I had to wear earphones to listen to the playback.
Vincent Paretti, Amazon
25 November 2013
Summary: I could not hear myself well enough without wearing the earphones. I bought this item thinking I would be able to hear it with no problem and that just wasn't the case. It worked just fine with the earphones in! However, I don't like wearing earphones and was surprised when I found out I would have to in using this item.
Summary: The fact that my computer platform is MacIntosh I am unable to use "Dragon" to convert speech to written text. This was not pointed out in the blurb that accompanied the product. At least it wasn't obvious. The sound pick up could be stronger.
Summary: This is a fantastic recorder. The built-in multi-directional microphones give you top-notch sound quality. The recorder itself is fairly easy to set up and use. I found that connecting it to my computer was the best way to rename the five folders used to organize your recordings. That's because you can use the keyboard, rather than pressing little buttons and arrows and trying to move around on the recorder itself.
Summary: This little record is great. Picks up sounds from across the room. When transcribing and converting to text, the software had very few errors and I have a East Texas accent, lol. So over all great product for the price!!