Ozpeter wrote:H2 in the second line of the blog should read H2N.
Next, having picked at the text, I'll view the vid and hear the samples!
Ozpeter wrote:The differences in noise between the portable recorders is pretty slight - under real-world conditions it would be negligible in my view. The NT4 is obviously significantly quieter.
In terms of frequency response and stereo image, again, it's perhaps a matter of what you like. The differences are subtle. I keep getting the feeling that the H2N is bass light but that could be an illusion. I've been listening to these samples lined up in Reaper each on its own track and soloing between them while playing back, including short looped sections, till I never want to hear a guitar again! (Even as well played as in the samples!!). I suspect that if you made a compilation of the four, or even better just the three portables, nobody would be able to say which bits came from which recorder. I also did some analysis in Adobe Audition but nothing in particular of note emerged from that.
I may have the chance next week to try the H2, H2N and Sony M10 and perhaps a Suplux S502 mic all together during an orchestral rehearsal in a church. That would highlight the stereo imaging quality of these devices perhaps.
Fantastic work on the video. Very nicely done and a great help to others.
wipeman wrote:Thanks for this review. Clearly the NT4 combination has the lowest noise, followed by the Sony then the Zoom recorders. But none of them are what I would call "bad". I can only hear the noise when I turn it right up anyway, which I'm hardly likely to do TBH.
I was surprised at how good the original H2 sounded. Mine never sounded like that - I always got the impression that I was eavesdropping when listening to a recording from mine!
wipeman wrote:Hi there, no it wasn't level adjustment. I think it was a lack of clarity in the high frequencies so the recording felt 'muddy'. I hear something of that in these recordings but not as much as I remember. Perhaps I got a 'Friday afternoon' zoom h2!
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