Audient’s iD4 and iD14 MKII budget audio interfaces offer more features and improved performance

Audient iD4 MKII
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GEAR 2021: Audient’s iD4 and iD14 are two of the best budget audio interfaces on the market, and today marks the launch of new versions of both of them. The MKII revisions are said to provide more features and improved performance - bringing both interfaces into line with Audient’s higher-end iD44 - and to offer even better value for money.

Both interfaces now provide 126dB of dynamic range on the DACs and 120dB on the ADCs, so you should get improved recording and output quality. There’s also USB 3.0 connectivity, which offers bus powering via a USB-C port. The iD14 MKII gets dual headphone outputs and two extra line outputs, too.

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With a gun-metal finish, the MKII IDs look a bit sharper than their predecessors, but the good news is that they come in at the same prices. So, the iD4 MKII costs $199/£138/€149 and the iD14 MKII costs $299/£200/€229.

Audient has also launched the EVO Start Recording Bundle, which contains the EVO 4 audio interface, the SR1 large diaphragm condenser mic plus shockmount, and the SR2000 monitoring headphones. This costs $249/£199/€220.

Find out more on the Audient website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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