Summary: I love this recorder, I've recorded many things and its good to hear a talk or teaching over again so I don't miss the really good points. Recording a teaching helps me to learn it when I listen over and over again to the teaching.
Summary: I have used the Sony ICD recorder for more than 5 years and I am still very happy with it. I have recorded countless interviews and transcribed them with the software that came with it. The recording quality with the built-in microphone is very good, sometimes too good when there is a lot of commotion in the background - it picks it all up. Recording is very easy but I never liked the controls for changing settings or replaying the recordings.
Summary: I had to have a recorder since I could never seem to stay awake in class (for some strange reason) so I got this device. Works great even in the back of the classroom. I would go over the lecture at nights at home. Software is pretty good...Could record over 20 Hours with only a 128mb Memory stick. Battery life was amazing. It helped me out alot.
Summary: I have been using this for recording my lectures since 2006 and it has yet to fail me. I attribute my good grades while working full time hours by my being able to easily transfer the files to my mp3 player and listen to them while working/driving/doing laundry/raking leaves, etc. The only way this could be better if it recorded to SD so I could just transfer the memory card rather than move files via pc.
Summary: I use this little gem for recording lectures. This babe will pick up the sound of a dropped dry-erase erase marker all the way from the back of a crowded lecture hall (where I usually hang out...where else can you nab a quck snack, zzzs, etc?;)). Voice clarity is crystal clear. I burn a switched 256 MB (Mega Byte) memory stick in mine (128MB X 2), for a total of 256 MB.
Summary: This recorder is the perfect ideal for students. It goes without saying that the sound quality of this product is fantastic. Even if I sit at the far back side of the large classroom, I hear clear sounds of the professor. There lots of options who can select within the recorder as well. This recorder is also superlight and the case is perfect to camouflage that you are recording.
Summary: April 2004 I've owned the MS515-VTP for over a year now. I tape a high volume of conference calls and the device has performed consistently well, and I hope to get many more years of use from it. I use it with two 128MB cards, on the highest quality recording settings and have been very satisfied with the results. I also like the fact that I can monitor the recording real-time through earphones though feedback can be an issue, such as my laptop being in close proximity.
Summary: As the title suggests, I use this in my law enforcement job. The sound quality compared to microcassettes is so much better that I will never go back. I have had this unit now for at least a year and have used it both in patrol work and in investigations. I have the 128 mb card in mine. I can record EVERY citizen contact during a shift and then DL it to my computer. Heck, sometimes I will go three or four days before I DL the files.
Summary: I use it to record lectures in school and it works great. And, you get about an hour of lectures for about 5-6 MBs -- not bad. True, the 8 MB stick is not much, but a bigger Memory Stick is not that expensive. The Sony software is great to use and you can convert very easily to .wav.....and, so, Mp3 and CD. Really, I can't believe people would complain about this baby except for the price. Well, it beats buying tapes over and over again.