dezziwood555: My Q2 eats batteries. Duracells last for about 10 minutes and cheap batteries do not work at all. It freezes when batteries get low,.
Silk Boxing: I didn't talk about that crap plastic Female threaded screw for the Tripod that eventually crack. Whoever finalized that in production should have their Ass Flogged. Why they didn't put a stainless steel one in there just shows u have a few Spider Monkeys with no brains designing this crap. If u know how to fix it, let me know. I didn't even try yet. Thanks and why didn't you bring that up?????
tellarjj: Sorry, i bought 2 Q3HD (4 years a go) but the quality is not the best i can think about it, because the two devices are not working anymore !...
Grizzly Boxing BIG BEAR: I have both. I dig the Q3. Bigger screen the double mics are nice and the usb is connected so always have it with you. Even though it is small, u can always have an extension, but I rarely use it, The only problem is my plastic port at the bottom on the Q3 cracked so the stand will not screw in and they do not sell that part. It is hard wired. I used the stand all the time to record. I am trading it in for the q8
PRE CBS STRATOCASTER'S: Would the Q2HD work for simply uploading guitar video to youtube..
spikeduval: does the Q2HD hook up to a stand?
Ludens Trio: Actually Q2 can be plugged to the wall through its USB port by using the (sold separately) ZOOM adapter.
John Crichton: Really wanted the Q3 but can't find it anywhere for a normal price. $80 for the Q2 vs $150 for the Q3? I'll take the Q2.
Josh Woodley: Which one would be best for recording live music?
SonicSenseProAudio: As the Q3HD has been discontinued, the Q2 will be easier for you to find. As far as the mic differences go, both will work great for classical guitar. The Q3 might be slightly better for recording live perfomances as it's directional mic pattern would help against crowd noise. The Q2 would be great for small room recordings like rehearsals and lessons.
David Longo Vidal: Hello !!!
I have a question , to recorder 1 or 2 classical guitar whats is Better Q2 OR Q3 ? Tanks
Hamster T.T: If let's say I'm doing a music video,which one is better?
And on the other hand,if it's to record a drum cover for a song is the Q2HD better for it?
Thanks in advance :)
guit5505: yes it help thank you , unfortunately in the company - zoom thay told me that " The Zoom Q3HD was discontinued. It is no longer available"
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi guit5505,
They are both great recorders and work well for music. The Q3 however, has a more directional pick up pattern so it would suit very well for recording concerts and rehearsals where the mic is in front of the ensemble and facing performers. That would help cut down audience and other ambient sounds from making it into the recording.
The Q2 is less directional and better suited for sectionals where the mic is being surrounded by the group in a circle around it.
I hope this helps!
guit5505: hello and thanks for a great video .
i didn't understand exactly the differences between the mics .
i am a musician and i want to use the recorder for recording in concerts & repetitions in studio .
if i understand wright , the hq3 will be better for concert & music recording than the hq2 that will be better for interview style recording ?
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi there, I think you might of slipped when typing which you liked better. You mean to say that you do like the sound of the Q2HD better? For your application, both will work well. The Q2, with the mid side and slight omni microphones would be great to have for recording your solo rehearsals as well as small ensemble and sectional practices.
SonicSenseProAudio: Hi there, I would try the Q2HD. It has a wider sound pickup pattern and would be more versatile for recording interviews, live music, and large groups from a distance or right in the middle of the action.
Worrawid Warasin: Which one is better for ethnomusicology field?
Sebastian Victor Micu: Thank you! The q3hd is on its way home already!
SonicSenseProAudio: I would recommend the Q3HD as it has a stereo X/Y mic configuration. It will pick up the stereo sound of your drum kit with a little more of a focused and directional pattern. The Q2 would be better for interview style recording as it's pattern is wider, less directional and and would pick up more of the room.