Zoom H2
Zoom H2

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

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 74 reviews )
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nifargov's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Light, practical, well thought out and super sound."

Zoom H2
I have this little device for a year.
I bought it mainly for shooting his mobile sound effects and voices, and the digitization of old records. I always win with me on vacation, weekend or traveling, it is no more space than a compact camera apapreil.

Small and light (smaller and lighter than H4n), it fits in a shirt pocket, can screw up on a stupid camera, autonomy is good, the recording quality too.
The 24-bit, one can record on the fly without having to spend precious minutes to adjust the preamp or adjust the compressor.
While digging through the manual, there are plenty of other features less fundamental but equally well thought out.

Minor inconvenience, I happened to miss a record because I forgot to press a second time on the record button. It's bitching, but it was my fault. You just know and verify that the record is well underway before relaxing.

Value for money excellent that risks being lost in the short term by Zoom H1 for those who do not need 4 microphones. In addition it comes with accessories including a handy handle and an anti-pop that transformed it into a microphone interviewing ultra-practical.

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

Zoom H2
I regularly use the H2 for a little over 2 years now and it's a great Swiss Army knife.
Microphones for sidewalk on the fly, catch his guitar-song to keep in mind, the registration of rehearsals for self-evaluation, especially the very good surprise comes from the record levels of lines.
Let me explain where the cash H4 hardly a console output without exhausting (not to say that he did not cash at all, it's OK ... still in modulating) the H2 does not flinch so for nickel recovery of live concert (H2 and another in public, which does not move if possible to avoid non-stop to readjust the mix at the time ... and it runs for a live concert not too disgusting)
Then convertos etc. .. worth what they're worth and we do not doubt it rolls, it does a simple, quick, cheap and makes a lot of service.
Very adequate for journalists, radios, and even the limit for small recording for himself (I have a friend who has recorded a dozen songs into a guitar like that song and it has its charm to the side of his roots ... but must say that the songs are really good: D)

So in conclusion, the current price it is a tool well worth the cost (even though its deluxe version j'testerai I named the Nagra Ares PII but one is more in the same price ...)

stephane.d's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
I acquired there is very little time and I'm not a great expert in music but in my opinion I think it's a very good buy.
Its use is fairly simple and the sound quality is perfect. I use it to record some ideas for riffs on my acoustic grata and the record is clean and clear. In addition there are several directional microphones with and I do several tests for me. Before buying it I mostly watch the reviews on the web and this guide was my choice because everything is based on the use and requirement sought. In short, I very happy and I do not regret my choice.

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

Zoom H2
I use it for about 6 months for repeat and concerts ranging from pop to metal. High quality mode using the quad on two tracks, much better than my old MD and microphone sound, easier to implement and more reliable (no vibration bp).
I use the mp3 mode and the input line to transfer my collection of old K7, with the onset of self recording is very convenient.

The pros:

Can be fixed on a tripod, which can be installed anywhere without problem. Adapters practices microphones (Model Screw optional)

With 2600 mAh batteries, autonomy is largely over 3 hours continuous recording Quad, which is sufficient.

Settings / easy installation

The LED blinks when microphone that it saturates. Practice to show the pb when one is not nearby.

lots of modes / frequencies / Dynamic registration

The -:

The transfer from the SD card is a bit slow.

Poor quality housing. The SD card door broke after 3 manipulations. Since then I have stuck and I do not touch more. Do not hesitate to take the rubber protection option if you count the lug often.

Battery indicator is not reliable (close to 0 to pass early and stayed there for hours ....)


The value taken is very good overall, it's a good buy.

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

Zoom H2
I use this unit for about four months, it is easy to use, efficient and versatile.
I used to record my singing and guitar lessons, rehearsals with a group (septet>> piano, guitar, bass, alto sax and Tennors, trombone, drums), and also my mix (I mix on the vinyl electro). I can tell you that happiness can also simply register, and the quality is really good. Just fine tune the unit to suit the intended use and you win ;-)

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

Zoom H2
- How long have you use it?
one week

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
The +: size
the -: crosstalk

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

- How do you report qualitprix?

