Apogee´s new USB microphone promises improved sound quality and lower noise floor form its predecessors.
I wanted to buy a usb microphone for some time now but the ones that I have tried in the past didn't convince me! USB microphones are usually guilty of high self-noise that can be quite problematic when recording such a subtle instrument as the classical guitar and since they are mainly aiming for voice-overs, vocal recordings, podcast and such activities, they are usually quite bright for my taste.
The new MiC Plus is definitely an improvement over the older versions and although it is introducing some noise in comparison to my normal setup (Neumann TLM193 and TLM102 into an Audient iD14) and is a little bit on the bright side, I don't find it to be a problem for not commercial uses and is still natural enough for use with a classical guitar and other acoustic instruments.
It seems very well made and I believe it can take some beating, but don't forget it is a sensitive condenser capsule in there so I don't plan to drop it anytime soon.
Another nice thing is that it comes with everything you need to start recording right away, desktop tripod, microphone stand adaptor and USB Type A, USB Type C and Lightning cable. Keep in mind that the cables are rather short and although the ones that are to be used with mobile devices might be sufficient enough the one that is supposed to be used with a Desktop or Laptop computer won't be long enough unless you only plan to record voice seated on your desk.
All in all, it is a great mini microphone and although it is not meant to replace a discrete signal chain with high end microphones, preamps and converters, having access to such equipment when I'm on the road is not usually an option and the MiC+ comes to fill the gab as it sounds better than most portable recorders and it fits in the pocket of my jacket.