Summary: The recorder does OK for my purposes--recording interviews for a resarch project. However, it comes with Dragon speech to text software (on a CD) that only works with PC, so I am not happy that I paid for that feature. The voice recordings are clear and compatible with iTunes on my Mac.
Summary: The sound it records is superb. It looks impressive, and refined. It has a ton of recording formats (maybe not a ton, that's an exaggeration) The HUGE disappointment is the menu on this thing- it sucks. I understand it's not a computer, or a smartphone- made for anyone to use. Why is it so difficult to delete what I just accidentally recorded?! It has an amazing amount of options- except delete.
Summary: i record minutes and transcribe from connecting the ear piece to the recorder, so having the backward and forward keys functions are important. I purchased this recorder early in 2012. I liked it so much, later in 2012 I purchased the same model as a backup recorder; being used at the same time, should anything happen to the first recorder prior to transcription.
Summary: The recorder itself works great. Unfortunately, it is not as accurate as I had wished when used with Dragon Naturally Speaking 11. I find that it fails to recognize too many words that are accurately transcribed when using Dragon with a USB microphone on my computer. When I download dictated folders into Dragon by dragging them into the toolbar, I find that I spend way too much time correcting the missed words and spelling errors.
Very good in some areas, not so good in one key area.
8 December 2011
Summary: It is compact and seems to be state of the art. Sensitivity is incredible. The display is small and rather difficult to use. The on/off sliding switch is cumbersome. And the reason i decided to return it for refund is that it's difficult to download recordings to the computer, even after the software update. If the data cannot be reliably saved to computer, then later burned to disc, it had little value to me.