Zoom H5 Handy 4-Track Recorder – Handheld

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The Zoom H5 comes with an interchangeable XY microphone capsule that can be swapped out for other mics and input modules that are sold separately by Zoom.

Similar to the H4N, it provides four-track recording, two mic/line inputs (XLR/TRS), and phantom power.

The unit can also be used as a 4-in/2-out USB audio interface.

It has a 15 hour run time and transport controls on the front.

Other built-in features include a metronome and a tuner.


  • Inputs: 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks, Stereo Mic/Line 1/8″ jack with plug-in power
  • Outputs: 1 Line out 1/8” stereo jack,1 Headphone out 1/8” stereo jack, built in speaker
  • Built-in Mic: XY Stereo capsule included
  • Recording / Playback Format: WAV (BWF-compliant), MP3
  • Simultaneous Recording / Playback 4 channel (2 stereo)
  • Storage capacity: Comes with 2GB microSD; Expandable to 32GB
  • Power Requirements: 2 AA batteries, USB (Optional AC adapter)
  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Weight: 6.21 oz
  • Dimensions: 2.63″(W) × 5.32″(H) × 1.66″(D)