Lavalier Microphone Adapters

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This page relates to my YouTube video, “Boya BY M1, MOVO LV1 & Vidpro Lav Mics Are they the same & How to use them”. You will find the adapters I mention in the video on this webpage.

I have bought and tested the following adapters and found them to work well when connecting the Boya BY-M1, MOVO LV1, and Vidpro XM-L lavalier microphones to smartphones and Zoom Handy recorders. Nonetheless, the TRRS to TRS adapters should work with other devices that can provide Plug-In power via a 3.5mm TRS mic input socket. . For a very small outlay, these adapters expand the creative options with your lavalier microphones.

Since all of these microphones do not have a battery status indicator, using plug-in power from the recording device is advantageous. You will no longer need to worry about the microphone’s internal battery dying in the middle of a recording.

Smartphone Headphone adapters

Apple iPhone and iPad

The Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter allows the Boya, MOVO, and Vidpro lavalier microphones to work with Apple iPhones and iPads that have a Lightning connector. When not recording with these lav mics, the adapters can be used to listen to music and other audio on your Apple mobile device.

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Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • This adapter lets you connect devices that use a 3.5 mm audio plug to your Lightning devices.
  • Works with all devices that have a Lightning connector and support iOS 10 or later, including iPod…

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Android devices

The Kinsound USB-C to 3.5mm headphone Jack adapter has a built-in DAC chip that allows up to 384khz-32bit Hi-Fi sound quality. The Amazon listing says this adapter is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S22/S21/S20 Plus, Pixel 6/5/4, iPad Pro, OnePlus, and Motorola. However, I have also used it with my Samsung Galaxy A52 and A53-5G. I suspect the adapter will provide wider compatibility.

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USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter, 32bit Hi-Res Sound
  • 🎧【Multi-function Dongle】This compact usb c to aux adapter can connect your usb c devices…
  • 🎧【Upgrade Chip】It delivers a powerful built-in DAC chip that allows up to 384khz-32bit Hi-Fi…
  • 🎧【Premium Materials】Type c to 3.5mm earphone jack adapter is Unblock the world of Hi-Fi audio…
  • 🎧【Universal Compatibility】: Compatible for most type-c smartphones/tablets/laptops: Galaxy…

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Adapters for Cameras, Camcorders, and Audio Recorders

These TRRS (female) to TRS (male) microphone adapters allow the connection of lavalier microphones with 3.5mm TRRS jacks to cameras, camcorders, and audio recorders that have 3.5mm TRS mic inputs. These adapters can also allow the Boya, MOVO, and Vidpro lavalier microphones to be used with recording devices with 3.5mm mic inputs that can supply plug-in power.

One piece TRS Male to TRRS Female Adapter

Although this adapter is smaller than the Rode SC3 adapter, it performs the same function. Since it is an all-in-one unit, once you plug in the microphone jack, the adapter and mic jack protrudes significantly from the recording device. If this is a problem for you, the Rode SC3 may be a better choice since the TRS jack has a 90° elbow.

3.5mm TRS Male (for Camera/Camcorders) to 3.5mm Female TRRS Microphone…
  • This TRRS to TRS (TRRS Female to TRS Male) or TRS to TRRS (TRS Male to TRRS Female) microphone…
  • Compatible with Canon, Nikon, GoPro Media Mod, GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter and other DSLR cameras,…
  • Compatible with Nikon, GoPro, Canon, Rode SmartLav, Shure MVL Lavalier Microphone & more. Compatible…
  • Compatible with PowerDeWise Lavalier Lapel Microphone Omnidirectional Mic with Easy Clip On System…

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Cable Adaptor Microphones with smartphone jacks

I know from personal experience that the previous adapter works. However, it is an unbranded item and I know that many people like the reassurance of buying a known and respected brand. I’ve therefore included this Rode SC3 connector. It does the job well, and I’ve never had any issues with the item.

I particularly like the Rode SC3 connector when attaching my lavalier microphones to my Canon EOS R and R6 cameras. The 90° elbow plug does not obscure the vari-angle camera screen when I have it flipped forward for self-recorded YouTube videos.

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Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Cable Adaptor for smartLav Microphone
  • High-quality shielded adaptor
  • Designed to allow the smartLav to connect to 3.5mm TRS devices such as cameras and audio recorders
  • Gold-plated contacts are colour coded,

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

UGREEN Headphone Splitter – 3.5mm Female to 2 Dual 3.5mm Male adapter

This Y-splitter will connect your smartphone lavalier microphone to recorders with a 3.5mm TRS mic input. Plug your lavalier microphone into the female end of the adapter then plug either the headphone jack or mic jack into your recording device. When using a self-powered Boya, MOVO, or Vidpro lavalier microphone, use the jack marked with a headphone symbol, and have the mic switch in the Camera position. When using a Boya, MOVO, or Vidpro lavalier microphone without a battery or with the mic switch in the OFF/Smartphone position, turn on the plug-in power on your recorder, then insert the jack with the microphone symbol into the recorder’s mic input.

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UGREEN Headphone Splitter for Computer 3.5mm Female to 2 Dual 3.5mm Male…
  • 2 to 1 Mic Headphone Splitter: UGREEN Headphone Audio Splitter offers a simple way to connect…
  • Hi-Fi Stereo Sound: This 3.5mm splitter with polished 24K Gold-plated connectors, oxygen-free copper…
  • Everlasting Durability: UGREEN Aux Splitter Cable is built to last. Aluminum alloy casing and…
  • Wide Compatibility: UGREEN PC headset adapter is suitable for most TRRS headsets, compatible with…

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API