As for the MicMates...remember they each have separate uses depending on the type of Mic. The “Classic” is for condenser mics only, Dynamic for Dynamic, Line for line level devices, and the Pro for those who have them all. The “Benefit” of the 3 “non Pro” ones is that they maintain a consistent true gain level, unlike the Centrance, Blue and even our Pro since those all have fluid gain control.
For instance, if you are a podcaster you would not want the MicMate Pro or the Centrance or Blue Icicle as each pod cast may have a different gain setting and that would sound bad to the listener.
MXL MicMate Basic MSRP $79.95 USB adapter for plugging microphones requiring phantom power into a computer.
MXL Dynamic MicMate MSRP $99.95 USB adapter for professional balanced dynamic microphones such as RE15 & SM58 (no 48V)
MXL MicMate Pro MSRP $149.95 New MicMate with headphone jack, 48V, gain and volume controls
MXL MicMate Line Level MSRP $179.95 New MicMate for line level out put devices like mixing consoles and tape decks.