IK Multimedia iRig Stream USB Audio Interface Review (May 2024)


Last updated on May 27, 2024 10:37 pm Details


In this review post, we’re going to be discussing the IK Multimedia iRig Stream USB Audio Interface including an overview of its unique features.

Product Description

Today’s mobile devices make it easier than ever to share your music with the world. From Instagram live streams to YouTube videos, SoundCloud playlists, and more, social media and smartphones have become a key aspect of how many musicians get heard and connect with fans.

iRig Stream makes it easier than ever to share, letting you connect instruments, mixers, and more to your iPhone, iPad, Android device, and Mac/PC, with convenient features designed just for use on today’s most popular platforms. Whether it’s mono or stereo, live playing, or an existing mix, iRig Stream gets you connected to all your favorite apps, so you can start connecting with listeners instantly.

iRig Stream makes it easy to connect all your audio sources and route them to a streaming or recording app. Send the digital output of your smartphone, tablet, or laptop into iRig Stream, and mix it with external audio sources like mixers, DJ decks, keyboards, and more. Add your voice from earbuds (or an iRig Mic) and send all 3 signals back to your device to popular apps like Instagram, or just your built-in camera app.

iRig Stream makes it easier than ever to connect. With USB, USB-C, and Lightning cables right in the box, it plugs into all the latest iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, as well as Mac & PC – even the latest devices.

2 line-level RCA inputs are perfect to connect DJ and multi-channel mixers but are also great for keyboards, synth & drum machine setups, and more. Whether you’re looking to stream your DJ set, record band practice, jam along with your favorite song, or even host a podcast, iRig Stream lets you connect a massive range of gear.

iRig Stream offers 24-bit, 48 kHz A/D, and D/A converters to ensure a clean, professional signal regardless of the platform you’ll wind upon. And adjustable input gain and easy-to-read level indicators let you dial in the right sound level instantly. iRig Stream offers a unique headphone/microphone jack, wired just like your smartphone, so you can listen and talk over the stereo input simultaneously.
The mic input is mixed into the stereo inputs, to ensure it works with any app and offers adjustable volume. Best of all, it works with most headphones with a built-in mic*, and also with IK products like iRig Mic LaviRig Mic, and iRig Pre, giving you a wide range of options for any situation.

If you’re ever tried streaming or sharing audio on social media, you know many apps only support mono signals – so iRig Stream offers a mono/stereo switch to compensate. Stereo passes both inputs as left & right channels, and mono mixes them together to a single channel, ensuring you won’t lose anything panned to one side. iRig Stream works with any app that records or streams audio or video, so you’ll never stop finding new ways to use it. To get you started, it includes iRig Recorder 3 LE (iPhone/iPad/Android) – an easy-to-use, high-quality audio and video recording app. Record, trim, edit, and share,
right from your device.

Product Features

  • Stereo line input over RCA connectors
  • Audio level LED indicators to dial in the right gain fast
  • Up to 48kHz / 24bit resolution for crystal clear sound
  • Pre-mixes audio sources down to stereo or mono
  • Loop-back mixes incoming signals with your device’s audio
  • Headphone out with integrated mic input to talk over your music
  • Powered by your device for use on the go
  • Works with all your favorite apps
  • Custom ASIO driver for superior performance on Windows machines

Pros & Cons


  • Solid build
  • Affordably priced
  • Very trustworthy
  • Favorable customer ratings
  • Worth the price
  • Terrific audio quality
  • Perfect for studio recording and live performance


  • When utilized with high-gain noises, it can suffer from received feedback
  • At first, some DJs may think the application has too many capabilities
  • It is not sold with a storage container or bag
  • Another disadvantage of the iRig Stream is that it is so reasonably priced that it is usually always out of stock

IK Multimedia iRig Stream USB Audio Interface Demo

Our Verdict

DJs will appreciate the iRig Stream. If you want an easy way to record your DJ performances and podcasts while mixing with DJ gear, this is an excellent device. Despite the fact that you can record directly from your DJ software, the iRig adds flexibility and adaptability. This means that you can simply access streaming services without worrying about recording options being disabled. Despite its many functions, the iRig is reasonably priced. This is also an excellent gadget for streaming music — as well as voice — across several platforms.

For example, it’s really simple to use and produces high-quality audio while filming films for YouTube or Facebook. The quality of the audio going straight into your video or live stream is also significantly greater than connecting a microphone to record the synth sounds coming from a speaker. This allows the signal and, if necessary, the speech to be fed directly into your iPad or iPhone for recording or streaming.

You can do a lot with this device. Any DJ would be blessed to have the iRig as part of their streaming/recording setup. It is useful and can be utilized at any time and in any place.

Where to Buy

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

IK Multimedia iRig Stream 2-channel recording & live-streaming audio interface for iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac/PC

as of April 30, 2024 4:58 pm

Pricing History

Price History for IK Multimedia iRig Stream 2-channel recording & live-streaming audio interface for iPhone, iPad,...


Current Price $119.99 April 30, 2024
Highest Price $119.99 October 1, 2023
Lowest Price $99.99 August 16, 2023
Since August 16, 2023

Last price changes

$119.99 January 2, 2024
$99.99 December 29, 2023
$119.99 October 1, 2023
$99.99 August 16, 2023

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Additional information

Item Weight

2.4 ounces

Product Dimensions

4.1 x 1.15 x 1.25 inches

Item model number


Date First Available

November 8, 2019

Color Name


Compatible Devices

Personal Computer


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