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Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control

B&H # ZOH4NK (B&H Kit)
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Product Highlights
  • Zoom H4n Portable Recorder
  • Remote Control
  • Headphones
  • 16GB Memory Card
This B&H Kit is designed to provide you with high-quality, convenient stereo audio recording and control. The kit consists of a Zoom H4n Handy Recorder, a remote control, headphones, and a 16 GB memory card.

The H4n recorder features true X/Y stereo mics with selectable recording patterns. It can record up to four channels of audio, with rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. XLR/TRS combo inputs let you connect a variety of gear. The recorder also features a built-in speaker and a 3.5mm output for connecting external speakers.

A USB 2.0 port makes it easy to transfer files to a Mac or PC, or use the H4n as a live audio interface. It has a backlit LCD for easy control, and can operate on AA batteries, USB power, or wall power for versatility.

Aside from controlling the recorder, the included wired remote prevents handling noise from entering your recording, since it eliminates the need to touch the recorder itself. The included 16GB card can hold hours upon hours of files, making sure that you never run out of space.

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ZoomH4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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1.0

No Line Level Input - Only Mic Level

By Derrick

from Upstate New York

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Pros

  • Compact

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Quality Construction
  • Unnecessary Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

I'm leaving my Sony z5u for a DSLR setup. I bought the H4n as a general recorder and audio adapter for my DSLR. I am not expecting the best functions or quality, but I am expecting a generally capable and easy to use device.I bought the H4n b/c of a YouTube comparison that said the H4n had all the abilities of the Tascam DR-40 and had a few more features like presets and the ability to be an audio interface for computers. I thought those were worth the extra $... only did I just find that the H4n can not record line level inputs.That means as a general audio recorder, this fails 50% of it's mandate. This should be stated as only a mic recorder. Sure you can say get line to mic level attenuators, but it still makes this only a mic recorder.That aside, I don't like the interface. You use a scroll wheel on the side to mainly work the menus, and then you have two seperate buttons to control the input level... it would seem less disruptive audio recording to use the wheel for the audio control, instead of push buttons...The H4n boasts multi-track record, but it is in no way easy to use.The manual is rough. It is not well composed. It's random. I know no one really reads a manual through completly, they just search for sections as necessary. I previously did my audio recording in my z5u, so I wanted to at least read the basics of how my first digital audio recorder device works... and I found that I had to jump around a lot just to get the basics covered.On the good side, it is nice that there are seperate buttons for the record level and the headphone output level... and the screen is large...I havent tested the computer interface function, but honestly I don't care to anymore. This is a plane jane mic recorder.

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5.0

Student Filmmakers get this

By Bearpod91

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Filmmaking
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    I had a sound production class this past semester and was in desperate need of good sound recording but not something that would empty my wallet. This product with the included 8 gb memory card was a great choice.It has on board mics that are surprisingly great, I didn't expect this amount of quality. It is really good for beginning filmmakers who can't afford expensive mics yet and need a starter. Because it gives you the option to later buy XLR cable mics and gain more experience in the future.I see this product as an entry level sound production tool with a basic mic (like a basic kit lens). It gives you a good start and can lead you to more.I have yet to use the remote control though. That seems to be an unnecessary addition but maybe in the future I'll need it. Always good to have that option.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The best bang for your buck.

    By Scott..?

    from Portland, OR

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    Pros

    • Great Field Sound
    • Reasonably Priced
    • Super functional
    • Very portable
    • Very Versatile

    Cons

    • Could have a better build
    • Forced linked input level

    Best Uses

    • Audio Gathering
    • Audio Sketching
    • Field recording
    • Film production
    • Journalism
    • Location sound
    • Sample Sourcing

    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    The H4n is a pretty marvelous little device. I use it mostly for location sound recording for video production.

    The functionality is pretty great. Menus are intuitively laid out, and settings are quick and easy to access and change.

    The sound of the onboard mics is pretty killer. The mic pres for external mics are not super great (not garbage either though), but if you run through a field mixer or something with decent pres (and hopefully decent compressors and limiters), it helps a lot, and you can get great sound.

    You can't record the two input channels to seperate mono tracks, or set the input levels individually when using them for field recording, but the former issue is easy enough to fix in post, and as for the latter, see the previous paragraph.

    If you just want to throw something up and hit record, this thing is great. Though, if that's your main objective, I would honestly recommend the H2 instead.

    The build on this is decent, but the battery cover is a little flimsy, and I've broken the closure tooth off before, just by exposing it to the rigors of field work.

