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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.
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Last update on 2021-12-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Purple Panda Technical Specifications
|Adapters included||3.5mm TRRS to 3.5mm TRS,|
3.5mm TRS to Mini USB Adapter
|Mic Connection type||3.5mm TRRS (3-ring)|
|Connection conductor||Gold plated|
|Connector housing||Black plastic|
|Mic cable length||5ft (155cm)|
|Extension Cord length||9.8ft (3m)|
|TRRS to TRS Adapter length||7.5” (16.5cm)|
|TRS to mini–USB Adapter length||7.5” (16.5cm)|
|Frequency range||40Hz – 16kHz|
|Mic capsule diameter||7.9mm|
|Operating Temp||-20°C to 50°C|
|Power from the recording device||1.8-5V|
|Signal to Noise ratio (S/N)||>55dB|
Included accessories with Purple Panda Lav Mic
|TRRS to TRS adapter|
|TRS to mini-USB adapter|
|Spare tie clip|
|Black foam windscreen|
|User Guide booklet|
|Purple Panda Drawstring Pouch|
|Film Directing for Newbies eBook (download link supplied on purchase)|
Purple Panda Device Compatibility
|Device Category||Specific Device|
|Smartphones & Tablets||iPhone & iPad, Samsung, Android Phones, LG, and More…|
Laptops (with Combo Jack),
MacBook (USB soundcard required for newer models)
|GoPro Action Cameras||Hero2, Hero3, Hero3+, Hero4, Hero5, Hero6, Hero7, Hero8|
|Digital Audio Recorder||Zoom H1n, H2n, H4n, H5, H6|
|Game Console||PS4 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 2021-11-28 / 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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