Product Code: KM-IPHONE-XX
adapter allows you to connect a standard microphone with a 3-pin XLR
connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod or other
compatible device for
quality recording. This adapter incorporates passive components which
provide DC blocking/isolation between the microphone input for device
protection, as well as, impedance matching components for allowing a
wide variety of microphones and instruments to be used with the device.
This adapter works with Dynamic microphones, wireless microphones and
battery powered condenser microphones. This adapter will not work with
microphones that require phantom power, unless you connect a phantom
power supply inline with the microphone.
This adapter also includes a 3-Pin XLR male headphone jack or line-level audio output which allows
you to connect to audio equipment with unbalanced XLR line level inputs .
Types of microphones that work with this adapter:
Types of equipment that will NOT work with this adapter:
- Dynamic Microphones
- Battery Powered Condenser microphones
- Battery Powered Lavaliere Microphones
- Wireless Microphone systems
- Condenser microphones (when an external phantom power supply is used)
- Time code equipment
How it Works:
- Line-Level outputs, like headphone jacks (Use KM-IPHONE-XTRS-A22 for line-level)
- Lavaliere microphones (without batteries)
- Condenser microphones (without Batteries, unless a phantom power supply is used)
the adapter into the iPhone (or other device) headset jack and then
plug your microphone into the adapter. The iPhone will recognize that an
external mic is connected and turn its internal mic off allowing you to
record using the external microphone. This adapter works with all
audio/video recording apps and other functions just as the internal mic
Plug standard headphones into the headphone jack to listen to
recordings or output the audio to other audio equipment. The headphone jack normally works for listening to recorded
audio/video only and not to monitor the microphone input while recording,
unless you use a recording app that has a microphone monitoring feature.
Similar Product Variations:
Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic ?
A:Q: Why is an external phantom power supply required for condenser mics that do not have batteries?
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
All condenser microphones require power to operate. Some condenser mics
supply that power from batteries and some require phantom power from
the device they are plugged into. Since the iPhone cannot supply the
required phantom power, a portable phantom power supply must be used for
these types of microphones.Q: Can I connect a microphone with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
Yes, You can use adapters to connect microphones with 3.5mm or 1/4 inch connectors.
- iPhone/iPad/iPod - all versions (Version 7 and newer require the use of a lightning to 3.5mm adapter)
- Android Phones and devices
- Samsung Galaxy phones and Cameras
Compatible with most mobile devices that use the combined 3.5mm headphone/mic connection.
Q; How do I know if this adapter will work with my phone or device?
A; Due to the massive number of new phones, versions and devices being released we are not able to test the adapter with all devices; however, if your device works with an iPhone headset (headphones and microphone) then this adapter will also work on your device.
- Test your phone/device with a iPhone headset (perhaps try it with a friends iPhone headset)
- Look up a new headset for your phone/device and check the compatibility list to see if it is also compatible with iPhone.