Audio cable for iPad® & smartphones (TRRS male to 1/8" TS female input & 1/8" TRS female output) - 1 Foot
    Product # 601030
    Audio cable for iPad® & smartphones (TRRS male to 1/8" TS female input & 1/8" TRS female output) - 1 Foot
    Product # 601030
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    Audio cable for iPad® & smartphones (TRRS male to 1/8" TS female input & 1/8" TRS female output) - 1 Foot

    Record your voice while simultaneously listening through your headphones with this Audio cable for iPad® and smartphones from Monoprice!

    Typically with other cables you can only record your voice with an external microphone, or simply listen to your tunes with your headphones. This cable gives you the ability to record your voice or musical instrument(s) through your iPhone®, Android™, or other device, and simultaneously listen through your headphones. Once this cable is plugged in you are good to go! Record and listen with your favorite third party application (such as GarageBand®, AmpliTube®, etc.).

    The 4-conductor TRRS plug on this cable uses the CTIA standard configuration, which puts the microphone signal on the sleeve (versus being on the second ring in the OMTP standard). The CTIA standard has always been used by Apple and HTC, while older Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Wiko devices initially used the OMTP standard. However, the latest versions use the CTIA standard. This cable is therefore compatible with:

    • iPod touch® 3rd Generation and later versions
    • iPhone 3GS and later versions
    • iPad (all versions, including iPad mini)
    • Samsung Galaxy S® version 3 and later
    • Samsung Galaxy Note® version 2 and later
    • Any Android device using the CTIA standard TRRS connector with the microphone on the sleeve, as described above

    While the TRRS plug is wired to the CTIA standard, the TRS headphone jack and TS microphone jack use standard wiring. The microphone input is compatible with microphones equipped with either a TS or TRS connector, such as those used on PCs. A combination mic-headphone assembly, such as those normally used with smartphones, is not a compatible input device.

    Usage Notes:

    1. Plug the 3.5mm (1/8") TRRS plug into the headphone jack on your compatible smartphone or tablet.
    2. The smaller of the two 3.5mm (1/8") female jack bodies is the TRS stereo headphone output. Plug your standard earphones or headphones into this jack.
    3. The larger of the two 3.5mm (1/8") female jack bodies is the TS mono microphone input. Plug your standard PC style microphone into this jack.
    4. This cable only provides the electrical connections, allowing the physical use of the external microphone. To record the signals sent to the device you will need to have a software app, such as GarageBand for iOS®.
    5. If using GarageBand for iOS note that the app generally cancels the monitor output during recording. This can be modified in "Settings" under "Crosstalk Protection". Be sure to minimize the input volume first.

    Apple, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and GarageBand are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    Samsung, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Note are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

    Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

    IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

    AmpliTube is trademark or registered trademark, property of IK Multimedia Production.

    29 Reviews

    52.76% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Great solution

    • Kevin Y,
    •  Everett, WA 
    • 7/6/2016 7:43:44 PM

    Pros: Works as described and great customer service.

    Cons: Product arrived damaged. It worked but the sheathing was peeled back, could fail in the future.

    I have a iPhone multi cam recording kit. I need to be able to get sound from the FOH board. I ordered two of these cables from MonoPrice. When my package arrived one of the cables was damaged. Good thing I ordered two. I contacted them on their website to request a RMA. They just shipped me a new replacement part, and told me to keep the damaged one (the sheathing was peeled back.) The shipping was fact and I had the new one in two days. I love the customer service. The cable works great for me, clean sound from the FOH board and I can monitor the audio with my headphones.

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    Mine was defective.

    • Justin in Austin,
    •  Austin, TX 
    • 12/12/2015 3:55:56 PM

    Pros: Headphones work, but they did before, so that doesn't really matter.

    Cons: Waiting for a $5 product for a week and it being defective when it arrives is pretty annoying.

    So, the price isn't too bad, but the shipping took a while and once it got here it didn't work. The headphones worked great, but the mic does not. I even adapted my mic from stereo to mono so it would work correctly, and tested the adapted configuration on my PC (successfully) when it continued to not work with my adapter. I tried it with several different devices (I tried it with my Galaxy S5, Dualshock 4 controller, and my Latitude E6400.)

    It just doesn't work, and after buying adapters for my adapters and trying things out and waiting for the shipping and testing and reading and testing some more, I'm fed up. Gonna get one on Amazon Prime. I'll have to wait some more, but at least it will only be a few days and not the week or so Monoprice had me wait.

    I'd recommend working on you QC a little more, Monoprice. I know it's a cheap item, and that you make much more money from not testing (especially considering it's cheap enough that most people wont return it), but I'm not doing this again.

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    Useless for making phone calls

    • Cal920c,
    •  Thornhill, ON 
    • 9/8/2015 8:05:44 PM

    Pros: Basically an extension cable, at least it fits with an otterbox on my phone.

