What is Deity Smart 3.5mm Technology?

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A Smarter Way to Connect

Inside every V-Series microphone from Deity lives a microprocessor that handles all the adapting of the audio. But why is that even needed?

The problem is, microphone companies and audio device makers do not talk to each other. In some cases they even go out of their way to make the microphone input on their device different, hoping to lock you into their brand of microphones. At Deity Microphones we want to make microphones that remove the guessing game and are instead truly Plug-And-Play. The last thing you should be worried about is having to hunt down adapters.

The Problem With 3.5mm Microphone Inputs

Above you will see our Deity Smart Cable with numbers along the jack. We at Deity use 3.5 TRRS jacks on all of our V-Series Microphones. This way we can adapt our TRRS automatically down to a TS, TRS, or another type of TRRS.

The problem in the past has been some manufacturers, like Sennheiser, wiring their audio transmitter with what’s called the Standard Pinout. The tip (1) on their devices is the one that supplies the 1-10v bias power to the microphone.  But companies like Sony choose to put the audio/bias voltage on the Ring (2). While other companies like Azden, with their latest wireless kit the Azden Pro-XD, choose to make their microphone jacks TRRS and put the bias voltage on the Sleeve (4). DSLR and other manufactures that add stereo 3.5mm jacks to their devices often put bias voltage on both Pins 1 and 2. Now let’s add headset jacks to the mix where a few of the pins are used for speakers and the ground wire is shared with the microphone’s return. Plus you sometimes will find cellphone and laptop makers putting the bias voltage on Pin (3) OR Pin (4). And sometimes the same cellphone maker will do it differently across their various devices.
If you find this confusing you aren’t alone.
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All of our V-Series microphones feature a microprocessor, making them truly smart microphones.

The Solution

We fix this confusion by adding sensors to each pin that sense the bias voltage and then use that information to create a solution that automatically adapts the Deity Smart 3.5mm TRRS plug to mimic a TS, TRS, or TRRS plug and all the possible variations of their wiring by different manufacturers. This means no more adapters. And the best part is this works with any TRRS to TRRS cable you plug into any of our V-Series microphones. We provide the Deity Smart Cable, a premium coiled TRRS cable, with our microphones, but if you need a longer solution you can buy any TRRS 3.5mm cable and be up and running immediately.
The solution we created isn’t 100% perfect. We have tested over 100+ devices and have found about a handful that do not provide bias voltage on any pins at all. And a couple of mobile phone makers that do not turn on the bias voltage using the default camera app (not Android wide, just to these handful of mobile phone makers). We did discover if you use the Cinema FV-5 app on these Android phones that bias voltage is supplied and our V-Series microphones work just fine.
Below you can see a full list of the devices we tested and the solutions we found that work if the device showed any errors. This is not complete and we will be adding to it as we test more devices.
CLICK TO FIND OUT IF YOUR DEVICE IS COMPATIBLE

DEVICE

COMPATIBLE

Zoom H1
Zoom H1n
Zoom H2
Zoom H4n (3.5mm Jack)
Zoom Q2n
Zoom Q4n
Zoom F1
Zoom EXH6
Yes
Tascam DR10 series
Tascam DR40
Tascam DR 22WL
Yes
Sennheiser G1, G2, G3, G4
Sennheiser AVX
Sennheiser XS
Yes
Azden XD-Pro
Azden WM88 Pro
Yes
RODELink TX-Belt Yes, +13cm separation
Black Magic BMPCC4k Requires a TRS Cable
Phone X Requieres TRRS adapter
IPHONE 8 Yes
IPHONE 7 Yes
IPHONE 6S Yes
IPHONE 6S PLUS Yes
IPHONE 6 PLUS Yes
IPHONE 6 Yes
Samsung Tab Series Yes
Samsung Galaxy Series Yes
Google Pixel

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 3

USB-C Adapter
Kinefinity MAVO Yes
RED Scarlet
RED Epic
RED Epic W
RED DSMC2
RED Hydrogen
Yes
GoPro Hero 1
GoPro Hero 2
GoPro Hero 3
GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro Hero 4, 4+Black
GoPro Hero 5 Black
GoPro Hero 5 Session
GoPro Hero 6
With USB to TRS adapter
Sony α7

Sony α7R

Sony α7S

Sony α7 II

Sony α7R II

Sony α7S II

Sony α7R III

Sony α7 III

Yes
Lumix G85
Lumix G9
Lumix GH3
Lumix GH4
Lumix GH5, GH5s
Yes
EOS 550D/Rebel T2i

