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9.5 out of 10

Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

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Samson Zoom H4n

16 April 2013
  • Summary: Value Power, quality and functionality for the price. Compared to the sleeker Sony PCM-M10 (Est. $250), the less pocket-friendly H4n may seem like a bulky brute, but it makes up for it in added functionality and high-end recording quality. That makes the steep price tag easier to swallow, experts and users say.
  • Pros: Pro-quality audio, Multichannel recording, Four-track overdubbing
  • Cons: Bulky design, Awkward microphone-input jack, Limited battery life reported
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Zoom H4n Review

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: If you need to record from professional XLR or phantom-powered mics, the Zoom H4n has been the least expensive recorder that does it all. That's why the Zoom H4n is so popular.
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Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

28 April 2010
  • Summary: I thought that probably the best way to "test" out the H4n Handy Recorder is to use it for a lot of different applications and find out how it handles and performs.  The overall construction is quite sturdy and the button placement on both sides is quite well thought out.  The jog wheel and buttons are in logical places and it doesn't take you very long to get used to the device and change folders, file formats and more.
  • Pros: Professional audio quality with stereo microphones, Support for two additional XRL or 1/4" powered mics, Provides phantom power even when powered by "AA" batteries, SD Card supports 32GB cards for extensive recording capability, USB interface works as a USB Audio Interface on compatible OS', Multiple file formats, compression and folder storage options
  • Cons: SD Card can be ejected by pressing on the slot cover, Volume and jog dial makes enough noise to be heard by the recorder
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Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder

Guitar World
21 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Like many guitarists, you’ve probably put off buying a portable digital recorder because a) you’re lazy and b) you knew that an improved version would come along in a few months. Whereas many earlier portable recorders were more of a convenient compromise, the H4n overcomes most of those drawbacks to offer truly professional sound quality and exceptional ease of use for a truly attractive price.
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Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

Pro Audio Review
19 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Zoom H4n is a "Swiss army knife of its day and at a price you can't ignore.".
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Overall 8

Zoom H4N Digital Recorder

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: The Zoom H4N puts a recording studio in the palm of your hand. Stuart breaks out his guitar and gives it a try.
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Zoom H4N

12 September 2010
  • Summary: At its heart, the Zoom H4N is a serious two‑track recorder, where it is amongst the best in its class. The multitrack mixing and four‑track recording functionality — as well as the huge number of other 'bells and whistles' — make it the most versatile, too. A classy upgrade to an already impressive product.
  • Pros: Class‑leading feature set., Better preamps than the H4., XLR inputs and phantom power., Capable of surround‑sound recording.
  • Cons: None at this price.
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Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

27 August 2009