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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Rare item that justified buying new
from Austin, TX 78758, USA
Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:
I rarely buy electronic products new but this one seemed worth it and has completely proven itself to have been worth it. I've used it for hours daily recording my interactions with a severely narcissistic family member and it's been very valuable to give me a record of all interactions for future reference. Even at 48kbps (one of the long-record modes) voice quality is great. I use two NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and they last days after being recharged. Being able to disable the beep and LED is good for not drawing attention to the recorder. The hold switch has proven valuable to avoid accidentally stopping a recording. The track mark feature is quite useful to note interesting points to go back to later. For other uses this also was unexpectedly useful. It has an external mic plug which supports a stereo external microphone, with full stereo recording. I used this to make some nice stereo recordings of our pond's water falling sound, and of a rain storm. This unit can also play back mp3 files, including stereo music tracks, and the sound quality is great when using headphones, with rich bass, though the display is small so navigating a lot of music files would be difficult. I wouldn't have expected this unit to be so full-featured beyond just mono voice recording. Computer syncing has been a breeze. Zero problems with USB connection (using Ubuntu Linux), copying files, safe removal, etc. It's never a given that a device will work well with a computer. I like the mini-USB connector on the side, which is convenient as I have other things that use this.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Valleyview , AB
I HAVE LOST THE FIRST PART OF 2 DIFFERENT INTERVIEWS AFTER THE RECORDER SHUT OFF. I QUICKLY TURNED IT BACK ON AND COULD NOT FIND THE FIRST PART OF THE RECORDING. I USE THIS FOR CONTRACT WORK AND AM FRUSTRATED THAT I CANT RELY ON THIS RECORDER. MAYBE I AM USING IT WRONGLY. THE RECORDER IS A LITTLE OVER A MONTH OLD.
from San Antonio, TX
This product is easy a lot easier to use than my RCA digital voice recorder. The product also gives me the capability to convert my recordings into MP3 files. I should have purchase the Sony digital voice recorder before I purchased the RCA.
Very Nice & Great Size
from Clovis, NM
I like the Sony digital recorder for all my meetings that I need to record the minutes. What I like about it is that the folders you can create with the program it has and store them. Nice & compact and very workable. I recommend this product to my professional friends.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Madtown, WI
Instructions are too complicated. Certainly not user friendly.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The recorder is great product. would buy again.
Fine device at great price
This isn't the Rolls Royce of audio recorders, but it's well-suited to both personal and professional use and doesn't cost $250. Audio quality and recording time meet the needs of professional news reporters -- including FM folks -- especially when employed with an external microphone. Editing and others functions are very limited, but those of us who actually do this stuff for a living always use PC-based audio editing applications. And transferring audio files is simple and quick.
from Union, NJ
I got the Sony ICD-PX333 to replace my older PX820. The new one has many improvements over the older model, like continuous play of folders and auto shut off to save on battery life. I use rechargeable AAA's and with the shut off it helps them last longer.
A Good Functional Recorder and Uncomplicated
from New York
This is a good functional digital recorder that is simple to operate and so is its software. Very good record and sound production at a very practical level and more.
2 different versions?
from Denver, CO
This is a great little recorder, the microphones pick up voices very clearly and it records music with outstanding fidelity. There seems to be some confusion about the specs for this model, however. The one I have has no abilitly to manually set record levels, and there is no mention of such ability in the manual or 'help guide'. Sony must have upgraded/changed the specs, because the current ads for this same model say it has the option of manual record levels, which is one reason I chose this model. I am disappointed that my UX533 doesn't have this capability. On the other hand, I got it for a very low price. Maybe the older ones w/o this feature are going for less.
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