Do you usually need to use your tablet's audio function? Whether you're taking a class online, video chatting with friends, doing live streaming, or recording your life with it, do you struggle with the poor sound quality of the internal mic? You need an iPad wireless microphone to solve those problems. This article will tell you how to choose and use one.

  • Can you use a wireless microphone with an iPad?
  • What to consider when buying an external mic for iOS devices?
  • How to connect a wireless microphone to iPad?
Moman CP2 wireless microphone for iPad has a portable charging case, which can kept two transmitters and one reciver.

    Can you use a wireless microphone with an iPad?

    Yes, you can connect an external wireless recording device to your iPad through the compatible interface, and that would usually be the lightning interface or TRRS headphone port. We watched iPad develop fast. However, there were a few areas it never excelled at and still doesn't, such as the in-built sound that can be played or produced. I agree that with the construction getting smaller and thinner, there isn't much place for nice speakers. But the microphone has never lived up to expectations.

    Three best wireless microphones for iPad at Moman PhotoGears Store

    What is the best external audio mic for your iPad? After careful selection, we present three Lavalier tablet microphones for different needs. They are SYNCO P2L, Moman CP2, SYNCO G2 Pro.

    Parameter table of iPad mics: SYNCO P2L, Moman CP2, SYNCO G2 Pro

     

    SYNCO P2L

    Moman CP2

    SYNCO G2 Pro

    Price(USD)

    $59.00

    Regular price$99.00

    Lightning: $69.99 Regular $79.99

    USB-C: $65.99 Regular $79.99

    Both: $75.99 Regular $89.99

    1-to-1: $129.00

    1-to-2: $169.00

    Audio Output

    Lightning Output

    Lightning Output

    Type-C Output

    Both

    3.5mm TRS Mic Output

    3.5mm TRS Headphone Output

    Type-C Output

    Sensitivity

    -26dB

    -38dB±3dB

    -40dB±3dB

    Frequency Response

    20Hz-20KHz

    20Hz-20KHz

    50Hz-20KHz

    Working Time

    5H

    15H

    8H

    Transmission Distance

    492ft/150m(LOS)

    164ft/50m(NLOS)

    ≥10m

    656ft/200m (LOS)

    164ft/50m (NLOS)

    Transmitter quantity

    2

    2

    1 or 2

    Charging Case

     

    As we can see from the form, the three mics are compact and versatile iPad wireless microphones that provide sound with great clarity. But they vary in transmission distance, battery life, and others. Here we will introduce them one by one.

    SYNCO P2L best wireless external microphone for iPad

    SYNCO P2L dual channel lavalier microphone for iPad has a Lightning port for connection. It can work with iOS phones and tablets.

    SYNCO P2L dual wireless Lavalier microphone system for iPad has a lightning port that is compatible with iPhone and iPad for audio output. This mini lapel mic has two transmitters for one receiver for two-person recording like one-to-one interviewing, couple vlogging, and so on. Thanks to the Syncoder 3.0 and intelligent DSP chip, SYNCO P2L ensures a strong signal and high-fidelity transmission during long-distance filming.

    Moman CP2 wireless Lavalier microphone for iPad

    Moman CP2 wireless microphone for iPad has two transmitters, one receiver, and a portable charging case. It is ideal for outdoor vlogging, filming, interviewing, etc.

    Moman CP2 supports dual-channel recording like SYNCO P2L. It features a plug-and-play design and effective noise suppression. With a sensitivity of -38dB±3dB and latency of less than 20ms, Moman CP2 can undoubtedly promote the audio clarity of your YouTube videos filmed by iPad.

    Moman CP2 wireless microphone for tablets offers a plug option of lightning for iOS devices, Type-C for Android phones, or both of them. Now the latest iPads are getting a makeover with the charging ports and also the audio output ports. That is to switch from Apple's unique lightning to a USB-C interface. So you may need the Moman CP2 with the USB Type-C option for your iPad models as follows.

    • iPad mini (6th generation)
    • iPad Air (4th generation or later)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation or later)
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later)

    SYNCO G2 Pro best Lavalier microphone for mobiles and cameras

    SYNCO G2 Pro is a professional wireless microphone for cameras, camcorders, smartphones, and pads. It has three audio output ports, and Type-C charging box.

    SYNCO G2 Pro can promise a secure and reliable recording in the LOS range of 492ft/150m. This digital 2.4GHz wireless mic transfers clear and pure sound for video production, interviews, vlogs, and pre-recorded classes, etc. Compared to Moman CP2 and SYNCO P2L, SYNCO G2 Pro has a special TFT screen for real-time monitoring.

    SYNCO G2 Pro wireless microphone for iPad Pro supports three audio outputs, including the 3.5mm TRS mic output, the 3.5 TRS headphone output, and the USB-C output. It enjoys wide compatibility with all kinds of iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones, and also cameras and camcorders.

    • With a 3.5mm to 3.5mm TRS cable (Included), it can work with the old-style iPad before 2018 with a 3.5mm jack port.
    • With a Type-C to Lightning converter cable (Not included), it can be used with the iPad with the Lightning audio interface before 2022.
    • With a Type-C to Type-C adapter cable (Included), it is compatible with the latest models of iPad designed with a USB-C interface.

