Could this be the beginning of “mic” wars in the handheld recorder market, with an escalation in the number of microphones packed into each unit?
Zoom has worked a total of five microphones into its latest, the H2n, a reworking of the four-mic H2.
According to Zoom, these mics are “our best microphones yet.” The microphone complement allows for a variety of mic modes beyond two-channel stereo: M/S, X-Y and four-channel surround.
The AA battery or USB-powered H2n records to SD/SDHC cards and has a USB 2.0 interface. Performance is 24-bit/96 kHz or MP3 (320 kbps). It ships with Steinberg WaveLab LE 7. An options kit includes a wired remote, windscreen and tripod.