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Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder

You Pay: $159.99
Product Highlights
  • Ultra-Portable Design
  • 5 Integrated Microphones
  • 4 Selectable Recording Patterns
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 3.5mm I/O
  • Reference Speaker
  • 1.8" Backlit LCD Display
  • High-Speed USB 2.0
  • Battery, USB, or AC Power
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Included

The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder combines Zoom's years of experience in portable recording with enhanced technology and features to present a versatile device that can be used for film and broadcast applications, as well as journalism, podcasting, musical performances and rehearsals, and much more. The H2n has an unprecedented 5 microphones built in, providing you with 4 selectable recording patterns to choose from. A simple dial on top of the recorder lets you switch between traditional XY stereo, 2-channel surround, 4-channel surround, and a mid-side stereo mode. The mid-side mode allows you to adjust the width of your stereo field for terrific flexibility. When recording in RAW mode, you can even adjust the field after you've made a recording.

The H2n records to widely-available SD and SDHC flash memory cards, and supports capacities up to 32GB. A 2GB card is included so you can use the recorder right away. When using a 32GB card, you can capture up to 50 hours of CD-quality WAV files, or up to 555 hours of stereo 128kbps MP3 files. An integrated reference speaker makes it easy to review your recordings to make sure everything has been captured properly. The streamlined and intuitive interface puts critical controls right at your fingertips. The large 1.8" backlit LCD display makes it easy to navigate through system menus and monitor audio levels. The analog-type mic gain wheel lets you make precise adjustments on-the-fly.

If you'd like to connect external equipment, the H2n provides you with a 3.5mm mic/line input, allowing you to hook up your favorite microphones, instruments, and other sound sources. A 3.5mm headphone/line output makes it easy to connect headphones, portable speakers, and other devices. A remote jack lets you connect the optional wired remote to start, stop, and pause recordings, as well as add marks. It also reduces handling noise for the cleanest possible recordings. A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer recordings to your Mac or PC. You can even use the H2n as a live USB mic, terrific for VoIP chats and podcasting. Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 software is included, giving you audio editing and mastering tools to help you turn your recordings into finished masterpieces.

The H2n offers a number of versatile powering options. It offers over 20 hours of continuous operation on a pair of standard AA alkaline batteries. It can also be operated via USB bus power, or an AC adapter (sold separately). In the event of battery failure or accidental power loss, your recordings won't be lost. A data recovery function will automatically restore you data the next time the recorder is powered on, so you don't lose one-of-a-kind audio moments. Other features of the H2n include a lo-cut filter, a compressor/limiter, auto gain, pre-rec, auto-rec, a tuner and metronome, variable speed playback, key control, A-B repeat, file dividing, normalize, MP3 post-encode, marker, and surround mixer to give you useful tools for a variety of applications.

