I have a lav mic with a threaded jack at the end. It came with a Sennheiser Transmitter/Receiver pair and has a threaded jack to connect into the Transmitter which has a threaded socket to match.
However, I often don't need the distance the RF gives me and it would be easier just to plug the lav mic directly into my recorder -- usually a Zoom H6, but sometimes even just an iPhone.
Trouble is, neither the H6 nor iPhone have a threaded socket and the construction of the threaded jack on the lav is such that it can't fit all the way into a normal unthreaded socket. In fact it even bounces out since the threading is on a little spring-loaded collar.
I've hunted all through my kit to find some combination of my existing bits and pieces that would let me connect lav to H6, but no joy. But now I'm wondering if maybe what I'm trying to do is in some way verboten , and the threaded-osity (it could be a word!) is kinda like a key or warning not to do it!
So, is it OK to do what I'm trying to do -- connect lav to H6, or lav to iPhone -- or is it a recipe for frying some wee input or output component? Or if it's a legit thing to do, then what's the normal way to do it? Is there a name for the converter/doofer/widget I should be looking for to allow me to connect my threaded 3.5mm male to connect to an unthreaded 3.5mm female?