With the iQ6 and iQ7, Zoom has been offering microphones for iOS devices for a long time, now the product portfolio is being expanded to include the Am7 developed for Android. This should equip you for high-quality stereo recordings on the go, the stereo microphone is also good for video recordings and selfies.
The Zoom Am7 microphone transforms your cell phone into a stereo field recorder with a plug-and-play gesture. For this purpose, the small microphone is provided with a USB-C port – it should fit most Android phones. The MS-stereo capsule rotates it so that both a vertical and horizontal operation works with the device. But not only that: The capsule also allows you to change the stereo width of the recording – the mid-side technology makes it possible.
A headphone or loudspeaker connected to the mini-jack will help you check the recording. You probably don’t use speakers for mobile use, but maybe when you record videos. Of course, because the microphone is also suitable for these tasks. There is even a selfie mode, which requires the Zoom Handy Recorder app. The control for the recording level and the LED level display are directed to the front and you have settings and signals in view.
The app is also suitable for editing the recordings and uploading them directly to SoundCloud or social networks, but according to the manufacturer also guarantees latency-free listening to the audio material. The hardware also supports other apps for audio/video/streaming.
This is another moment when we write about a product and immediately feel like buying it. People, who are always Android users, how often do they wish that they can also connect a qualified stereo microphone to their Android smartphone?
Zoom Am7 price and availability
Zoom Am7 is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com website for $99.99 only.
Earlier this month, PreSonus presents a new Revelator USB MIC that is specifically aimed at podcasters, streamers, vlogging, gaming, or even voice recordings. It was developed for precisely these tasks. The microphone does not have an XLR or jack connection but is simply connected via USB-C like many other microphones of this type. The microphone draws power directly from the USB port.