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iQ5 microphone review: iOS accessory delivers solid sound from a small package

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At a Glance
  • Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone

    Macworld Rating

    Zoom's Lightning-connector iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone may look a little plasticky, but it delivers solid sound in a perfectly portable package.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Zoom's Lightning-connector iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone may look a little plasticky, but it delivers solid sound in a perfectly portable package.

    MSRP: $125

    Pros

    • Produces good-sounding recordings
    • Flexible input-gain options
    • Positionable microphone head
    • HandyRecorder app adds useful options

    Cons

    • Easy to dislodge from Lightning-connector port
    • HandyRecorder app's sharing options are limited

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