Have you recently purchased an Apple iPhone and now you can't figure out where to plug in your favourite external powered microphone? Connect an external battery powered microphone to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for recording your voice or a conversation, meeting or lecture using this connection cable kit. Most new phones come equipped with a single 3.5mm 4-position (4pin) audio port that supports both audio input and output. A great number of headsets on the market come equipped with two separate headphone and microphone connectors that are not compatible with this new configuration. The Conversor microphone headset adapter cable features two 3.5mm 3-position ports that provide a separate headphone and microphone connection that can be connected to the single audio port on your laptop or smartphone. Alternatively, you can also connect a separate battery-powered microphone and powered speakers if you prefer to use Skype or chat online without using a headset.
High quality Conversor adapter plug for iOS, tablet and smartphone devices (4-pin 3.5mm plug to twin stereo 3.5mm socket) enables you to connect a battery powered microphone(such as the Audiotechnica ATR3350) and headphones to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or MAC, through the single 3.5mm audio socket on the device. Used by Musician iOS users for Garage Band recording.The cable has added attenuation to enable the iOS device to swithc to using an external microphone instead of the on-board microphone. Some of the newer laptops and iOS devices from Apple® and Dell® feature only a single (4-pin) 3.5mm audio socket to support both audio input and output.
The Conversor adapter splits the audio input and output into two - one that can be used for a microphone connection, and the other for connecting external headphones, earphones or speakers. Note you cannot use the earphones supplied with the device with the adapter plug as these headphones already have a 4-pin plug. Stereo headphones or earphones can be used instead. Compact and easy to use If you have a microphone with a mono plug you will need to use a mono socket to stereo plug adapter to connect to this adapter cable. Use in conjunction with Conversor Pro Recorder App and a Conversor directional microphone for recording lectures, meetings and group discussions. The ideal notetaking accompaniment.
Types of microphones that will work with this adapter:
• Dynamic Microphones
• Battery Powered Video/Condenser microphones
• Battery Powered Lavaliere Microphones eg AudioTechnica ATR3350
• Wireless Microphone systems
For standard Condenser microphones please use Conversor adapter cable CON01ADP.
Please note: This adapter is not a headphone splitter/Y-cable. It cannot be used to split the audio output to two separate sets of headphones or speakers. Some laptops and mobile devices will not work with all external microphones. This is typically caused by an impedance mismatch between the microphone and the device. This is due to hardware incompatibility and is not a limitation of the Conversor adapter.
- Key Features
Use with battery-powered microphones, wireless microphones and dynamic microphones
Splits the iPhone pin-out into a separate headset and microphone jack socket connection so you can use separate microphone and headset
4-pin TRRS connector which plugs in to the Apple device headset socket
Can be used on Mac laptops, iPad, iPod, iPhone
- Technical Information
Plug:3.5mm TRRS plug with a 4 pin connection
Sockets:Two standard 3-pin 3.5mm stereo sockets
Dimensions: 180mm length cable
CON01PMY:Contains small attenuation to switch device to external microphone mode
- Excellence beyond the call of duty Review by Dave Morgan
It's not often I review products, though as Conversor went above and beyond the call of duty, I felt compelled to share it with you.
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First off, the above adaptor arrived quickly but I couldn't get it to work with the eW100 G2 Microphones and a brand new iPhone 6S. As it was the third adaptor bought online (and returned), I was baffled as to why it didn't work. Jeremy was quick to put on his thinking cap and come up with solutions, and in short he sent me a few various leads/adaptors to trial out, yet what amazed me most, was the time and effort he'd taken from his own evening to do even more research (not something anyone else had offered, let alone would I have expected). Nevertheless and to cut a long story short, Jeremy's e-mail arrived the next morning packed full of expert knowledge and it was clear to me, the error in the adaptor lay with me (and not with the product).
I followed Jeremy's advice and low and behold "it was one of my brand new microphone cables that was faulty" - and was this that was preventing the adaptor from operating. After swapping the mic cable for another, hey presto, the adaptor worked perfectly. However, before relaying this back to Jeremy, I tried and tested it in every situation possible and was amazed how crystal clear the sound quality was (even though walls).
In comparison to the three other adaptors (bought elsewhere), this one is by far the best quality. Worth a further highlight is the definite and snug "CLICK" the 3.5mm jacks make into the adaptor. Once it's hooked up, it's tight with ZERO sound distortion (important for wireless mic's). In addition and again, once hooked up, they can be moved around the room “rotating freely” with no sound distortion.
I know it's only an adaptor, but for those who use mic's on a regular basis will appreciate the importance of “connectivity and durability". This one feels heavyweight as it’s built well.
I highly recommend this product for the iPhone 6S, and I highly recommend Conversor for their expert knowledge and super-super-efficient service.
Thank you Jeremy/Conversor (Posted on 22/11/2015)
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