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Zoom H1 Handy Recorder 

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Don't let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has Zoom's renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in their easiest, most por...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Brilliant stereo recording in your pocket.

Don't let its size fool you. The H1 Handy Recorder has Zoom's renowned recording technology and studio-quality microphones in their easiest, most portable device ever.

Now Zoom recording technology is available to everyone. And with an infinite variety of applications, you'll want to take your H1 everywhere. From musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video, the H1 gives you clean, clear stereo sound effortlessly.

What sets Zoom apart?
Like all Zoom recorders, the H1's onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging.

Under your thumb
With its newly designed user interface, the H1 is also Zoom's easiest recorder to use. All its functions are at your fingertips, such as track marker, auto record, low cut filter, level and volume controls with on-board buttons No menus required.

Intuitive controls make it easy to capture the audio you need with ease. But Zoom still provides the versatility you've come to expect. So you get total recording format flexibility from 16-bit/44.1 kHz to 24-bit/96 kHz WAV, or MP3 from 48 kbps to 320 kbps and enough tools onboard to make impeccable recordings.

Everything you need to get started recording is included. Your H1 comes with an AA battery for 10 hours of operation and a 2 GB microSD card.

In addition, an H1 accessory package (APH-1) is also available (see sku # H70260) with an array of accessories that make your recordings even more pristine and easier to capture. The accessory kit includes a windscreen, AC adapter (USB type), USB cable, adjustable tripod stand, padded-shell case and a mic clip adapter.

Combining powerful recording capability with elegance and simplicity, the H1 Handy Recorder is our smallest, most affordable recorder ever.

FEATURES
  • Stereo X/Y mic configuration captures perfect stereo images
  • Same frequency and SPL handling as popular Zoom H2
  • Records Broadcast WAV (BWF) at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit
  • Records MP3 from 48 to 320kbps for maximum recording time
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
  • Built-in reference speaker
  • Includes 2GB microSD memory card and one AA battery
  • One AA size battery (included) allows 10 hours operation
  • Accommodates up to 32GB microSDHC memory cards
  • Track marker function
  • Low-cut filter
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • 1/8" external mic input
  • 1/8" stereo line output

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SPECIFICATIONS

H1 Handy Recorder

  • Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2
    Simultaneous Playback Tracks: 2
    Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Auto REC Level, Marker
    Recording Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz) MP3 (Bit Rate:48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz)
    Playback Format: WAV (Quantization: 16/24-bit, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz), MP3 (Bit Rate: 32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps, Sampling Frequency: 44.1/48kHz)
    A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
    D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling
    Signal Processing: 32-bit
    Recording Media: microSD card (16MB - 2GB), microSDHC card (4GB - 32GB) Display: 127 segment custom LCD (with backlight)
    Built-in Stereo Mic: Unidirectional condenser microphone
    Gain: 0 to +39dB (Minimum gain with digital attenuation: -28dB)
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 120dB SPL
    Mic/Line Input: 1/8" stereo phone jack (Plug-in power supported)
    Input impedance: 2kÎ (Input level: 0 to -39dBm)
    Phones/Line Output: 1/8" stereo phone jack
    Output Load Impedance: 10kÎ or more
    Rated Output Level: -10dBm
    Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32Î load
    Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8Î
    USB Interface: Mini-B type (USB2.0 high-speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation
    Power Requirements: (LR6 or Ni-MH) AA battery x 1, or AC adapter (AD-17, USB to AC type)
    Battery Life (LR6 batteries): 10 hours (MP3), 9.5 hours (WAV)
    Dimensions (mm): 44(W) x 136(D) x 31(H)
    Weight: 60g (without batteries)
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ZoomH1 Handy Recorder
 
4.1

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Compact (12)
  • Excellent sound (11)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Low distortion (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not so great

I would not buy it again. In fact, this is the 2nd and last product I'll ever buy from this company.
I've owned one of these for a while, and used...Read complete review

I would not buy it again. In fact, this is the 2nd and last product I'll ever buy from this company.
I've owned one of these for a while, and used it for dozens of interviews. The sound quality is good, and I like the XY pattern but there are few pretty big flaws that prevent me from giving it a better rating.

1. TONS of noise from just holding it. They didn't do any work at all to insulate the case, so you need to hold it very carefully, or put it on the desk. And then why not just use a USB mic?
2. Must be used with optional wind screen. Otherwise it picks up plosives and every passing light breeze.
3. No setting to record in mono, so you need to do that in post. Which is no biggie, but still.
Cheap plastic. I was hoping that the optional kit with a screw-on mic stand attachment would help the noise problem from holding it, but it's also cheap plastic, and transmits sound to the mic very efficiently. Bad.
It is only $99, which is cheap.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good. Not great.

