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Anyone experienced with the Micro BR-80, and how that stacks up to an iOS setup that uses something like Amplitube or Ampkit? This would be with a 1/8" input to the iOS device, not digital through the dock connector.

In particular, I'd like to know which produces a cleaner sound, and quality comparison of patch effects.

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closed as off-topic by seseorang, Dr Mayhem May 26 '14 at 17:01

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Are there any other products in the BR-80's segment, or is it pretty unique in offering a cell phone-sized DAW? – NReilingh May 23 '14 at 17:49
I have found other products: The original BR (no "80") looks comparable in features. Reviews I found cited better usability, battery, and sound quality in the newer model. TASCAM GT-R1 looks smaller. My leaning toward the BR-80 is just a preference for its interface-- they seem to have comparable reviews Zoom H4N similar features but geared more towards a general-purpose field recorder KORG SOS reviews I read cited sound quality issues. There are other portable options, but these are the smallest I have seen, others I found were too big to comfortably mount on a guitar. – Promethean May 23 '14 at 18:03
Comparisons and recommendations are a tricky one - sound quality as an objective measure has the potential to allow for an on topic question, but the question you have asked is very subjective. – Dr Mayhem May 26 '14 at 17:02
Yeah, I know this is a tough one, I'm asking for something objective, but there's a huge subjective component where preference is involved... In any case, I found a local guitar center that had an old demo unit, and tested it out. My untrained ears couldn't tell much of a difference in static/interference, but that was just listening to live play, not recording. – Promethean May 26 '14 at 22:35