Summary: Pros: * Very good sound quality * Recordings stored either on built-in memory or removable storage cards * Adjustable recording quality (higher quality = larger file size) * PC software available form Sony to convert files in to .mp3 format [...] * Solid construction Cons: * Navigating device menus can take a few minutes to learn * Creating/naming new folders on the device where you can store your files can be a bit tedious (this is not necessary for the device to...
Summary: The seller, Best Source Office Supplies, did not provide the promised Dragon Naturally Speaking software, as described in "What's in the Box" in the product description. Since I was otherwise satisfied with the purchase, I left only a moderately negative review (3 of 5), after which the seller contacted me and pressured me to remove the review, without making any attempt to provide the missing software.
Summary: I bought the ICD-MX20 a week ago. I was surprised that Sony does not provide downloads of the associated software named "Digital Voice Editor". Sony Customer Service staff told me that if you lost the CD that came with the box, you had to buy a new one. Only patches of the software are available to download. This immoral policy violating the norm of digital appliance industries and should not be encouraged.
Summary: This digital voice recorder is very good and is easily carried because of its size. I am using it to record interviews. I put it about a yard away from the interviewee's mouth and it picks up their voices very clearly. At the same time, it is a few yards away from me and pointed away from me and yet when it plays back the conversation I can still hear the questions I ask (it is a little soft, but still easily enough heard).
Summary: I purchased this product to support two interview assignments for graduate school. The product works extremely well since you do not have to have the microphone up to the person's mouth to hear them. I would recommend changing the sensitivity of the microphone when interviewing in a noisy environment (change from H to L) and that way you will not pick up the background music.
Summary: I got this product for my mom to use in her private counseling practice to make CD's for her clients. Figuring out how to convert the file to a format that will play on a CD took a little while but once you figure out that it needs to be a .wav file it's very easy to actually convert the file and burn it to a CD. The button to navigate the menu is kind of small and not necessarily intuitive.
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. It has great sound and the card slot ensures I have enough memory. The Dragon recognition program is o.k. and I'm hoping it will get better with time. The only thing I did not like was the case that came with the recorder. It's more of a bag really that does not fit snuggly around the recorder.
Summary: It's compact, has multiple features that are easy to use and it was very easy to program and setup. It works exceptionally well with my computer system. The only reason I am not giving it five stars is because I have not had an opporutunity to use it very often.