Let’s compare the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 against the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Audio Interface to find out what audio interface is best for you!

Scarlett 2i2 vs Presonus Audiobox Specs

Scarlett 2i2 AUdio InterfacePresonus Audiobox USB 96
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ConnectivityUSB-CUSB-B
MIDI In/OutNoYes
Mic Gain Range56 dB60 dB
Mic Input Noise-128dBu-116.5dBu EIN
Max Instrument Input+12.5dBuNot listed
Max Line Input Level+22dBuNot supported
Monitor Dynamic Range108dB97.6 dB
Monitor Max Output:+ 15.5dBuNot listed
Headphone Dynamic Range104dBNot listed
Headphone Max Output: +7dBuNot listed
Class Compliant (MacOS, iOS)YesYes
Sample rates: 44.1kHz
48kHz
88.2kHz
96kHz
176.4kHz
192kHz
44.1kHz
48kHz
88.2kHz
96kHz
Dimensions: 175 x 47.5 x 98.8mm139.7 x 44.45 139.7 mm
Weight: 0.47KG0.64 kg
Included Software:Avid Pro Tools | First 
Focusrite Creative Pack
Ableton Live Lite
XLN Audio Addictive Keys
Softube Time and Tone Bundle
Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite
Focusrite Collective membership
3 month Splice Sounds subscription
SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 
SSL Drumstrip
6-month trial of SSL Native suite
NI Hybrid Keys and Komplete Start
Avid Pro Tools | First
Ableton Live Lite
1.5GB Loopmasters samples


Scarlett 2i2 & Presonus Audiobox Pricing

Scarlett 2i2 vs Presonus Audiobox Chapters / Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:32 – Pricing & Where To Buy
  • 0:55 – USB Bit Depth & Sample Rate
  • 1:50 – Analog Audio Inputs
  • 3:15 – Midi In/Out
  • 3:51 – Phantom Power
  • 5:00 – Gain
  • 5:55 – Physical Layout
  • 6:05 – Gain/Level Indicator
  • 6:53 – Air Mode
  • 7:25 – Monitoring
  • 9:00 – Back Panel
  • 9:20 – Audio Test
  • 10:48 – Neat Worker Bee Condenser Microphone
  • 11:03 – Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone
  • 11:17 – Preamp Noise
  • 11:35 – Summary
  • 13:17 – Final Thoughts

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