Tuesday, January 20, 2009

1/20/09 Wireless Mic on N95 test featuring Barack Obama

I have perfected the attachment of a wireless lav mic to my Nokia N95. An earlier solution contained two more connectors which allowed noise. In this video the subject is Barack Obama. Yay!

Watch 1/20/09 Wireless Mic on N95 test featuring Barack Obama on YouTube.

Parts List:

RadioShack Gold Series Phono-to-Phono Audio Coupler

Gold Series Adapter, 1/8" Phone Plug to Phono Jack


  1. Steve,
    Thanks for posting this! Audio sounds great!!
    Too bad though Nokia won't make a special cable or adapter plug for audio....hopefully they see your post.
    Sennheiser mic system is almost the price of the phone or higher depending on the model you pick.
    As I shared with you once, I replicated the Reuters Mojo kit but sodering on an adapter; however, I found there's a subtle white noise in the audio.....could very well be my connection but an audio expert told me the very thin wire Sony uses is most likely the culpert....and it doesn't help I'm only using One of those two wires. Haven't had a chance to circle back to try another mic in it's place.

  2. I know. It's so obvious. The earlier solution I used probably had too many connections. This one is solid. You can use any powered microphone. I have the Sennheiser for professional work.

  3. For a wireless mic on my Nokia N93 I use a Motorola MotoPure H12 headset. It operates over bluetooth wireless No cables or connectors at all, wireless direct from the phone to the headset. The headset is about 1/2" x 5/8" x 1.5", you can stick it on your ear, or clip it to your shirt collar. The sound is not "Sennheiser perfect", but it is entirely adequate for voice. It works up to about 25', I have used it with me up on a scaffolding two stories up with the camera gal down on the ground. When we're on a construction site up on the scaffolding we really can't have any cables at all for safety reasons, at least not if we're doing real work and shooting video at the same time.

    WooHoo, the crooks are out, Obama's in.

    --John Leeke

  4. Awesome sound quality! I'm impressed. Had to write a small piece about it on my blog. Kudos from!

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  8. You have got wonderful sound. Using Sennheiser is also a good idea because you can reduce attenuation quite much. Remember that the microphone input on Nokia N95 is very sensitive. Although there is a automatic gain, there is a limit of what Nokia will handle. If you look at my video on the matter here you can see the same connection with a standard AV-cabel.(Using red plug) Remember that on Ipod and Nokia cabel this plug is yellow.
    Greetings from Bloggerguy

  9. Inspired by you solution, I tried the same with an MP3 recorder. This also gives a pretty good sound quality. Check it out:

    Recording with H2 MP3 recorder

  10. @Mojo Excellent video solution for connecting the H2 audio recorder/USB mic to the Nokia!

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  12. Steve,
    I have just taken delivery of a Nokia Xpress 5800 and wondered whether your set-up would work with this phone too. I am in the UK and have also come across a 'Phono Socket To 3 Pole XLR Female' (an all-in-one solution), presumably this would work? Visit and for two such examples. Thanks