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WhirlwindWHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras
 
4.5

(based on 35 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Good audio (25)
  • Easy to use (24)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Compact (18)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (17)
  • Professional recording (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Home studio (13)
  • Performances (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good size, solid build, not cheap

I use this cable to run the output of my Tascam DR-40 from its mount in my D300s's hotshoe into the camera's mic in. I also monitor the sound with earphones.
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I use this cable to run the output of my Tascam DR-40 from its mount in my D300s's hotshoe into the camera's mic in. I also monitor the sound with earphones.

The cable is a nice length for this sort of use, without excess cable getting in the way. However, I do note that the earphone cable can cause some operation noise on the Tascam's built-in mics as it flops around, so I might need to gaffer tape it to the camera to remove that noise path.

The cable is solidly and tidily built, and the male line-level plug is good quality, but the 90 degree camera mic plug (also male) is cheaper and the monitor socket for earphones is OK quality. This cable isn't cheap in build, but neither is it in price.

Overall, I'd give it a solid rating, but it's a tad overpriced, I think.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Short

I bought this to use with my Canon 7D and Zoom H4n when I shoot handheld with a shoulder mount and shotgun mic on-camera.

Only problem is: when I mount my...Read complete review

I bought this to use with my Canon 7D and Zoom H4n when I shoot handheld with a shoulder mount and shotgun mic on-camera.

Only problem is: when I mount my Zoom on my shoulder mount, the cable is too short to reach the mic input on my 7D-- by about six inches. I can't seem to find anywhere to mount the H4n to make this work. I would like to see a sketch of how they intended this to be used...

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5.0

Dslr must have

By Abay

from Astana, Kazakhstan

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

    Use this with my ZOOM H4N
    It's great!
    For someone its too short!

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    5.0

    Mixer into DSLR? This is what you need

    By spenc703

    from Springfield, VA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

        Works as advertised. Seems pretty durable. Note: the headphone connector will only give you an idea of what's being recorded, not exactly what is being recorded. Not the fault of this cable though.

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        5.0

        Works great with my Nikon D7000

        By Noel

        from Roseville, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

          Allows my Zoom H4N to work with my Nikon D7000 and gives me the ability to monitor audio with my headphones. Be sure to turn off Auto Gain Control on the D7000 (Menu-Shooting Menu-Movie Settings-Microphone).

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          5.0

          Problem solver for dslr

          By Oozing Stallion

          from Milwaukee

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

              Record audio directly to dslr from tascam dr-40 and monitor with headphones. Simultaneously record on tascam for backup. Does not monitor audio from camera, but nobody said it would

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              4.0

              When You Need It You Need It!

              By JackRack

              from Annapolis, MD.

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                I use this to attach a LPCM Recorder to my DSLR in order to improve the sound over what the built in recorder can do. It attaches the line out from the recorder to the Mic on the camera and provides a monitoring line for your headset.

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                5.0

                Very handy tool

                By Lamoureaux

                from Lakewood, CO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events

                  Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                  This cable makes it great to use headphones when using my H4n and my DSLR. Links everything up great.

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                  5.0

                  great product

                  By awesome

                  from st louis, mo

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                    Works awesome, it was perfect for the video that we did. I would buy it again if I had a choice.

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                    5.0

                    Works for 5Dmk ii

                    By Tommygun

                    from NY NY

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                    BandH did the testing, you get the exact piece you need to record and monitor sound with exterior recorder and 5D.

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                    4.0

                    Great for HDSLR's

                    By DSLR Audio

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events

                      Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                      I used this for my Zoom recorder to my Canon 6D. It worked out great. Its nice to monitor the audio while it is captured by the camera.

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                      5.0

                      Best cable ever!

                      By Cristofer

                      from Mexico

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                          I use it to connect my Nikon D5200 and my Tascam DR40 and works like a charm!
                          I recomended this cable for any nikon cameras and Tascam recorders.

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                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By bubbles

                          from danbury,ct

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                          it does what a cable is supposed to do

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                          5.0

                          Works great!

