Quality stereo recording in a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket.
Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom’s most innovative hand-held recorder to date. They've packed groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. From film and broadcast to journalism, podcasting, musical performance, songwriting and rehearsal, the H2n provides amazing recording quality.
New mics, new sound
The H2n features Zoom's best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five mic capsules onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.
The first portable Mid-Side recorder
The H2n is the first hand-held recorder to offer Mid-Side stereo recording, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, where ambiance and surrounding noise are crucial. Mid-Side recording combines a uni-directional Mid mic that captures sound directly in front of you and a bi-directional Side mic that captures sound from your left and right. By increasing or decreasing the level of the Side mic, you can control the width of the stereo field which gives you incredible flexibility over your recordings. If you record in RAW mode, you can even adjust the stereo width after recording.
You still get X/Y
The H2n's onboard 90° X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is brilliant stereo recording with natural depth and accurate imaging.
Using the H2n’s Mid-Side and X/Y mics together, you can create stunning 360° surround-sound recordings. Choose between 2-channel mode, which combines the Mid-Side and X/Y mics, and 4-channel mode, which records two separate stereo files, allowing you even more post-production capability. No matter which mode you use, you’ll get perfectly balanced, surround sound recordings.
Streamline your recording experience
The H2n is remarkably easy to use. With its newly designed user interface, critical controls are right at your fingertips and make studio-quality recording a breeze. The H2n also houses an arsenal of comprehensive functions, including Auto-Gain, a compressor/limiter, time stamping and more.
The H2n has you covered
Never again will you have to worry about losing recorded data to unexpected errors. The H2n has you covered with its new data recovery function. Whether you experience battery loss or an accidental power-down, this feature will automatically restore your data the next time the H2n is powered on.
20 hours of battery life
The H2n provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on just two standard AA alkaline batteries. This astonishing feature enhances the H2n’s flexibility and convenience. In addition, the H2n can also operate using an AC adapter (sold separately).
Bigger and brighter
The H2n's 1.8" backlit LCD display (128 x 64 resolution) provides crystal-clear monitoring and makes it simple to navigate all of the unit’s functions.
Turning to analog
Digital volume controls offer too much or too little gain, with no middle ground. The H2n’s Mic Gain wheel allows you to dial-in the perfect amount of gain for any given application.
Play it back and listen
The H2n’s built-in reference speaker lets you know your recordings have been captured. With its 1/8" stereo output, you can also playback your recordings on your home audio system or listen to your masterpiece using your favorite pair of headphones.
Secure your memories
The H2n uses SD/SDHC cards and can accommodate up to a 32GB SDHC card for over 50 hours of recording time using the 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV format. With 128Kbps MP3 format, you get an incredible 555 hours of stereo recording. The H2n comes with a 2GB SD card to get you started.
Transfer and edit at High-Speed
Use the H2n’s High-Speed USB 2.0 interface to transfer files to your Mac or PC. Once your recordings are on your computer, you can easily store, edit, playback, and share your favorite creations. You can even use the H2n as a USB microphone, letting you record directly to your computer.
Steinberg’s WaveLab LE 7 can be used for audio editing and professional-quality mastering. By using its precise waveform editing and high-quality processing, you can refine your recordings into finished works.
The H2n’s wired remote can be used to start, stop and pause recordings, as well as to add marks. It’s also useful in preventing handling noise.
With a Zoom H2n handheld recorder in your pocket, you're ready to capture anything!
Simultaneous Rec Tracks
Simultaneous Play Tracks
Analog Input Types
1 x 1/8", 1 x 1/8" (Mic)
Analog Output Types
1 x 1/8" (Headphone)
Digital Input Type
No Digital Inputs
Digital Output Type
No Digital Outputs
Headphone Output type
No Internal Memory
2GB SD Card Included, takes up to 32GB
2 x AA Batteries Included
Max Battery Life
.24 lbs. (Without Batteries)
Manufacturer Part Number
5 built-in mic capsules provide Mid-Side (MS) stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel recording modes
Records in WAV up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 up to 320kbps
Newly designed user interface
Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker, and Surround Mixer
Data recovery function protects against unexpected recording errors
Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries
Operates on battery, AC or USB bus power
1.8-inch backlit LCD display with 128 x 64 resolution
Analog-type Mic Gain wheel
Built-in reference speaker
High-speed USB 2.0 card reader function
1/8" Mic/Line Input and Phones/Line Output stereo phone jacks
Accommodates up to 32GB SDHC memory cards
Includes Steinberg WaveLab LE 7 editing software, 2GB SD memory card and two AA batteries
Built-in Mics Recording Modes: - Middle-side (MS) stereo (use Middle only for mono cardioid mode) - 90-degree XY stereo - 2-channel surround - 4-channel surround Recording Media: SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB) Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 120dB SPL Recording Format: WAV PCM 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit MP3 44.1 kHz, 48 to 320 kbps A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 128 times oversampling D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128times oversampling Signal Processing: 32-bit Functions: Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker, Surround Mixer Display: 128 x 64 pixel, backlit LCD Input Gain: 0 to +39dB Mic/Line Input: 1/8" stereo phone jack (Plug-in power supported) Input impedance: 2kOhms (Input level: 0 to -39dBm) Phones / Line Output: 1/8" stereo minijack Rated Output Level: -10dBm Output Load Impedance: 10 kOhms or more Phones Output Level: 20mW + 20mW into 32-ohm load Built-in Speaker: 400mW 8 ohm USB: Mini-B type, Mass Storage Class operation (USB2.0 High Speed compatible) Audio Interface operation: 44.1/48 kHz, 16-bit Power Requirements: AA (LR6) battery x 2, or optional AC adapter AD-17 (DC5V/1A/center positive) Battery Life: 20 hours (16bit/44.1kHz WAV recording) Dimensions: 67.6 (W) x 113.8 (D) x 42.7 (H) mm Weight: 130g (without batteries)