Summary: I have never bought a bad Sony product until now. This is an embarassment to Sony - The deveopment team for this POS should be assigned to a ball bearing factory. The speaker has no resolution, so there is no quick play back capability and the overall interface is cumbersome at best. Don't waste your money!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: If the default date is any indication, this recorder was manufactured in 2006. It is at least a generation older, probably more, than the recorder I am replacing. Rather than record mp3 files that automaticlly open iTunes when the recorder is inserted into the USB drive, it uses a proprietary software that is too old to run on VISTA. In short, I must go to the expense of returning it -- and hope I get my money back.
Summary: This is were I said: FANTASTIC Digital Voice Recorder. Is small and appropriate for my job. I am journalist and I never imagine there is in the market Voice Recorder like this size. And also working with USB for the computer. For me is more than EXCELLENT.
Summary: I bought this because of the Sony name, and am regretting it now -- the sound quality is horrible. I'm a med student and use it to record lectures -- the sound quality is so bad I can't understand the lecturer.
Summary: Proprietary format and although it is a FAT16 flash drive when plugged into a PC, for some reason it cannot be seen on a Mac. Sony exclusivity is a big mistake. Don't buy this -- it will just be a big hassle trying to read, process, share the files. (You might smash it with a sledge hammer and send to sony with a note.) The buttons, layout, etc are nice -- typical of Sony -- and solid, well made, although the unit is big by current standards. 1 AAA battery.
Summary: I was excited about some of the features of this product, along with the price for what's offered. (Said features stopped me from giving this a 1-star rating.) Unfortunately, the sound quality is HORRIBLE compared to others I've heard, many of which are less expensive. And the format of the created file isn't very versatile either. Such a shame... Save your money for a different product. Sony, what's up?
Summary: So aggrevated there aren't more voice recorders on the market that are mac compatible like those that are pc compatible! The direct USB is a nice feature but you HAVE to have the software installed on your PC in order for your computer to even detect anything is plugged in. Argh. I wouldn't have bought this item if I had read these Amazon reviews first. There is guaranteed a better product all-around for your needs.
Sound quality extremely bad compared to competition
21 July 2007
Summary: I bought this recorder 10 months ago. Afterwards I have had many devices with voice recording ability and this is my ranking of the sound quality. 1. edirol r-9 field recorder 2. iriver T-10 mp3 player 3. Olympus ws-320 voice recorder 4. Sony icdu 60 voice recorder The sony recorder is actually very bad compared to the other devices, also the iriver mp3 player that is about the same size. The sound quality is amazingly bad and is a misuse of the sony name.