Compact Design
The compact design fits in the palm of your hand and can be taken practically anywhere. This makes it ideal for film and broadcast applications, as well as journalism, podcasting, musical performances and rehearsals, and much more
5 Internal Microphones
The H2n has 5 high-quality mic capsules, more than any other portable recorder. This unique 5-mic design enables the H2n to record with 4 selectable patterns
4 Selectable Recording Patterns
A simple dial on top of the recorder lets you switch between traditional XY stereo, 2-channel surround, 4-channel surround, and a mid-side stereo mode
Mid-Side Stereo Recording
The mid-side mode allows you to adjust the width of your stereo field for terrific flexibility, setting the perfect amount of ambient/surrounding noise. Commonly used in film and broadcast, mid-side recording combines a uni-directional mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field. When recording in RAW mode, you can even adjust the field after you've made a recording
XY Stereo Recording
The 90° XY stereo condenser mics are arranged with the left and right mic capsules on the same axis to ensure perfect localization and eliminate phase shifting. This provides accurate depth and imaging for terrific stereo recordings
2-Channel and 4-Channel Surround
By using the mid-side and XY mics together, you can create 360° surround sound recordings in either 2-channel or 4-channel mode
SD/SDHC Recording
The H2n records to widely-available SD and SDHC flash memory cards, and supports capacities up to 32GB. A 2GB card is included so you can use the recorder right away
Multiple File Formats
Depending on your needs, you can record uncompressed WAV files at up to 24-bit/96kHz or compressed MP3 files at up to 320kbps in order to fit more hours of data on your memory card. When using a 32GB card, you can capture up to 50 hours of CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files, or up to 555 hours of stereo 128kbps MP3 files
Reference Speaker
An integrated reference speaker makes it easy to review your recordings to make sure everything has been captured properly
Intuitive Interface
The streamlined and intuitive interface puts critical controls right at your fingertips. It includes a large record button on the front panel, as well as a jog dial/transport control on one side and a volume control on the other
Analog-Type Mic Gain
The mic gain wheel allows you to set the perfect amount of gain for your application, giving you convenient tactile control, as opposed to digital volume controls which are not always as precise
Backlit LCD
The large 1.8" backlit 128 x 64 LCD display makes it easy to monitor audio levels and navigate through system menus and functions
3.5mm I/O
The 3.5mm mic/line input allows you to hook up your favorite microphones, instruments, and other sound sources. A 3.5mm headphone/line output makes it easy to connect headphones, portable speakers, and other devices
Wired Remote Control
A remote jack lets you connect the optional wired remote to start, stop, and pause recordings, as well as add marks. It also reduces handling noise for the cleanest possible recordings
High-Speed USB
A high-speed USB 2.0 port lets you transfer recordings to your Mac or PC. You can even use the H2n as a live USB mic, terrific for VoIP chats and podcasting. The H2n can also act as a high-speed USB card reader
Software Included
Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 software is included, giving you audio editing and mastering tools to help you turn your recordings into finished masterpieces
Power Options
The H2n offers over 20 hours of continuous operation on a pair of standard AA alkaline batteries. It can also be operated via USB bus power, or an AC adapter (sold separately)
Data Recovery
In the event of battery failure or accidental power loss, your recordings won't be lost. A data recovery function will automatically restore you data the next time the recorder is powered on, so you don't lose one-of-a-kind audio moments
Automatic Recording and Pre-Recording
You can set the H2n to automatically start recording at the presence of audio. The pre-recording function will always "listen" and store a few seconds of audio in a memory buffer, so if audio starts suddenly you don't miss the beginning of a recording
Automatic Gain and Lo-Cut Filter
An advanced Auto Gain Control (AGC) and lo-cut filter allow the H2n to record audio at the most appropriate level while minimizing unwanted noise without having to adjust settings. If desired, you can also adjust the gain levels manually with the mic gain wheel
Compressor/Limiter
The built-in compressor/limiter puts a cap on maximum audio levels to ensure that your recordings remain distortion-free
File Dividing, Normalization, and MP3 Post-Encode
The H2n allows you to split any recorded file right inside the unit without external editing hardware or software. The normalizing and MP3 post-encode features let you set the optimal volume level and convert WAV files into MP3s
Tuner and Metronome
A perfect tool for musicians, the H2n has a built-in tuner and metronome to keep you on pitch and on tempo
Variable Speed Playback and Key Control
You can adjust the playback speed and key of a recording, ideal for music and singing applications
A-B Repeat
The repeat function lets you repeat a chosen segment of a recording, ideal for studying or practicing music, speeches, and more
Markers and Mixing
You can set markers at important points, and also perform surround mixing right in the recorder for on-the-fly refinement
Accessories Available
The separately-available APH-2n accessory package includes a wired remote with an extension cable, a windscreen, USB AC adapter, USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded case, and a mic clip adapter so you can get even more out of your H2n
Type Hand-held stereo digital audio recorder
Recording/Reading Methods SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB supported, 2GB card included)
USB connection to PC/Mac
Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
MP3: 48 to 320kbps
Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1/48/96kHz
MP3: 44.1kHz
Number of Channels 2 or 4, Depending on mode
Recording Time All times are for a 1GB memory card
Stereo Mode:
MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320kbps)
WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96kHz)
4-Channel Mode:
WAV: 47 mins (16-bit/44.1kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/48kHz)
AD/DA Conversion 24-bit, 128x oversampling
Signal Processing 32-bit
Microphone Type Mid side stereo and 90° XY stereo
SPL 120dB max
Input Gain 0 to +39dB
Connectors 1 x 3.5mm mic/line stereo input
1 x 3.5mm headphone/line stereo output
1 x Remote jack
1 x High-speed USB 2.0 port, mini-B type
Input Impedance 2k ohms
Output Impedance 10k ohms or more
Output Level -10dBm rated
20mW + 20mW phones output level @ 32 ohms
Speaker 400mW @ 8 ohms
Display 1.8" (128 x 64) Backlit LCD
Power 2 x AA or LR6 Batteries (Up to 20 hours operation)
USB or AC power (AC adapter sold separately)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 2.7 x 4.5 x 1.7" (68 x 114 x 43mm)
Weight 4.6 oz (130g) (without batteries)
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ZoomH2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder
     
    4.6

    (based on 116 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (81)
    • Excellent sound (80)
    • Versatile (71)
    • Compact (59)
    • Low distortion (50)

    Cons

    • Poor quality construction (7)
    • Unnecessary functions (5)
    • Difficult to use (4)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (55)
    • Outdoor events / games (53)
    • Performances (43)
    • Home studio (39)
    • Professional recording (33)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (50), Novice (24), Professional musician (18), Tech savvy (9), Gearhead (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing!

