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RØDE iXY-L Stereo Microphone for iPhone & iPad

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Quick Overview

The RØDE i-XY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone®...


stereo microphone

HD Audio. Anytime, Anywhere.
The RØDE i-XY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone®. 

With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion for both Lightning and 30-pin iOS devices, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. 
  • Record stereo audio at 24-bit, 96kHz*
  • Matched pair of 1/2" cardiod condenser capsules
  • Metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity.
  • Includes windsheild, zip case
  • Software-switchable 72Hz high pass filter for reduction of unwanted low frequency noise.
  • iXY-L compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6plus.
  • iXY-30PIN compatible with iPhone 4s and earlier

The RØDE i-XY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the i-XY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the i-XY is available in two versions - Lightning and 30-pin. The Lightning version supports the iPhone® 5s, iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5c. The 30-pin version supports the iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 4, iPad® (3rd generation) and iPad® 2. A foam windshield is supplied for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your i-XY is available whenever you need it. For more information and to hear audio samples visit *RØDE Rec or RØDE Rec LE app required for 24/96 quality. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

I-XY Specifications
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Polar PatternCardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz(selected HPF @0)
Output Impedance
Maximum SPL120dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity-42.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (8.52mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)18dB-A
Dimensions46.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 40.00mmD

1 year



i-XY is the perfect microphone for capturing music, from local café gigs, to large stadium shows or even recording your band rehearsal and songwriting sessions. 
Its true XY stereo pattern lets you record exactly what you hear, and the adjustable input level makes sure you can record even the loudest concert with total clarity. 



Capture immersive, high-resolution stereo audio with the i-XY mounted atop your camera. 

Monitor in real-time, or connect the headphone output of your iPhone directly into your camera for high quality scratch audio to sync in post.

meetings & lectures

Easily record lectures, business meetings or any dialogue at the touch of a button. 

i-XY works with any audio app (that accepts a digital stereo input), however the RØDE Rec app provides presets to maximise dialogue intelligibility giving you fantastic results in almost any environment.

sound design

With the i-XY you'll never have to let a recording opportunity pass by. 

Conveniently capture high-resolution sound effects and stereo ambience wherever you go.


The i-XY is the perfect recording solution for field reporters, giving you broadcast-quality audio at a moment's notice. 

Use RØDE Rec to edit your recordings on the spot and upload to SoundCloud and Dropbox.