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Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder

You Pay: $39.99
Product Highlights
  • Wired Remote with Extension Cable
  • Foam Windscreen
  • USB AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Adjustable Tripod Stand
  • Padded Case
  • Mic Clip Adapter
  • Works with Zoom H2n Recorder

The APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder from Zoom is a collection of accessories designed to enhance the functionality of the H2n Handy Recorder. It includes a wired remote with an extension cable that allows you to start, stop, and pause recordings and add marks. It also prevents handling noise for clean recordings.

The package also includes a foam windscreen to reduce the effects of wind and breath noise, a USB AC adapter and USB cable for convenient powering, an adjustable desktop tripod stand, a padded carrying case, and a mic clip adapter so you can mount the recorder on a standard microphone stand.

The wired remote and extension cable allow you to start, stop, and pause recordings and add marks. Using the remote also prevents handling noise for clean recordings
A foam windscreen reduces the effects of wind and breath noise
The USB AC adapter and USB cable provide convenient powering
The adjustable desktop tripod stand provides support for the recorder and is ideal for home studio applications such as podcasting
The mic clip adapter lets you mount the recorder on a standard microphone stand, ideal for use in professional studios
The padded case provides convenient storage, transportation, and protection
Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder
  • Wired Remote with Extension Cable
  • Foam Windscreen
  • USB AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Adjustable Tripod Stand
  • Padded Case
  • Mic Clip Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ZoomAPH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder
     
    4.4

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adds functionality (31)
    • Protective (18)
    • Fits well (15)
    • Durable (10)
    • Good interface (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily usage (17)
      • Travel (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (11), Avid listener (10), Casual user (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (21), Business (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (30)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      If you're getting an H2n, get this too.

      This accessory kit contains items that are not only useful, but essential, for the H2n.

      First, there's a nice-looking carrying case. It's a simple zip-case that is just the...Read complete review

      This accessory kit contains items that are not only useful, but essential, for the H2n.

      First, there's a nice-looking carrying case. It's a simple zip-case that is just the right size and shape for the H2n. Once you have that, you won't be able to imagine taking your H2n anywhere without it. Great as the H2n is, it's plastic construction isn't the best, so the case provides some protection for that.

      Then there's the wind screen. It's a bit awkward and strange looking. (When attached to the H2n, it reminds me of the mushroom people in the old Super Mario Brothers games.) Also, it blocks your view of the LEDs that indicate microphone configuration mode and that blink when there's distortion. (Those LEDs should be in a different spot, anyway, like next to the LCD or on the sides of the case.) But, if you're recording in wind, you'll want the windscreen.

      Also included in the kit, is a miniature tripod. This tripod is exactly like one I got from Dollar Tree, not very useful. I've tried attaching my H2n to it, only to find that the recorder is top-heavy when on this tripod, and the overall appearance can be distracting to panelists and other audience members at a meeting. The legs don't spread out enough to lower the center of gravity sufficiently. It could tip over at the slightest touch. You're better off with a flexible-legged tripod such as the GorrilaPod, despite the issues with those. Ideally, I'd like to see some kind of weighted dish-mount that sits low and dampens sound transmitted through the table it's sitting on. If you tap on the table, it might not be loud enough to hear through the air, but sound goes through solid objects easily and it WILL be audible in your recordings. Also, the H2n has a plastic tripod socket, which was NOT a good idea because it's too easy to overtighten and strip the threading, ruining your ability to use the recorder on any kind of mount. Any tripod or other mounting device designed for the H2n should have some type of torque-limiting device on it to prevent overtightening. Most don't, because manufacturers assume users are responsible enough to determine the right amount of torque by feel.

      Next, there's a stick-shaped mount that attaches to the tripod socket of the H2n and then sits in a standard microphone stand. I cannot comment on the quality of that, because I'm never in performance or speaking situations that would call for it. See what a musician or frequent public speaker might have to say about that.

      There's a basic 120V AC - to USB power adapter and USB cable. I've never used it. The NiMH batteries I use (Sanyo Eneloop, BTW) keep my H2n powered up for sufficient time for my purposes, but I suppose it would be useful if you need to record for more than 10 hours. It does NOT charge batteries in the recorder. Zoom probably could have left this out and saved some money. If they must include one of these, I would have preferred it have an LED on it, just to confirm it's plugged in and receiving power. This one is a plain black box with no LED.