    I have been a drum teacher and touring musician for several years, but have recently dabbled with these small portable recorders. I always research before I buy. I have to say that the...Read complete review

    I have been a drum teacher and touring musician for several years, but have recently dabbled with these small portable recorders. I always research before I buy. I have to say that the Zoom H2n is easy to use, amazing sound, and doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure things out. The sound is CD (or very close to) CD quality. I use this for reference when learning new music in order to work with a band. It is also very useful in recording drum students lessons and sending them over the internet in a MP3 or Wav format.I bought the complete Zoom kit which was under $ with the rebate. All the other portable recorder manufacturers were selling all the accessories as independent parts that would have wound up costing me over $ B&H amazes me every time I purchase something from them, it's easy, great customer service, they have earned my business for life!Zoom over to their order page and purchase the H2n, you won't be sorry.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useful, but lacking key feature

    I purchased this in order to be able to avoid using a wireless mic. I also wanted a simpler way to capture audio from a DJ or auditorium sound board.

    The built in...Read complete review

    I purchased this in order to be able to avoid using a wireless mic. I also wanted a simpler way to capture audio from a DJ or auditorium sound board.

    The built in microphones work reasonably well, although they are certainly not top-shelf. However, they are adequate for my purposes.

    The menu system is easy to understand and navigate, and the product is easy to use.

    However, there are two deficiencies that keep me from giving this product top marks or from recommending it to others. Both have been mentioned in other reviews.

    First, the "line in" cannot be used for line level inputs. However, it is not clear exactly what is going on. It appears as though there is some sort of sensing circuit, because when presented with a line-level signal, the audio levels are not completely pegged as they would be if this input was truly just a microphone input. However, the level adjustment being made is not sufficient and therefore the input level must either be reduced substantially from normal levels, thus increase noise, or you must introduce a small amount of attenuation. I think I will still be able to use this to capture audio from a soundboard, but the audio will not be quite as good as it could be because of this level issue.

    The second issue is that you have to use full gain in order to get reasonable volume from the built-in mic. This seems like a major defect, but others have noted this same issue.

    Finally, the construction quality certainly is not up to what I am used to with even consumer microphones and cameras. It seems lightweight and not entirely solid. I'm pretty careful, and I did purchase the accessory kit which includes an excellent protective case

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    4.0

    Excellent Camcorder

    By Eko

    from Waycros, Ga

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good battery life
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concert recording
      • Filmmaking
      • Meeting Recording

      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

      I bought this product for my independent filmmaking. I initially had the Zoom H1, which was really good, especially for the price. The Zoom H2 was even better with the amount of different sound frequencies it could utilize. The only problem I am having with it at the moment is getting it to connect with my Rode Smart Lav+ with the TRS connector. But I'm sure that it's an easy fix.

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      5.0

      As advertised

      By Sycamore Beach

      from Tennessee

      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

      Sounds great, versatile, easy to use.

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      4.0

      Very handy and easy to use.

      By johng

      from brooklyn new york

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Simple
      • Small

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Focus Groups
        • Individual Interviews
        • Meeting Recordings

        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        I needed a digital recorder that I could use that afternoon, with no hassles, and the H2n fit the bill. it was easy to figure out and use, and the quality of the recording was exceptional. The surround mic was the big thing I needed, and it didn't disappoint.

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        5.0

        Perfect for podcasting

        By Ingridium

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Powerful Sound Filters

        Cons

        • bulky
        • Plastic case

        Best Uses

        • Podcasting

        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        I have a football podcast on audioboo called "Cut 2 the Chase". I interview guests via Skype and on location. I've had this device for two weeks.

