Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo audio source?
Q: Why do I need a different adapter for a microphone?
headset jack on the iPhone and other devices only has a mono mic input
so you cannot record in stereo. Most recording apps split the mono
signal into both left/right channels when recording so the audio will
play back in both ears. There is a new
stereo microphone product available which will allow for stereo
recording using the docking connector; this is currently the only option
available for stereo recording,
Tascam IM2 stereo mic
The iPhone headset mic input is a mic-level input. The mic-level signal
is much lower than a line-level signal which is used in audio outputs.
This adapter has a built-in attenuator which reduces line-level signals
down to mic-level signal strength. If you connect a mic to this adapter
the signal would be reduced to a point that you would not be able to
hear it in a recording. Use the MIC versions of this adapter for
recording from microphones.
Q: Can I connect a cable with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
Yes, you can use an adapter to convert from a 1/4 inch output or XLR,
ect. We also have this adapter in those connector versions as well.