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Microphones for Mobile Devices


This guide provides an overview of product features and related technologies. In addition, it contains recommendations on best practices, tutorials for getting started, and troubleshooting information for common situations.

Lapel microphone

Audio-Technica ATR3350IS Lavalier Microphone

  • Adapter cable enables compatibility with iOS, Windows, and Android smartphones, and allows headphone monitoring
  • Connects to phone or tablet's 3.5 mm mic/headphone jack
  • includes a tie clip, to position microphone on tie, collar, or lapel
  • includes an ON/OFF switch to conserve battery life
  • Omni-directional pickup pattern, excellent for natural sounding speech

Stereo microphone

Rode iXY Stereo Microphone with Lightning Connector

  • Dual Condenser microphones
  • Connects to Lightning jack on recent iOS devices
  • Cardioid pickup pattern, in an X/Y position, excellent for stereo imaging
  • Max SPL 122 dB at 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1kOhm load
  • Sensitivity -34 db, +/- 2dB @ 1kHz
  • 17 dBA (A-weighted) equivalent input noise
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 76 dBA SPL
  • weight 0.8 lbs
  • powered from device, no batteries required
  • works with free RODE App, but limited sharing options
  • works with other audio apps, but not with the default audio recording app on iOS devices
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