Zoom H1 Handy Recorder Review
Need to make recordings on the go while ensuring quality and versatility? Then the Zoom H1 Handy Recorder is the choice for you.
Features of the Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
- Can record WAV format audio at 16 and 24 bit at 44.1 kHz, 96 kHz and 48 kHz
- Supports recording in MP3 at a rate between 48 and 320 kbps
- 5mm line input and output ports
- 0 miniUSB port
- Powered by one AA battery
- Low-cut filter for noise reduction
- Tripod mount
- XY feature of directed input
The Zoom H1 is a gadget that is very helpful for use in professional as well as general settings. The lightweight and compact features it offers will allow you to carry it around with no problem, and either mount it on a tripod or to a camera for ease of use.
Adding to the controls and features it offers, the XY directed input really stands out and this enables a clear stereo result, recorded in either MP3 or WAV formats in which the former’s quality is adjustable for versatility to either save memory or ensure quality. The microphone is recommended for different types of recordings in different settings since it has helpful features including the expandable memory option, the ease of changing the AA battery, and a great battery life of around 10 hours of use. Adding to that, the line input and output ports make it easier to maintain a good quality of a recording. It’s easy to say that the gadget performs well with top-notch features and functionality.
Summing all the features up, the gadget can be used to record anything important on the go, including lectures, concerts, meetings and anything similar really well at a very incredible quality. Users of the gadget have almost no complaints and many hold it to high standards according to their opinions and their experience with the microphone. The only problem noticed is that the 2 GB card included in the package isn’t large enough for professional usage, but that can be expanded with just a little more investment. We recommend it for many uses, but one should look into the Zoom H series to have an overview before making a decision. All in all, the device is highly functional.
- Line input and output ports
- Memory expansion
- Impressive battery life
- Doesn’t feature XLR output
- Low quality build
- 2 GB microSD card included