Comparing Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX ranks #20 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 ranks #32 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zoom LiveTrak L-12: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Zoom LiveTrak L-12 more than Allen & Heath ZED-12FX

As of 8 Aug 2022, experts prefer Zoom LiveTrak L-12 over Allen & Heath ZED-12FX, but both Audio Mixers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 received 3 recommendations: from Old Time Music (21 Jul 2022), BestReviews (1 Feb 2022) and Music Radar (10 Jun 2022). By contrast, Allen & Heath ZED-12FX received only 2 recommendations from Old Time Music (21 Jul 2022) and Podcast Insights (21 Sep 2021).

Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
Old Time Music
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
BestCovery
Music Critic
BestReviews
WireRealm
Spy
Hustlr
Music Radar
2
- $650
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
7
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1
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7
17
+1 $730
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
2
14
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 21 Jul 2022 Old Time Music ranked Allen & Heath ZED-12FX as #2 and Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #7
    Rank Audio Mixer
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    #2 out of 10 Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
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    #7 out of 10 Zoom LiveTrak L-12
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  • On 21 Sep 2021 Podcast Insights ranked Allen & Heath ZED-12FX as #14
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
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    #14 out of 15 Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
    Best Mixer For Multi-Person Podcasts
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  • On 1 Feb 2022 BestReviews ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #1
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    #1 out of 5 Zoom LiveTrak L-12
    Best of the best
    ... ... ...
  • On 10 Jun 2022 Music Radar ranked Zoom LiveTrak L-12 as #7
    Rank Audio Mixer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 12 Zoom LiveTrak L-12
    This capable mixer is ideal for rehearsal rooms
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 102 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 outranks Allen & Heath ZED-12FX. This is not to say that Allen & Heath ZED-12FX is a bad option. Like Zoom LiveTrak L-12, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12 about the same

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Both Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12 have very similar great customer reviews.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling audio mixer receives a consumer score of 8.3 (great). Both Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX
In comparison:
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX ranks #20 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.1
Great
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
In comparison:
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 ranks #32 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Median best-selling Audio Mixer
In comparison:
Maker Hart Loop Mixer ranks #68 out of 134. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great





Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is more popular than Allen & Heath ZED-12FX

It's fairly safe to say that Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is a more popular audio mixer than Allen & Heath ZED-12FX, based on its 200+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12 often consider Yamaha Emx5014c, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Allen & Heath ZED-12FX and Zoom LiveTrak L-12
Yamaha Emx5014c $730
In comparison:
Yamaha Emx5014c ranks #3 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Behringer PMP6000 $639
In comparison:
Behringer PMP6000 ranks #88 out of 134. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
2 expert recommendations Cheaper
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 $650
In comparison:
Zoom LiveTrak L-12 ranks #32 out of 134. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
3 expert recommendations
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 outranks Allen & Heath ZED-12FX by 15 positions. This indicates that, as of 8 Aug 2022, Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is more critically acclaimed than Allen & Heath ZED-12FX.
Rank Change Price Audio Mixer
Old Time Music
Podcast Insights
Vlog Tribe
BestCovery
Music Critic
BestReviews
WireRealm
Spy
Hustlr
Music Radar
1
- $230
Yamaha MG10XU
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10
2
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8
3
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1
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2
- $650
Zoom LiveTrak L-12
7
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1
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7
3
- $70
Behringer Xenyx 502
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5
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3
2
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4
- $410
TC-Helicon GoXLR
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1
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5
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Allen & Heath ZED-12FX.

Expert reviews [5]

No critic scores
Total expert reviews: 5
  • with a score: 0
  • without a score: 5
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zoom LiveTrak L-12: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • DuoPre XLR Microphone preamps, including 48V Phantom power for condenser microphones and up to 69dB of gain. Each preamp uses two gain stages to provide a full and accurate sound across the entire gain range with enough power for even the most gain hungry mics.
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From Seller:
  • 12 discrete channels (8 mono plus 2 stereo) with XLR or 1/4-inch connectivity
  • Frequency characteristics 44.1 kHz:-1.0 dB: 20 Hz - 20 kHz,96 kHz: -3.0 dB: 20 Hz - 40 kHz.14 -track Simultaneous recording, 12-track playback
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
Allen and Heath ZED 12 FX
Review by piterskat
Very popular! 168K views!
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Review on the Allen and Heath ZED 12FX
Review by Russ Perry
Popular! 38K views!
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Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer and Multitrack Recorder Review
Review by Sweetwater
Very popular! 194K views!
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Zoom LiveTrak L-12 - 5 Reasons To Get One
Review by Matthew Stratton
Popular! 75K views!
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Zoom L-12 Review & Setup - Audio Interface and Recorder!
Review by Ray Ortega
Very popular! 189K views!
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0884354018054, 4515260018062
UPC Numbers: 884354018054
Model Numbers: L-12
Allen & Heath ZED-12FX: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zoom LiveTrak L-12: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Allen & Heath ZED-12FX is a well-known and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling audio mixers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Yamaha Emx5014c or PreSonus StudioLive AR16 .

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX is $412.75 more expensive than an average audio mixer ($316.90).

Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is a popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling audio mixers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Allen & Heath ZED60 14FX or Behringer PMP6000 .

Zoom LiveTrak L-12 is $333.09 more expensive than an average audio mixer ($316.90).

Allen & Heath ZED-12FX: Buy | Customer Reviews
Zoom LiveTrak L-12: Buy | Customer Reviews

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