Summary: First, let me say that I am not very savvy when it comes to technology. After using micro-cassettes for dictation for 25 years, I finally decided to go digital. You need this for Sony digital recorders and the sound quality is excellent. It is easy to transfer files to my assistant for transcription and the files are stored for easy reference on the computer. My assistant was very pleased with this product.
Summary: I am very pleased with this product. It installed easily, and the clarity through the headphones is above average. The software is flexible and easy to use. Overall, this set does exactly what I needed and I would recommend it to anyone who needs good digital transcription equipment and software.
Summary: I used this product at work for several years and then had to buy one for home when I had to do a stint from home. The foot pedal I used at the office probably lasted me 4-5 years before it broke.
Summary: I purchased this after using one a faculty member owned. The software is a bit buggy, but considering its function, does an excellent job once you figure out how to tweak it to your specifications. Would buy again for transcription.
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. I have been using this transcription kit for one week and have had no problems at all. Installation and setup were a breeze, and it does exactly what I want it to do: play .wav files through a USB connection, start/stop with foot pedals, can slow down or speed up the speed of the .wav file. I give it five stars with absolutely no reservation, and I'm very glad I purchased it in spite of some of the previous negative reviews.
Very helpful, but took some time to learn how to use it.
Brittany Pannell "Brittany", Amazon
25 April 2010
Summary: This transcription kit has been very helpful to me. I am transcribing interviews for my dissertation and the foot petal has cut down my time spent in front of the computer transcribing from my digital voice recorder. I have the Sony digital recorder and this transcription kit worked perfectly with the software. The foot petal took some time to learn where to step down on to have it do what I wanted it to do, but once you get the hang of it you are good to go.