Question Sony ICDUX560 is the external mic port TRS or TRRS?

mjeshurun

Novice Member
Hi friends,
I'm in need of a new voice recorder and the Sony ICDUX560 looks good.
In order to purchase a compatible lapel mic to use with the external mic port, I need to know which connection the recorder can work with.
Has anyone used this recorder and knows whether it works with TRRS, TRS (or maybe both) 3.5mm connector plugs?
Thank you.
 

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outoftheknow

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I would expect the socket on that to be TRS. It clearly says connect a microphone and you can record stereo and I can’t see why they would add a TRRS socket to a bog standard recorder.

TRRS became a thing on mobiles more than standard audio only recorders.

If you have a TRRS plug on a microphone you want to use this thread may be useful

Question - TRRS Plug

Basically you will almost certainly need an adaptor.

Edit - reread your post and you want to buy a mic. Buy a TRS I would say. As above I would expect Sony to make a song and dance if it had a capability that needed a TRRS socket on the device.

ICD-UX560 / ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F | Help Guide | Recording with an external microphone

That diagram seems to show a TRS plug - again I can’t see why theY would add a TRRS external mic socket to an audio only recorder.

Let us know if they have defied logic though :)
 
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Harrshe3

Novice Member
I would expect the socket on that to be TRS. It clearly says connect a microphone and you can record stereo and I can’t see why they would add a TRRS socket to a bog standard recorder.

TRRS became a thing on mobiles more than standard audio only recorders.

If you have a TRRS plug on a microphone you want to use this thread may be useful

Question - TRRS Plug

Basically you will almost certainly need an adaptor.

Edit - reread your post and you want to buy a mic. Buy a TRS I would say. As above I would expect Sony to make a song and dance if it had a capability that needed a TRRS socket on the device.

ICD-UX560 / ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F | Help Guide | Recording with an external microphone

That diagram seems to show a TRS plug - again I can’t see why theY would add a TRRS external mic socket to an audio only recorder.

Let us know if they have defied logic though :)
This thread is a little old, but I am hoping that you might be able to help me. I am trying to use the ICD-UX560 to record phone calls from my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (M# SM-N960U). I am using a 3.5mm TRS to 3.5 mm TRS cable from the phone to the MIC-In on the Sony recorder and then connecting a pair of TRRS 3.5mm headphones (with built-in mic) in the headphone jack on the recorder.

Using this setup, I can pickup the other end of the conversation, but my end is not recorded. I tried to use a TRS Y-splitter with the male end connected to the smartphone and the headphones into one female connection. I then connected one end of the 3.5mm TRS cable into the Sony recorder and the other end of the 3.5 mm TRS cable into second female connection on the Y splitter. No change.

Because the MIC-In only supports TRS, would it be impossible to connect TRRS headphones anywhere within that line and have it pickup my voice through the built-in mic on the headphones?

What if I purchased a TRS mic-headset condenser that is something like this, or this?

Would a TRS to TRRS Y-splitter like this work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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