        Sometimes I want to block out nearby background noise while I'm on a Skype call. Sometimes I want the ambience of sitting near and ongoing soccer game, while blocking out the wind noise. This device allows both. Dream-com-true. 30 mins of talk time = approx. 250 MB, which means 30 GB memory stick is great backup for interview audio. Finally the owner's manual is flawlessly written, guiding a neophyte through the hoops of basic audio production in using this device. I love it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Highly flexible and useful

        By TechieM2

        from DuBois, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Power
        • Many features
        • Small

        Cons

        • Accessory Kit Separate

        Best Uses

        • Large Area Recording
        • Small Area Recording

        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        I bought this primarily to use as an off-camera microphone for my D7000. I have been using it for that as well as for standalone audio recording and the audio is great.
        Most of my testing so far has been recording at church services and a wedding.
        It runs on AA batteries, so it is easy to power on the go.
        It has quite a few options for audiophiles that I have not delved into such as locut filters and such. There are also features for musicians such as a metronome and audio tuner. It will support up to a 32GB SD card, so you can do quite a bit of recording if you need to.
        Another feature I found is that it will also act as a USB microphone for your computer.
        I hooked it up to my Linux workstation and set it to Audio I/O mode and PulseAudio picked it right up as a mic to use.
        The only cons I can come up with after working with it for a couple weeks are that 1. The accessory kit is separate, and 2. Sometimes it is TOO sensitive (which basically means you need to learn to place it correctly and set the audio recording pattern and levels properly for your situation).

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        5.0

        Amazing!

        By Kurt

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Sounds Great

        Cons

        • Sensitive Audio When Held

        Best Uses

        • Live Recordings

        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

        I just did a quick test with this using the wave file 4 channel mode and it was incredible. When listening to it, the audio has such a wonderful spatial quality. Highly recommended for recording any live action.

        My only con would be that it is a bit bulky and you can hear any movement in your hands when you hold it - I'd recommend getting something to hold it on, or set it down.

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        5.0

        Incredible Quality & Versatility

        By David

        from Dover, DE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent portability
        • High-quality
        • Several Recording Options

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filmpodcast Audio
          • Interviews

          Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

          I'm a reasonably experienced user. I purchased this product to use in recording interviews, podcasts, and voiceovers for video projects. It excels at each one of those tasks.

          It is incredibly easy to set up and use and the multiple recording spheres/zones is a pretty interesting feature.

          The only "problem" I've had so far is that locating and playing the audio files took me a little while to figure out. And when I say a little while, I mean 15 minutes tops.

          Strongly recommend purchasing this product.

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          5.0

          Excellent and easy to use

          By julescat

          from Chicago, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent battery life
          • Nice looking
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

              I use this to record my daughter's vocal performances. A variety of settings from rehearsals in a studio to recitals and shows. Easy to use and unobtrusive with excellent versatility and recording modes to match the situation.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellence in a small package

              By Dustyphoto

              from Laurel, MD

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • High Quality Sound
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                Excellent sound recording capabilities. Many features, so it takes a while to learn all the modes. Make sure to use it on an isolating tripod or equivalent to keep from recording handling noise. Sensitivity controls on the mics is a very good feature. I record my son's drum covers and reducing the sensitivity lets all thos DBs fit into the recording.
                The audio software included is light to the extreme, so plan on buying something to do mixing etc, or upgrading what they give you to do that.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great for Surroud!

                  By Rob

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • High Quality Sound
                  • Long Battery Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Lectures
                    • Nature

                    Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                    Love this so far!! I haven't had a ton of time with it yet, but primarily bought it to record in full surround when we are traveling. The compact size of this is great and allows for easy transit which is crucial on my trips. But having the ability to record in full surround is awesome!

                    I can't wait to make recordings of the amazing sounds and pristine noises of the jungle in Borneo this summer! I've taking audio recordings on my phone before in other jungle settings and use it for white noise every night. Being able to record in full surround and mix that audio in to the videos I produce after a trip will be amazing!!

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                    5.0

                    The H2 was hard to top ... the H2n does!

                    By bigboy04105

                    from St Louis MO

                    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • High Quality Sound
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                        Zoom took an excellent product - the Zoom H2 - and improved it substantially. The H2n surpasses the H2 in sound quality, ease of use and in build quality. The only letdown is that most of the accessories packed with the H2 are now a separate purchase for the H2n.Bottom line: If you're thinking of upgrading from the H2, do it! If you have yet to experience the recording marvels of these little wonders, the H2n is a perfect entry model. You'll enjoy the experience.

