Reviewing iRig Acoustic in MusicAppBlog, editor John Walden was impressed with its audio quality and ease of use: "Most novice users are going to find it way easier to get a decent acoustic guitar recording with this system than with a budget-level mic."
"Any solution that can make getting a decent acoustic guitar tone into your recording software might be of interest. And, if that solution happens to have been designed with iOS in mind, then so much the better."
"Attaching the pickup to my acoustic guitar took just a few seconds. It’s a comfortable fit and, on my guitar anyway, there didn’t seem any danger of marking the guitar’s surface."
"The visual design of the iRig Acoustic is rather cool with its plectrum-shaped front panel."
"The microphone/pickup itself clips, very neatly, to the lip of the sound hole on your guitar. This worked perfectly on both Taylor and Crafter acoustics I have here at Music App Blog HQ - and also, incidentally, on a cheap and cheerful ukulele that I am almost totally incompetent upon!"
"I though the quality of the sound was actually very good. Whether for strummed parts, picked chords or melody lines/lead playing, the sound seemed to be a pretty genuine representation of what I could hear in the room."
"Most novice users are going to find it way easier to get a decent acoustic guitar recording with this system."
John's final verdict was:
"You might eventually move on to bigger and better things (that top-end mic for example) but, until then, the iRig Acoustic can do a very decent job. Highly recommended."