ZOOM H4essential Handheld Recorder

199.99 USD

ZOOM H4essential Handheld Recorder — With four tracks, 32-bit float recording, advanced X/Y mics, and 2 XLR/TRS inputs, the H4essential provides creators with more ways to record their music, podcasts, and audio-for-video.


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ZOOM H4essential Handheld Recorder

ZOOM H4essential Handheld Recorder — With four tracks, 32-bit float recording, advanced X/Y mics, and 2 XLR/TRS inputs, the H4essential provides creators with more ways to record their music, podcasts, and audio-for-video.

More Dynamic Range — With 32-bit float recording, you never have to adjust levels. The H4essential captures every nuance of your sound ensuring high-quality, clip-free audio in every take.

The First Recorders With Accessibility — The Essential Series was designed with Accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Navigate the menu with audible descriptions through the built-in speaker or headphones. Creators can choose English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian or Chinese.

Sound Pressure Level — The 2 XLR/TRS combo inputs feature Zoom’s ultra-clean preamps that supports phantom power and +4dBu professional line level input. The onboard X/Y microphones can capture sound up to a thunderous 130 dB SPL, equivalent to a rock concert.

Record And Stream — Stream in 32-bit float while simultaneously recording to an SD card. When connected to a PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device using the USB-C Port, the H4essential can be used as a 4-in/2-out audio interface.

Mix. Monitor. Record. — Use the built-in mixer to easily adjust each track’s audio level. It also has a waveform display so you can see your audio as it records.


Big Stage Sound For Musicians — The H4essential is perfect for recording music. With 2 XLR/TRS inputs and the stereo X/Y microphones it’s easy to record live shows, rehearsals and songs.

Location Sound — The XLR inputs can be used to capture on-set dialogue and audio for sound design. The onboard X/Y microphones are perfect for recording ambience.

For Interviews and Podcasts — Podcasters can use the H4essential’s XLR inputs with external mics for one-on-one conversations and the X/Y mics for interviews on-the-go.


Pair With Your Ios Device — Use the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter to pair with your iOS device to remotely hit record, adjust your mix, view your waveforms, and change settings.

Bluetooth Timecode Sync — With the BTA-1* Bluetooth Adapter you can also pair with Bluetooth timecode devices for audio and video sync. (*Please note: BTA-1 Adapter not included


  • Soft Touch Controls — Recording and rotary controls have been designed to allow for quiet operation.
  • Built-In Speaker — You can use the built-in speaker to listen to your recordings for quick reference.
  • In And Out — Use the 3.5mm line output for headphones or to connect to a camera. The H4essential also features a 3.5mm mic/line input.
  • Brilliant Color Display — The new, vivid full-color LCD screen makes it easy to navigate through the H4essential’s menu and functions.
  • High Capacity Storage — The H4essential supports SDXC cards up to 1TB to record hours and hours of audio.


Input and output channels Inputs Built-in mic (stereo) 1
Outputs Headphones 1
Built-in speaker (mono) 1
Inputs Built-in mic 90º XY stereo format
Directionality Unidirectional
Sensitivity –43 dB/1 Pa at 1 kHz
Maximum sound pressure
130 dB SPL
XLR/TRS Connector XLR/TRS combo jacks ×2
Input gain Adjustment unnecessary
Input impedance XLR : 3 kΩ or more TRS : 3 kΩ or more
Maximum input level XLR : +4 dBu TRS : +24 dBu
Phantom power +48 V
Channel total 10 mA or less
Equivalent input noise -120 dBu or less(IHF-A) @150 Ω input
MIC/LINE IN Connector Stereo mini jack ×1
(supports plug-in power) Input gain Adjustment unnecessary
Input impedance 2 kΩ or more
Outputs Headphones Connector Stereo mini jack ×1
Maximum output level 20 mW + 20 mW(into 32 Ω load)
Output impedance 15 Ω or less
Built-in speaker 250 mW 8 Ω mono speaker
Recorder Maximum simultaneous
recording tracks
Maximum simultaneous
playback tracks
Recording formats WAV
44.1/48/96 kHz,
32-bit float mono/stereo
BWF and iXML formats supported
Recording media 4-32GB cards compatible with the
microSDHC specification
64GB–1TB cards compatible with the
microSDXC specification
Display 2.0-inch full-color LCD(360 x 240)
USB Connector USB Type-C
• Use a USB cable that supports data transfer.
  USB bus power is supported.
USB Mic USB2.0 High Speed
44.1/48 kHz
24-bit /32-bit float
File transfer USB2.0 High Speed
Remote Dedicated wireless adapter(ZOOM BTA-1)
Power 4 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or
AC adapter(ZOOM AD-17):DC 5V/1A
• USB bus power is supported.
Estimated continuous operation times using 2-track recording (built-in Alkaline batteries: about 9 hours
batteries XY mic), 48 kHz/32-bit float, NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 14 hours
• These values are approximate. phantom power off, no Lithium batteries: about 20 hours
• Continuous battery operation times were headphones, no remote,
determined using in-house testing methods. display power saving on
They will vary greatly according to use
Power consumption 3 W maximum
Dimensions 66.9 mm (W) × 156.1 mm (D) × 38.0 mm (H)
Weight (including batteries) 226g