Excerpt: The Zoom H2 is the best portable microphone on the market to date. I know that is a pretty bold statement to make but the H2 packs a punch with amazing features and an unbeatable price. So what makes the Zoom H2 so great? Check out these features for starters.
Excerpt: These units are great for live recording. They have a good solid sound. I like the clarity of this unit for live band recording. They have a really clean sound and they can take a great deal of input volume. We just used some recording a live band www.chrislieckstudios.com.
Summary: In this case Zoom isn’t about speed but sound -- sound in four dimensions, actually. The H2 Handy Recorder includes two X/Y directional mics in the front and two in the rear, allowing for 90-degrees of recording coverage in the front and 120-degrees in the rear.
Excerpt: The Zoom H2 Handy Recorder is an innovative product that combines a digital stereo and surround field recorder with an audio interface. There are a variety of uses for the Zoom H2 including home stereo recording, recording rehearsal sessions, interviews, business meetings, and outdoor events.
Summary: The H2n in no way diminishes Zoom's reputation as innovative designers. This recorder adds M/S recording to the standard X-Y configuration, and also provides basic surround recording. It's designed to be simple to use and even operates as a card reader and audio interface.
Pros: Large screen., Long battery life., Ships with Wavelab LE7 software.
Cons: Screen position is inconvenient in certain recording situations., Can't use 96kHz in 4-channel mode., Accessories cost extra.