      And finally, the reason I got this accessory kit, is the wired remote. If you're concerned about handling noise when pressing the "record" button, you'll want this. However, I've found it awkward in most situations. The wire tangles easily, even in storage in a Zip-Loc bag. They should have designed it with a channel around the edge of the remote so you can wrap the wire around it for storage and have it stay put. I would have probably paid extra for a wireless remote. (In my review of the recorder itself, I even suggested Bluetooth for future models.) I do, however, like having an LED next to the remote's "record" button, which would be hard to implement in a wireless remote. That way, if the recorder is placed out of your line of sight, you can still look at the remote to make sure it's recording when it should be, and on standby when it should be.

      Once you open the box for the accessory kit, either keep the box to store the accessories in, or find another container such as a Zip-Loc bag. In addition to the carrying case for the recorder, they probably should have thrown in a custom zip-pouch for the other accessories, with pockets the right size for each accessory. This would have added to the price, but would have been worth it to keep everything organized.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A must have

      I got this kit to shoot some interviews and some B roll footage. Very basic yet very helpful. The remote control is by far my favorite part of this kit. The little tripod...Read complete review

      I got this kit to shoot some interviews and some B roll footage. Very basic yet very helpful. The remote control is by far my favorite part of this kit. The little tripod also very helpful for interviews. I wish the wind block was of a better quality, I still had to buy a better wind block.

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      3.0

      A must have

      By Jam

      from NYC

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Functionality
      • Fits Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

          I got this kit to shoot some interviews and some B roll footage. Very basic yet very helpful. The remote control is by far my favorite part of this kit. The little tripod also very helpful for interviews. I wish the wind block was of a better quality, I still had to buy a better wind block.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Handy Little Package

          By Slug Useless

          from Shoreline, WA

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Functionality
          • Protective

          Cons

          • Not Attractive

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

          This is a great little package that all ZOOM H2n owners should have. May only gripe is that they should have been included with my original H2n purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Perfect Add On Set!!

          By Rob

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Functionality
          • Protective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

              Perfect Add-on Set for the Zoon H2N

              The Case fits perfect and offers great protection, the charger, tripod and mic stand accessory are perfect to offer hands free use of it. And the remote is great for having it further away, or to avoid having any "hand noise" from touching the recorder.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Very handy but tripod poor quality

              By Konboy

              from Vancouver BC

              About Me Avid Listener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Functionality
              • Protective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                  This is a handy accessory kit especially if you will be using the mic on location a lot. But the tripod is poor quality - flimsy fasteners and not very stable.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  A Must Have for Zoom's H2n

                  By Bluesmachine

                  from Pierre, SD

                  About Me Avid Listener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adds Functionality
                  • Durable
                  • Protective

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                    Case, tripod, AC adapter and remote control are all really what you'll need to not only use the H2n, but to protect it as well. Additionally there is an extension cord for the remote that allows you to trigger the recorder from an additional 10 or 12 feet away.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very Usefull Accessory Bundle

                    By Maxxpax9

                    from Clearwater, FL

                    About Me Avid Listener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Functionality
                    • Fits Well
                    • Good Interface
                    • Protective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                      The windmuff is quite effective outdoors for ambient sound recording. The case is essential, allowing me to carry the recorder on the outside of my camera backpack. The remote gives control of the recorder while insinde the case when using a lavalier microphone and monitor headphones for video naration. The tripod is barely adequate with the recorder verticle, but still useful for desk/table-top use while narating or for interviews.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very necessary

                      By Rod

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Audiophile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adds Functionality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage

                        Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                        If you buy the Zoom then you have to get this package

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Package for the Price!