    What to consider when buying an external mic for iOS devices?

    Here we list four considerations for you to think about before chasing, including microphone types, sound quality, connection compatibility, and other factors like budget and applications.

    1. Types: lavalier, shotgun, or USB

    Types of microphones have diverse application directions. Even if the two products are identical in parameters, once they are different in style, they will bring new effects and user experience.

    • Wireless lapel microphone for iPad: It has a mini compact size and a lightweight that is easily clipped on the tie, collar, or even necklace, collecting audio focused on the speaker where it is put on. It features a strong signal for long-distance transformation and enables you to stand away from the pad for presentation or demonstration during yoga, or exercise suchlike sports online classes.
    • Tablet-mounted shotgun mic: There are large professional shotgun mics for film and TV production, but also small ones for cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. They are mini and convenient, have no need for charging, and can accurately capture your voice.
    • Desktop USB mic: This type is mostly used for PC use and is suitable for situations such as zoom meetings, game streaming, etc. It is a very affordable option when you use your iPad as a computer for internet classes.

      2. Audio quality: frequency range, directionality, distortion

      When you buy an external mic for iPad use, a big reason is that the recording effect of the internal mic is far from expected, so you want to have a wireless lavalier microphone for iPhone and iPad, to improve the clarity of the sound. Therefore, it is especially important to pay attention to the specification of the audio quality of the microphone.

      • Frequency range and sensitivity: It decides whether the captured sound Large-diaphragm microphones are sometimes used to capture lower frequencies, such as those produced by a bass drum or even a bass guitar. The feminine voice, the brightness of an acoustic guitar, or shimmering cymbals are examples of higher frequencies that the small diaphragm or small capsule microphone is made to take up. These may be the overhead microphones you've seen over a symphony or a drum set.
      • Polar pattern: If you are asking for recommended wireless microphones for iPad, then we will suggest the ones with the directional pattern. Sometimes it is referred to as the polar pattern of a microphone, that best meets your requirements. A more concentrated directional microphone is probably preferable for voiceovers. You should be searching for a cardioid or hyper-cardioid polar pattern. As it is made to take up sounds that are close to the microphone's front, this kind of polar pattern will reduce room tone and background noise.
      • Distortion and SPL: The most common type of distortion mentioned in the specifications of wireless microphone for iPad video recording is called "clipping" distortion because it results from sound energy overflowing the internal circuitry, which causes the recorded signal to be clipped at the peaks and, as a result, distorted. When recording the main audio, check to see if it takes up a lot of background noise. For recordings to sound crystal clear, this specification is necessary.

        3. Compatibility: Lightning, TRRS, and Type-C

        • Lightning: It is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created and designed by Apple Inc. This is a generic interface specific to iOS devices. For now, iPhone series smartphones, iPad 4th to 9th generation, iPad mini 1 to 4, iPad Air 1,2,3, and iPad Pro 1&2, etc., are all designed to feature a lighting port as an output interface for charging, file transformation, and microphone connection.
        • Type-C: This type of connection is becoming a big trend, both Android phones and Apple products are gradually shifting to USB-C ports. It's a huge change from that back in 2021 and before. It's believed that shortly, the iPad series will adopt this port, so it's appropriate to buy one with Type-C to keep up with the pace, like the Moman CP2 dual wireless lavailer microphone system for iPad.
        • TRRS: It is short for tip-ring-ring-sleeve, particularly common with 3.5mm, contains four conductors, and generally resembles a rounded-tip bullet. The majority of gadgets, including cellphones, pads, and computers, have this sort of universal audio jack, which fits into practically any compatible audio connector.

        4. Other factors: budget and usability

        • Budget: We have to consider our budget, which largely determines the general range and type you can buy. The most costly microphone on the market won't always be the one that suits your voice the best. Many of these requirements might be viewed as "nice to haves," rather than "necessities," because from one point of view, the best iPad wireless microphone is the one that is reasonably priced and effective. Having said that, the microphone and preamp are the technological components that stand between you and your computer, so choose one that not only enhances your voice but also falls within your price range.
        • Applications: The best microphone is the one with the fewest technical issues that you can use. The phrase "plug and play" refers to choosing the simplest configuration that will allow you to start recording as soon as possible when all other factors are equal.

          How to connect a wireless microphone to iPad?

          • Joint directly through the charging port or TRRS: When you use a microphone with a compatible interface, like the SYNCO P1L, P2L wireless lapel mics for iPad and iPhone, you can simply plug the receiver into your iPad, and commonly it’s plug-and-play, which means you can start recording right away.
          • Use an adaptor to convert the connector for attachment: If your devices have the TRS or XLR instead of the lightning port, USB-C, or TRRS, you may need to buy an adaptor cable to help your plug in.
          • Set up the Bluetooth connection: If you're using Bluetooth kinds, then just make sure your device is turned on near your iPad and pairing with it.

          How to use it for an interview with a dual-channel type?

          Interview mode supports iPad wireless microphone that is connected through a 3.5mm headphone/microphone connection. These mics often need to be linked with a Lightning-to-3.5mm converter for iPhone or a USB-C-to-3.5mm adaptor because the majority of iPhone and iPad models lack a headphone port for iPad Pro. The interview settings page will then provide a option.

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