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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 49 reviews )
 31 reviews63 %
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rafifou22201/13/2010

rafifou222's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H4nSP
I use it for 6 months.
I had the opportunity to try the H2.
I like the quality of microphones and preamps.
The camera does not look very solid, I take great care and hopes it will last a maximum of time.
I also note the difficulties for use in audio interface.
Good value for money.
daniboun11/03/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
Hello everyone,

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">How long have you use it?</span>

I bought it in Lyon since mid October 2009. It is widely available and is trading in the € 329 TTC closed with headphones as a gift.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">What is so special that you like most and least?</span>

I like the most> ergonomics, this little machine is easy to handle. I had a Zoom H2, it resumes its functionality, ergonomics and most everything has been optimized for handling simple and fast.

I like the least> Self-powered 48V activated (generate power sector required)

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Have you tried many other models before buying it?</span>

Yes, Zoom H2. The quality of the H4n preamps and mics are really the best by far!

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">How would you rate the quality / price?</span>

The best quality / price point in the high-end DVRs. Excellent!
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">With experience, you do again this choice?</span>

Without hesitation! it's a beautiful beast, functional, ergonomic and satisfactory price.

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MY TEST CONCRETE
</span></strong>
I bought it for live recordings, I am a drummer in a ska folk pop rock band from Lyon. We repeat in a soundproof studio located Vaise bine (for geeks lol). I use it with a pair of large membranes Micro electro static (Eagleton 40 CM FET preamp see my review here: https://fr.audiofanzine.com/microphone-statique-transistor/eagletone/CM40/ ).

I use the Zoom H4n 4-channel mode and I can tell you that when coupled with Eagletone CM40, there are four micro crazy! We must set the beast, however, ((I mainly use the COMP Mode Studio with a low cut filter @ 85hertz). The result is stunning, the sound balance is very nice: the highs are silky (sound of cymbals and Charley hot / soft). The bass and midrange very well restored as long as you place the H4n when recording. It's so surprising if we plan to make a model very soon via the Live couple H4n Zoom / CM Eagletone 40.

<strong>NB:</strong> I put the two CM 40 Eagletone face on drums and bass amp to about 1m and 80cm in height. Both mics are facing the H4n return chant + amps guitars. The stereo effect is very nice and excellent balance.
I record mode 44.1 kHz Wave (CD quality) and I mix the tracks via the encoder's internal H4n and I normalize all tjs via H4n. Finally: for MP3 encoding (for website) I use Goldwave and I finalize the layout.

<strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Conclusion:</span></strong>

For € 329 + € 90: I recommend to any group that would like to register or make a model to invest in a 4N + Zoom Eagletone CM40. Surprisingly result!

The models will be available soon on our site, I would do a SHIFT with me with links soon.
provostdo08/24/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
How long you use it and 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? * ...

I use it for one month, but I recorded two rptitions dj and a full concert of choral singing. The orchestra and rptitions gnrale have been done with H4N my feet, taken from the concert hall. I also made a recording during the rptions H4N on one knee.
Gnial is your exact, clear, sensible and altogether not too sensitive the proximity of the vote. I recorded before with a Sony minidisc and a pair of microphones lectret. This is the day and night. I think even store my arsenal of studio Sony DAT, CD and other tables Soundcraft ausio to connect over my pair of Neuman.
I confirm internal microphones are sensitive to wind trs trs. Bonette essential and efficient trs. (May be too.)
I also confirm your rglages made before you start recording if you will the sounds of friction in your registry renewal but it's as if you were holding your hand microphone while recording. Not ask the moon.
For the recording time is canon. MP3 / 128Kb / s sound is nickel (for our Shifting) and offers 17h of recording. It's enough fun. I put Lithium batteries (not rechargeable. It's better than cells of the rabbit. I recorded over 6 hours with one set of batteries. Hint: Zoom offers positions deus 'Batteries' or 'battery' . This is to reflect the Difference dlivres voltage for batteries and the batteries. trs is a good point. For if you go against Stamina APRS avioir recorded in normal mode and MP3. You do not see your files as DGRAD Stamina mode does not support MP3 ... but do not panic, they are not deleted.
I have not seen a way to rename files or rpertioires is not forcment teacher, except that when you mount it's nice to know what song you go up. STE115 not cause anyone.
I did the installation CD with Sound Forge, and it is the foot. Nickel not a plop, hyper-fast editing as Swifs put the card into the SD slot on the PC ... But the strength of cc'est numrique SD card.
provostdo08/24/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
How long you use it and 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? * ...