                          By Ty

                          from Connecticut

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                            I use this cable to connect my Zoom H4n to my Nikon D3s. I looked all over the place for a cable like this and B&H was the only place I could find it.

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                              5.0

                              Well engineered and necessary cable.

                              By PatriCanuck

                              from Vancouver, BC Canada

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Dslr Video Shooting
                                • Events
                                • Performances
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                Using this from my Samson Zoom H1 line/ear level output to mic input on my various DSLR's for video shooting. Does what it's supposed to, and I'm most impressed with the build quality.

                                Great engineering by Whirlwind at a reasonable price.

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                                5.0

                                Great product for DSLR shooters

                                By PLC

                                from Ottawa, Canada

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                      Using this cable to connect my Tascam DR-40 to my Canon DSLR.

                                      The whole setup enables me to use phantom powered mics, have dual recordings at different input levels (for safety) and monitor sound while recording.

                                      The cable is long enough to let you be creative with your device placemenyt.

                                      Overall, a great addition to my production tools!

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent work around for DSLR audio

                                        By Matt

                                        from Florida

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                            DSLR shooting is the staple of my business. So many producers love the look and moreover the cost of using DSLR compared to RED or other cameras.
                                            Naturally the 'cost' factor of DSLR shooting means you can find yourself shooting as well as doing audio.

                                            I use the Whilrwind cable with my Tascam DR-40, as well as a Tascam DR-100. What makes this cable a must have is that it provides an additional monitor out as well as -10DB line out to camera. The -10DB to camera allows you to record straight to camera with a manageable signal level. All the DSLRs I've used (Nikon D800, Canon 5D, 7D, 60D) are tricky to get audio directly in as the signal is way to hot straight out of your source. The Whirlwind cable dumbs that signal down going directly to camera and done right will save you time in post. I have also used the cable with Magic Lantern installed and works well with that as well.

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                                              4.0

                                              quality product

                                              By scott

                                              from eugene, oregon

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Sound
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                                  I use this with the zoom h4n works great

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great!

                                                  By Keaton

                                                  from Kansas City, KS

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Clear Sound
                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                                      It does exactly what it needs to do! I use this to sync my Tascam DR-40 to my Canon 7D. It creates great sound quality with no syncing in post. I am very pleased. It does cost a little bit of money, however I'm not sure exactly what goes into making this product. So I can't say it's "overpriced".

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                                                      5.0

                                                      useful

                                                      By Andre Luiz Photo

                                                      from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

                                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Professional Recording

                                                        Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                                        very handy.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Good size, solid build, not cheap

                                                        By Malcolm

                                                        from Hong Kong

                                                        About Me Novice

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Clear Sound
                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Amateur Recording
                                                        • Events

                                                        Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                                        I use this cable to run the output of my Tascam DR-40 from its mount in my D300s's hotshoe into the camera's mic in. I also monitor the sound with earphones.

                                                        The cable is a nice length for this sort of use, without excess cable getting in the way. However, I do note that the earphone cable can cause some operation noise on the Tascam's built-in mics as it flops around, so I might need to gaffer tape it to the camera to remove that noise path.

                                                        The cable is solidly and tidily built, and the male line-level plug is good quality, but the 90 degree camera mic plug (also male) is cheaper and the monitor socket for earphones is OK quality. This cable isn't cheap in build, but neither is it in price.

                                                        Overall, I'd give it a solid rating, but it's a tad overpriced, I think.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Makes Life Easier!

                                                        By Katie S.

                                                        from Cincinnati, OH

                                                        About Me Experienced

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Clear Sound
                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Durable
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Versatile

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Amateur Recording
                                                        • Home Studio
                                                        • Professional Recording

                                                        Comments about Whirlwind WHH4NL 3.5 MON Line-to-Microphone Attenuator Cable for HDSLR Cameras:

                                                        This little cord saves me so many times. I've had several shoots where I'd record the entire sequence only to realize our audio was peaking or had a buzz. This cable is useful because it allows me to record XLR and 1/4" cables in high quality, double it straight to the DSLR video track, and use HEADPHONES!!! I love it.

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