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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder Kit with Protective Case (Black)

Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder Kit with Protective Case (Black)
Key Features
  • H4n Pro Handy Recorder & Protective Case
  • Onboard Stereo Mic & Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • Overdubbing and 4-Channel Recording
This B&H Kit includes the black Zoom H4n Pro portable Handy recorder and a Porta Brace AR-ZH4 carry case, making it well suited for protecting your H4n Pro recorder and maintaining access to its inputs and controls when working in the field for video shoots, music projects, and sound design projects.
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Zoom H4n Pro Overview

This B&H Kit includes the black Zoom H4n Pro portable Handy recorder and a Porta Brace AR-ZH4 carry case, making it well suited for protecting your H4n Pro recorder and maintaining access to its inputs and controls when working in the field for video shoots, music projects, and sound design projects.

The H4n Pro's onboard X/Y mics are equipped with the same preamps as the Zoom H5 and H6, for a detailed sound. With a noise floor lower than the original H4n, the unit delivers high-resolution audio up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. It offers expanded capabilities such as tuner and metronome functions, built-in effects, an audio interface mode, and more. This version of the H4n Pro features a matte-black finish with a stylish red record button for a discreet and professional look.

Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black)

Ideal for guitarists, bassists, and vocalists looking to produce studio-quality tracks on a single travel-friendly device, the black Zoom H4n Portable Handheld Recorder with Onboard Stereo Microphone Capsule and versatile mic/line/instrument inputs lets you record up to four tracks of high-resolution audio in the palm of your hand. Plug in your favorite guitar and microphone, and enjoy unlimited overdubbing, amp simulation, and a slew of effects to develop your tracks into a polished mix.

Like other H-Series Handy recorders such as the H5 and H6, you can hold it in your hand, attach it to a mic stand or tripod, or mount it to a camera (shoe mount available separately). The H4n Pro packs a surprising array of features into a rugged rubberized body that's more than ready to meet the varied demands of songwriters, musicians, filmmakers, sound designers, content creators, and more.

From plentiful battery life to powerful audio processing functions, the H4n Pro is well equipped to handle anything from tracking live performances, demos, and complete songs, to recording sound effects, interviews, and meetings. It can supply phantom or plug-in power for condenser mics, and accepts direct connections from an instrument such as a guitar, bass, or keyboard. No matter the source, selectable autorecording and prerecording ensure that you'll never miss the start of a take.

Onboard Adjustable Stereo Microphone
Leave your external mics at home and travel light. The H4n Pro is outfitted with an onboard stereo microphone that provides clear, phase-accurate capture in two different X/Y positions—90° for a tight stereo image or 120° for a wider perspective. Just twist the capsules to their premarked positions to switch between the two configurations. With nothing more than the H4n Pro, you're set to record speech, practice sessions, concerts, or ambient and environmental sounds, even ear-rattling thunder up to 140 dB.
2-Channel Microphone/Line/Instrument Inputs
Equipped with two locking XLR-1/4" combo inputs and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input, the H4n Pro can accommodate condenser microphones, line-level sources, or unbalanced instrument-level signals. Turn on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power to the XLR jacks, or 2.5V plug-in power to the mini jack. Whether you plan on plugging in a guitar and your favorite studio condenser mic to record a singer-songwriter, or feel like hooking up a lavalier mic for an interview, the H4n Pro's preamps (identical to those found in the H5 and H6) are ready to deliver low-noise (-120 dBu EIN) performance.

