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RodeiXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Gearhead (3), Practical (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      4.0

      Very Handy

      By uberaudio

      from Utah

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

      I used to take my Zoom H4 everywhere I went, just in case something happened that I needed to record, but it's a little big to just stick in your pocket sometimes. The iXY on the other hand is perfect, especially since I usually have my phone with me already. Very convenient.

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      4.0

      Great size and good results

      By rlfortuno

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Some To Have On-hand
        • To Have Something On-hand
        • Travel

        Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

        I've used this for location recording and with some sound effect recordings. It is particularly useful because of its size. It is small enough to fit in my bag without being heavy or bulky. You must be careful using the iXY outside as wind tends to effect the sound greatly. The included windscreen is helpful, but does not completely deal with the issue.Good overall sound quality, if you've got the cash to blow it is a very handy little recorder.

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        5.0

        Handy stuff

        By Rallen

        from Napa

        Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

        Great handy mic for on the run

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        5.0

        Does The Job

        By Henri

        from Australia

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Controls
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Daily Use
          • Travel

          Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

          I use this product to record indoors and outdoors, whilst sometimes being on the move or at a standstill as a separate recording device from my DSLR while someone is holding it for me as a i shoot with my DSLR. It does what it is supposed to do without much problem. Very easy to use and straightforward.

          Pros:
          · Light, Efficient, and easy to carry around with it's own case
          · Comes with it's own Wind Protector for outdoor usage
          · Does as what it is supposed to do, records sound whilst maintaining good quality.

          Cons:
          · Wouldn't call this cheap but is a worthwhile investment if you're not willing to spend a lot more on sound gear.
          · Can become loose and top heavy for your iPhone if you move around too rapidly which is sorted by purchasing a specialised clamp for it separately.

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          2.0

          Inferior Product and Over Priced.

          By Tom Schumacher

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

                I own several microphones for use on my iphone and Ipad. This one is by far the most expensive of the bunch. My decision to purchase this particular microphone was largely based on my desire to have what I believed, based on price, would be the microphone that would give me the highest quality sound. Sad to say I am disappointed.

                When using the microphone I found it does not fit securely into either the iphone or the ipad. It kept falling out of the connection.

                To add further to my disappointment I downloaded the app for this mic from ITunes. The app is not very user friendly and pales in comparison to others I use by a long shot. The app is so poorly designed that I have deleted it.

                The only good thing I can say about this mic is I like that it is made from metal and not plastic.

                I would definitely not recommend this mic to anyone. There are some really good mics out there for half the price and less: this one is definitely not one of them.

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                5.0

                Outstanding Recordings on iPhone & iPad

                By Rote

                from Milton GA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Best-of-breed
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

                    Outstand results from Microphone and full-featured software in Rode Rec, and web site. A snap to install and use.

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                    5.0

                    Effective mobile recording unit

                    By Rlfortuno

                    from Bozeman, MT

                    About Me Audio engineer, Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Controls
                    • Good Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Powerful
                    • Small

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Iphone Microphone
                      • Mobile Recording

                      Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

                      I have been using the iXY for mobile recording, mainly capturing sounds for use in a sound library/sound design setting. I have done some basic event recordings with it as well. It is not exactly what I would call a superb quality item for high fidelity recordings, but for the $, the size, and the ability to plug it into a phone or iPad (and YES, it does work with the lighting to 30-pin adapter on the newer i-products), it is completely worth it.

                      The microphones themselves are extremely sensitive (there is some handling noise if you're not careful...not a big issue truly), and have a very wide pickup pattern with the near-coincident XY pattern. The stereo imaging is accurate and doesn't feel awkward when listening to playback. The audio quality is very good, I would feel completely comfortable using sound design recordings. I would even, in a pinch be okay using it to record music. There are some multi-tracking apps on the iPad that can work if you need them too (not best-case, but you work with what you have sometimes).

                      The Rode app is a bit slow and glitchy on my iPhone 4, but hasn't caused any issues yet on my iPad Mini. Simple but functional app with some cool options if you pay for it, again, there may be other apps that are better suited for the purpose.

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                      5.0

                      Great field mic

                      By Griff

                      from DFW, TX

                      Pros

                      • Great Sounding Audio
                      • No Need For Multiple Mics
                      • Simple

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • B-roll Audio
                        • Foley
                        • Interview

                        Comments about Rode iXY Stereo Recording Microphone for iPhone/iPad:

                        This is by far one of the greatest ideas for field recording to date, because not only could you do an interview but also grab really good b-roll audio as well especially if you don't want to carry alot of mics in the field oh and the Rode app is great as well and is what makes this mic worth the purchase as you can get some great audio at an extremely high sample rate

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