Zoom H4N reduced pricing for those interested

Mark Post mark.post at JCU.EDU.AU
Tue May 25 06:19:32 UTC 2010

In my experience, the H2 (a) is cheaply made and prone to breaking (b) 
has terrible inbuilt mics and (c) only has a 3.5mm input, hence 
requiring either an XLR->3.5mm adaptor or willingness to settle on a 
substandard mic. For the additional money, the H4n performs *much* 
better on all of these fronts. I still use H2s as emergency backups, and 
they are certainly nice and lightweight/small, but the H4n really does 
produce far, far better recordings!

On 25/05/2010 16:11, Terry J. Klokeid wrote:
> On this list, I discern an avoidance of the Zoom H2, which can be 
> purchased for less than half what the H4 costs. Can someone please 
> explain what  reasons there are for not using the H2.  Our language 
> team uses H2s and we are happy with the gadget. Are we missing something?
> For example:
> On 2010-05-24, at 10:56 pm, Daryn McKenny wrote:
>> ...The Zoom [H4N ] gets mentioned a bit here, I just thought I would 
>> let you all know that our supplier in Newcastle is currently selling 
>> them for $439... This product first started at $899 then $649 and now 
>> this price, too good.

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