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

the only BMOL, crosstalk front / rear.
the majority of its rear arrives at the front and back microphones.
I did not find rglage adquate.
What is the 4 channels?
If someone comes to separate them, I'm interested in info ...

rounard75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
I use the Zoom H2 for several weeks. I was looking for a high quality recorder numrique with features open while both easy to use. This recorder is an excellent product that may be suitable DIFFERENT uses: confrences, concerts, sound of a song and / or instrument, sounds in nature, dictaphone etc ... What I like most is the high quality Fidler taking sound quality "Wav 44 hz" (CD), which can be is also 96 Hz can also be SAVE for the SD card, select a record to MP3, but less deep enough to use "taking notes". I will use it to record my music lessons and also mainly in the wild. Tests for bird songs are gorgeous. It is possible to focus the microphone to filter the main sound (low) or in context (Hi) / depending on the distance of the subject and the project. In addition you can choose to record 90 360 depending on the situation (a choir, a rptition with a group of musicians situs in DIFFERENT places a pice etc.). The CONNECTIVITY with the computer is simple, you can copy files, rename them, burn them to CD. If we make a model of a song with the right rglages, your exact is convincing. The return of the voice / singing is rich and Fidler, like the instruments on which I test (djembe - think record with the aircraft on the ground lgrement DCAL - flte native). It is even possible to use the Zoom H2 as micro (bracket supplied), on your exact amp is good trs. In short, I think I made a good investment that puts in a dimension of the semi-pro recording. I m'tais well informed before making my choice, choice and MRI that I love today! A 200 euro is a good compromise over the Systmes more likely but less pro lightweight (it fits in one hand and slips into a jacket pocket: a strap t have one more though. ..). Note that depending on the recording format can be selected on a same card CRER files 6:00 (4 GB) until 139 hours (MP3). You can put a more powerful card (up to 32 GB) with a 16 GB opening at boot time is longer. Learn about compatible brands on the official website before.

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

Zoom H2
- How long have you use it?
2 months.

- What is so special that you like best?
I like the portability aside, even if the machine is not very flat and does not house so easy in a pocket. The Quick Start, direct access to start recording. Sound quality.

- What is so special that you like the least?
The small protective pouch cloth would have benefited from a bit more to allow the zoom to get into it even when it has its protective shell made of silicone. This is pretty puzzle to put up or remove, and suddenly can not put it more practically.
Besides these "details", many problems occurred on my copy:
. playback of recordings in fast or slow speed (obviously not desired)
. total machine crashes due to application to remove a file,
. complete silence on an output channel (left), both in monitoring mode in playback mode.
This seems to have been resolved after removal of battery for several minutes and was not repeated. But I got right to the second use, and I admit that it made me a little scared. I should point out that the batteries were new and of good quality, and were still used subsequently with a general operating correctly.
This only happened once, but if it happens again, I reversal under the warranty.

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No, no. I relied on the reviews, read here and there.

- How would you rate the quality / price?

- With experience, you do again this choice?
If the product does me more bizarre, yes.

studio35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
I make another recording and confrence live recording, I was looking for a memory card recorder to replace the CD and MD recorders (such CDRW700 Tascam, Sony MD deck), many hardware and trs good quality but heavy transport and limited to 80 minutes enregistremnt for the CD and the MD 74mn in Stereo - mono 148 minutes, plus time to transfer in real time on a computer!

- How long have you use it?
4 months
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
- How do you report qualitprix?
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Cuki79's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
- I've had it 5 months
- I used to work in RPET and pieces with me as "notepad"
- I have not tried other models. Before I used a dicatphone k7, a mindisque, old 4-track Tascam K7
- The ratio quality price is monstrous ... I do not know how much I pay even more but the worth. The sound is excellent and the Stereo is perfectly rendered. a ring 20 000 times better than the combination of SM58 + + minidisc Berhinger Small table for example.

- I live Rasht. + same price.

For me it is indispensable

the only problem is that food is the batteries. (I use it rarely trs with batteries but they are always empty when I want to use it!)