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Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom's most innovative hand-held recorder to date. They've packed groundbreaking feat...Read More

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Quality stereo recording in a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket.

Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom's most innovative hand-held recorder to date. They've packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. From film and broadcast to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality.

New mics, new sound
The H2n features Zoom's best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90∞ X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.

The first portable Mid-Side recorder
The H2n is the first hand-held recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, where ambiance and surrounding noise are crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.

You still get X/Y
The H2n's onboard 90∞ X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging.

Completely surrounded
Using the H2n's Mid-Side and X/Y mics together, you can create stunning 360∞ surround-sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files, allowing you even more post-production capability. No matter which mode you use, you'll get perfectly balanced, surround sound recordings.

Streamline your recording experience
The H2n is remarkably easy to use. With its newly designed user interface, critical controls are right at your fingertips and make studio-quality recording a breeze. The H2n also houses an arsenal of comprehensive functions, including Auto-Gain, a compressor/limiter, time stamping and more.

The H2n has you covered
Never again will you have to worry about losing recorded data to unexpected errors. The H2n has you covered with its new data recovery function. Whether you experience battery loss or an accidental power-down, this feature will automatically restore your data the next time the H2n is powered on.

20 hours of battery life
The H2n provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on just two standard AA alkaline batteries. This astonishing feature enhances the H2n's flexibility and convenience. In addition, the H2n can also operate using an AC adapter (sold separately).

Bigger and brighter
The H2n's 1.8" backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution) provides crystal-clear monitoring and makes it simple to navigate all of the unit's functions.

Turning to analog
Digital volume controls offer too much or too little gain, with no middle ground. The H2n's Mic Gain wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect amount of gain for any given application.

Play it back and listen
The H2n's built-in reference speaker lets you know your recordings have been captured. With its 1/8" stereo output, you can also playback your recordings on your home audio system or listen to your masterpiece using your favorite pair of headphones.

Secure your memories
The H2n uses SD/SDHC cards and can accommodate up to a 32GB SDHC card for over 50 hours of recording time using the 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV format. With 128Kbps MP3 format, you get an incredible 555 hours of stereo recording. The H2n comes with a 2GB SD card to get you started.

Transfer and edit at High-Speed
Use the H2n's High-Speed USB 2.0 interface to transfer files to your Mac or PC. Once your recordings are on your computer, you can easily store, edit, playback, and share your favorite creations. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer.

Software included
Steinberg's WaveLab LE 7 can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works.

Remote control
The H2n's wired remote can be used to start, stop and pause recordings, as well as to add marks. It's also useful in preventing handling noise.

FEATURES
  • 5 built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90 X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
  • Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
  • Newly designed user interface
  • Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker, and Surround Mixer
  • Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
  • Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
  • Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
  • 1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
  • Analog-type Mic Gain wheel
  • Built-in reference speaker
  • High-speed USB 2.0 card reader function
  • 1/8" Mic/Line Input and Phones/Line Output stereo phone jacks
  • Accommodates up to 32GB SDHC memory cards
  • Includes Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 editing software, 2GB SD memory card and two AA batteries

Capture important audio with ease. Order the H2n today!

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ZoomH2n Handy Recorder
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Low distortion (8)

Cons

  • Unnecessary functions (4)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (12)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Performances (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not Too Shabby

The enclosed software is straightforward for mastering to create a nice consistent recording. It's capable of recording but I haven't used it as such but may soon. The sound of the microphones are great...Read complete review

The enclosed software is straightforward for mastering to create a nice consistent recording. It's capable of recording but I haven't used it as such but may soon. The sound of the microphones are great when used as a line in mic to my computer (into garageband) but there seems to be a real sizable lag when doing any dubbing. The amount of lag changes too making it out of sync with the first track, just creates another step of recording onto the recorder, moving onto the computer and synching the new track with the old. The step up in sound quality is totally worth it thought to have a nice stereo track. From what I've read this might be more of a problem with USB as a whole and not the hardware itself.

