B&H has a pair of great deals on the Zoom H4n and Tascam DR-100MkII XLR audio recorders right now. Both units come in a combo with a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones, which run $100 on their own. I swear by the Sony MDR-7506 headphones. They are the absolute best bang-for-your-buck studio headphones on the market – and have been for years. They are worth every penny of the $100 asking price.
The Zoom H4n and Sony MDR-7506 headphones is $309 here at B&H Photo.
The Tascam DR-100MkII and Sony MDR-7506 headphones is $339 here at B&H Photo.
Both units retail around $300. I have used both XLR recorders extensively and firmly believe the Tascam DR-100MkII is the better unit and certainly worth the $30 premium over the Zoom H4n kit. The Tascam has a lower noise floor and better control scheme. For more details, check out my comparison review of the Zoom H4n, Tascam DR-100MkII and Olympus LS-100.