Product Comparison: Zoom H2n vs Blue Yeti


General Specifications
Brand
Zoom
Blue
Model
H2n
Yeti
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
The H2n Handy Recorder is the only portable recording device to come with five built-in microphones and four different recording modes: X/Y, Mid-Side, 2-channel surround and 4-channel surround. Other advanced features include automatic gain control and onboard MS decoding, plus effects like compression, limiting and low cut filtering. You can even use the H2n as a multi-purpose USB microphone!
Create unparalleled recordings directly in your computer with Blue Microphone's Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone's proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.48 in.
11.61 in.
Width
2.66 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
1.68 in.
4.92 in.
Weight
0.28 lbs.
3.4 lbs.

Zoom H2n

Blue Yeti

Zoom H2n

Blue Yeti

Zoom H2n

Blue Yeti

Zoom H2n

Blue Yeti

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
  • Some may feel it's bulky but I really like the size and shape and that it sits upright to capture the best possible sound.
  • I like the feel, the size, and the range of recording options available.
  • It is well made, light weight, and has so very many features.
  • The only down side I can see so far is its size makes it a wee bit too large to conceal where the minidisc fit into any pocket. Still, I like it a lot.
  • The weight feels good, but the plastic shell kinda feels cheaper. I'm paranoid that I'll drop it and it'll smash into smithereens.
Blue Yeti USB Condenser Microphone
  • The size is good and the handle and comfort to play is good.
  • Very nice-looking, substantial in weight. Versatile with configurations.
  • Easy to setup and create clear and crisp audio! Fairly large for the size.
  • Although fairly large in size, the quality of the product is evident. Large selection of settings.
  • It is very sturdy and has some weight to it. It looks and feels professional!
Features
Recording Patterns
Bidirectional, Directional
Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional, Omnidirectional
Recording Sample Rates
16 / 24bit WAV (BWF), 44.1 / 48 / 96kHz
16 Bit, 48 kHz, 16bit / 48kHz
System Requirements
Windows, Mac OS X
Windows, Mac OS X
Extras
Over 20 hours of operation using two standard AA batteries, Key Control, A-B Repeat, File Dividing, Normalize, MP3 Post-Encode, Marker and Surround Mixer, Additional functions include Lo-cut Filter, Compressor/Limiter, Auto Gain, Pre-Rec, Auto-Rec, Tuner, Metronome, Variable Speed Playback
Hassle-Free Setup, Polar Patterns: cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional, stereo, Max SPL: 120dB (THD: 0.5% 1kHz)
Min. Frequency Response
20 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
What customers say about "Features"
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
  • A wonderful little handheld recorder, and to date the only one I could find that did Mid/Side stereo.
  • The pickups sound great, and offer four different patterns to work from. The unit sips battery life, and is ready to record in seconds after a month or more of sitting in my gear bag.
  • This is a fantastic recorder. I use it for voiceovers and a variety of voice recording for radio and the web. The sound quality is excellent. The variety of pickup patterns also helps with field recording.
  • It captures a very large range of frequencies very clearly and evenly, and accurately captures subtle timbral differences between different instruments.
  • The sound is so clear and the setting to adjust the microphone frequency works great when I start singing extremely high!
Blue Yeti USB Condenser Microphone
  • Simple to use and records great sound. I use it to record podcasts and the multiple recording patterns are a godsend. I love this mic.
  • There are manual switches for both gain and recording patterns - stereo, omni, cardioid, and bi-directional.
  • I bought this to use in a school music classroom to record rehearsals. I have used it for choir and band and the recording quality is great. I have also used it to record solo piano and vocal music.
  • It’s a very sensitive microphone, it picks up a lot of low and mid frequencies.
  • Great all around sound quality for a USB mic. great low end response as well as speaking voice. I was very happy with the quality of the recordings it produced.
  • Amount of background noise and static detracts from what should be professional quality.
  • Minimalist mic. This mic is for solo use. No real adjusting.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
MSRP
129.99 $

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