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Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Mid Side Stereo Recording
  • Set Stereo Width to 90° or 120°
  • Adjust Raw M-S Data with Zoom iOS App
  • Fully Mono-Compatible
  • Set Gain Manually or Use Auto-Gain
  • Built-In Limiter to Avoid Input Overload
  • Rotates for Horizontal or Vertical Use
  • Headphone Jack Enables Direct Monitoring
  • Use Zoom App or Other Compatible App
  • For iOS Devices with Lightning Port

The black iQ5 from Zoom is a compact mid-side stereo condenser microphone for lightning equipped iOS devices. It allows for high-quality 44.1kHz/16-bit, mono-compatible audio tracking and is ideal for recording live concerts, ENG, videos and more.

The iQ5 features a rotating capsule that enables it to be used vertically or horizontally with your iOS device. This allows you to record video with your device situated in either standard or landscape positions while ensuring that the audio is recorded with the correct left-right stereo orientation.

The capsule contains two elements including a directional "mid" mic that captures audio coming from the front and a bidirectional "side" mic that picks up ambient sounds from the sides. The stereo width can be set to either 90° or 120°, or you can record the mid and side mic signals as raw data and use Zoom's Handy Recorder iOS app to adjust the stereo width after the fact. The app also allows you to collapse the signal into phase-coherent mono, ideal for voice recordings such as interviews.

The iQ5 allows you to set the recording level of the microphone manually by using the MIC GAIN wheel, or automatically by choosing from three Auto Gain presets: Concert, Solo or Meeting. The unit also features a built-in limiter for protection against input overloads.

Works with iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini running iOS 6.0 or newer
In addition to Zoom's Handy Recorder iOS app, iQ5 can be used with most iOS apps that support audio input from an external microphone such as Apple's GarageBand
Dedicated headphone jack that enables direct monitoring during recording and playback
Microphone Mid-side (M-S) stereo mic(90°/120°/M-S)
Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL
Input Gain + 0 to + 40dB
Audio 44.1 kHz, 16-bit
Power Powered by the connected iOS device.
The connected iPhone/iPod touch can be powered by connecting the genuine Apple power adapter that was included with it to the USB connector. (iPad/iPad mini does not support this function)
Connector Lightning connector
USB Mini-B connector (only for recharging the connected iOS device)
Stereo mini-jack (combined headphone/line level output)
Compatible Audio Import Formats iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th Gen), iPad (4th Gen), iPad mini
Compatible Operating Systems iOS 6.0 or newer
Dimensions 2.3 x 2.46 x 1.51" (58.6 x 62.45 x 38.5 mm)
Weight 1.1 oz (30.5 g)
Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector (Black)
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    Excellent !!!!!

    By Luca

    from New York City

    Comments about Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector (Black):

    Very good deal !!!!! Thank you !!!!

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    Easy improvement for iPhone audio

    By Erik the Hot Tub Guy

    from Prescott, AZ

    About Me Practical, Small business

    Verified Buyer


    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Good Sound Quality
    • Lightweight


    • Tricky To Remove From Pho
    • Tricky Unplugging

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Video

    Comments about Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector (Black):

    This little gadget makes sound infinitely better than the native microphone. I use it for video recording and can dial in the settings to make my video's sound pop. Not sure about the durability long-term, but it hit the deck from about 4 feet up and seems okay (the one downside is it is a bit awkward to remove from the iPhone). Overall excellent product that lends to EASY sound improvement.

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