Summary: Had some leak inside the device recently. Cleaned it out and made it work again. Son'y products are going down the drain these day's. does it's job ok. Sound quality isn't very effective in a room setting. Must be right next to person with no background sounds. Good for transfer.
Summary: La grabadora es pequeña, fácil de usar, graba en diferentes ambientes sin problemas, y tiene una muy buena calidad de grabación en estereo. Le daría cinco estrellas si no fuera por: a)los materiales externos no parecen de buena calidad, el plástico se muestra muy delicado; b) el parlante incorporado es muy malo, una grabación de anotaciones personales hecha al lado del micrófono, debe ser escuchada a máximo volumen con la grabadora al lado del oído para poder entender...
Summary: I love Amazon but this Sony Recorder - although great in many aspects, didn't have a loud enough adjustment to use without earphones. I could barely hear it. I was sad to send it back and am now looking for another model (like the one I used to have, but lost) Unless you want to only use the earphones, I wouldn't purchase this one.
Summary: It's pretty much common knowledge to anyone who has read the reviews here and elsewhere that the volume output of the built-in speaker for this model (ICD-UX512) is laughably and disturbingly weak... unless your only use for this DVR is to speak very close to the mic for self-notes and/or dictation then the speaker can be adequate for that. Otherwise, the built-in speaker is next to useless. No exaggeration. Seriously.
Summary: Although the supplier is not to be blamed, this model was different than the model I wanted to purchase. It seems that the Sony company made two models under the same label, with slightly different packaging but a very significant technical variant. The original model I had prior (picking up this second one from Amazon) came with a sleeve for the recorder and an 8 gig mini SD card.
Summary: Has anyone had problems with this recorder or am I going deaf? It works great with earplugs but if you want to replay what has been recorded out loud for someone or a group of people it is barely audible. Yes, I do have the volume all the way up to 30! What gives? I can't say I am pleased with this recorder for this reason.