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Sony-icd-sx57.516580
7.9 out of 10

Sony ICD-SX57

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Overall 10
10

Favorite voice recorder

OwlJulie, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: This is my 3rd purchase of this voice recorder over a long period of years, about 9 years. I use it for journaling, notes, for recording events, and for classes. I've had to re-buy them because there seems to be a faulty connection to my multiple laptops over the years. What happened with 2 of them was the software will say that it cannot upload my files or that they already have been uploaded, but they havn't. Then there is nothing I can do but remove it.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent transaction

Darryl F Cherry, Amazon
29 May 2013
  • Summary: Product was as described and working perfectly! Fast shipping, great customer, will order again! Excellent product, I tried the newer models and was not happy with them. The ICD-SX57 works so well!
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Overall 10
10

This Voice Recorder is user friendly with a wide range of uses and perks!

fowlertami4497, Ebay
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I have 3 of these. I love them! They are perfect for recording lectures and the sound really picks up nicely. I'm able to listen to audio books and edit them where I want to like at each chapter where you cannot do this if you use a plain mp3 player. Converting to other formats is simple and allows the user more control of the files. After editing the file to my liking, I can then turn it back into an mp3 file if I choose to. I love this thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK, but just OK

Seppi, Amazon
31 July 2010
  • Summary: I am a journalist and use the device for recording interviews. The weakness of this device is the Sony proprietary file format.If they would only record in MP3 format you could download, file and play from your computer. Instead I back up on the computer, erase and if later I want to refer back I have to reinstall onto the device to play. It sucks, what were they thinking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Soney ICD-SX57 Digital Voice Recorder MINUS Dragon Software

Don F. Kaiser, Amazon
20 May 2010
  • Summary: The recorder works well although noise is a little bit of a problem. The main draw back is that it came without the Dragon software! This was misleading in the advertizement and product discription. On the product package itself it claims compatability with the Dragon software but says its not included and doesn't indicate which version of software it is compatible with. When serveying to buy this product I was mislead trying to compare products and prices.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wont work with my Mac

Frustrated with Sony, Amazon
20 March 2010
  • Summary: I should have known. I read a lot or reviews and this seemed to be the product for me. The description says it supports wav and mp3 formats. Problem is you have to run the software on a PC to get that to happen. The msv file format is not compatible with a Mac. Looks like this is going back.
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Overall 10
10

Sony ICD-SX57 digital recorder

Tom Rowe, Amazon
13 January 2010
  • Summary: I love this recorder. I use it in conjunction with my dragon NaturallySpeaking, and it seems to work very well. The product was actually delivered quicker than I expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of functionality in a small package - Good but not perfect

Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias", Amazon
30 November 2009
  • Summary: Pluses: - Long recording time - Three mic's mean decent stereo capture or directional pickup - You can use rechargable batteries and charge them while they're in the recorder (for example when you connect the recorder to a PC to transfer files). - Decent app for transferring files. Helpful for transcriptions, you can control playback while you are entering text.
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Overall 10
10

Sony ICD-SX57

R. Walton, Amazon
15 November 2009
  • Summary: I like this recorder a lot and use it constantly. I think it could be improved if it were just a bit bigger in size so that the buttons could be spaced further apart, but you do get used to it as it is and it is fine. The soft travel case is not so good. After a few weeks of use it falls off and becomes inconvenient. Also, there is a place for a hand strap on the recorder, but it does not come with one.
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Overall 10
10

What an amazing workhorse!

BWild, Amazon
8 October 2009
  • Summary: From time to time, as I'm going about my day, I realize how technology has helped me the last few years...and thank my lucky stars! I am writing here to say thanks to Sony for making my life, and my students' lives, easier and better with this recorder. I have had the recorder for a couple years now, and rely on it constantly.
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