Hi, I got a H1 a week ago and have tested it a little since then. I'm really happy with the noisefloor and the sound of the mics.
But as I have an zoom h4 (the old one) and have had problems with uneven levels between left and right mic, I thought I would test it straight away with the H1.
It seems like my H1s left mic is about 3 db higher than the right one in average up to about 7 kHz somewhere after that the right mic goes al little stronger, maybe 1 db or so.
I pointed it straight into one speaker of my beyerdynamic headphones and turned on white noise. That was really close in levels.
But then I turned on a sinesweep 30 sec 20 - 20 000 Hz. Then I saw that they seemed uneven.
here's the video: http://vimeo.com/18166571
I Yesterday I just recorded some guitar, and this was recorded in mp3 320 kbps because I was just playing around. When I looked at it in RX2 I saw that it was uneven too.
Here's the video: http://vimeo.com/18166553
After this long post, my real question is:
Is this normal? Should I replace it with another H1?
I'm aware of that I bought a 100 $ recorder so I won't cry if this is the way the h1s are. I really haven't heard the effect of these uneven matched microphones, I've just seen it. I'm just interested in knowing if I could get a better H1.