I use it for one month, but I recorded two rptitions dj and a full concert of choral singing. The orchestra and rptitions gnrale have been done with H4N my feet, taken from the concert hall. I also made a recording during the rptions H4N on one knee.
Gnial is your exact, clear, sensible and altogether not too sensitive the proximity of the vote. I recorded before with a Sony minidisc and a pair of microphones lectret. This is the day and night. I think even store my arsenal of studio Sony DAT, CD and other tables Soundcraft ausio to connect over my pair of Neuman.
I confirm internal microphones are sensitive to wind trs trs. Bonette essential and efficient trs. (May be too.)
I also confirm your rglages made before you start recording if you will the sounds of friction in your registry renewal but it's as if you were holding your hand microphone while recording. Not ask the moon.
For the recording time is canon. MP3 / 128Kb / s sound is nickel (for our Shifting) and offers 17h of recording. It's enough fun. I put Lithium batteries (not rechargeable. It's better than cells of the rabbit. I recorded over 6 hours with one set of batteries. Hint: Zoom offers positions deus 'Batteries' or 'battery' . This is to reflect the Difference dlivres voltage for batteries and the batteries. trs is a good point. For if you go against Stamina APRS avioir recorded in normal mode and MP3. You do not see your files as DGRAD Stamina mode does not support MP3 ... but do not panic, they are not deleted.
I have not seen a way to rename files or rpertioires is not forcment teacher, except that when you mount it's nice to know what song you go up. STE115 not cause anyone.
I did the installation CD with Sound Forge, and it is the foot. Nickel not a plop, hyper-fast editing as Swifs put the card into the SD slot on the PC ... But the strength of cc'est numrique SD card.
ssebs08/15/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
How long have you use it?
1 week

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
+ Possibility to save the internal and external microphones at the same time
+ Manufacturing quality better than the H2 (a few dtails hlas SD card as the hatch!)
+ Large screen, visible distance
+ Possibility of tlcommande (I'm still waiting for hard to find in stock ...)
+ Low-cut filter selection frquence
- It remains even when the blast / noise lev gain even with a good external microphone signal / noise
- You can not switch to the mono mix between external only (for recording with an external microphone, but the two internal). On internet I read a thread with one of two XLR inputs it uses gnre of interference, but I did not test in detail.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I also possde an H2, I'll probably sell it.
A comparison between the two:
- Blast / noise is DIFFERENT between the two, it is more muffled on the H2 and more acute on the H4n. A high gain of breath is more acceptable H4n
- Internal mics are better on the H4n, there are more acute and they are thinner. The dynamic is more tense on the microphones of H4n compared the H2 looks compress.
- Attention of the microphones H4n are much more sensitive to plosives! windscreen necessary to record the song, so it's not the case with forcment H2.
- The dc offset is worse than h2,-67db instead of-78dB, not from the top zoom ...

How do you report qualitprix?
Plutt good, given the opportunity.

Exprience with, you will do again this choice?
Yes
daoudax06/09/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
For two short weeks ... but I sleep with! ;-)
Rpter not to, I recommend to first read the relevant opinions to Previous. I agree with Phill particulirement and Pindura.
My opinion is favorable trs! Excellent product! excellent quality-price, good ergonomics, quality sound incredible if only one RULES as the level of need, compressor / limiter, noise gate, not (in fact it makes a sound of shit when I register in the toilet ... logical!)
Trs Designed well, you just will integrate the presentation logic DIFFERENT menus and modes (stereo, 4ch and MTR)

So that's positive ...
All small BMOL:
- Instead of rubber, it is hard plastic plutt (of good quality after all, but I do not call a rubber) short, I dare not even any of the drop.
- The adapter for the foot seems fragile indeed. But as I read the opinion Aviss, I am cautious and I handled gently.
- As told prcdemment, trs sensible when using the microphones Intgr. Unable to operate something without a course. The same holding, it's a fair bit.
I then use the famous mic stand adapter for the hold. (Attention, even as a, do not rub the grip, otherwise it is taken in the recording!)
It is best therefore to OPDs. And then I advise to leave the adapter screwed on the back and place it on a flat surface and a bit against the bottom of the sound source (because the device is found and inclined 45) For example, on possible a table facing the people standing, or on the floor facing a guitarist sitting.

It helps me save
- The kids who chatter or sing their little song for the fte of MRES
- Deutsche guitar in WC (vridique, just pay attention to hmorrodes = increasing if we take this bad habit of staying too long on the NRTEE ...)
- The atmosphere in rpeter
- The compounds in construction (track by track, Multitrack)
- Lves my class who make exposs or interprtent of pomes!
- The outputs of my desk mix of home studio
In short, a little while what.

Not used as an interface with the computer ... The opinion compltera later.

