3.5mm MONO / STEREO EXTERNAL MICROPHONE ADAPTER FOR SMARTPHONE / TABLET TRRS 4 POLE
Welcome to Micronic's best selling 3.5-TRRS microphone adapter for connecting different microphones to mobile devices, smartphones and tablets.
The 3.5-TRRS adapter converts 3.5mm (1/8") TS/TRS jack plug microphones to 3.5mm TRRS (4 pin - Tip,Ring,Ring,Sleeve) for connecting to headset inputs.
Modern devices have a 3.5mm TRRS jack plug input/output 4 pin connection socket to operate headphones and microphone. All external microphones have a different connector and will not work with 3.5mm TRRS headset socket. Microphones are wired to 3.5mm Mono TS (2 pin - Tip,Sleeve) or 3.5mm Stereo TRS (3 pin - Tip,Ring,Sleeve). All 3.5mm Mono and Stereo microphones are not TRRS compatible and require this adapter to work.
Why is the 3.5-TRRS the best selling adapter? It incorporates passive components to provide DC bias and impedance between the microphone and input. This is for input level protection and impedance balance making it possible to use with most type microphones. This adapter will work with both Mono and Stereo microphones that have a 3.5mm TS and TRS 3.5mm jack plug connector. (read below regarding stereo microphones with TRRS)
Battery Powered Video / Condenser microphones (shotgun / windsocks etc)
Battery Powered Lavaliere Microphones
Wireless Microphone systems
Headsets and ear hook microphones
How it Works: Plug 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 would. It is possible to use a professional video camera microphone or simply use your clip on lapel microphone for interviewing or similar use.
iPhone - all versions
iPod - all versions
iPad - all versions
iPad mini - all versions
Android Phones and devices
Samsung Galaxy phones and Cameras
Compatible with all mobile devices using combined headphone/mic headset from 2014 onwards.
Frequently asked questions regarding this adapter.
Q: Will this adapter work with a stereo mic on TRRS input?
A: Yes it works but is not recorded in stereo. The combined headset TRRS 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. You can connect a stereo mic to this adapter but only one side of the mic will be active; if you use a stereo to mono adapter on your mic then it will make both mics active. 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.
Q: Do I need a different adapter for a lavaliere mic that does not have batteries?
A: No, Lavaliere / lavalier mics, PC mics and headset mics are all typically ECM mics (electret condenser mics) and all ECM mics require power to operate. If your ECM mic does not have batteries then our adapter will provide the power needed from the iPhone input socket.
Q: Can I connect a microphone with a different style connector if I use an adapter?
A: Although you can adapt various microphone connectors to work with this adapter, the XLR connection needs to be hooked up as “Unbalanced” and most XLR to 3.5mm adapters are balanced connections. You can either use our XLR version of this adapter, or you can connect an XLR mic to this adapter by using an XLR to 3.5mm mono (unbalanced) adapter.
Q: Can I connect two microphones for doing interviews?
A: Yes, you can use a standard 3.5mm dual splitter adapter to connect two microphones which will combine the signals from both microphones into this adapter. Alternately, you could use a small mixer to combine the signals from multiple microphones into this adapter. Ulimately the best way to do this is with our professional dual interviewing microphone.
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.