If you happen to setup external microphones in a mid-side configuration, the integrated MS decoder allows adjustment to the perceived width of the stereo image, which is beneficial for sound design, broadcasting, or general stereo-to-mono compatibility.
Record up to 4 Channels Live or Overdub Layers
The H4n Pro boasts multiple recording modes, and is capable of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Record in stereo from the onboard mic or input jacks, or use 4CH mode to simultaneously record the onboard mic (or 3.5mm mic input) and two external sources via the XLR-1/4" jacks (great for getting the room sound and a stereo feed from a mixer). Alternatively, switch to MTR mode to utilize the H4n Pro as a 4-track studio complete with overdubbing, punch recording, and built-in effects. The H4n Pro's internal mixdown function lets you adjust levels and pans as you blend four tracks down to stereo.
SD-Card Recording and Audio Interface Functionality
Maximize portability by recording directly to an SD card (up to 2GB capacity) or SDHC card (up to 32GB capacity). A 4GB SDHC card yields approximately 380 minutes of 16-bit / 44.1 kHz stereo recording time using the BWF-compliant WAV format for uncompressed audio quality and industry-standard file compatibility. Note that media cards are available separately, and larger capacity cards may increase startup times.

Alternatively, use the H4n Pro as a 2-in / 2-out USB 2.0 audio interface at up to 48 kHz. At 44.1 kHz, you'll have the option to use the built-in effects on input signals. The USB port also enables fast file transfer and firmware updates.
3.5mm Output to Connect to a Camera or Headphones
The 3.5mm line/headphone mini-jack output features a dedicated volume control, making it capable of feeding your camera/DSLR or a pair of headphones. For quick playback reference, a built-in monophonic speaker is provided.
Powered via AA Batteries or AC Adapter
Power the H4n Pro with the two included AA batteries, or plug it into a wall outlet with an AD-14 AC adapter (available separately). Alkaline batteries can keep the H4n Pro running for up to 10 hours in Stamina mode (built-in mics, 16-bit / 44.1 kHz, no headphones), while NiMH batteries extend recording time a bit further.
Rugged and Portable, Handheld or Mounted
The rubberized, ergonomic body lends itself naturally to handheld use. Should you need to mount it on a mic stand or tripod, a threaded hole on the back of the H4n Pro obviates the need for stand adapters. Obtain a hot-shoe adapter (available separately) to attach the H4n Pro directly to a DSLR.
Extensive Audio Processing
The H4n Pro offers studio-grade effects and emulators to enhance your recordings. Choose from a variety of effects such as compression, limiting, reverb, delay, echo, modulation, a low-cut filter, and more. Normalize files for maximum gain, split them into smaller chunks, and insert up to 99 marks per recording.

There's an onboard metronome and tuner, along with dozens of amp models and effects crafted for guitar and bass. Additionally, you can loop playback and adjust pitch and speed independently, making the H4n Pro an ideal tool for phrase training.
Special Recording Functions
Stereo and 4CH modes offer selectable recording functions designed to prevent you from accidentally missing the start of a performance. By keeping the previous two seconds (one second at a 96 kHz sample rate) of audio whenever you press the record button, the prerecord option ensures that you'll never cut off the beginning of a great take. Auto-record can automatically start recording when a user-set sound level is detected, making it great for voice-activated recording.
Supports External Remote Control
Use the RC4 remote (available separately) to control the H4n Pro. It allows you to start and stop recording, fast-forward, and rewind through your files, switch the input source, and set recording/playback levels at a distance while eliminating handling noise.
Highly Visible Display
Day or night, view vital information such as audio levels, recording time, battery status, and more on the 1.9" monochrome backlit LCD. Transport controls and menu navigation, track, and input select buttons are presented nearby for access to all the H4n Pro's operations and functions.
UPC: 884354021443
PortaBrace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4n & H4n Pro Handy Recorder

Designed to fit the Zoom H4n and Zoom H4n Pro Handy Recorders, the Porta Brace AR-ZH4 is a carrying case made out of a durable protective material. Use this case in the field to shield your recorder from the elements, all while retaining access to cables on the bottom of the unit. You'll also note that access is provided to the sides and front of the recorder, where the controls are housed.

A clear vinyl window protects the electronic display when the front panel is opened, so you can monitor levels safely. Should you wish to clip the case to a strap or belt loop, a small attachment point is provided. The item, however, does not come with a strap or a belt loop. The case is also lightweight at 0.2 lb.

