XLR(f) to 3.5mm TRS - Balanced to Stereo Cable - Mic to Camera Cable

Use this cable to connect a balanced microphone into a "stereo" mic input, as found on some laptops and DV cameras. Can also be used to plug a mono balanced signal from a mixer into a stereo system or PC. Gold contacts ensure maximum conductivity.

By: on 15 February 2015
Worked perfectly on my PC microphone port. (your 65 character limit on reviews is stupid btw)

By: on 9 January 2015
This high quality at this low cost is not often seen. Cable feels like it will last a long time

By: on 4 April 2013
This is a good quality cable. The connectors are solidly built into the cable and the rubberised cable coating makes this item tough enough to withstand constant movement in and out of venues.

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Swamp 3.5mm (Mini-Jack) to XLR(f) Cable - 5m

XLR(mono) to 3.5mm Stereo
A microphone outputs a "balanced" signal, which is also "mono" (1 audio channel). If you need to connect a mic to a 3.5mm "stereo" input, such as on an iPod, PC sound card or HD camera, a cable like this is required to SPLIT the "mono" signal into a "stereo" signal, so it reaches both the LEFT and RIGHT side of the 3.5mm stereo input.

Perfect for Balanced Mic to HD Video Camera connection
Smaller HD Video Cameras often have a Stereo mic input, and if you need to connect a balanced microphone signal to the camera, a mono to stereo cable is handy so the audio is recorded to the LEFT and RIGHT audio channels.

What happens to the Balanced signal?
As you are connecting to a stereo 3.5mm input (which if stereo, cannot be balanced), you cannot gain a balanced connection. The balanced (inverted polarity signal) just gets shorted with the ground and not used.


  • Conductor Gauge: 2x (0.12mm*20)
  • Conductor Cores: 2x (0.12mm*50)
  • Ground Shield: BRAIDED (0.12mm*2*16)
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") - XLR(f) (Yongsheng YS231L-B, YS164)
  • Wiring: XLR (Pin1 - Sleeve, Pin2 - Tip, Pin2 - Ring, Pin3 - Sleeve)

Custom Label: YS231L-B YS136N SM


Shipping Weight: 0.1600