Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector

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Zoom iQ7 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS Devices with Lightning Connector
Key Features
  • Record Realistic Stereo to iOS Lightning
  • For Vlogging, Music Videos & More
  • M/S Stereo for Mono-Compatible Sounds
  • Broadcast-Quality 48 kHz / 16-Bit Audio
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Record high-quality M/S stereo recordings straight to your iOS device with the Zoom iQ7, a microphone that plugs right into an iOS device thanks to its Lightning connector. With a naturalistic stereo depth of field, the mic is wonderfully suited to music-video recording, video-based podcasts, and more.

M/S stereo is beloved in the pro world, for the technique results in a highly realistic recording, both in terms of width and depth. M/S recordings also "fold down" to mono without issue, and this makes them particularly attractive to people who demand mono-compatibility for their stereo recordings. With the iQ7, you can rest assured that your audio will sound equally good, whether its heard on headphones or off a phone's speaker.

The iQ7 records audio at broadcast-quality 48 kHz/16-bit, and offers a stereo-width slider to adjust how "wide" you want the resultant recording to feel. The controls are easy to master: a simple gain knob, and the aforementioned stereo-width control. Note the 3.5mm headphone jack as well; this output allows you to monitor audio through headphones while you record, and it can be used as a line out for recording an analog backup recording if desired.

Built with a rotating capsule design, the iQ7 mic can align with your camera to capture audio while recording video, or to better suit an audio-only recording. It can also be used to record audio for horizontal or vertical video, delivering perfect left-to-right stereo orientation in the resultant recording. When recording audio without video, simply rotate the mic to the audio position, and point your phone like a mic to the sound you want to record.
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Zoom iQ7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rotate & Record
  • 3M/S & Stereo Width Controls
  • 4Easy Controls & Monitoring
  • 5Zoom Handy Recorder App

Record high-quality M/S stereo recordings straight to your iOS device with the Zoom iQ7, a microphone that plugs right into an iOS device thanks to its Lightning connector. With a naturalistic stereo depth of field, the mic is wonderfully suited to music-video recording, video-based podcasts, and more.

M/S stereo is beloved in the pro world, for the technique results in a highly realistic recording, both in terms of width and depth. M/S recordings also "fold down" to mono without issue, and this makes them particularly attractive to people who demand mono-compatibility for their stereo recordings. With the iQ7, you can rest assured that your audio will sound equally good, whether its heard on headphones or off a phone's speaker.

The iQ7 records audio at broadcast-quality 48 kHz/16-bit, and offers a stereo-width slider to adjust how "wide" you want the resultant recording to feel. The controls are easy to master: a simple gain knob, and the aforementioned stereo-width control. Note the 3.5mm headphone jack as well; this output allows you to monitor audio through headphones while you record, and it can be used as a line out for recording an analog backup recording if desired.

Built with a rotating capsule design, the iQ7 mic can align with your camera to capture audio while recording video, or to better suit an audio-only recording. It can also be used to record audio for horizontal or vertical video, delivering perfect left-to-right stereo orientation in the resultant recording. When recording audio without video, simply rotate the mic to the audio position, and point your phone like a mic to the sound you want to record.

The mic is designed to work with Zoom's free Handy Recorder app, available on the iOS store. You'll be able to monitor audio without latency straight from the app. When it comes to preparing your recording for the outside world, you'll be able to perform fine editing functions with a waveform display, save your files in either linear PCM or AAC file formats, and apply effects such as compression, EQ, and reverb to further enhance the sound. Share your resulting files over email, or post them to SoundCloud for the world to hear. 

The iQ7 comes with a removable spacer that allows it to be used with most iPhone, iPad, and iPod cases. It also ships with a foam windscreen.

Rotate & Record

The iQ7 mic position can be rotated to align with your camera to capture audio while recording video. When recording only audio, rotate the mic to the audio position, and point your phone like a mic to the sound you want to record.

M/S & Stereo Width Controls

The mic contains two elements: a directional "mid" mic that captures audio coming from the front, and a bidirectional "side" mic that picks up ambient sounds from the sides. You can set the stereo width to either 90° or 120°, or you can record the mid and side mic signals as raw data and use Zoom's Handy Recorder 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.

Easy Controls & Monitoring

Adjust your input level, with a large front-facing MIC gain knob and LED level meters. Use the headphone jack for monitoring your audio before, during, and after recording.

Zoom Handy Recorder App

Available in the Apple Store, the Zoom Handy Recorder App allows you to record, mix, and share audio from your iOS device. Upload your creations directly to Soundcloud or Google Drive.
UPC: 884354014124

Zoom iQ7 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorMobile Device Mic
Sound FieldStereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationMid/Side (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Capsule2 x Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain Adjustment+3 to +43 dB
IndicatorsMulti-Segment LED
On-Board ControlsGain, Polar Pattern
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Lightning
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16-Bit
Sample Rate44.1 / 48 kHz
Digital Signal ProcessingNone
Operating System SupportiOS
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone 5 or Later (with Lightning Connector)
iPod Touch 5th Gen., 6th Gen., 7th Gen. (with Lightning Connector)
iPad 4th Gen. or Later (with Lightning Connector)
iPad Mini 1st Gen. or Later (with Lightning Connector)
iPad Air 1st Gen. or Later (with Lightning Connector)
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Physical
ColorSilver
MountingDirect Connection to Mobile Device
DimensionsH: 2.1 x W: 2.3 x L: 1" / H: 54.5 x W: 57.2 x L: 26.5 mm
Weight1.1 oz / 30.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.375 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.15 x 4.5 x 2.3"
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I have no experience in this regard, but from the Specs info on Zoom's website: "Note: The iQ7 is not compatible with video or voice call apps."
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2020-11-10

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Will this work with a lightning splitter so that the phone can charge during use?
Asked by: Peter
We can only recommend using the Apple Lightning USB Adapter (they have one with an additional Lightning port for this exact purpose).
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2020-04-20

Will this work with an Iphone 11?

Will this work with an Iphone 11?
Asked by: Patty
Yes!
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2019-10-08

Will this device Work with the instagram app?

Will this device Work with the instagram app?
Asked by: augusto
The iQ7 works with Instagram though the audio will be mono rather than stereo.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2018-12-28

can the iphone have case when connected?

can the iphone have case when connected?
Asked by: Hongda
This will depend on the specific make and model of case you are using. However, the iQ7 can be attached to most phones with cases by removing the black spacer around the iQ7's lightning connector.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2018-11-21

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Does the Zoom IQ7 work with the IPhone X?
Asked by: Dennis
It sure will.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-31

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Have anyone tried this with the DJI Osmo 2? Can the osmo balance iPhone with the mic connected?
Asked by: Jibu
Sorry not sure never used the Osmo
Answered by: Thomas B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this device work with the 8plus? Could this device be rewired to accept a stereo ear mic?
Asked by: Robert R.
The Zoom iQ7 will work with the iPhone 8 plus but will not accept an external microphone. The 1/8 connection on the side is an output jack for headphone monitoring.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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