Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Audio Recorder

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  • Four built-in mics arranged in an Ambisonic array.
  • Full-sphere surround sound recording.
  • Single-knob gain control of all input levels.
  • Onboard Ambisonics A to B decoding.
  • Three recording modes: Ambisonics, Stereo Binaural or Standard Stereo.
  • Record up to 24bit/96kHz.
Our price £202.00 £168.33
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Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Audio Recorder

For game developers, filmmakers, musicians and more; many believe that the future of content creation is in the hands of VR (virtual reality).

360 video has exploded in popularity, but until now the ability to easily create audio in 360 has fallen behind. Now thanks to the Zoom H3-VR Virtual Reality Audio Recorder, it is easier than ever to create 360 audio.


One-Stop VR Audio

The Zoom H3-VR virtual reality audio recorder is the complete solution for capturing and processing spatial audio for VR, AR and mixed-reality content. With a built-in Ambisonic mic, recorder and decoder, the H3-VR puts 360-audio in the palm of your hand.


A New Way to from A to B

In the past, capturing VR audio required a dedicated Ambisonic mic, a separate recorder and a computer for encoding the audio from raw Ambisonics A format to VR-ready Ambisonics B format. Now, with the H3-VR, all of the encoding and decoding is done on board, saving time, money and effort at every step.


Fits Anywhere. Captures Everything.

The H3-VR’s compact, conical design captures audio from multiple angles without getting in the way of the camera or the action.



  • Stereo binaural monitoring of Ambisonics signal
  • Headphone output and line output
  • Slate tone
  • Extensive metadata
  • Auto Mic Position Detection using 6-axis gyroscope (upfront, endfire, upside-down, endfire inverted)
  • Level Function to ensure precise angle placement
  • Wireless iOS remote control available through the BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter
  • Onboard Ambisonics playback with audio rotation
  • Accurate internal clock with .5ppm discrepancy
  • USB 2.0 Audio Interface Mode
  • Zoom PC/Mac post-production software to play, change a direction, and convert
  • to binaural, stereo, and 5.1ch surround file
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries or USB bus power
  • Records to SD card up to 512GB


What's Included:

  • H3-VR Handy Recorder
  • Foam windscreen
  • Dual mounting bracket
  • AA batteries
More Information
  • RECORDING MEDIA: Cards compatible with microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC  (Class 4 or higher)
  • PHONE OUT: Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini ; Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32ohms load)
  • LINE OUT: Connector: 3.5 mm stereo mini
    • Maximum output level: −10 dBu (1 kHz, 10 kΩ load)
  • DISPLAY: 1.25" monochrome LCD (96×64)
  • MOTION SENSOR: 6 axes (3-axis gyro, 3-axis acceleration)
  • RECORDING FORMATS: Ambisonics A, Ambisonics B (FuMa/AmbiX)
    • WAV 4ch poly (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit
    • Stereo : WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit, 96 kHz/16-bit, 96 kHz/24-bit
    • Binaural: WAV stereo (supports BWF and iXML): 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit
  • USB: Connector: microUSB
    • Mass storage operation
    • USB 2.0 High Speed
    • Audio interface operation
    • 2 in/2 out (stereo/binaural input), USB 2.0 Full Speed
    • 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 48 kHz/16-bit
    • 4 in/2 out ( Ambisonics A/FuMa/AmbiX input), USB 2.0 High Speed
    • 44.1 kHz/24-bit, 48 kHz/24-bit
  • POWER: 2 AA batteries (alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or lithium)
    • AC adapter (ZOOM AD-17): DC 5V/1A (supports USB bus power)
    • Alkaline batteries: about 11.5 hours
    • NiMH batteries (1900 mAh): about 11.5 hours
    • Lithium batteries: about 24 hours
      • The above values are approximate.
      • Continuous battery operation times were determined using in-house testing methods. They will vary greatly according to use conditions.
  • EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 76 mm (W) × 78 mm (D) × 123 mm (H)
Item Returns This item can be returned