                        By Kellenito

                        from Kalamazoo

                        About Me Avid Listener

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adds Functionality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Usage

                          Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                          A must have for anyone using a Zoom recorder to capture audio for DSLR video shoots. These accessories come in handy!!!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great add on

                          By Albert

                          from Philly, PA

                          About Me Avid Listener

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adds Functionality
                          • Fits Well

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Usage
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                            This comes with some useful stuff and it used to come as a part of the old H2. Too bad it's a separate purchase now, but it's useful. The pouch is great and holds the recorder safely in any bag you'll toss it. The belt hook and loop closure is a little hard to put on. The wired remote will prove handy to mark spots during interviews.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            A solid recorder

                            By rust o matic

                            from Portland, OR

                            About Me Audiophile

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adds Functionality
                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                              A simple to use recorder. You get professional quality sound. I used it with my DLSR for a short student film and it turned out great.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A must have with the H2n

                              By Dennis

                              from Camden,SC

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adds Functionality
                              • Fits Well
                              • Good Interface

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily Usage

                                Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                this kit really makes the H2n a more usable device. the mic stand adaptor, remote control and usb cable are really needed to make the most of this unit.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Necessary Accessories for H2N

                                By Quintet Trumpeter

                                from North Coast, OH

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adds Functionality
                                • Durable
                                • Fits Well
                                • Good Interface
                                • Protective

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily Usage

                                  Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                  ZOOM should have packaged this with the H2N recorder.Every piece is going to be useful or necessary at some point, even the little tripod. All of the items are made of high quality materials and interface as intended. My only gripe is the fit of the mic stand adapter. The H2N has plastic threads and the adapter screws into it. The design of the adapter could actually contribute to damaging the recorder if too much side pressure were applied.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Very worthwhile

                                  By LeonC

                                  from Palos Verdes, CA

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adds Functionality
                                  • Fits Well

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                      I've really enjoyed the accessory kit. The stand, mic stand adapter, remote and ext cable have been most useful!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      4.0

                                      very useful accessories

                                      By Toad

                                      from Milwaukee, WI

                                      About Me Audiophile

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adds Functionality
                                      • Protective

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                          I used the case immediately, the tripod stand and remote shortly after. The remote lets you start and stop recording without touching the recorder - smooth! I used the AC adpater to save on batteries and it can be used for charging my GPS too - handy! I have no need for the foam muffler or the mic clip adapter yet. The H2n can be used with a camera tripod, but having it attached to a boom mic stand would let you get in close. I'm very pleased with this assortment of accessories!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent recorder for focus groups

                                          By greggc

                                          from Lincoln, NE

                                          About Me Audiophile

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adds Functionality
                                          • Clear Instructions
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Quick Setup

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Note Taking
                                            • Small Groups

                                            Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                            This recorder was purchased based on reviews related to its use for focus groups. It worked like a charm, capturing clear audio on an SD disk, allowing for transfer of the audio files to a computer file. Love this recorder. I would suggest purchasing the accessory package at the same time as the recorder. Well worth the investment.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            If you're getting an H2n, get this too.

                                            By Jon

                                            from Tampa, FL

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Adds Functionality
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Protective
                                            • Stylish

                                            Cons

                                            • Hard To Keep Organized
                                            • Varied Usefulness

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Fashion Accessory
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                            This accessory kit contains items that are not only useful, but essential, for the H2n.

                                            First, there's a nice-looking carrying case. It's a simple zip-case that is just the right size and shape for the H2n. Once you have that, you won't be able to imagine taking your H2n anywhere without it. Great as the H2n is, it's plastic construction isn't the best, so the case provides some protection for that.

                                            Then there's the wind screen. It's a bit awkward and strange looking. (When attached to the H2n, it reminds me of the mushroom people in the old Super Mario Brothers games.) Also, it blocks your view of the LEDs that indicate microphone configuration mode and that blink when there's distortion. (Those LEDs should be in a different spot, anyway, like next to the LCD or on the sides of the case.) But, if you're recording in wind, you'll want the windscreen.

                                            Also included in the kit, is a miniature tripod. This tripod is exactly like one I got from Dollar Tree, not very useful. I've tried attaching my H2n to it, only to find that the recorder is top-heavy when on this tripod, and the overall appearance can be distracting to panelists and other audience members at a meeting. The legs don't spread out enough to lower the center of gravity sufficiently. It could tip over at the slightest touch. You're better off with a flexible-legged tripod such as the GorrilaPod, despite the issues with those. Ideally, I'd like to see some kind of weighted dish-mount that sits low and dampens sound transmitted through the table it's sitting on. If you tap on the table, it might not be loud enough to hear through the air, but sound goes through solid objects easily and it WILL be audible in your recordings. Also, the H2n has a plastic tripod socket, which was NOT a good idea because it's too easy to overtighten and strip the threading, ruining your ability to use the recorder on any kind of mount. Any tripod or other mounting device designed for the H2n should have some type of torque-limiting device on it to prevent overtightening. Most don't, because manufacturers assume users are responsible enough to determine the right amount of torque by feel.

