and I've never owned a recording device like this one before
Rebecca Lightcap, Amazon
22 February 2015
Summary: I'm not an especially tech-savvy person, and I've never owned a recording device like this one before. But it's very easy to record and play back using the Roland R-05, and now I'm working on the next level of functions (saving files to my computer, deleting files I no longer need, etc.).
Great recorder, delivers better sound than larger, more expensive devices
30 December 2014
Summary: Perfect size. I wanted a recorder that was smaller than the newer mammoth portable recorders that seem to pervade the marketplace nowadays. I don't need XLR inputs, and I don't need multi-track recording.
The device takes excellent recordings for its size
Kyle Finn, Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: The device takes excellent recordings for its size. The rating to 40kHz is no joke either- I accidentally recorded a bat the other day chirping around 30kHz. The devices is shaped well to handle, feels sturdy, and has nice buttons, so it has a tactile impression of quality.
Probably can't get any better than this for the price
R. A. Smith, Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: I almost gave this recorder 5 stars because I figure it's good as you can get for the price. If I could I'd give it 4.5 stars I would because I wonder just a little bit. The auto song split function was a huge factor for my decision of buying this and it works!
Summary: This machine is perfect. I used it with external microphones I already had, and I love the sound output. For the price though, I do wish the microphones were a bit clearer in terms of stereo recording.
Summary: Bought this to replace a Zoom recorder that was stolen. Specs and performance are as stated and better than the old Zoom recorder. Download speed is slow - takes 3-4 minutes to download a 300 mbite file to the computer.
Summary: Almost 5 stars. Pros: Very well made and substantial feeling. All the file formats and recording quality choices you could ever want in a non professional or studio device. Good battery life and built in mics. Accepts memory card with more than ample capacity.
Summary: It does exactly what it says to be : excellent quality, simple, reliable and easy to operate. I am using it professionally for interviews on the run. I record on 32 G card, in Wave and mix with Reaper. Sometimes I use a dynamic microphone with a 15 feet cord.
Summary: For such a small (and inexpensive) unit, the Roland does quite well. The controls are easy to use and the sound quality is more than adequate for the things you would use this for - voices, of course, helping with musical instrument practice, recording your son's recital, and the like.