Summary: This is the best value recorder I've owned - great quality, intuitive (super-simple operation) and it delivers the best value. I use this in the field (with a pro mic) for 'found sound' sampling.
Summary: I admit the voice quality is excellent, even for classical voice. But the darned gizmo doesn't come with instructions, only a card with ambiguous drawings. Searching online I was able to find instructions which are overelaborate and confusing. Apparently there is no way to turn it off so batteries get drained quickly.
Summary: This is a vast improvement over recording voices with my phone. Voices recorded adequately, but guitar music was tinny. And after recording some lifelike sounds of our water pump in distress (so we could play it for the pump supply store), the recording disappeared. The stop/display/delete button is the same. However, the ability to use this small device anywhere, remove the batteries to charge them and immediately insert other ones is a real bonus.
Good sound quality and voice pick up, but not user friendly
20 March 2013
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for the two older Sony voice recorders I use for diction and notes, which I then transfer into Dragon Naturally Speaking (which is an outstanding voice recognition product). Perhaps because I have large hands and fingers, I find the different controls to be somewhat inconvenient and the menus to be somewhat cumbersome to navigate. In fact, I have gone back to the older Sony recorders.
Summary: This recorder is built very well. Nothing cheap about this. If you like to play guitar like me,,than do yourself a favor and buy this. It really captures the moment. Take it with you to class so you don't miss a word, and can ace that exam. The sky is the limit.
Summary: Purchased the "Tracer" to record choir rehearsals and export to computer. The quality of sound of the music wasn't great, of course, but the whole process was very straightforward, and it served our purpose wonderfully.