EOS 600D/Rebel T3i

EOS 650D/Rebel T4i

EOS 700D/Rebel T5i

EOS 750D/Rebel T6i

EOS 800D/Rebel T7i

EOS 100D/Rebel SL1

EOS 200D/Rebel SL2

EOS 1000D/Rebel XS

Yes
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 77D

Canon EOS 80D

Yes
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5Ds

Canon EOS 5Ds R

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D C

Yes
Canon XA-10, XA-11, XA-15, XA-20, XA-25, XA-30, XA-35

Canon C100

Canon C300

Canon C500

 Requires D-XLR adapter
Lumia 950  Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Nexus 6 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

ViVo X20 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

VIVO X6 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

OPPO Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei Mate 10 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei Mate 10 pro Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei Mate 8 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei horo V9 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei horo V8 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei horo 8 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei nova 1 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei horo play Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

XIAO MI 5 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

XIAO MI Red Mi 5plus Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

XIAO MI Red Mi 3 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

XIAO MI Red Mi NOTE3 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

XIAO MI 6 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

ZTX nubia Z17 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

MEIZU PRO 7 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Coolpad CO9 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

360 vizza Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

MEIZU PRO 6 Not with default Video App;

Works with Cinema FV-5 app;

Huawei Honor 5x NO
MEIZU Blue NOTE 6 NO
Nikon D7000 NO
Canon T3/1100D NO
Fuji X-T3 NO
Canon VIXIA HFR500 NO
Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, G10 NO
ARRI MINI NO
Canon Legria HF G25 NO

Zoom H1
Zoom H1n
Zoom H2
Zoom H4n (3.5mm Jack)
Zoom Q2n
Zoom Q4n
Zoom F1
Zoom EXH6YesTascam DR10 series
Tascam DR40
Tascam DR 22WLYesSennheiser G1, G2, G3, G4
Sennheiser AVX
Sennheiser XSYesAzden XD-Pro
Azden WM88 ProYesRODELink TX-BeltYesSony UWP P11DYesPhone XRequieres TRRS adapterIPHONE 8YesIPHONE 7YesIPHONE 6SYesIPHONE 6S PLUSYesIPHONE 6 PLUSYesIPHONE 6YesSamsung Tab SeriesYesSamsung Galaxy SeriesYesGoogle PixelUSB-C AdapterGoogle Pixel 2USB-C AdapterRED Scarlet
RED Epic
RED Epic W
RED DSMC2
RED HydrogenYesGoPro Hero 1
GoPro Hero 2
GoPro Hero 3
GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro Hero 4, 4+Black
GoPro Hero 5 Black
GoPro Hero 5 Session
GoPro Hero 6With USB to TRS adapter

Sony α7

Sony α7R

Sony α7S

Sony α7 II

Sony α7R II

Sony α7S II

Sony α7R III

Sony α7 III

YesLumix G85
Lumix G9
Lumix GH3
Lumix GH4
Lumix GH5, GH5sYes

EOS 550D/Rebel T2i

EOS 600D/Rebel T3i

EOS 650D/Rebel T4i

EOS 700D/Rebel T5i

EOS 750D/Rebel T6i

EOS 800D/Rebel T7i

EOS 100D/Rebel SL1

EOS 200D/Rebel SL2

EOS 1000D/Rebel XS

Yes

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 77D

Canon EOS 80D

Yes

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5Ds

Canon EOS 5Ds R

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Yes

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D C

YesLumia 950 

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

nexus 6

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

ViVo X20

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

VIVO X6

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

OPPO

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei Mate 10

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei Mate 10 pro

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei Mate 8

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei horo V9

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei horo V8

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei horo 8

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei nova 1

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei horo play

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

XIAO MI 5

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

XIAO MI Red Mi 5plus

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

XIAO MI Red Mi 3

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

XIAO MI Red Mi NOTE3

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

XIAO MI 6

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

ZTX nubia Z17

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

MEIZU PRO 7

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Coolpad CO9

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

360 vizza

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

MEIZU PRO 6

Not with default Video App;

Only works with Certain App;

Huawei Honor 5xNOMEIZU Blue NOTE 6NONikon D7000NOCanon T3/1100DNOCanon C100, C300, C500Requires D.XLRCanon VIXIA HFR500NOCanon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, G10NOCanon XA-10, XA-11, XA-15, XA-20, XA-25, XA-30, XA-35Requires D.XLRCanon Legria HF G25NOARRI MININO

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