IMakes sense - i’ve an old H4N and the new H1N … no doubt better connectivity in the former but H1N has seen a lot more time slipped into the side of a bag recording whilst walking around strange cities to pick up odd noises and ambience. Fits the bill for me as a cheap ‘hit the button and go’ recorder.
The great thing about all of these recorders is spontaneity in my view and how good the recordings are; aside from my own handling noises. Funny that I could probably do the same thing with my phone but never do!
I never would have thought of myself as a field recorderist-ophile … but getting a lot of fun when travelling to inconspicuously record; whether on a subway train in Shanghai, in a field of birdsong in France or should a jazzband appear in a bar in wherever.
Anyway … drifting off topic!