Really where it think this will shine is in live recordings. It's small enough to go to rehearsals and make a nice reference, but clear enough for shows and create something of pretty releasble quality. I think this little gadget will be see a lot of travel in its day, I might even get into field recording now.
I will be using this soley for music and it seems well suited for live application with compression and limiters to keep from clipping and distorting your recording. A little ding though with the Autogain function, I used it at a practice and was pretty conisently clipping (it's pretty new to me so maybe user error) the resulting recordings were certainly still listenable. Aslo while the remote in the accessory pack would be great, something with out a wire would be better, but this things well packed regardless. Lots of options I've had it a few weeks and am excited to try out the Auto start/stop just to know what this thing is truly capable of.
Seems pretty solid, anyone who is capable of reasonable care of their gear shouldn't have a proablem with this. No super ugly seams, jagged edges or the like. Overall pretty stylish and compact.
Good price on a very versitile product I have no qualms about where my money went.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Less would be better...!

My first Zoom went bad after about 2 years and when I called them about repairs, they offered to swap for the newer model for a reasonable price, so I did. Recording quality...Read complete review

My first Zoom went bad after about 2 years and when I called them about repairs, they offered to swap for the newer model for a reasonable price, so I did. Recording quality is astounding and most helpful for practice. Too many functions I don't really need. Haven't been able to keep and xnsfer any recordings as the procedure/steps are far too complicated for an old tape recorder guy.The enclosed manual should have a page for just day-to-day use......Sounds Great....too difficult to use.

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4.0

This product exceeds my expectations.

By guitar man

from Tennessee

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

    The Zoom H2N is easy to use and the recording quality is excellent.

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    5.0

    Pleased with the Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

    By KBR

    from Upstate, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

      I'm very happy with this product and would recommend it to others

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      3.0

      Less would be better...!

      By Falling Rocker

      from Northumberland, Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Unnecessary Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

      My first Zoom went bad after about 2 years and when I called them about repairs, they offered to swap for the newer model for a reasonable price, so I did. Recording quality is astounding and most helpful for practice. Too many functions I don't really need. Haven't been able to keep and xnsfer any recordings as the procedure/steps are far too complicated for an old tape recorder guy.The enclosed manual should have a page for just day-to-day use......Sounds Great....too difficult to use.

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      5.0

      I strongly recommend buying this.

      By The Journeyman

      from Sonoma Ca.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

        The Zoom H2n handy recorder is great, I use this for band rehearsal's and live acoustic and electric shows. I strongly recommend buying the accessory pack.

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        (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I would not buy this product .

        By RICH

        from TEXAS

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Unnecessary Functions
        • Weak

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

          I wanted a recording device for music that I could re cord music with. This unit did not record and allow me to do what I needed to do.This unit had. way to many options and it did not simply record and play back .I ended up getting a option for my I Pad .It looked Great , But It just did not work .

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works well, sets on table or desk nicely

          By 9lbhammer

          from Berwick pa.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • control knobs are small, some what hard to grip

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

          small, basic recording simple, advanced recording much harder to understand. Recording quality good, not great. control knobs are small which makes them some what hard to push. Has alot of mic noise if you handle it while recording. Has good battery life. Over all I'm happy with it. Would recommend.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great value

          By Randall

          from Ormond Beach, Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • case is flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

          Recorder is well laid out. Clever design and straight forward operation. The only reason I didnt rate it as a five star is due to the flimsy-thin plastic case. Dont believe it will be very durable. The battery case cover is so thin it feels like it will break when you simply try to remove it. Agree with another reviewer about the plastic tripod thread mount.Aside from these two issues it is a great little recorder. Wish it came with the accessory kit.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound recorder

          By T27C

          from Henderson, NV

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

            I plan on using it for outdoor sound recordings in a campsite.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best for the money

            By Rapjim

            from Benson,North Carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

              I damaged my previous Zoom H2n . I would not think of buying another brand because this one is perfect. I actually bought a more expensive Zoom about two years ago and it was too powerful, as it picked up every " mouse sound " in my studio. As usual, Musician's Friend was the best about an exchange. M.F. and Zoom should partner up for an awesome company.

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              5.0

              works great

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Zoom H2n Handy Recorder:

                i just bought this product--i believe its user friendly--the sound quality is crystal clear and completely satisfied with the product and what its meant to do.

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