1. boazr's Avatar
    Anyone had luck using an external microphone with Key2?

    I use a gimbal (DJI Osmo mobile 2) to shoot videos and up'ing the audio quality is a must for me. Unfortunately, I have two external microphones, one of them is iRig Mic Cast (the other is some cheaper Xiaokoa wireless lavalier mic), both of which have a "4 stripes" connector. The same microphones have worked wonderfully with my previous Sony Experia phone.

    Can anyone shed light on how to connect an external microphone to the Key2? I can't seem to find anything on this on the web and I'm reluctant to spend money on possibly other microphones that will proves useless with the Key2.

    Thanks!
    09-19-18 03:21 AM
  2. HostessCupcake's Avatar
    K1 and K2 have had very poor DACs and headphone jacks so I'm not surprised to hear you're having trouble.
    09-20-18 04:12 AM
  3. boazr's Avatar
    Adding a few notes: I've opened my microphone to have a look at the internals. All looked ok. Then rechecked it with my Sony experia xz1 compact - all working fine. Sony identifies the mic and uses it OK.
    Conclusion is that the BlackBerry won't recognize the insertion of the mic and won't switch audio input to it. Frankly, the camera on my Sony is way better than that on my BlackBerry so I'm fine with having a dedicated smart phone that is used for shooting videos.
    So, I'm done with searching a remedy. Found a good workaround :-)
    10-02-18 10:29 AM
  4. HeHates's Avatar
    Thanks for this update. I spent the last 2 days searching for a solution or explanation of why my lavalier and shotgun mic aren't being recognized by my Key2. I really hoped installing open camera would solve the problem, but it did not.
    10-06-18 12:32 PM
  5. ejaleel's Avatar
    I am trying to use a RODE smartLav+ with a TRRS splitter, and it won't work. In searching other forums such as (https://www.reddit.com/r/blackberry/...ics_on_my_new/) it sounds like this is an unsolvable hardware issue. Really surprised that such a simple function would be overlooked



    Adding a few notes: I've opened my microphone to have a look at the internals. All looked ok. Then rechecked it with my Sony experia xz1 compact - all working fine. Sony identifies the mic and uses it OK.
    Conclusion is that the BlackBerry won't recognize the insertion of the mic and won't switch audio input to it. Frankly, the camera on my Sony is way better than that on my BlackBerry so I'm fine with having a dedicated smart phone that is used for shooting videos.
    So, I'm done with searching a remedy. Found a good workaround :-)
    03-18-19 07:28 AM

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