December 5, 2016 at 2:10PM, Edited December 5, 2:21PM

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Zoom H4n Pro vs Tascam dr60d mkii

Has anyone had any experience with both of these recorders yet? I'm currently leaning toward the Tascam, mostly for the form factor and a couple more features since it seems like both recorders are pretty similar tech-wise.

But since the H4n Pro is newer does it perform better? I've seen a lot of videos comparing each recorder to other recorders, but I have yet to find one that compares how both sound to each other.

Anything helps
Thanks!

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These two recorders are pretty similar in terms of the audio they record. ( I was not a fan of the old H4n mic preamps, but this new PRO model has much better upgraded preamps )

Apart from the difference in their form factor, there is one feature that most Tascam recorders have that I really like : You can power Tascam recorders with cheap external mobile phone batteries, and run the recorder all day with a $20 rechargeable phone battery like this one : https://goo.gl/8wBPE2

You simply connect the battery to the recorder's micro USB port to power the recorder.

December 5, 2016 at 7:20PM, Edited December 5, 7:24PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks Guy,
Yeah, the external battery thing was one of the perks I saw for getting the Tascam.
Not really seeing anything else that makes me want the h4n pro over the Tascam. It's going to be another month or so before I have to choose though, so maybe there'll be more info in the next few weeks.

December 5, 2016 at 8:34PM, Edited December 5, 8:34PM

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I'll second the DR60d. I've used both and newer is not necessarily better. The TASCAM is just better suited for video work while the Zoom is more for stand-alone music recording.

December 6, 2016 at 6:58AM

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Great thanks!

Andrew Hansen

December 6, 2016 at 1:42PM

*I haven't used either*, but as someone who's used a DR-40 for a long time, the one time I've preferred that H4N form factor is in crazy run-and-gun situations, where I could throw a Redhead windscreen on it and handhold/boom mount the recorder and use the built-in mics without needing an XLR cable connected to the tripod/monopod

December 8, 2016 at 10:45AM

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