For now, he leaves her 9.95 out of ten!
airach306/08/2009

airach3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H4nSP
I use it for 2 months and am super happy, it's stunning.
See https://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=199.
Concerning the breath, I'm of the same opinion that prcdemment said, is that all sounds are recorded, even the sound of the air (can j'exagre -be a little, but to say that we are talking about a portable recorder 330 and not a studio like Universal Music). I can also say that absolute silence does not exist and even less for people who live sound environments, such as concerts or rptitions with the ears of acouphnes blinds.
So I am making rptition taken with 2 T. BONE SC180 and it supplmentaires gnial. The low frquences are Submitted and treble silky with cymbals. I am changing records on K7 with my old post on which "kiffa" 20 years ago. this era, one could speak of souffffffffffffffle! The only small BMOL is the mic stand adapter which also dcoll and I aussitt rsistante glued with an adhesive. So watch out ds THE FIRST use on foot, not to drop your photo.
But let's be reasonable with this little marvel of technology and all it offers the price ... bein, I put 10.
pindurs06/07/2009

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

Zoom H4nSP
I use it for about a month.
I am not at all agree with the criticism of the preamps, I find them excellent. Zoom has done a good job in isolating the correct four preamps, the XLR is fully covered with copper sheets and those of the MIC are stashed at the bottom of the metal part.

The problem of breath when recording with microphones integrated calm is that these microphones provide themselves with the breath and are not very sensitive.
If you are in a quiet room and you turn up the gain to the max, it's that breath you hear is amplified, not the preamps.
It is also possible that the source impedance is not matched to that of the input.
The breath-induced preamp is very low and very soft, about -90 dB. If the noise is low enough that this breath is embarrassing, it's likely that you are dead.
I said that the mics are a good compromise given the price of the unit, they were intended simply to record concerts, not insects.

I recently did a recording in very quiet environment with DPA 4060 to the MIC jack and I get an impressive dynamic range. When I normalizes silent passages, I hear it's the highway that was 9 kilometers from there, not breathing. I know, these microphones are worth three times the price of the device, but it proves that the preamps are not involved.

I also have a Nagra ARES-PII + and an M-Audio DMP3, ear and I find it difficult to say which of the three has the least wind.

Beware of prejudice, recently I had a great time reading a discussion on the H4, the H4N and the Sony PCM-D50. The guy had provided excerpts of tapes and 8 out of 10 Internet users (who were obviously cracks) agreed that the registration of H4 was rdique m *, while the Sony was excellent. Until someone noticed that both files are exactly alike!

Now, to speak ill of H4N:

I regret terribly the sound of keys. If you use the built-in microphones, prohibition to make any adjustment during recording, not even the headphone volume, unless the optional remote.

One of my current recording has stopped because of the batteries and the file ended up corrupt. I had all the trouble to get it back, for sure it's not very pro.

I have no idea of ​​the utility can reduce the gain to 0.1. Below 1, it only reduces the amplitude. Clearly, with the gain to 0.1, a recording will be saturated at-30dB ... Fortunately, this saturation will still be clearly indicated by the flashing frenzy of entry.

I also regret a little that is slightly too thick to be discreetly stashed in a pocket, and a little heavier than expected. Ah, but that's because it is the quality good sir.

I read some reviews on the SD card door. Yes it is a bit soft, but I do not see how dangerous this may cause.

The supplied windscreen is not transparent, I think you get the best results with a scarf.

On the integrated MP3 compression, there is a lowpass at 16 kHz, certainly classic, but regrettable nonetheless. It's probably psychological, but I can not bring myself to use it.

It is also full of functions, many of which are intended for musicians (filters, tools, etc.).

In short, I bought € 290, and unless you are totally snob, I do not see how one could deny that the price / quality ratio is excellent!
neeco1305/29/2009

neeco13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom H4nSP
This zoom H4n is better pens and pleasant to use than the old. The access to batteries and SD card are good (better) penss. The finish is srieuse and microphones are really XY, with concidentes capsules for once. Navigation is 1000 times more logic over faade button to change the frquence of sampling (which I believe only served NOTHING), but a button to select the entries. Transport buttons are visible and can be finally rgler gain during recording.



The micro pramplis are still as bad, ramnent normment of breath, and no it is not the air, this is indeed the electronic noise around 5-8KHz; is easily lost momentum 10dB compared prampli correct, and I say this with comparative measurements with identical microphones appairs (Oktavas MK-12 to be precise) recording a same atmosphere, calm, and passing in pramplis DIFFERENT. That of a Motu Ultralite, and that of Zoom. The difference is GROSS. Here come some 9km hear the highway, so you can hear 18km with a real prampli. And isolation of an XLR connector has nothing to do with prampli in passing.



The presence of a small HP rcouter always fun ...