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Polsen MO-IPL2 Lavalier Microphone with Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack for iOS Devices

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Polsen MO-IPL2 Lavalier Microphone with Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack for iOS Devices
Key Features
  • Electret Condenser Element
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Tonally Optimized for Speech
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
The Polsen MO-IPL2 is a lavalier condenser microphone designed to deliver accurate speech capture for podcasting, vlogging, video, television production, interviews, and public address. It features an Apple MFi–certified Lightning connector for compatibility with a iPhones and iPads. The 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output, though disabled during recording, allows easy headphone monitoring of the playback signal. The MO-IPL2's electret condenser element produces a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, which is honed to complement the sound of the human voice. The omnidirectional polar pattern ensures responsive sound pick-up from all directions while avoiding the bass boost caused by proximity effect.
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Polsen MO-IPL2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2iOS Device Compatible
  • 3Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 4Vocal-Tailored Frequency Response
  • 5Easy Playback Monitoring
  • 6Integrated Analog-to-Digital Converter
  • 7Low-Noise Insulated Cable
  • 8Tie Clip and Foam Windscreen

The Polsen MO-IPL2 is a lavalier condenser microphone designed to deliver accurate speech capture for podcasting, vlogging, video, television production, interviews, and public address. It features an Apple MFi–certified Lightning connector for compatibility with a iPhones and iPads. The 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output, though disabled during recording, allows easy headphone monitoring of the playback signal. The MO-IPL2's electret condenser element produces a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, which is honed to complement the sound of the human voice. The omnidirectional polar pattern ensures responsive sound pick-up from all directions while avoiding the bass boost caused by proximity effect.

No batteries or power supplies are required. Simply connect the MO-IPL2 to your compatible iOS device for immediate operation. An integrated 16-bit / 44.1 kHz analog-to-digital converter delivers enhanced fidelity and less noise when compared to your device's internal A/D converter. Affix the supplied windscreen to reduce wind noise, breath noise, and plosives. The 5.25' cable is insulated to inhibit radio-frequency interference and handling noise, yielding a clean audio output signal. Use the tie clip to attach the mic to your subject's clothing; lapels and collars are commonly used. For convenience in storage and transport, the MO-IPL2 comes with a carry pouch.

 

Note:
The MO-IPL2 is for recording applications only. It is not meant to replace wired or Bluetooth earphones with integrated microphones that are commonly used for phone calls, video chats, and FaceTime.
iOS Device Compatible
Thanks to the Apple MFi–certified Lightning connector, the MO-IPL2 operates via a single connection to the Lightning port of your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod; adapters, third-party cables, batteries, and power supplies are unnecessary. The MO-IPL2's sensitivity and impedance are tuned specifically for iOS devices, ensuring optimal performance.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
By utilizing an omnidirectional polar pattern, the MO-IPL2 is able to capture sound from all around it. Its 360° of responsiveness maximizes consistency in volume even when the subject turns away from the mic. It also eliminates the proximity effect that can occur when the mic is too close to the talent.
Vocal-Tailored Frequency Response
The electret condenser capsule's wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz is customized to complement the human voice. Whether recording in the field or working with an audience indoors, the tone and dynamic range of the MO-IPL2 yield an accurate and natural sound—a clear upgrade from internal mics in mobile devices.
Easy Playback Monitoring
Instead of listening to the playback through the little internal speaker of your iOS device, connect your headphones to the MO-IPL2's built-in 3.5mm stereo mini jack and listen to the playback with full stereo sound. Once you've finished recording, you don't have to disconnect the MO-IPL2, just plug in your headphones and listen to the playback.
Integrated Analog-to-Digital Converter
The MO-IPL2 features an integrated analog-to-digital converter that outputs digital signal at 16-bit / 44.1 kHz resolution. This bypasses the need for an external ADC and offers improved accuracy over your device's built-in converter.
Low-Noise Insulated Cable
The 5.25' cable is designed to minimize distracting handling noise and rumbling caused by friction between the cable and clothing. Its insulation inhibits radio-frequency interference, which is commonly encountered indoors and outside and is time-consuming to remove from recordings.
Tie Clip and Foam Windscreen
Use the supplied tie clip to securely and inconspicuously attach the mic to clothing for proper on-camera appearances. Handily reduce problematic wind noise and plosives by fitting the included foam windscreen atop the mic capsule.
UPC: 847628008441

