Using Karaoke Microphone on your iPhone!

I guess its no secret that I'm always relying on the mic on my earphones to sing on singing application. However, I recently discovered that we do have some spare microphone lying around that we hardly use.

So I did some research online and discovered that its possible to use them with my iPhone and sing with them! There are a few ways to do this, the more expensive way (by getting a cable that connect the mic straight to your phone) or cheaper way by using adapter.

It's obvious which way I chose, right?

Anyway, here is what you need:

1) Microphone and XLR Cable (obviously) - $0.
If you already have a microphone, you probably have these already.

 2) XLR to Mono 3.5mm TRS - $1.

I'm no expert with these audio jacks and their segments. However, I realised that only those with one line will work. 
3) An audio split that works with iPhone. - $2.

Note that the number of lines should be as the photo. (3 lines) And you should get one that work with iPhone!

The audio split will ha…

Remax RM-610D Earphone Review

Remax RM610D is a pair that I am currently using now. I got it at about SGD12.
I really love the build of the earpiece and the sound is very good also.

To be honest, it just went way pass my expectation of a earpiece under SGD20!
It of course isn't as fantastic when compared to the Sennheiser MM30i, but is very good for its price and came really close to the sound quality of the MM30i.

I tried this on my iPhone 6 Plus with the same song list as the previous review and of course with new songs by my favourite singers (mainly from the Cpop scene).

Unit size: 10mm(moving-coil speaker) 
Impedance: 32 
Working power: 100mw 
The headset pin: 3.5mm(plating) 
Frequency response: 20-20000hz 
Acuity: 95+3db 
Wire length: 120cm 
NOTE: Compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4 iPad 4, 3, 2, 1, Mini, Air iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle, Classic Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 4, Note 3, Note 2 Other Android Smartphones - Motorola, Google Nexus, HTC, Sony, Nokia Tablets & MP3, MP4 Players 

I guess I'll go straight to the pros and cons to save time.


 - Good and pretty wide soundstage.

- Attractive design (that comes with 4 colours), solid build.

 - Volume and music control that works very well with iPhone.

 - Flat cable makes it tangle-free.

 - Bass are energetic and punchy with a few exception like Namewee's 漂向北方(Piao Xiang Bei Fang) which lower range got slightly fuzzy. Bass is not where it shines but it is still very decent.

 - Mid is good. Even though I personally find female voice sounds a little better than male, just a little.

 - Highs are clear and not overpowering.

 - Accessories (Comes with a pouch and 2 sets of replacement eartips)


 - Noise cancellation can be better and fit can be better. Note that I use my own earbuds for better fit.

 - Mic is not as good as the RM305M when use on singing app.
   (Mic gets a little muffled and flat at higher range or loudness)

Overall score: 4.5/5.
Mic score (for singing app): 3/5.

If you're interested, you can get it @ Amazon for less than $10 by clicking on the picture below:

OR if you're in Singapore, at Qoo10 for a really cheap price of SG$10.90.