I just bought a Sennheiser MKE 2 lav mic with a lemo plug. I bought it for about € 45, so for me it's worth the gamble.
I'm ready to chop off the lemo plug and replace it with a 3.5mm / 1/8" jack (for about € 15 incl shipping) to use it with my Zoom H5 line input (which provides plug-in power). I'll solder it as mic signal (not line), so red to tip, and blue + shield to ring + sleeve.
My question is this:
Do I need a converter or resistor to use the mic with plug-in power (5v)? From the specs I've found it seems the mic takes around 5v (it states it can work from a 5.6v mercury battery, but I have no knowledge of these batteries and the circuit involved). Anyone any clues?
An alternative is to use a converter cable (around € 60), but I rather would not. To cumbersome and expensive.