price changes

$375.00 December 18, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

12.8 ounces

Product Dimensions

6.4 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches

Item model number


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

March 31, 2016

Color Name


Compatible Devices

Personal Computer


3.9 watts


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