Probably the best piece of sound equipment , that you can afford!
1 November 2013
Summary: A awesome audio device that truly deserves the title " complete sound studio in the palm of your hand". The amount of stuff you can do with this is staggering, I have only just scratched the surface and I'm not half way through the instruction. I bought mine for video production and I'm very happy with it.
Summary: Love this little recorder. It's amazing to have the ability to record both from the unit itself or from two XLR microphone sources or both inputs. I use it mainly for field usage in conjunction with the Canon 5D. The quality and durability of the unit is fabulous. Having all the extras like the case and card make it "out of the box" usable. It's very intuitive in the usage. I highly recommend the Zoom.
Summary: I am very pleased with this device. I use it for recording instruments, vocals, and jams. The quality is great and I am very happy with the performance of the microphones in every situation I have used it. Also the audio interface works great with low latency for monitoring instruments through your DAW or using the mics as USB microphone. The 4 track recorder is kind of a pain but that is because I am used to software.
Summary: This product has hundreds of reviews, so I doubt this review will ever be read. Alas, when searching for just the right recorder, I didn't see a review such as this so I'm writing it because I wish I had a review like this when I got it. Let me begin by saying my experience with audio is very low. I'm a video guy, and I only care about audio because a video without audio is incomplete.
Summary: The Zoom H4n is the ultimate handy recording device for everyday use and professional use. It has helped me so much in the production field and would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience in-depth recording - made possible by its easy UI and high quality hardware not found by any other competitor. If you need a handy recorder, go with the H4n!!
Summary: Ever been in love with a hand held recorder? Buy the Zoom H4N and you will be! Amazingly easy to use. Superior sound quality even in a large room with ambient noises. I strongly suggest getting the accessories and the expanded SDHC card. Uploading recordings are incredibly easy to transfer to remote websites. Best of all -- no cassette tapes to lug around. Beware though it you try to take this through TSA at the airport.
Summary: This is a really great pack. Aside from the flimsy "bendy" tripod, the rest is great. Headphones are good quality, the case is solid plastic like pelican cases and the H4n is awesome for recording sound either directly from its mics or any input mic. The foam in the case is already pre-cut so that takes away the hassle, but I would've liked it if they had left some space in there for me to cut out something else.