63points

Roland R-05

72points

Zoom H4n

Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
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23 facts in comparison

Roland R-05 vs Zoom H4n

Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
63
points
Roland R-05
72
points
Zoom H4n

Why is Roland R-05 better than Zoom H4n?

  • 59.65% less body volume
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    154.5cm³vs382.935cm³
  • 140g lighter
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    140gvs280g
  • Records onto an SD card
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  • 10mm thinner
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    25mmvs35mm
  • 10mm narrower
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    60mmvs70mm
  • 53.3mm shorter
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    103mmvs156.3mm

Why is Zoom H4n better than Roland R-05?

  • Has an LED-backlit display
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  • Has a rechargeable battery
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  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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Price comparison

Zoom H4n

Buy used:

$173.54

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Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Ster...Zoom H1n Portable Recorder, Onboard Stereo Microphones, Camera Mountable, Records to SD Card, Compact, USB Microphone, Overdubbing, Dictation, For Recording Music, Audio for Video, and Interviews
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$119.99
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder...Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder (Renewed)
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$177.00
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H6 All Black (2020 Version) 6-Track...Zoom H6 All Black (2020 Version) 6-Track Portable Recorder, Stereo Microphones, 4 XLR/TRS Inputs, SD Card, USB Audio Interface, Battery Powered
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$329.99
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom LiveTrak L-8 Podcast Recorder, Batt...Zoom LiveTrak L-8 Podcast Recorder, Battery Powered, Digital Mixer and Recorder, Music Mixer, Phone Input, Sound Pads, 4 Headphone Outputs, 12-In/4-Out Audio Interface, Built In EQ and Effects
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$399.99
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H4n Pro All Black 4-Track Portable ...Zoom H4n Pro All Black 4-Track Portable Recorder (2020 Model) with Windscreen, Mic Attenuator Cable, 16GB Memory Card & Remote Control Bundle
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$252.98
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H4n PRO 4-Channel Handy Recorder Bu...Zoom H4n PRO 4-Channel Handy Recorder Bundle with Movo Omnidirectional & Cardioid XLR Lavalier Microphones + Remote Control (All Black 2020 Version)
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$289.95
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H4n PRO 4-Channel Handy Recorder In...Zoom H4n PRO 4-Channel Handy Recorder Interview Microphone Kit with Omnidirectional and Cardioid XLR Lavalier Microphones
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$252.98
Zoom H4n AmazonZoom H4n Pro 4-Channel Handy Recorder Bu...Zoom H4n Pro 4-Channel Handy Recorder Bundle with Accessory Pack For Zoom H4nSP, Stereo Headphones and 16GB SD Card
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$241.99

Design

1.has an LED-backlit display
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
2.volume

154.5cm³

382.94cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
3.weight

140g

280g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.Has a dedicated Record Button
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
Dedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
5.thickness

25mm

35mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
6.width

60mm

70mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Audio

1.Has an automatic recording
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
You can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
2.has stereo speakers
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
3.has a stereo microphone
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
4.has a microphone input
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
5.Has a background noise filter
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
The device has a filter to reduce background noise.
6.number of microphones

1

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Memory & Battery

1.has an external memory slot
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.Records onto an SD card
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
You can record lectures, music, notes, etc., directly onto an SD card, which provides more storage flexibility.

Connectivity

1.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Features

1.Has an A-B repeat feature
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
You can use the A-B repeat feature to mark the beginning and ending of a particular passage of a recording that you want to listen again and again.
2.Has an audio editing feature
Roland R-05
Zoom H4n
Some recorders allow you to edit and delete audio in recordings in playback.

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