                                            Next, there's a stick-shaped mount that attaches to the tripod socket of the H2n and then sits in a standard microphone stand. I cannot comment on the quality of that, because I'm never in performance or speaking situations that would call for it. See what a musician or frequent public speaker might have to say about that.

                                            There's a basic 120V AC - to USB power adapter and USB cable. I've never used it. The NiMH batteries I use (Sanyo Eneloop, BTW) keep my H2n powered up for sufficient time for my purposes, but I suppose it would be useful if you need to record for more than 10 hours. It does NOT charge batteries in the recorder. Zoom probably could have left this out and saved some money. If they must include one of these, I would have preferred it have an LED on it, just to confirm it's plugged in and receiving power. This one is a plain black box with no LED.

                                            And finally, the reason I got this accessory kit, is the wired remote. If you're concerned about handling noise when pressing the "record" button, you'll want this. However, I've found it awkward in most situations. The wire tangles easily, even in storage in a Zip-Loc bag. They should have designed it with a channel around the edge of the remote so you can wrap the wire around it for storage and have it stay put. I would have probably paid extra for a wireless remote. (In my review of the recorder itself, I even suggested Bluetooth for future models.) I do, however, like having an LED next to the remote's "record" button, which would be hard to implement in a wireless remote. That way, if the recorder is placed out of your line of sight, you can still look at the remote to make sure it's recording when it should be, and on standby when it should be.

                                            Once you open the box for the accessory kit, either keep the box to store the accessories in, or find another container such as a Zip-Loc bag. In addition to the carrying case for the recorder, they probably should have thrown in a custom zip-pouch for the other accessories, with pockets the right size for each accessory. This would have added to the price, but would have been worth it to keep everything organized.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Awesome!

                                            By Littleviews

                                            from Weehawken, NJ

                                            About Me Casual User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Adds Functionality
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Carry
                                            • Easy to set up
                                            • Excellent Sound Quality
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Good Interface

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Record Music
                                              • Record Others
                                              • Record Self
                                              • Record Soloists
                                              • Record Special Events

                                              Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                              The H2n Handy Recorder that uses this accessory pack is the most awesome, reasonably priced recorder on the market today!

                                              While researching what brand and model to buy, I came across the tip you might want to follow. In an average home or apartment, the best place to record is in a closet. This is because all the cloth suppresses extra noise. Well, I tried this in our standard, apartment-sized closet with sliding doors. I set up my microphone inside the closet, sitting on a pillow (I have a narrow table in my closet, but I'm sure you could figure out a hanging "stand" using a wire hanger), with another pillow behind it and clothing to either side. I stood in the room which is not at all sound-proof. The results? The only unwanted noise I picked up was of a siren. This is incredible because I live on a high-traffic street.

                                              If you are recording your own voice as I am, this accessory pack is *required* as it contains the remote. Why? You speak into the live side of the microphone, but the mic's controls are on the reverse side, therefore, the remote is essential.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Nice kit for the money

                                              By kimww

                                              from IN

                                              About Me Casual User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Adds Functionality
                                              • Durable
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Protective
                                              • Stylish

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily Usage

                                                Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                                I use the foam wind screen for close recording, the battery charger is great, the case is terriffic, and I'm looking forward to using the remote when the time comes.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                4.0

                                                Mostly good stuff in here

                                                By Laroo

                                                from New Jersey

                                                About Me Casual User

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Adds Functionality
                                                • Good Interface
                                                • Protective

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                                    The case is essential, the remote control will work very nicely for me in some particular application environments, as will the USB cable and AC Adapter. The Windscreen will be helpful at times, I haven't used it yet. The microphone stand adapter looks kinda dopey, but I can see me using it on a boom arm over a stage front, whereas the tripod is pretty flimsey. I'd rather use the stand adapter with a desktop mike stand, but hey, you can use it however you want...

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    comprehensive kit

                                                    By Ruth the Freelancer

                                                    from Boston Ma

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                                                    See all my reviews

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Adds Functionality
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Fits Well

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Zoom APH-2n Accessory Package for H2n Handy Recorder:

                                                      I use this kit with my ZOOM for field recording.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business
                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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