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Rode iXY Stereo Microphone (Lightning Connector)

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Rode iXY Stereo Microphone (Lightning Connector)
Key Features
  • Achieve Quality Stereo Recordings
  • Plug-In XY Stereo Mic for iOS Devices
  • Included Windscreen and Case
  • 2 Cardioid Capsules in X/Y Configuration
Capture naturalistic stereo audio straight to your phone with the RODE i-XY Stereo Microphone, designed for iOS devices with a Lightning connector. With its X/Y stereo microphone arrangement, high-fidelity audio recording, and included accessories, the mic excels for picking up accurate stereo recordings on the go. Use it for concert recording, on-location filming, and more. A zippered case and a foam windscreen are included.
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$199.00
$34/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
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Rode iXY Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Mobile X/Y Mic
  • 3Works Right Out of the Box
  • 4Quality Components, Quality Sound

Capture naturalistic stereo audio straight to your phone with the RODE i-XY Stereo Microphone, designed for iOS devices with a Lightning connector. With its X/Y stereo microphone arrangement, high-fidelity audio recording, and included accessories, the mic excels for picking up accurate stereo recordings on the go. Use it for concert recording, on-location filming, and more. A zippered case and a foam windscreen are included.

A Mobile X/Y Mic

At the heart of the i-XY is a matched pair of 0.5" cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree 'near-coincident' alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. The mic comes with a windshield and a zippered case.

Works Right Out of the Box

The mic automatically works with any Lightning equipped iOS device. You can purchase a 30-pin adapter separately for older devices.

Quality Components, Quality Sound

The mic provides 24-bit/48 kHz recording, which is perfect for broadcast editing and mixing. You'll note the metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity. A software-switchable 72 Hz high-pass filter allows for reduction of unwanted low frequency noise.
UPC: 698813003105

Rode iXY Specs

Microphone
Form FactorMobile Device Mic
Sound FieldStereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationX/Y
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.50" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter72 Hz (via Software)
Gain AdjustmentNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL
Sensitivity-42 dB at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level18 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Lightning
Headphone ConnectorNone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Operating System SupportiOS
Bus PowerLightning
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingDirect Connection to Mobile Device
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 1.6 x H: 1.8 x W: 2.2" / ø: 40 x H: 46 x W: 55 mm
Weight1.4 oz / 40 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.3 x 5.3 x 4.8"

Rode iXY Reviews

96kHz recording not true at this point.

By Joseph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-03

The app required to record 24/96 has not been available from the app store since May of 2019. Also disappointed that it exports .caf files instead of .wav files. Who uses .caf files?

Great sound, but be wary of iPhone case

By Finlay
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-18

I love Rode products. They have served me well and this microphone is no different. The quality of their products live up to their reputation, however, beware of 2 issues. First, their app costs extra and there is a lot of criticism about it. Read up on the reviews to make sure you are okay with it. Second, you usually have a case covering your device and this device does not account for the varying thickness of the case on your iPhone or iPad. You have to remove the case in order to use this, so it renders the microphone almost useless for every day use because you wouldn't want to remove your case and reinstall it every time. I wish there were an extension on the lightning cable so that it will reach properly. I'm not sure how often I will use it at this point. It's a good device, but there are practical considerations.

YES

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-10

NONE

Great for the price

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-03-08

I do not understand the bad reviews. This produces great sound quality and the app works just fine. Follow the instructions people!

AssistiveTouch

By james
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-24

Most of the reviews of this mic are fair. I just wanted to chime in about the "button issue" that people are mentioning on iPhone 7 and newer. You can get around it with an accessibility setting called assistive touch on your iPhone. There is no need to cut the mount on your mic. Go to Settings>General>Accessibility>AssistiveTouch. Turn it on. A virtual button will spear on your screen that functions just like the home button. You can move it anywhere on the screen, so orientation shouldn't matter, and you can turn it off when you aren't using the mic. I discovered this on one of my old phones when the home button stopped working. I recently started using it on my iPhone 8 after I upgraded from the 6. I hope that helps.

iPhone 7 User: Would have given it a 5*....

By Designer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-30

The Rode iXY is an amazing mic! I used it to record a woodwind quintet outdoors at a street festival and indoor rehearsal. Both of the times they sounded amazing. The only issue I discovered is the button on the mic that hovers above the iPhone home button doesn't interact with my iPhone 7 home button; I have to remove the Rode whenever I want to push the home button.� For me, that was an inconvenience that I read can be resolved in a way I won't discuss because it requires mods to the Rode and I wasn't about to screw with it.

I wasn't expecting it to be so good

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-19

As a Sound Designer ( TV and Movies ) I always wanted good mic I can have with me all the time, I have the H6 zoom and it's extraordinary but it is too big to carry with me all the time I use to have the NT4 that was a great microphone but also to big to carry with me all the time, so I decided to give the ixy a test and I'm surprised how close it is to the NT 4 and pretty similar XY mic on the Zoom . I also like the fact that you can send the files to dropbox it's a bit slow but very convenient, also I like the fact that you can name things before after you Record on your phone so later or you can find things easier. The case that came with is great as well.

Poor quality and outdated companion app

By Tamer
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-18

The companion app for that product comes in two version, on is RODE Rec LE the is free and the another paid version for RODE Rec 5.99. Companion app should be free. Add to that, both versions are outdated and (last update Feb-16) and poor quality.

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Will it work with iphone 6?
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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would this be of any use for recording telephone interviews with an iphone 6, for instance, with phone in either regular mode or set to speaker phone mode?
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Not suitable for the suggested application.
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I noticed you need an app open while the mic is in use, so would I be able to use this while recording video to get a better sound quality? if not could you recommend something that could?
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Answered by: Adolfo M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can I use rode Ixy-L While using video shooting in my iPhone?
Asked by: Yael B.
You can use the Rode iXY as an external microphone for your iPhone when shooting video.
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Date published: 2018-08-25

Instead of stereo, can I record two separate ...

Instead of stereo, can I record two separate tracks (one for X, one for Y), for interviews?
Asked by: Mark
I am afraid not.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-05-08

How does this compare to the Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side ...

How does this compare to the Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector? Thanks. - Paul
Asked by: Paul
The Rode offers a higher 96 kHz sample rate and a more robust metal construction along with a unique iClamp that secures this microphone to your iPhone.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-02-25

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Hi Is this compatible with Feiyu G4 Pro 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones >> Doesn't look like it ??
Asked by: Rolf
The Rode iXY mounts to iOS devices via lightning connector. Not compatible with mounts such as the Feiyu G4 Pro 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer which also use this configuration.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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does it work with android?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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