Zoom H6 vs Zoom H8 (Which is Best for you?!)

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Saturday, 9 July 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Zoom H6 vs Zoom H8

Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder vs Zoom H6 which is better? In this video, I explain the pros and cons of both of these handy recorders. In my opinion, this depends on what you will be needing this type of recorder for. You’ll have different needs and preferences if you’re a musician, podcaster, or field recordist.

Zoom H6

ZOOM H6 All Black (2020 Version) Portable Studio

Looking for a high-quality portable recorder that can handle any recording situation? Zoom offers two great options in the H6 and H8. Both recorders offer six tracks of recording, detachable X/Y capsules, and compatibility with all Zoom input capsules. So, what’s the difference?

The H6 is perfect for podcasts, audio for video, music, and more. It includes four mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors for the connection of microphones and line-level sources. You can record up to 24-bit/96kHz to SD cards up to 128GB, and it runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 20 hours of operation. Plus, it comes with Cubase LE and Wavel

Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder

Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder

The Zoom H8 12-Track Portable Recorder is the perfect tool for anyone looking to make professional-quality recordings. With its interchangeable input capsules, large color LCD touchscreen display, and 12-track simultaneous recording capability, the H8 lets you easily capture your ideas. And thanks to its USB Audio interface mode, you can even stream or record directly to your computer or iPad.

For over three years, the Zoom H6 has been my go-to recorder and was the device that allowed our business Free to Use Sounds to grow. As a field recordist traveling around the world full time, I’ve been able to put both recorders to the test!

Zoom H6ZOOM H8
Zoom H6ZOOM H8
Portable 6-track portable recorder for recording podcasts, audio for video, music, and more
Includes detachable X/Y capsule perfect for all types of live stereo recording, compatible with all Zoom Input Capsules
Four mic/line level inputs with XLR/TRS combo connectors for connection of microphones and line level sources
Records up to 24-bit/96kHz to SD cards up to 128GB, Runs on 4 AA batteries for up to 20 hours of operation
Includes: H6 All Black Recorder, XYH-6 X/Y Capsule, 4 AA Batteries, Cubase LE and Wavelab LE Software, and Quick Guide
MULTI-TRACK HANDY RECORDER WITH TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACE
12 simultaneous recording tracks, interchangeable capsules, and an App-driven touchscreen interface, the H8 is designed to meet all your audio recording needs.
Inputs & Outputs
H8 offers 4 XLR inputs with dedicated pad switches and gain control. 2 additional XLR/TRS combo jacks with Hi-Z switches allow you to capture line level signals, microphones, or directly record electric guitars and basses.
Monitor tracks using the built-in 1/8” headphone output or connect directly to your camera using the dedicated stereo line output.
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