Zoom H4n Handy Recorder

  • Zoom H4n Handy Recorder
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  • Prograde audio quality.
  • Memory expandable to 32 GB.
  • Excellent build quality.


  • Somewhat bulky design.
  • Mic input is in odd place.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photography Bay on

I’ve said a lot of good and bad things about these individual units. Still yet, I hope you leave this review with the impression that they are all capable for capturing quality audio in a variety of scenarios. Each of these units are certainly...


It's a good recorder for amateur and professional musicians with its higher sensitivity and options attuned to the recording...

By KenRockwell on

The Zoom H4n is a 96 kHz/24-bit portable digital recorder that runs on two AA cells or USB power. It comes complete with its own microphones. Originally designed for musicians, the Zoom H4n has become especially popular...

By Audioholics on

Every now and again we'll cross over into another area that fascinates us as audioholics - this time it's production audio. Of course, even this video requires that we capture audio in a way that delivers good quality sound so we can edit...

By Ken Stone on

Steve Douglas It would be redundant of me to, once again, emphasize just how important the quality of the audio is both when planning preproduction, when shooting, and in post production. For those many who have begun much of their filming using the...

By ConsumerSearch on

If you need a high-quality digital recorder for high-fidelity recordings such as music performances, rather than for straight dictation, the Samson Zoom H4n makes an excellent pick, reviewers say. The Zoom H4n records at a sampling rate of up to 96...

By BCCHardware on 88

It's not often we take the opportunity to review audio gear such as the Zoom H4n Handy Recorder, but since we started podcasting here at BCCHardware (through WeeklyTechUpdate), we've had reason to check out some high-quality audio products for...

By Pro Sound Network on

To conclude, its good to put the H4n into perspective. Its too big to be a pocket recorder; for example, the Edirol R09, Olympus LS10 and even Zooms own H2 lead the way in machines you can pocket without producing a Spinal Tap-esque bulge. And for...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

About a year ago we looked at the digital recorder, a sort of super Dictaphone that, with its advanced built-in stereo microphones and 24-bit/96KHz sampling rates was ideal for budding podcasters, sound recordists and amateur musicians in need...

By cnet on 87

The Zoom H4n is a mobile recording dynamo with features that outperform competitors that cost twice as much. It is an outstanding value for musicians and podcasters who demand professional-sounding...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

A réservé aux musiciens à la recherche d'un produit de bonne qualité pour maquetter. Pour le reste, attention, le H4N n'est pas des plus...

International Review By Mac Life on 92

Ob man dieses Gerät für einen gelegentlichen Podcast tatsächlich zu dem Preis erwerben möchte, muss jeder für sich selbst entscheiden. Der Funktionsumfang dürfte die Ansprüche weit übersteigen. Für Musiker...