Summary: This digital voice recorder is very good for the price. The ease of moving files to my laptop is another plus. The display is a bit small for my liking, but the price offsets that. Great product from RCA.
Summary: The sound quality is excellent on this. Especially when wearing earphones. When switched to the sensitive mode, it really is super sensitive. I had it in my basement (to catch weird noises I hear) and its so sensitive it picks up the noise of a car passing by. The only downside so far is the screen is so super small its hard to read.
Summary: Don't buy for recording!!! I got it cheap, and I still hate it... I used mine for class lectures, and when I played it back on my computer, it sounded like I was talking in a noisy room. I even plugged an external Mic, and still, if someone would say hello, and if that person isn't near, then you can't even tell That person said hello. I also placed music on hear, and it is really clear!!! For me it works better for music, but not recording.
Summary: I have had this one for years and it still works and sounds great. Its a freakin little voice recorder, what do people expect $4000 sound system in a tiny little recorder, come on!! It's great and very simple to use. I am a beginner songwriter/singer/musician and it is Fantastic for recording ideas riffs and lyrics at spur of the moment inspiration. I keep with me all day in case the mood hits!
Summary: This was a waste of money. I returned it in less than an hour. The recording quality (there was none) was awful. I could barely understand what I said. I bought the RP 5022A by RCA instead and it is like comparing a Rolls Royce to a VW Beetle !!!! This recorder is way overpriced here and not a good buy at all. Keep your money!! Get the RP502A and you wont be sorry!!!
Summary: I believe this recorder to be the RCA RP-5030 (at least the specs and picture match that model). I have been using (or attempting to use) this recorder for two weeks now. I have finally decided to give up on it and get an Olympus voice recorder instead. One feature that attracted me to this recorder is that it creates MP3s instead of producing WMA (Olympus) or a proprietary format (as is the case with some Panasonic and Sony models).
Summary: This is the first digital recorder I have ever owned, and I think it's the neatest thing since sliced white bread. This is just a wonderful little recorder. I don't know what planet the other reviewers are from, or maybe they're hearing impaired from listening to earsplitting music volumes.The playback on this little recorder sounds great to me. I picked it up for much less than the listed price. It arrived and I took it right out of the package.
Summary: I've had this little recorder for a couple or three years now. It was my first digital recorder. I decided to get it to record my Sunday School lessons. I ended up having to get an external mic from Radio Shack for clarity. Later on, I wanted to use it for recording music, specifically bluegrass/gospel. It turned out that the quality was (& still is) indeed "muddy" and lacking any EQ capabilities whatsoever.
Summary: My friends and I have been going to haunted spots for years, we always used tape recording devices for EVP work. I decided to buy two digital recorders after watching Ghost Hunters, and Paranormal State. I looked at several models, and decided to try this model based on the memory, and features. We here at P.I.C.K (Paranormal Investigations of Central Kentucky)are very pleased with this recorder.