Summary: Small, sleek, and its simple design make this a very easy recorder to use. I have used it for about a month now interviewing/ recording small conversations not for professional use and I found it to be great for this unambitious project. I read a lot of complaints about battery drainage.
Feels cheap, but excellent features and fantastic sound quality in a portable solution.
25 March 2015
Summary: Product arrives and I open the box. The recording unit, microSD card with SD adapter, and one battery are included inside. No product manual :( but there was two papers that had a download access code to get their free audio software online.
Summary: I love the Zoom H1, the quality this microphone gives is amazing, I use this with my lavier mic, for a vid test here you go (Check mall pranking) www.youtube.com/straightuppranking This is just like the H4N without all the settings, so this would be preferred if on a low budget.
The Zoom H1 has impressed me, and I do not get impressed often.
James Heath, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: I purchased this as my second Zoom H1. I am a musician and I also dabble a bit in video so the Zoom H1 has been very useful in both areas. It is a very quick and easy to use musical sketchpad which does a surprisingly good job of recording a full band with just the built in onboard mics.
Mark R. Johnson "All the treasures of wisdom ..., Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: So handy and portable! The quality is good. If you purchase an 1/8" Y splitter, you can actually record 2 independent microphones or lines (one on left and one on right), a good solution for very portable interview recording situations.