Zoom H2 vs. H2n

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by igmolinav, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. igmolinav, Jan 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012

    igmolinav macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    I am inclined to get a Zoom H2 recorder. A while ago, I was told Zoom would update their audio recorders. The H2n is available now. For the near future I see that my needs would be served with the H2, however, I wouldn't mind to spend the extra buck if the H2n would be more useful in the long-run. A disadvantage of the H2 is that it apparently picks up a lot of background noise, (hiss). Perhaps the H2n has the same disadvantage. Apparently, both of them have a good enough recordings' quality. My problem, is that with audio I am a bit of a newbie and I wonder if some things will ever be useful to me like: 5 Integrated Microphones (?), Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 Included (??). The H2n is twice as expensive as the regular H2.

    My uses with any of these recorders would be:

    a)I would like to record interviews.
    b)I would like to record conversations. I am living abroad and I can't pick up everything is being said while in a conversation or lecture.
    c)I would like to record lectures, I am a grad student.
    d)I would like to do/take part in doing documentaries and/or short films. I think it would be good to have one of these to record the interviews and/or the dialogues during filming.

    Thank you in advance, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

    Zoom H2:

    Zoom H2n:
  2. dj-anon macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2011
    For such a casual use, the H2 is good enough. The H2n is certainly fancier, but those extra features are more pro oriented and not for recording lectures from your seat.

    I could even argue that a multi-pattern microphone like the H2, might be too much. A stereo mic should be good enough.
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 15, 2005

    Thank you : ) !!!

    I think I'll get the H2.

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!

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