Purple Panda Lav Mic Full Specs and accessory list


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The Purple Panda is an inexpensive lavalier microphone that allows you to capture decent quality audio with almost any recording device. The basic microphone terminates in a 3.5mm TRRS (3-ring) jack, commonly known as a smartphone jack. The lav mic also comes with several accessories.

Using my own example of a Purple Panda Lavalier Microphone plus online sources, I have brought together details about the microphone’s specifications, the accessories that are included with the microphone, and device compatibility.  

Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kit - Clip-on Omnidirectional...
  • THE ULTIMATE LAVALIER MICROPHONE KIT - This premium quality lapel mic is made for recording...
  • COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone* (*iPhone 7 and up require Lightning to 3.5mm Adapter - Sold Separately*),...
  • NOT COMPATIBLE WITH: Camcorders, PC / Computers / Laptops, GoPro Session, Nexus Phones, Galaxy J...
  • 5 EXTRA ACCESSORIES & EBOOK - Kit includes lavalier microphone, 9.8ft (3m) extension cord, mini usb...

Last update on 2022-05-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Purple Panda Technical Specifications

Adapters included3.5mm TRRS to 3.5mm TRS,
3.5mm TRS to Mini USB AdapterMic Connection type3.5mm TRRS (3-ring)Connection conductorGold platedConnector housingBlack plasticMic cable length5ft (155cm)Extension Cord length9.8ft (3m)TRRS to TRS Adapter length7.5” (16.5cm) TRS to mini–USB Adapter length7.5” (16.5cm)Frequency range40Hz – 16kHzMic capsule diameter7.9mmOperating Temp-20°C to 50°C Polar patternOmnidirectionalPower from the recording device1.8-5VSensitivity–40(±3)dBSignal to Noise ratio (S/N)>55dB

Included accessories with Purple Panda Lav Mic

Accessory List
Extension cable
TRRS to TRS adapter
TRS to mini-USB adapter
Spare tie clip
Black foam windscreen
Fuzzy windscreen
User Guide booklet
Purple Panda Drawstring Pouch
Film Directing for Newbies eBook (download link supplied on purchase)

Purple Panda Device Compatibility

Device CategorySpecific Device
Smartphones & TabletsiPhone & iPad, Samsung, Android Phones, LG, and More…
ComputersDesktop PC,
Laptops (with Combo Jack),
MacBook (USB soundcard required for newer models)
GoPro Action CamerasHero2, Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4, Hero5, Hero6, Hero7, Hero8
CamerasDSLR/Mirrorless, Camcorder
Digital Audio RecorderZoom H1n, H2n, H4n, H5, H6
Tascam Recorders
Game ConsolePS4 Joysticks

I have not been able to get the Google Nexus 7 (2012) to work with the Purple Panda. But the mic should work with more recent tablets.

If you wish to use the Purple Panda Lav Mic with a GoPro Hero 8, Hero 6, Hero 7, or Hero 8 you will need a Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter. To use the Purple Panda lav mic with an iPhone or iPad you will need an Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter or an Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. The exact adapter you need depends on the type of socket on your Apple device.

For details and images of how to connect a Purple Panda Lav Mic to your device see my article Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel Microphone: Not Working Fix.

Last update on 2022-05-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

About Purple Panda Technologies

Purple Panda’s origins date back to 2016 when the company was established in Toronto, Canada.

Purple Panda Technologies is dedicated to creating high-quality gadgets that are simple and easy to use. But at the same time, they enable creators to record exceptional audio and video.

The company is very approachable and like getting feedback about their products. This allows them to innovate and create the products users want.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Hopefully, you found it helpful in creating your own content for your social media and YouTube channels. I have listed some of the gear I use as a YouTuber and online course creator and hope you’ll also find it useful. I have recommended this equipment to my readers and my own family and friends.

Audio Recorder: I use Zoom digital recorders to capture good quality audio for videos, podcasts, and radio/TV advertising. Unlike SLRs the Zoom Handy recorders can record from multiple sources simultaneously, ideal if you have two or more people speaking. I’ve used the H4nOpens in a new tab., H5Opens in a new tab., and H6Opens in a new tab. and would recommend them to anyone.

Camera: You can use your smartphone when starting out, but I’d recommend getting a Mirrorless Camera. I use both the Canon EOS ROpens in a new tab. and EOS R6Opens in a new tab.. Both can shoot Full HD or 4K, and the Eye AutoFocus will keep you sharply in focus even if you move around. If your budget is smaller, I would recommend the Canon M50 MkIIOpens in a new tab..

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Video Lighting: Although daylight is my favorite lighting, I use LED lighting for all the videos I shoot indoors because good lighting can make a tremendous difference to the visual appeal of a video. For video calls on Zoom or Teams, I use the Lume Cube Broadcast Lighting KitOpens in a new tab.. For YouTube videos and creating video tutorials for online courses, I love the Lume Cube 18″ Cordless Ring Light Kit. Both these lights are excellent, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.

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Teleprompter hardware: Teleprompters help you present to the camera without needing to learn your script. When I need more screen space and the durability of an all-metal build, I like the Glide Gear TMP100Opens in a new tab. beam-splitter teleprompter. It works with my mirrorless cameras and uses an iPad or tablet to run the teleprompter software.

Tosh Lubek runs an audio and video production business in the UK and has been using the Canon EOS R since it was released in the Autumn of 2018 and the Canon EOS R6 in 2020. He has used both cameras to shoot TV commercials broadcast on Sky TV, promotional business videos, videos of events and functions, and YouTube creator content. He has also won several international awards for his advertising and promotional work. You can meet him by visiting his “video booth” at HashTag Business Events across the country.

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