Zoom H2
Zoom H2

H2, Pocket Recorder/Multitrack from Zoom in the H2 series.

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All user reviews of 3/5 for the Zoom H2

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 74 reviews )
 41 reviews55 %
 25 reviews34 %
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Editorial review
  • 03/26/08The Zoom H2 Test

    The Zoom H2 Test - Zoom H2

    Out of all the digital recorders that have come out recently, the Zoom H2 is definitely one of the best sellers at the moment. It’s sold at a very affordable price (around 199 euros), but does the Zoom H2 live up to all of our modern day expectations?

Users reviews

happy31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Poor recording quality"

Zoom H2
I use it 2-3 times a year to record my own concerts.

It is practical, easy to use and adapts to all situations.

For cons, I am disappointed with the sound: very messy, you can not do much of these recordings :-(

I took the H2 directly because its good value suit me 200 euros, it's cheap for what it is supposed to do.

If it all over again, I will not take this product away.


ksu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
- How long have you use it?
For a week, but used in different situations. Radio interview, rehearsal (rock band), output line-table ...

- What is so special that you like most and least?
Getting started is easy, the user manual in French is quite clair.Livré with windshield, microphone clip adapter classic foot to place it on a table, cables (USB, RCA-jack), cover, and headset over a 512Mb card (competitors offer a 64Mb!)
The sound is good, precise microphone (must not dream that is not a static at the same price) less wheezing than some models, four microphones to capture all the sounds around. Registration 4pistes or 2pistes.Les Sample Rate in 24bit 96khz j'usqu'a make zoom h2 recorder nom.Pas worthy of the blast line input, and microphones are three very useful sensibilities with a rock band think a huge drop volume (the digital saturation is not pretty!), the grid of micro buttons seem solid aussi.La USB microphone function is very convenient and works very well, immediately recognized by programs like sound -forge ... As soon as the H2 is connected in USB is alimenté.Les auto batteries and SD card are accessible.

Cons: as stated in the previous opinion Greg, sounds are audible in the box, like all such recorders and microphones are not well suspended (the metal screw does not change). The keys are a bit small doigts.Pendantl big for my registration no way to pause (hopefully a maj firmware!), not practical either to read the menu, enter a name, to clear, or to adjust the metronome by exemple.Les compressor Integrated limiter and should be used with moderation, not too effective!
The plastic side of the gear is fragile.

-Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I tried a long time the MD of Sony, its very good but now outdated, Olympus WS200 voice to mp3 max64kbs (it's a voice recorder to the base!), The Edirol R09 parrait even more fragile than the H2 and the sound is much "whistling," much less well equipped (SD card, no headphone ...) over and above 150euros! The Marantz PMD 660 is more expensive but more pro nothing to say.

- How would you rate the quality / price?
value for money is exellent, one wonders why others are so expensive (edirol r09, boss micro br, m-Audio MicroTrack)

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, but in a few months the market will explode and new offers are coming!