December 5, 2016 at 11:10AM, Edited December 5, 11:21AM


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


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 :

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

December 5, 2016 at 4:20PM, Edited December 5, 4:24PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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 5:34PM, Edited December 5, 5:34PM


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 3:58AM


Great thanks!

Andrew Hansen

December 6, 2016 at 10:42AM

*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 7:45AM


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