Microphone accessories are important for almost all DSLR honors. Here we will see exactly 5 must have microphone accessories for zoom microphone recorder. This applies to almost all microphone holders.

Zoom Electronics is popular for its wide range of high-quality audio devices. All of the zoom recorders are just awesome and worth the money. Zoom H1 is the portable high-end budget friendly recorder for almost all situations. However, it is necessary to take care of the recorder. As dust, fungus, moisture may damage the digital sound recorder. We need to look into the equipment which will let us handle it properly.

What does zoom h1 package include?

The the new stereo handy recorder Zoom H1 includes the following things.

  1. The zoom H1 recorder itself. This is the main component of the package.
  2. The zoom H1 recorder comes with a MicroSD Card. It is of 8GB. However, it is recommended to use a 32GB SD card. Thank god zoom is providing this in the package itself.
  3. The package includes one alkaline battery. It will last only 5-8 hours of recording. Hence you should consider buying some batteries.
  4. We all hate to read manuals. But the zoom electronics company do provide one. The user Manual sometimes act as savior. A lot of people break equipment just because they have not had gone through the user manual.
  5. It has one year warranty period.

Analysis of what is required and what we have for microphones

Let us talk about Microphone Accessories. For any microphone, we need some basic stuff. These help in the gadget durability. For zoom H1 we need a windshield, male to male connector 3.5mm audio cable, hot shoe mount, USB data cable, rechargeable battery.


Who wants a wind sound or listen to extra peaks in the audio waveform? Everyone hates it. A windshield helps to avoid such distortions. It keeps the dust off the zoom H1 receiver. It guards the stereo microphone very well. This increases the durability significantly. There are tons of options while choosing a windshield. I am using windshield by phenovo.

Hot Shoe Mount

Hot Shoe mount is essential to carry the microphone along with the DSLR. It helps a lot in terms of making vlogging videos. You can use this while making DSLR tutorials or behind the scene videos. That is awesome, isn’t it? You can buy the same by going to the link. It is cheap yet made up of metal. It is very strong hand rigid.

Unboxing Windshield And Hot Shoe Adapter

Male To Male 3.5mm Audio Connector

If you shoot video outside, sometimes you must be finding it difficult to sync audio. So we all think if it is possible to directly take quality audio input from the microphone. In such case, the 3.5mm male to male audio cable is a boon. It takes the zoom H1 output and gives input to the DSLR. It is not limited to the Nikon DSLR. Please follow the steps of how to connect zoom H1 to DSLR. It will work for most Nikon or canon DSLR.

Rechargeable Batteries

It is essential for your zoom recorder. As you do not want to ruin your video shooting just because you do not have extra batteries. Therefore it is recommended to buy rechargeable batteries.

Microphone USB Data Cable

It is good to buy a data cable. As for removing the memory card, each time to transfer files is a bad idea. This is because it may loosen the zoom H1 memory card slot. This is not advisable. So please go ahead and buy the same now. You can transfer file readily using zoom H1.

Here are the steps to transfer files from zoom H1 to Laptop.

  1. Connect the data cable to zoom H1 and laptop.
  2. The Zoom H1 screen will flash with Card And Audio as an option. You need to choose a card. Please select the card to enable file transfer ability.
  3. Eject the data cable from laptop USB port.

Zoom H1 Carry Case

It is good to buy a zoom protective case. If you keep it in careful place then you may not need this zoom h1 carry case.

My Zoom H1 Accessories

I shoot a lot of outside videos. So I needed a high-quality recorder which is not bulky. It helps to capture awesome sound and high-quality audio images. There are several environmental changes which forced me to buy some of the zoom H1 accessories.

I think a windshield is a must. This helps the microphone receiver to stay clean and dry. So there is less chance to develop fungus in such cases. Sometimes it is very difficult to do audio sync in DSLR. This situation occurs while shooting street interviews, vlogs etc. So, in that case, a male to male 3.5mm audio cable helps a lot. It is not convenient to carry the microphone in the pocket. So I needed a hot shoe adapter for the same. Then I have a couple or rechargeable batteries.

That is all I have as zoom H1 accessories.

Final Note

The microphone accessories make our life much easier. If you use them properly, the durability will increase the world. So please buy the top 5 microphone accessory.

Please tell us in the comment below which ones you have and which microphone accessories you acre going to purchase today.


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