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                        5.0

                        Great recorder, great price

                        By Home Despot

                        from SW Virginia

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • High Quality Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                            Just started using H2N. Easy quick way to make a recording that sounds as good or better than a whole roomful of studio equipment costing thousand$ back when I first started recording. So much quicker than turning on the Mac and pulling up ProTools.

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                            5.0

                            Great little Recorder......

                            By altafbusal

                            from New York

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • High Quality Sound
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Conversations
                              • Lectures

                              Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                              I had H4 a while ago, which was a great recorder. This one is even better.

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                              5.0

                              Just Amazing!

                              By Danny

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • High Quality Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts
                                • Conversations
                                • Lectures

                                Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                I use it for two purposes - lecture recording and live music recording. In both cases, it's just amazing.

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                                5.0

                                Amazing handy recorder

                                By Hamad

                                from Kuwait

                                Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                I use h2n handy recorder it's profissonal recorder and I get very clear sound I recommend to get it

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                                4.0

                                Works Great, Easy to Use

                                By mdf0404

                                from Cleveland, Ohio

                                About Me Gearhead

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • High Quality Sound
                                • Long Battery Life

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                    I'm using this to record audio for my video as a stand alone recorder. It has worked great on my first project and is a huge upgrade over the in camera audio on my 5D MK II. The menu is simple and the toggle/enter button are easy to navigate with one finger. I recommend this product to anyone looking to improve their video audio.

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                                    5.0

                                    great sound for the price

                                    By vidpro

                                    from cleveland, ohio

                                    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • High Quality Sound
                                    • Long Battery Life
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Conversations
                                      • Lectures

                                      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                      I am very pleased with this device. It does very simply what it is supposed to do. Deliver good quality audio. I use this for mostly voice over work but have used it in the field with great results

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                                      3.0

                                      Good Mic

                                      By Azimuth7

                                      from São Carlos - Sp - Brazil

                                      About Me Weekend Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Transport
                                      • High Quality Sound
                                      • Recording To Sdcard Is Ok
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Lag Recording To Computer
                                      • Low Internal Memory

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Ambience Recording
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Conversations
                                      • Lectures
                                      • Nature Sound Sample

                                      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                      I use this mic to sample environment for my musics and also to capture sound from meetings at university. This is an excelent mic that can record simultaneously 4 channels and have some great resources like internal sound compressor.
                                      We can adjust the mic to have a wonderful ambience recording well balanced.
                                      It´s a very good hardware with an interesting ratio between cost and benefit.
                                      Some backsides are that it could have some decent mounting system like a small tripod.
                                      I had experimented some lag when recording into garageband on a mac with an i7 processor and also in a pc using the bundled software wavelab. If you are thinking about using this mic like a studio mic... FORGET IT! It´s not very good for real time capture using a computer attached instead of it´s internal sound card. Appart from that it´s a very good mic.

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice quality and compact

                                      By 1waterbear1

                                      from Peoria IL

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • High Quality Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Conversations

                                        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                        portable and high quality

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                                        3.0

                                        Useful, but lacking key feature

                                        By johnmeyer

                                        from Carmel, CA

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Long Recording

                                        Cons

                                        • Line In Levels Wrong
                                        • Picks Up Background Noise

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Conversations

                                        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder Portable Digital Audio Recorder:

                                        I purchased this in order to be able to avoid using a wireless mic. I also wanted a simpler way to capture audio from a DJ or auditorium sound board.

                                        The built in microphones work reasonably well, although they are certainly not top-shelf. However, they are adequate for my purposes.

                                        The menu system is easy to understand and navigate, and the product is easy to use.

                                        However, there are two deficiencies that keep me from giving this product top marks or from recommending it to others. Both have been mentioned in other reviews.

                                        First, the "line in" cannot be used for line level inputs. However, it is not clear exactly what is going on. It appears as though there is some sort of sensing circuit, because when presented with a line-level signal, the audio levels are not completely pegged as they would be if this input was truly just a microphone input. However, the level adjustment being made is not sufficient and therefore the input level must either be reduced substantially from normal levels, thus increase noise, or you must introduce a small amount of attenuation. I think I will still be able to use this to capture audio from a soundboard, but the audio will not be quite as good as it could be because of this level issue.

                                        The second issue is that you have to use full gain in order to get reasonable volume from the built-in mic. This seems like a major defect, but others have noted this same issue.

                                        Finally, the construction quality certainly is not up to what I am used to with even consumer microphones and cameras. It seems lightweight and not entirely solid. I'm pretty careful, and I did purchase the accessory kit which includes an excellent protective case

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