Zoom H4n

Zoom H4n

Zoom H4n review: specs and price

Zoom H4n

Why is Zoom H4n better than the average?

  • Number of microphones

  • Screen size


Price comparison


Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
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.
Dedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
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.


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


A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
You can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
The device has a filter to reduce background noise.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Voice recording feature allows you to record voice memos, notes, lectures, etc.
When Pre-Record mode is activated, sound is buffered for five seconds prior to the moment when the Record key is depressed so you don't miss a word or note.

Memory & Battery

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.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.


With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.


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.
Some recorders allow you to edit and delete audio in recordings in playback.


Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.

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