Submitted October 29, 2019 by Lenny Round in Huron, OH
"Zoom iQ7 for iPads and iPhones"
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I have to say that the mic is an improvement over the the internal mics that come with the iproducts. The headphones jack works good. The Gain dial works fine and is quite when turning live. However, There are issues I have with the mic. The mic has no RFI protection built in meaning you can’t use this mic for Facebook live or other WiFi Or Bluetooth necessary applications. The mic clicks and pops while recording if you leave your WiFi and Bluetooth on during recording. You must turn off both in order for the mic to work up to spec. Also there is no port for charging the iproduct while the mic is in use. That is frustrating and limits the time you can record down to how long your battery will last. For me these are epic failures in design and limits the mic to only a few uses. Because the mic can only be used for limited purpose recordings I find the price too high. It works fine with Lexas Audio Editor and Voice Memo as a stand alone sound recording tool. The only times I use the iQ7 is when I’m in a meeting, need a recording of my bands with video, and EVP detection/searching. If you want use this mic for stand alone non~WiFi/ Bluetooth work then it sounds good and gets the job done.
It’s records nicely, and sounds transparent.
The mic has useful features. The capsule head turns and rotates for decent pointing. The gain dial is quite. The stereo switch works fine. The input LED is accurate.Pitfalls ~ no RFI protection, no charging port.
Ease of Use
It’s very easy to get a good recording out of this mic.
For a little plastic mic it seems to built well. I’ve dropped it several times on a hardwood floor and it keeps working so it is a durable mic.
The mic is over priced by my point of Veiw because you cant use it with WiFi/Bluetooth necessary apps.
No, I haven’t had to deal wit Zoom.
The Wow Factor
It’s a good mic. There’s limited options for iproduct specific mics so it fills a gap.
40 years Pro Bassist, Singer, Live & Studio Engineer, 4 String Fender Basses, Endoresed
Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Country, Funk, Lite Rock, Rock, etc.
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