The Zoom H6 so far has performed way beyond expectations - especially playing back on good headphones. I bought it mainly to record various character voices for an animated cartoon for which I wrote the script about 43 years ago. Don't let them tell you I'm not swift off the mark! Seriously, it's a joy to use, and I'll be a long time playing with all its possibilities and items on the menu. I also have a Rode NT USB which also performs exceedingly well. The Zoom's a little less compact in a room wanting of much space. John Straford.