    Cons: Doesn't work, doesn't seem to allow my mic to work with my phone (Modmic 4.0 muted, and YES THE MUTE IS OFF)

    Bought 2 of these for use with my sisters G771J and my iPhone 5 (the original one), and it doesn't work with my iPhone. I tired to make calls, I tried to use voice memos, neither worked.

    Haven't had a chance with the G771 to try it with that.

    by Monoprice Administrator

    My apologies for the issues experienced with PID 601030. If I may ask, when connecting the Modmic, is it plugged into the cable's larger female jack? Do you happen to have headphones/earphones connected to the smaller jack when attempting to use this cable?

    I also wanted to mention that this cable will not work with the G771J as it is only designed to work in 3.5mm TRRS ports which are often found on smartphones and tablets. Computers typically have two separate 3.5mm TRS ports (one for headphones, one for a mic) rather than one 3.5mm TRRS port that accepts both. The exception for that would be most Macs. My apologies for the trouble and I hope this helps!

    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate

    by Cal920c
    Yes, I had audio coming out of the headphones (A pair of HD25-1 ii), but sound was not going through the mic on either cable.

    The G771 has a combo headphone/mic port.

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Got it, sorry for the confusion. I did not notice that the G771 only had one port on it. Is there any way that we can try the cables with a different headset that has a mic built into it (such as a PC headset)? What about with a different phone or the G771? Please let me know your results from there and I would be happy to assist you further. Thank you very much for your time and patience in troubleshooting with me.

    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate
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    It just works!

    • Luis M.,
    •  Manati, PR 
    • 8/12/2015 6:44:09 AM

    Pros: 1. It works
    2. Dirt cheap compared to the iRigs
    3. Arrived quickly

    Cons: 1. No instructions included - good thing there are some in monoprice's site

    I don't understand why there are negative reviews for this simple and useful cable. I'm using mine to record directly from a PA mixer to an iPad2 and it works like a charm. Tried it also in an iPhone 6 plus and it also works. Just plug it to the earphone port, connect a 1/8" cable to the thick plug and it to the mixer (I'm using a RCA adapter also), and voila! you have a recorder. Will highly recommend it.

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    High pass RC filter inside the mic connector?

    • Larry,
    •  Cumming, GA 
    • 6/20/2015 11:38:07 AM

    Pros: Contains parts that could be used to make a working cable (for DIYers only)

    Cons: 1. This cable contains a high pass RC filter inside a mic connector. What??? What kind of audio cable designer came up with such a wonderful idea?
    2. Due to No.1, does not work with many regular microphones.
    3. It is *not* suppose to have any filters inside. I hope I wasn't unclear.

    So my story is short.. I ordered two of these cable (assuming I may need to cut one to make something custom, if the cable did not work for me), Boy was I right.

    I was trying to connect a mike to MacBook Pro Retina 2014. None of the microphones I had worked. So I tried to measure connections with a multimeter. The Mic+ signal was open, and did not go anywhere. What? I got curious. Both cables behaved the same so it wasn't a defect I figured.

    When I tried to measure resistance across mike's pins, I got 2.1kOhm reading. I just could not get it, but an unplugged cable should not have any measurable (low) resistance anywhere.

    So I got the mike's end of the cable (large connector) and cut it open - the large rubber case enclosing a small plug. What I saw blew me away: there was a high pass RC filter inside (a capacitor and a 2.1K resistor). No wonder I could not get any connectivity with a multimeter the circuit did not have a direct connection between pins (well, that's how it was supposed to be, really).

    So I got my soldering iron, removed the filter, and soldered the cable directly. Guess what? Suddenly my mike started working!

    What an experience... While I may see a very special application for a high pass filter inside the cable, this is definitely not the case.

    Monoprice:, if you are reading this, did you even know there was a filter inside? If you did (you'd better did), please update cable description and clearly say so, so people will not be wondering why the cable degrades sound quality or some mikes don't work at all.

    Or better yet, remote this filter (I cannot help it, who came up with such an idea??) and let the cable do it's jib. It is not the cable's job to filter a signal, the cable's job is to *preserve* the signal as much as possible.

    So all of the previous reviewers were correct: this cable does degrade audio quality (will cut bass at unspecified frequency). Neither this cable will work with many microphones that don't expect any filters (especially with MacBook Pro Retina and regular, unpowered mikes).

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Larry,

    Thank you for your feedback on PID 601030. Regarding your inquiry about the filter, this cable does not contain a hi-pass filter. There is a circuit, however it has a different (proprietary) function than hi-pass filtering.

    If I may ask, do you happen to have your Mac's serial number so that I can look up the exact specs of your Mac? Also, what are the makes and models of the microphones in use here?

    Please note that this cable is intended for use with tablets and smartphones. Just to verify, before making changes to the cable, were you able to test the mic and cable with a tablet and/or smartphone? If so, was there any difference in connectivity or audio quality? Please let me know so we can best assist you with this issue. Thank you in advance.

    Gabby V.
    Tech Support Associate
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