    All and all, this is the device I would recommend to anyone in production with a limited budget. You can get better, but the jump in price for noticeably better performance is practically (not literally) exponential.

    The little remote included in this kit is SUPER handy. And to couple that with an 8 gig SDHC card for $20 is a killer deal.

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    (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good - but problems with extra inputs

    By Dave

    from Newark, NJ

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    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    I brought this so that I can attach two phantom power mics to it and simultaneously use the onboard mics. The onboard mics sounded great; however, when I connected the other two mics - one of them would only record on the left speaker and the other would only record on the right speaker. I was trying to get three separate stereo signals but couldn't do that with this product. I had to return it because the inputs was the real reason I got it.

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    4.0

    Good Recorder

    By TBone

    from Seattle, WA

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    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    Its a good recorder. I gave it 4 stars because the external microphone jack shuts off the built in microphones. I have had to buy adapters to get my external microphone to go in the mic jacks on the bottom.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Zoom H4n Worth the upgrade?

    By TomO

    from Connecticut

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    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable Performance, Large Capacity, Writes/Reads fast, Great ValueBest Uses: Video stereo recording, Field recording, Live multitrack recordingDescribe Yourself: Semi ProWas this a gift?: NoBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friendFirst off - I am an H4 zoom user for going on 4 years. I loved it. The longer I owned it the better I knew how to tweak the settings to just walk into the band room, Put the recorder down and get a great recording, as perfect as you can get without mic'ing every speaker. The difference was NOT night and day. It would give you a great live recording. That said it did have it's drawbacks:
    No direct control of recording level's (auto did a good job) but on the new you manually set the peak right off- Very easy!
    Lo-cut always had to be set high. On the H4n it handles the Low's better.
    h4 menu system was a little hard to jump through in a pinch, even though I new it really well, the h4n is a lot quicker to reference.
    Here is a quick punch list
    *Better Mic's
    *Better recording input (peak)
    *Larger clear Meter
    *Punch in Punch out (Mark) like the big multitrack's use
    *better effects
    *Better battery life
    *Better firmware then the old - works with windows 7
    *Better card slot / battery slot
    *Built in Mic/screw slot
    *Mic stand adapter doubles as a short stand due to the angle.
    *Remote!!!
    *seems more durable
    *Better menu system Kind of like windows folder hirarchy
    *Single head phone output with larger range
    *Built in speaker
    *Capability of using 2 Mic's + onboard mic's for rounder sound and still utilize stereo

    I have not yet found any faults of this thing. It is a great improvement!! I am very satisfied with it!

    Accessories I Recommend:
    •Remote
    •8GB card
    Similar Products I Own:
    •H4
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great package

    By ssornai

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    Pros

    • All in one

    Cons

    • None to Speak of

    Best Uses

    • DSLR
    • Remote recording

    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    The H4n is best with these accessories, and the package is a great price

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    (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Decent for music; NOT useful for video

    By BSD

    from New York, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

    A decent field recorder, but with one fatal flaw: the fact that the input levels are slaved together, have no physical controls, and cannot be separated (!!!) means the usefulness of this unit is limited to 2-track stereo music recording, or recording from the outputs of a mixer, NOT for two separate mics. Being unable to control the gain of two mics separately makes it useless for anything except music, especially useless for video production.

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    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Recorder

    By Freezekewl

    from New York

    Pros

    • Great over all

    Cons

    • SD card door cheap-flimsy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Zoom H4n Handy Recorder Kit with 16GB SD Card and Remote Control:

      Great over all recording device for the money, with one slight problem. The door for the SD card is flimsy and can actually eject the card if pressed too hard while in the closed position. This, of course, is a minor problem because doing this while the recorder is recording is not the easiest thing to accomplish, but it is possible when gripping on too tight!

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      An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

      Zoom -  APH-4n Accessory Pack for the H4n Recorder
      • You Pay: $34.99
       

      Batteries & Power

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      Always keep spare batteries handy and you won't get caught without power.

      Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
      • You Pay: $2.99
       
      Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
      • You Pay: $17.95
       

      Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

      Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
      • You Pay: $17.99
       

      Wind Protection

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      Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

      Zoom -  WSU-1 Hairy Windscreen
      • You Pay: $39.99
       
      Auray -  WRW-H4N Custom Windbuster for Zoom H4n
      • You Pay: $45.00
       

      Cases & Protection

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      Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

      SKB -  Custom Fit iSeries Waterproof Case for Zoom H4N
       
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