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Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • Connects Standard Microphone with XLR Connectors and XLR Female, Stereo 3.5mm Mini Female Jack to an iPhone or Other Compatible Device

The Comprehensive Premium 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini Plug to XLR Jack and Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Audio Adapter is a nickel finish audio adapter cable with a molded connector. It allows connecting a standard microphone with XLR connectors to an iPhone or other compatible device for quality recording. It also provides a 3.5mm TRS stereo (audio out/headphone) jack for audio playback to standard headphones, speakers or audio input to other devices. It incorporates passive components which provide impedance matching and DC blocking; allowing a wide variety of microphones to be used with the device. This adapter is the perfect solution for interfacing a phone with a quality microphone for recording or production. This adapter is used for interfacing the iPhone with headphones and/or using a quality microphone for recording or production.

Adapter Basics
  • Fits iPhone or other compatible device
  • Connects standard microphone with XLR connectors to a compatible device
  • 3.5mm TRRS 4 conductor plug
  • 3.5mm TRS Audio-out jack
  • 3-pin XLR female Microphone-In jack
  • Premium shielded Coax A/V cable for excellent protection against EMI/RFI interference
  • Incorporates components for DC blocking protection and microphone impedance matching
  • Nickel finish
Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter
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    Comprehensive4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

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      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Good sound quality (3)
    • Simple controls (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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          • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Good product, quick delivery

        By slenk1

        from Sioux Falls, SD

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

            Use for iPad audio feed/return.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great for quality conference calls!

            By Filmages

            from Hong Kong

            About Me Video production

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conference calls
              • Pro rec into iPhone

              Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

              This cable works exactly as advertised.
              We use it mainly to organize high quality conference calls while using free VOIP carriers.

              - Take as many professional microphones as you have participants on your side
              - Balance the different voice inputs through an audio mixer
              - Send the mixed signal to your iPhone and use your favorite VOIP service
              - Plug the signal you get in return into a good amplifier
              - You're all set; every body's voice on your side will be crystal clear.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Be careful ... won't work with Rode NT4

              By Tim

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              About Me Gearhead

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                Not sure how to rate this product. Mostly upset with myself for not reading the specs more carefully. Be warned: the 3.5 mini jack is an audio OUT, so this unit will not work with the Rode NT4. If you want to use the Rode NT4 (or other mic with 3.5 mm audio IN), you'll need a different product.

                Now ... on to real life test run:

                I gave this product two stars because I was hoping to use this for person-on-the-street interviews with my iPhone. When I used an XLR mic, any time the cord moved, there was a crackling sound and the audio shorted out. This item would work well for a locked-down (stationary) audio session, such as interviewing someone at a kitchen table. But if you plan on moving at all, forget it. This item cost too much to be shorting out, so I returned it. (Again, my two-star rating is focused on the shorting-out noise I heard when I moved the cord; not on my inability to read the specs more carefully. ;-)

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Ste

                By Ben

                from Brisbane, Australia

                About Me Business Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Cord Is Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                Pro's: Works well
                Compact. Quality Components.
                Con's: Short.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Works as advertised!

                By Pete

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Video producer and tech

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                    This surely isn't rocket science. An XLR to TRRS mini jack for getting a mic into your iPad or whatever. It works! Solid manufacturing, stable signal, and allows you to monitor the audio as well - at least in playback, so you don't have to keep unplugging cables.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Get mobile... for cheap!

                    By ejayjoe

                    from Granby, QC, Canada

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                        I use it with my 3rd gen ipod touch and the irig recorder app for field recordings. I tried it with my sennheiser e835 dynamic mic and my battery powered condenser shotgun mic and the signal is super clean with both mics. In my opinion this is a really cheap way for someone that already owns an ipod touch / iphone to get a good field recorder with XLR input. When used with the iRig recorder app, you can monitor the input in real time, adjust input and output gain, view your sound wave in real time while it's recording and export in 16 bits 44khz (CD quality).

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        didn't work on 3Gs

                        By Aaron

                        from NYC

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                              I was hoping to use this with my iPhone 3Gs to connect a shotgun microphone for audio recordings but it did not work. Not sure if the cord I bought was broken.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Big Studio Sound In a Small Package

                              By The Voice of Real Estate

                              from San Diego, CA

                              About Me Audio Enthusiast, Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy Controls
                              • Good Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • None that I could find

                              Best Uses

                              • Mini Recording Studio
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                              As a new user to the iPhone4 I wanted to take advantage of the fine digital sound on this instrument without relying on the built-in microphone. I read about the 4-pole TRRS mini jack adapter, which enables the user to connect a professional microphone with an XLR connector to the 3.5mm mini jack. I read that it is often used by TV reporters to create a pro sound when using the iPhone4 in the field.

                              Within minutes after its arrival from B&H I was recording my greeting with my SM58 microphone. Amazing! Direct to the phone and ready in minutes. Another great toy at a great price from B&H.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Broadcaster Necessity!

                              By BJ

                              from CT

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Comprehensive 4-pole TRRS 3.5mm Mini to XLR Jack & Stereo 3.5mm Mini Jack Adapter:

                              Perfect way to connect a real mic and headphones into an iPhone or iPad to use the many Broadcaster firendly apps.

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