Summary: I just purchased this recorder before going to a lecture, hoping to record it to listen to again later. I must say, this little toy is slick. It's very small, and has a very nice interface. Unfortunately, when I played back the recording I made, it was almost inaudible. It was extremely muffled, with periodic extremely loud noises, whenever the recorder was gently touched or moved. I've also tried testing it, recording my own voice when holding it up in front of me.
Summary: I just purchased the ICD-P28 Digital Voice Recorder about 2 weeks ago. I recorded a 2 hour meeting with this recorder and the recording was very clear and understandable. I was in a meeting hall with a sound system. I came home and downloaded the recording to my computer's hard drive, and the recording sounds even better over the computer's speakers. Then, I copied the file to a CDR disk. The copy was successful.
Summary: I am a working journalist and I have really found this recorder to be a handy tool for me. It took a little while to get accustomed to using it, but it has proven its worth to me for several interviews, press conferences, court hearings, government meetings, even a funeral of a local dignitary that I needed to cover. I have been happy with the clarity of the recordings, even those of people speaking on a microphone, through an amplifier.
Summary: I was looking for a personal digital recorder long time ago, and evaluated so many options from prices ranging from 80$ to 200$ and finally, I've chose this one. The recorder has many cool features and the recording quality is just great!. I placed the recorder on a table and walked away 5 meters from the table, and talked no louder than my normal voice volume, the recording was crystal clear. I recommend this one!. NOTE: I haven't tried it to record a lecture.
Summary: I purchased this recorder to take to a writer's seminar in February 2005 in which I hoped to record the speaker instead of taking notes by hand. The recorder picked up every noise near me - my legs crossing, feet shuffling, the lady next to me coughing - it is so sensitive that it picked up so much next-to-me noise that the speaker's voice was inaudible (she was only 4 rows away in a small room).
Summary: I bought the ICD-P28 about two months ago. Since then, I have used it extensively, and I love it! My main concern when I bought it was whether or not I would be able to easily transfer the audio files to my PC. As long as you use the software provided, it could not possibly be any easier! I was also worried that it would only transfer them in some obscure format, but it easily transfers and converts the files into .wav files.
Hardly acceptable for voice, never think about music
Serkan Tas, Amazon
18 March 2005
Summary: I bought this product a year ago. It is small, very easy to use, and easy to operate and share data with pc. But if the subject s the quality of the recordings, stop for a second and think last one more time. It is not too bad for voice recording but don't think about using this small toy for recording variable sound like music.
Summary: io lo utilizzo per registrare la lezione di storia che ho il mercoledi, il registratore viene posto a circa un metro dalla cattedra, pero' quando riascolto la lezione si fa abbastanza fatica a sentire, perche' la registrazione e' parecchio disturbata. una buona registrazione si ottiene tenendo il registratore a 25/30 centimetri dall'oratore. indubbiamente comodo in quando e' digitale e quindi si puo' salvare all'infinito sul pc con pochissimo spazio.
Excerpt: Das ICD-P28 vereint eine hohe Aufnahmekapazität mit ausgesprochen gutem Klang. Die Einstellungsmöglichkeiten sind überraschenderweise sehr vielseitig, so kann man bspw. die Mikrofonempfindlichkeit einstellen und bei der Wiedergabelautstärke zwischen 10 Stufen wählen. Anschlüsse für ein externes Mikrofon und Kopfhörer sind ebenfalls vorhanden und neben den notwendigen Tasten wird das Gerät noch durch eine Alarmfunktion und eine Uhrzeitanzeige ergänzt.
Pros: Ausreichend Speicher, sehr sparsamer Energieverbrauch, exzellenter Klang
Cons: Kompatibilität mit Sprachsoftware mangelhaft
Excerpt: Ich schreibe meinen ersten Test-Bericht über das digitale Diktiergerät Sony ICD P-28. Das Gerät ist meines Erachtens der Nachfolger von Sonys ICD-BP150. Besonderheit: Es verfügt über einen USB-Anschluß! Was ist im Lieferumfang enthalten? ============================ Wenn man das kleine Päckchen nach dem Kauf geöffnet hat, dann merkt man erst einmal, warum das so ein relativ schweres Gewicht hat für ein einfaches, kleines Diktiergerät.
Pros: Ausgefeilte, innovative Technik, handlich und komfortabel