Excerpt: I use it mainly for dictation of letters and papers that are then transcribed into text via Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS) software. The transcription is very accurate and quick. This recorder is listed as DNS compatible and it is. It easily interfaces to the PC via a built-in USB interface. I have not used it for lectures and cannot offer feedback for this type of use.
Pros: Compact Design, High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable
Excerpt: I tried to use an app on the iPad before purchasing this recorder and could not make out voices.I used this recorder to record a large table meeting. All voices (even the soft ones) are heard on the recording. Don't be fooled comparing the memory capacity with other models; higher quality recordings require more space. An awesome buy.
Pros: Compact, Easy to Use, Good Audio Quality, Lightweight
Summary: I recorded comments at my military unit reunion. I was able to capture all the speakers with just a "set-it and forget-it" setting. The recorder has a huge array of easy-to use features. However, using the music downloading software is a complete cipher and doesn't work well at all. Music titles on my computer don't match with how the recorder recognizes each selection. There are more difficulties than I have room for.