Microphone and Recorder shootout for filmmakers 2014 edition Zoom H6 vs H4n vs Audio Technica AT803

In this video I put the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder head-to-head with the Zoom H4n Handy recorder and see if the new and improved Zoom H6 is indeed new and improved.

I compare the sound quality of the H6 XYH-6 X/Y capsule, the H6 MSH-6 Mid-Side (MS) capsule, and the H4n X/Y built-in microphone.

I also compare their preamps and recording ability using the extremely popular Shure SM58 microphone, the Audio Technica AT803 lavalier microphone, and the insanely affordable Neewer lapel microphone.

See (or hear) which options you like best for your own productions, and let us know in the comment box!

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Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/ATAT803.html?KBID=67818
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Support this website by checking out the Shure SM58 at one of our affiliates:
Adorama: http://www.adorama.com/SHSM58LC.html
Amazon (Canada): http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000CZ0R42/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=212553&creative=381305&creativeASIN=B000CZ0R42&link_code=as3&tag=sj02-20
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Support this website by checking out the Neewer Lapel Lavalier microphone at one of our affiliates:
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Jean-Pierre La Forest

Photographer / Videographer at Studio JPIC
Jean-Pierre La Forest is a photographer and videographer based out of Florenceville-Bristol, NB, Canada. JP specializes in commercial and tourism photography and videography, where he helps businesses, artists, and towns to market themselves. He also teaches the art of photography on his YouTube channel and blog. You can reach him on

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