Hello, I have a MacBook Pro and I don't want to shell out for the Apogee Jam. Has anyone recorded using an XLR-to-USB cable (such as Art's XConnect) and if so did you get decent quality? My bass has active electronics plus I have the Tech21 SansAmp. I get decent quality going through my SansAmp and into the 1/8" input jack (using a converter), but then I can't plug headphones in since the 13" MacBook Pro has only one input/output. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!