It is poorly constructed. When recording, almost any movement of the hand will be picked up. Forget about hand-held recording (unless you're really not fussy about noise); you'd need to set it...Read complete review

It is poorly constructed. When recording, almost any movement of the hand will be picked up. Forget about hand-held recording (unless you're really not fussy about noise); you'd need to set it down on a surface that was guaranteed not to be touched or bumped, such is the propensity for exterior noise to come into the recording.
It's useful for home recording when you don't want to set up your entire rig. You might just want to hit record and then jam for a while. The input level adjustment is handy, but the higher the level, the greater the problems mentioned above.
Sound quality: quite good. You can set the recording quality for a wide range: the better the quality, the less recording time you get. With a 32gb card, it should not be a problem.
It is easy to use. I've only been on it for an hour or so, and I can do everything. It downloads to my iMac with no issues; the computer just reads it as an external drive (which it becomes, when loading to the computer) and you can copy and save wherever. I imagine PC would be as effortless.
It's just the construction that gets me. They must do better next time.

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(18 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not so great

By Matt Navarre

from USA

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Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

I would not buy it again. In fact, this is the 2nd and last product I'll ever buy from this company.
I've owned one of these for a while, and used it for dozens of interviews. The sound quality is good, and I like the XY pattern but there are few pretty big flaws that prevent me from giving it a better rating.

1. TONS of noise from just holding it. They didn't do any work at all to insulate the case, so you need to hold it very carefully, or put it on the desk. And then why not just use a USB mic?
2. Must be used with optional wind screen. Otherwise it picks up plosives and every passing light breeze.
3. No setting to record in mono, so you need to do that in post. Which is no biggie, but still.
Cheap plastic. I was hoping that the optional kit with a screw-on mic stand attachment would help the noise problem from holding it, but it's also cheap plastic, and transmits sound to the mic very efficiently. Bad.
It is only $99, which is cheap.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Recorder

By William Binkiewicz

from OHIO

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Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

Great recorder
This is an easy to use great little recorder. I use it to record my band live and it just does a great job. Easy to download to my computer and then create CD's
I've had no problems
Can't beat it for the money

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have!

By Franknfilms

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

The Zoom H1 is pretty incredible for it's price. You can choose mp3 or wav recording, it comes with a 1 gig micro sd. I use it to instantly record guitar riffs that I come up with so I don't forget them. Also, I put this recorder in the room when playing with my drummer and it picks up everything beautifully. I was blown away by the stereo sound quality, you could record a demo with this! I haven't tried any other similar products so I can't compare, but my zoom h1 is one of the best gear purchases I've ever made.

(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Bad Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

I bought the ZOOM H1 for field recording for my business. Bottom-line, the sound was horrible. Lots of clicks and pops throughout the audio tracks. I wonder how this has gotten good reviews. I find the product to fall well short of my expectations. Unfortunately, I didn't try it until it was past 30 days so I can't return it now.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a must have for every band and guitarist

By rickman007-inCP9

from goose creeke SC

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

i own it and love it. im currently in the navy and i dont have much time for guitar practice and creativity but when i do, the h1 is there and ready too. i love the sounds im getting of this device. i record my accoustic and it sounds very professional. if you are in a band, i strongly recomend the h1 for practice. dont let the small plastic-ness fool you.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not good for USB - GREAT overall

By Musical Director

from Bridgewater, MA

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor USB sound

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

I've been using the H1 Handy to record some songs at home, the sound quality is excellent except when trying to use this as a USB mic. There is a popping sound that only shows up when recording via USB. It's much better to record the songs and then transfer the files afterwards. Overall the quality and ease of use are awesome.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

By washburn82

from Gopackers WI

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Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

I bought this to mainly record licks and lyrics just for my own reference. I was totally blown away by the quality of the sound. I recorded my cedar top acoustic with this and it sounded totally amazing. well worth the money and then some.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'd Buy It Again

By Naiya

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

Great for such a tiny device. We're a prog-metal band and we play loud: this picked up just about everything. We are using it for practice so we can listen back. I recommend getting the accessory pack (with the tripod, mic-cover, case, adapter, and USB thingy). Not bad for the price. It helps to place it in the right spot in any room; the first time we put it behind a false wall and it picked up everything pretty clearly. The input level feature is KEY! Yep, I'd buy it again. I like it and you can't beat it for the size and price. IMO the accessories should come WITH IT. Just sayin'.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By kevnak

from South Bay, CA

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

Bought the zoom h1 to record drums. It's light, portable, and offers instant playback. The sound quality is amazing for such a small device. Drums and cymbals comes out clearly if placed correctly. I do recommend buying the accessory pack because this device does pick up a lot of wind noise.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Value for money

By doslape

from miami, fl

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Gigs
  • Jams
  • Rehearsal

Comments about Zoom H1 Handy Recorder:

I bought one of this like a month ago, and its totally value for money, with my band we use it to record our rehearsals, and our gigs and then upload it to facebook, its pretty cool and very easy to use!.
go for it

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