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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jojolafreu31's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H2
I've had three weeks and I used it three times in rptition.
It is a good product trs Designed to serve tmoin sound.
The quality is quite sufficient for this purpose.
It is ultra convenient. Trslger can take it anywhere in its cover.
Finally, you can register without taking the head with son everywhere.
The report is excellent compared qualitprix competition (they have to say a little abuse)
I have no regrets ... There are certainly better but may not be the same price!

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!

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

Zoom H2
- How long have you use it?
A month now. € 189 bought in late thommann.de 08.09
- What is so special that you like most and least?
- Ease of use "I turn and I record", the various shooting modes (90 °, 2ch and 4ch surround, rear 120 °), the sound quality for a camera in this price range, the settings compressor / limiter / auto gain (8 + modes 3 levels on the case) that greatly facilitate the sound for those who are not experts in this area, weight, possible recording in MP3 VBR (and all others), the possibility of using them as micro USB (compatible with ASIO4ALL, 5ms latency at 44.1kHz in FLStudio), the transformer power supply also works with my ZOOM B1, the doc-quality (but only in English ), the fact of not having to install a specific Windows drivers.
the -:
- Noise when you touch the box! ZOOM obviously did not consider the feedback from the H4. It's pretty bad, it is almost impossible to clean by taking a holding in his hand: contact noise of the fingers, over the headphone, etc. .. We can use the adapter "handle micro" that can be mounted on a microphone to hold it up as a true micro "lollipop", but the screw system between ZOOM and the adapter is plastic and some slack (ie, shaking a little, we always sounds box) frankly not a good metal screw that can tighten a bit much would have solved the problem. These stories sound of contact are very sorry for making a box of audio products for 20 years not to have thought of that. Cost problem?
- Breath a low level (eg sound recording in the wild, ~ -20 db), even with the AGC (automatic gain control) set it right. I think it comes from the built-in microphones more than the device itself, for cons for higher sound levels is inaudible.
- The complexity of menus for some commands (eg delete a file, 10 keystrokes)
- Naming files by default (why not put the date and time instead of ST00x.wav??)
- The window of the empty stack warning message that appears every 3 seconds and you can not remove, which makes manipulations very annoying when the batteries are empty. (Hint: even if you have Ni / MH, do not choose this type in the settings otherwise it will display the window while he is still room for bcp make recordings)
- How would you rate the quality / price?

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

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

Zoom H2
- How long have you use it?

Command Thomann Monday reu and the following Friday. It is therefore only five days. Take this notice to Premire a grip!

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The H2 is lightweight, holds well in hand. The grid of microphones is mtallique and seems solid. As against the rest of the hull is trs 'plastic' and actually quite 'cheap'. The screen is a bit small but enough to use (it is clear rtro. The buttons are too small but my taste seems ractifs enough for now.
It is fully stocked with accessories (I even surprised t!) With a microphone stand adapter, a small support for the table, a wind screen, SD card 512 MB (!), A carrying case, Stereo headset, a USB, a cable to plug into a string and a Stereo adapter.
Only the batteries are missing the call, but it supports many rechargeable batteries and even has a feature on the menu for estimating More precisely their service charge.

Setting function is trs fast and the menus are fairly intuitive for common functions. There is also a large selection of SETTING THE compression, MP3 64kbps MP3 to WAV and 320 kbps Stereo in the 16bit/44kHz 24bit/96 kHz. It is also possible to record in surround (4.0) in 16bit/44 24bit/48 kHz or kHz. It accepts SD 4GB chard and the recording time is therefore 8333 minutes 116 minutes (over 4GB).

I test the bte during the weekend for some home recording solo (guitar + voice). The offering is pretty easy and the whole is sensible. The quality is really good with no audible breath test (in Wav and MP3 and Stereo). For better dynamic can refine rglages, but 'out of the box' your exact is really nice for a music lover (I am not pro, away from!). Given a nitre can judge the sound level and the LED flashes when the microphone the sound saturates. With the headset can be judged IMMEDIATE rsultat of recording with fast forward, which is great practice.

I also test the H2 as a USB microphone plugged into the Mac. IMMEDIATE is the recognition and use in Garageband is simple (in Stereo, I did not test 4.0). When the connection is chosen if the H2 is used as a micro or SD card reader. In the latter case the transfer speed is fine but I would use trs probably plutt a photo card reader (I have a bad exprience with the USB ports of such devices!).

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

I had the H4 but silent in hand a bit too expensive for me and I will not use the micro supplmentaires taken. For cons, I have the video in HD and H2 seems to me a great camra complment my Canon HV20 to record surround sound (although I must test a).

- How do you report qualitprix?

Difficult to judge whether the price of this product will fall, but say that 200 euros is honnte and did not much competition on the market (especially in surround recording)

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

the exprience is a bit short for now, but I think so.
I put 9 / 10 because of the somewhat 'cheap' plastic.