Summary: I was scheduled to do a voice-over for a video presentation. The Tascam DR-05 came through like a champ. I was very surprised at the quality of sound from such a small instrument. I did the recording, placed it on my computer, electronically sent it to Miami, Florida where it was incorporated into a video presentation for a 50th anniversary. The folks were well pleased with the results.
Excerpt: I use this recorder with an interview mic for weddings and interviews. It's simple to use and catpures better sound than anything an on-board mic could. You can't go wrong with this little guy.
Excerpt: I use it for birding. To record and play some bird songs that I don't recognize. So I can attract it and take pictures. If well configured it can record far far sounds. The speaker power don't help, so you'll have to use an external speaker.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion, Versatile
Excerpt: I have been using the Tascam DR-40 for 3 years and the DR-05 for three months. I love the quality of sound from the internal mics on both machines. Rarely do I use external mics now. But I am beyond frustrated by the need to hit the record button twice to record: first for paused recording, second to actually record.
Excerpt: Hola, escribo esto en español ya que no hay, o hay muy poco de este producto en español. Antes que nada quiero comentar que estaba indeciso entre el Zoom H1 y el Tascam DR-05, Finalmente terminé eligiendo el Tascam por la posisción de los micrófonos incorporados. Me parece muy buen producto, a lo mejor un poco grande. Tiene una exelente calidad de grabación.