Polsen MO-IPL2 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsWeb-Streaming, Recording to Mobile Device, Audio for Video
Form FactorLavalier
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity-30 dB at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)None
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x Lightning Male (MFi Certified)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length5.3' / 1.6 m
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion16-Bit
Sample Rate44.1 kHz
Operating System SupportiOS
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, X (with Lightning Connector)
iPad (with Lightning Connector)
iPod (with Lightning Connector)
Available PortLightning
Power
Bus PowerLightning
Operating Current Consumption40 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingAlligator Clip (Included)
Included CasePouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 0.3 x L: 0.6" / ø: 0.8 x L: 1.5 cm
Weight1.3 oz / 36.8 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1 x 4.35 x 1.3"

Polsen MO-IPL2 Reviews

Love it using Filmic on iPhone

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-29

Just a wee wee bit of latency but works beautifully with my iPhone 8+ using FilMiC Pro. Red light lets me know it's active with Filmic Pro. I designed an ultra lightweight shotgun type pole using 3/8 PEX Pipe, hockey tape, rubber washer (so mic doesn't slip thru), Shure windscreen A99WS, and padded material for handle. Hoping I can upload to show. Love that I can monitor my sound acquisition! Thx BH!

Good for the price

By Fidel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-11

It does what it suppose to. Very convenient .

A new level of sound

By Merrill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-04

I have used this type of microphone for more than 60 years, yes 60 years, including interviewing Casey Stengel, astronauts and persons on the street. I really am impressed With the quality. The only issues, I wish the lead was two feet longer.

Works great with an iPhone

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-02

We do a lot of voice memo-taking using iPhones, and the addition of this lav mic makes a huge difference in the quality of the recorded audio, as well as allowing the user to put the iPhone in a pocket to free-up two hands. It would have been useful to be able to monitor the audio via the headphone jack when recording, but that is a limitation of the iPhone connector. Our one complaint is that the cord length is too short, limiting how far the iPhone can be from the person being recorded. We were able to remedy this by using a 3' lightning extension cord (~$9.00 on line). Otherwise, no complaints; we're very happy with the lav.

GREAT for Live Streaming

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-05

I currently have two other versions of this Lav.  This is a unique addition to those.  I will be using this on my iPhone since they did away with the headphone jack!  Works great for memo recording and also live streaming.  I will be using this for youtube uploads that require little to no editing so I can quickly plug in, record and upload with better audio.  The cord is a good length and I am loving it so far.  Whats also great is that this does not require a battery like my other wired units and there is a headphone jack if you need to monitor yourself!   [I received this product in exchange for my honest review.]

4 stars

By Farhad
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Happy with the performance and will recommend for bloggers

Good for recording

By LEONARDO
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-14

The perfect scenario for this mic is when you’re recording or doing a live transmission, best with rear, but also good with front camera, and you want isolate your voice from background noise. Not the case if you want to make a live audio/video call or FaceTime, since the mic will be DISABLED every time there’s any incoming call, even if you have you’re using simultaneously your wired earbuds or AirPods, this mic also will be disabled. I give it 4/5 because even when the box is advertised as “Ideal for interviews...” the length of the cable is not suitable when passing the mic from one to another while making the interview. So, for self recording or transmitting with front or rear camera, this mic is worth its price.

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Asked by: Randy
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Date published: 2020-04-07

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Asked by: Bill
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Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-22

What's the impedance on the headphone connector?

What's the impedance on the headphone connector?
Asked by: Bryan
This headset connection on this mic would be best used with a headphone around 32 ohms.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-06-22

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Asked by: Stephen
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If I shoot video with the iPhone without any app will this lavaliere work? Is it a plug-in and play?
Asked by: Robert
Get FilMiC Pro. Well worth the $. Trust me
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