UPC: 877547017378

Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black) Specs

Portable Recorder
Form FactorHandheld Recorder
Primary Use ApplicationsAudio-for-Video, Music Recording
Number of Tracks4
Number of Input Channels4 (2 x Mono, 1 x Stereo)
Maximum Sampling Rate96 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneBuilt-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, X/Y Configuration
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Built-In SpeakerYes, 400 mW Mono
DisplayMonochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card SupportSD (16 MB Up to 2 GB)
SD, SDHC (4 GB Up to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Special FeaturesMetronome, Overdubbing, Pre-Record Buffer, Tuner, Voice Activation
Audio File FormatsRecording:
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz (Record/Playback)
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Rates48 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Playback)
Signal Processing & FXCompressor, Delay, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Pitch Control, Reverb
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 41.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo)
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 26 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 128 kb/s:
17 Hrs 21 Mins per GB (Stereo)
MP3 320 kb/s:
6 Hrs 56 Mins per GB (Stereo)
Included SoftwareNone
Analog I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Female Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom Power+24 / 48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Plug-In PowerYes, 2.5 V
System Connection1 x Mini-USB (2.0)
Audio Interface CapabilityStereo Only
Gain/Trim RangeBalanced Inputs:
-16 dB Up to +43 dB
Unbalanced Inputs:
-30 dB Up to +32 dB
X/Y Mic Capsule:
-16 dB Up to +51 dB
Max Output LevelHeadphone Outputs, Line Outputs:
-10 dB
Headphone Output Power20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
3 Kilohms (Balanced)
Line Inputs:
470 Ohms (Unbalanced)
1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs:
2 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Microphone Max SPL140 dB SPL (X/Y)
Power OptionsBattery, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life2 Hours (Alkaline)
10 Hours (Alkaline, Stamina Mode)
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC at 1 A (Not Included)
Included AccessoriesCase
Mounting Options1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions2.8 x 6.2 x 1.4" / 7.1 x 15.7 x 3.6 cm
Weight10.4 oz / 294 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 5.65 x 2.95"

PortaBrace AR-ZH4 Case for Zoom H4n & H4n Pro Handy Recorder Specs

CompatibilityZoom H4n
Weight0.2 lb / 90 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.225 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 5.5 x 3.85"

Zoom H4n Pro Reviews


By Alfonso
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-07

I was very impressed on the crystal clear quality the Zoom - H4n Pro Handy Recorder. I used a Shure SM58 microphone with it and the quality of the audio was phenomenal. The built in mics are so sensitive and can pick up a mouse passing wind in the next room. This is a great audio recorder, and it is advised to use these in a soundproofed room (or something equivalent) due to the sensitivity of the device. It also has the ability to record four tracks of audio into a single recording, as well as be able to plug in multiple devices to different channels. The thing even has a tripod thread so you can mount it to a tripod. So glad i purchased this. Usually I use it for my Canon R5 for shooting with 2 channels. Perfect.


By Tim
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-23

I wish this recorder had sdxc up to 2tb and an oled display and Pcm up to 192khz 24bit.

Recommended for live streaming by a videographer

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

I had trouble live streaming classical piano recitals from my home, specifically with quality non-attenuated audio. I consulted with a local professional who said this would work easily as an external mic with my computer, produce great sound (recording classical piano is problematic) and is generally useful outside of the live streaming. All true. It is more expensive than I thought I would pay for this project, but I now believe it is money very well spent.

Perfect, portable and easy

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

This perfect for my uses. It's lightweight, small and easy navigate through.

Complicated menu but gets the job done

By Michael Lance
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

I purchased the Zoom h2n years ago from B&H, back when it was $100 bucks. I use that zoom for recording wild sound and narration voice in my closet. Over time, the h2n started recording popping noises during moments when it was silent. I purchased the h4n in hopes of eliminating the popping noises and it does! I've only used the stereo recording option (90 degrees) while recording narration and I've got to say, it sounds crisp and no pops. I look forward to hearing how it records when my friend plays guitar in his group and the microphones are set to 120 degrees. The batteries are holding up in stamina mode.


