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iPhone - Android XLR line-level input and XLR headphone/Output adapter - 3.5mm TRRS Male to XLR Male Audio Output and XLR line Input
iPhone  XLR line-level input and XLR headphone/Output adapter - 3.5mm TRRS Male to XLR Male Audio Output and XLR line Input

Price: $43.50

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Product Code:: KM-IPHONE-XX-A22

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Product Code: KM-IPHONE-XX-A22


This adapter allows you to connect a line-level audio output with a 3-pin XLR connector to the iPhone/iPad/iPod or other compatible device for quality recording. This adapter incorporates a line level to mic-level attenuator which allows you to record from audio equipment having XLR line outputs.

This adapter also includes a 3-Pin XLR male line-level audio output which allows you to connect to audio equipment with unbalanced XLR line level inputs .

Types of outputs that work with this adapter:
  • Mixers and other sound equipment
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Line-level audio outputs
  • Time code equipment
Types of equipment that will NOT work with this adapter:
  • Microphones (Use KM-IPHONE-XX for line-level)
  • Mic level audio outputs
How it Works:
Plug the adapter into the iPhone (or other device) headset jack and then plug the adapter XLR female into your audio source. The iPhone will recognize that an external mic is connected and turn its internal mic off allowing you to record using the external audio source. This adapter works with all audio/video recording apps and other functions just as the internal mic would.

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.

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Product FAQs:

Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo (balanced) audio output ?
A: The combined 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.

Q: Can I connect a different style connector if I use an adapter?
A: Yes, You can use adapters to connect 3.5mm or 1/4 inch connectors.

Q: Why can't I use the headphones to hear (monitor) the microphone while recording?
A: The microphone signal is too weak to be heard in the headphones without being amplified. The mic signal would need to be amplified by the software (App) and played back through the headphones live for you to be able to hear while you are recording. Most recording apps, including the4 built-in recording apps, do not have a monitoring feature so the headphones will only work for playback of recordings with these apps. If you use a recording app with monitoring, like StudioMini or Fire by AudioFile, then you will be able to monitor while recording.

Compatibility List:

  • 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.

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