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IK Multimedia iRig Mic Lav compact lavalier microphone for smartphones and tablets
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- Professional Lavalier Mic with TRRS Jack
- High-quality Omni-directional condenser capsule
- Includes foam pop shield and durable mounting clip
- Compatible with Apple iOS/Android devices
- Allows you to connect both headphones and a second iRig Mic Lav
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Capture high-quality vocal recordings anywhere without bulky setups
About IK Multimedia
IK Multimedia specializes in apps and accessories for mobile devices.
Broadcast audio goes mobile
A chainable lavalier microphone for smartphones & tablets
iRig Mic Lav is an affordable and compact lapel microphone designed to connect directly to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Capture high-quality audio with a discreet condenser microphone that's loaded with unique features.
Featuring an omnidirectional capsule with 30 Hz - 16 kHz frequency range, iRig Mic Lav is perfect for capturing voice and provides a convenient headphone output for real-time monitoring while you record.
And iRig Mic Lav is the first smartphone mic to offer a chainable design, meaning you can connect two mics together to capture multiple audio sources. It's perfect for recording interviews or podcasts with multiple participants.
With a removable pop filter and extra-long 66" cable, iRig Mic Lav makes it easy to add professional sound quality to all your audio and video recordings, all while remaining barely visible.
- Professional mobile lavalier microphone for all devices
- High-quality omnidirectional condenser capsule
- Includes foam pop shield and travel pouch
- 1/8" TRRS jack connects to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
- Combo 1/8" TRRS port can be used for real-time monitoring
- Combo 1/8" TRRS port can be used for chaining up to two iRig Mic Lavs to the same device
- Compatible with any audio app that accepts audio from headset input
- 150cm/66” cable
- Also available as 2 Pack – iRig Mic Lav 2 Pack
Small but powerful
iRig Mic Lav is offers a compact, inconspicuous design that clips into place in seconds but still offers professional sound quality with an omnidirectional condenser capsule and 30 Hz - 16 kHz frequency response.
Connect your headphones or monitor to the 1/8" output jack to make sure the audio you capture is perfect. iRig Mic Lav is the first mobile lavalier microphone to offer this convenient feature.
For interviews and other two-source situations, iRig Mic Lav offers a chainable design. Just connect one microphone to the second and you're up and running instantly. No mixer or adaptors required.
Works with hundreds of apps
Whether you're recording audio, video, streaming or chatting, iRig Mic Lav works with any application that accepts audio. Just plug in the microphone and go.
iRig Mic Lav is an ultra-affordable and compact professional-quality mobile lavalier microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. iRig Mic Lav gives you the power to record great sounding audio anytime and anywhere. Designed to meet the exacting demands of broadcast professionals, its omnidirectional condenser capsule lets you capture a 30Hz - 16kHz frequency range of crystal-clear audio from all directions. It comes with a foam pop filter to eliminate vocal plosives, wind noises and other unwanted sounds. And like all good lavalier microphones, it comes with a durable mounting clip that you can easy mount on a t-shirt, lapel or other material for dependable and secure hands-free recording. Just clip it on, and you'll be ready to go. iRig Mic Lav is chainable. That means it can double your recording power by letting you easily chain up to two iRig Mic Lav's to the same device. Each iRig Mic Lav captures high-quality audio thanks to its omnidirectional condenser capsule and foam pop shield. And recording convenience is taken to the next level thanks to its on-board headphone monitoring output, secure mounting clip, generous cable length and durable roadworthy design. And best of all, you can have all these premium features at a price as small as the device itself.
Top Customer Reviews
Edit: After using this for several months the mic has been okay but there is some feedback that comes through the mic while recording.
I recommend this Lav mic for anyone starting on YouTube, It plugs right in to your phone, it provides great quality for an affordable price. You can hide it under your shirt by simply clipping it and the cord length is long enough to not be dead pan in front of your phone.
All in all a great buy.
It does work great and I am very pleased with the sensitivity and quality of the mic.
One could argue that the cord could be longer to accommodate more movement and distance from the phone, tablet or other recording device when using the mic, but I personally have had no issues with the length.
I do also like the case that came with the microphone. It just helps keep things tidy when not in use and for traveling.
I will now move on to what I consider to be utterly, blatantly false advertising. If you look at the product page at IK Multimedia [...], you will see the following text: "The chainable mobile lavalier with built-in monitoring capability
for all mobile devices"
This is basically a lie, in my opinion. The claim of "built-in monitoring capability" suggests that plugging the headphones into the splitter block facilitates a signal path from the mic, splitting between the main out to the mobile device and realtime, zero latency monitoring back out through the headphone jack. THIS IS ___NOT___ THE CASE.
The signal path for the mic input goes _strictly_ out through the main output. The ___ONLY___ way sound from the mic comes back through to the headphones is if:
1) You have the mic plugged into a device.
2) The recording application is set to recording mode.
3) Most importantly, the application ___MUST___ have pass-through monitoring present ___AND ENABLED___ for ___ANY___ real-time monitoring to take effect. This is not strictly my observation; IK Multimedia admitted this limitation to me when I complained to them that I felt they were engaging in false advertising over the "built-in monitoring" claim. In response to my concerns, I was flat-out redirected by IK towards applications which met this prerequisite.
The text remains on their product page, unchanged, near as I can tell.
I reiterate: If you want to try to use this for realtime monitoring, believing that the mic will feed back through the headphones plugged into the splitter block, you are mistaken, and will end up being sorely disappointed. It flat-out ___DOES NOT___ work that way. You ___MUST___ use an application with pass-through monitoring present and active, or nothing about the mic will come back through headphones plugged into that block.
By any reasonable definition, this caveat makes the term "built-in monitoring" a blatant lie, in my opinion. I will call it extremely shady spin, as a best-case scenario. I think my favourite part was when IK asked me how I felt the marketing was misleading. How is it -not-?! (I asked them that, and they never did answer; nor have they corrected their marketing for the item.)
The only reason I did not return mine was because the EZ Voice app on the iPad actually did work in concert with this, and it's been helping me out with vocal practise sessions. However, you cannot use this with just any old app. In fact, you would be lucky to get any use out of it at all as regards realtime monitoring on Android at all, given the higher latency of the Android audio subsystem compared to Apple's. I've tried it on a Galaxy S7, and it's a no-go with huge latency on the best audio applications which actually have pass-through recording (which are few and far between on Android, I must point out).
The whole reason I got this device -was- for the "built-in monitoring", and it flat-out does not exist as stated. Since IK refused to change their text, I'm issuing a strong warn-off to anyone considering this product.
I'll still give it three stars based on quality, but it does not have a primary, core functionality that the marketing text claims it has.
Buyer beware. I know this will be the last time I do business with IK for hardware.