iPhone 7 Missing Headphone Jack Question

I have been using loopy with the Epogee mic which connects to my iPhone 6's lighting jack and I monitor the recording with (non-mic'd) headphones that I plug into my iPhone 6's headphone jack.

How will I be able to monitor a recording with the iPhone 7 if I'm using the lighting jack to record audio with the epogee mic?


  • @mikea - there has been talk (rumors ;-) that Bluetooth audio output may be possible, of course there may be to much latency (lag) to make it useful as a way of monitoring. I do not think that you will be able to connect the USB mic and an Audio interface (to get a standard headphone connection) as the USB mic is seen as a Audio interface also. This is just a guess.So going the CCK route with a USB hub probably won't work. Perhaps some Apple or a 3rd party company will release a Lightning to USB adapter with a 1/8 headphone jack. Haven't seen one yet.

    You could get a iOS microphone with a built-in monitoring jack (http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmicstudio/) or a USB microphone with a built-in monitoring jack and a CCK or what ever they are calling it now. (http://www.samsontech.com/samson/products/microphones/usb-microphones/meteormic/)

    From there, the rig choices just get bigger and more complicated.

  • That's good advice. I feel a bit burned because I only got the Apogee a few months ago. Any idea how the iRig Mic Studio compares to the Apogee 96k?

  • @mikea - I have never tried the iRig or Apogee. You might want to start a new topic for that and see if anyone has comments/recommendations.

  • Hey yo!, try a USB headset via a USB hub (connect your Apogee to the same hub), the audio should route back out from the Iphone lightning port (to the hub) and be heard in your headset.

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