Can't find a better place to post...............
Really dumb question what is the real benefit if any of an XLR microphone connection over 3.5mm jack
I have googled them and as far as I can see the explanations run from "none really! " to " The two signal wires both carry a copy of the signal, but the two copies are sent 180 degrees out of phase with the other. If you sum two perfectly out-of-phase signals that are otherwise identical, the signals cancel out, leaving you with silence."
There is also comments on them being used for lighting etc.
So for on/off camera microphone use in the outside world ?????????