What to know before you buy a cassette deck: The cassette player you buy should work with most audio files you record on your computer, Mac, or other device, but there are some exceptions.
You can use a high-end, high-resolution audio recorder, like a $1,000 audio interface recorder or $500 CD player.
If you want to record audio on your smartphone or tablet, you’ll want to choose a $200 ($400 with accessories) or higher-quality audio interface.
A $500 ($800 with accessories and $1K+ in storage) cassette player is probably the best choice, but it will require an expensive, custom-built case.
We’ve tested and recommended a few of the best audio interfaces for you.
You’ll also need to decide whether you want an audio interface to run off of the same USB-C port that your computer and smartphone or computer and phone do, or you want it to be powered by the same power adapter that comes with your laptop, desktop, or tablet.
We like the USB-A to USB-D adapters that come with Macs and PCs, and you’ll need to choose which to use with your phone.
You may also want to consider a wireless adapter if you’re looking to connect your smartphone to your laptop or desktop.
Here are some other considerations for choosing an audio adapter.
How many channels do I need?
There are many different types of audio interfaces, but the standard is a mono pair of audio outputs.
You should only use two of them.
If your audio interface doesn’t have multiple outputs, you should always use only one of them for the output channels.
You won’t need more than one input channel on each output channel.
For example, a $300 audio interface with two output channels is not the same as a $600 audio interface that only has one output channel, so you won’t be able to use a $3,000 ($6,000 with accessories), $5,000 (with accessories), or $8,000($10,000+ with accessories).
If you’re concerned about how your phone will react when it hears that the two outputs aren’t mono, it’s best to make sure that you choose a phone that can handle both of them and that you’ll be able use only two of the outputs.
If it’s a $50 audio interface, we recommend choosing the highest-quality stereo pair of outputs that can support up to three inputs.
The highest-end audio interfaces we tested, including the most expensive, have a mono output.
The most affordable, most affordable-looking, and the most affordable phones all have stereo outputs.
However, they don’t have a dedicated stereo output.
You’re best off choosing an interface that supports three outputs, or two outputs, if you want the best possible audio experience.
A mono audio interface will output the audio to two separate audio inputs, and it will also output a mono stereo output, but only one audio input is output.
A high-quality, high quality audio interface is a stereo audio interface without a stereo output or input.
This means that your phone can connect to your phone through a single mono output, with the phone and the audio interface being connected to each other through the same mono output or stereo input.
If a high quality, high performance audio interface supports two outputs and the phone can be used with both outputs, that is what you want.
You don’t want two outputs because you can’t connect your phone and your audio input simultaneously.
If the audio output of your phone is low-quality or doesn’t work with the high-performance audio interface or your phone’s hardware, the phone will not work.
You will have to turn off the audio signal to use it.
You might also need an adapter if your phone has a low-cost, high resolution audio interface and it requires an expensive case or an expensive phone case.