By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-05

I purchased the H4n Pro to replace an earlier version of the same unit that I got in 2013 and inadvertently broke last year ( from my experience, as with any such device, it is recommended that you don't drop it on a tile floor). I use the recorder for solo acoustical guitar and vocals and it performs brilliantly. It's small size is perfect for travel, and comes with the same sturdy, plastic case my earlier version was supplied with. Happily, Zoom does not use the "rubberized" material for the recorder - that material, after just a few years, becomes sticky which, if the new version used the same material, I would have considered a different manufacturer.

Great for Recording Live Music!

By Adem
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-28

So I had been through a number of on camera microphones trying to capture good audio when we shoot live concerts and even turning my levels down all I got was distortion. After reading the Zoom H4N Pro can record up to 140dB. I went and bought one. I also have the H6N for the studio but that's a little big on top of my Sony A7C. I bought a SmallRig cage for my camera and a small arm and attach the H4N Pro right to my camera. The audio sounds great, no clipping. I'm so happy I found this works. I thought I'd post my experience as I looked all over and never found help like this.

Zoom h4n microphone

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

Also use this in a church and then the catering hall easy to set up Great Sound I put it by the DJ booth for the reception and right next to the pianist was able to drop it in the timeline for Superior superior to the other microphones I had in place

See any errors on this page? Let us know


Is this voice activated?

Is this voice activated?
Asked by: Stephen
The H4n Pro features an Auto-Record function that is similar to voice-activation. When enabled, the device will start recording once the input level reaches above a threshold of your choosing.
Answered by: Zoom Customer Support
Date published: 2022-01-20

Is it possible to label the tracks with the ...

Is it possible to label the tracks with the different songs to make them easy to find?
Asked by: e
Is it is. I advice you to watch a review about the zoom on YouTube. It is very helpful
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-24


Can I record 4 separate tracks to 4 separate files? I plan on hooking up 2 wireless lav mics and one shotgun mic on a boom pole. I'd like all 3 of those to record to separate files so I can adjust audio in a modular fashion in post. Is this possible or does it put all the channels into a single track?
Asked by: Joe T.
The H4n is able to record individual audio files when using the external XLR combo inputs. For three mics you can use the rear panel jack, however this will only be available in 4 channel mode where you will record two stereo files. One for XLR inputs and one for the built in mics/3.5mm jack. For connection of three mics all recorded to separate audio files you will require a unit such as the H6 which features 4 XLR inputs.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is it made out of the rubberized plastic. The ...

Is it made out of the rubberized plastic. The type that becomes sticky after few years?
Asked by: Roman
The material makeup of the current Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule has been updated to be less susceptible to residual adhesive issues over time and is made up mostly of a hard plastic material.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-11-30

Have they improved the processor and startup time ...

Have they improved the processor and startup time over the original H4n? I couldn't stand waiting over 1 minute to power-up on my old model.
Asked by: Justin
The H4n Pro has improved mic preamps and a better rubberized body than the original H4n. The processor and startup times would still be the same as the original. For quicker start up times, it's recommended to use no larger than a 16GB SD card if possible.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-07-09


In the description it says there is a download license for steinberg software. Is that a free year or what?
Asked by: Roy R.
The License Download for Steinberg Cubase LE & WaveLab LE Software included with the purchase of the Zoom H4n Pro does not expire.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Hello. Is independent \ separate input level control possible in every mode? Thank you for your time.
Asked by: Anonymous
External input 1 and 2 levels can be set independently in all modes. You are also able to link them via menu for stereo recording.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will a SDXC Card over 32GB work with the H4n Pro? ...

Will a SDXC Card over 32GB work with the H4n Pro? Or does it really only support SDHC up to 32GB as listed in the specs on this site?
Asked by: Vijay
"SDXC" Cards are not compliant, we tried with them already. They have to be "SDHC" and no more than "32gb" sizes as well.
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2022-12-28
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