Summary: Love the machine, bought it on Amazon, had it for three years, and it performs perfectly. One problem: When I leave it stored for a week on Hold (power off), the AAA battery or the rechargeable battery drains completely. It therefore needs to be stored with the battery out. But then when I use it again, I have to reprogram the date and time. Cumbersome.
Summary: The quality is very good. As a medical reporter, I am able to record open sessions where the speakers are 100 feet or more away and then I have to transcribe the presentations. There's very little I can't hear well. It works without recharging for at least a full day, and it's so easy to recharge using a USB port on a laptop, or a USB plug to an outlet.
Summary: I took this to Church with me and wanted to record the Choir. I sat about 5 rows in front. I turned the Recorder on and put it in my shirt pocket and left it there. After, I transfer the file from the Recorder to my Computer. Sounded beautiful. Like I was still in Church.
Summary: This is a well designed and highly functional voice-recorder. While the same functions exist on most smartphones, the small size and specialized design of this recorder allow quick and short notes or detailed memory joggers to be recorded. The size and weight allows for everyday carrying in a suit or shirt pocket.
Summary: I really like the speed up/down function when playing. Unlike traditional device, it does not change the tone dramatically. Besides that, the navigation function is also quick and it let me to search my files quickly. However, the start time is too long if I have many files in the micro-sd card. It is inconvenient to wait for it when turning on the device every time.
Summary: This recorder worked perfectly for what I bought it for, to conduct one on one and group interviews. It does a great job minimizing background noise, the playback sound was fine for me (other reviewers have had problems) and once you upload the files that is a non-issue. The built in USB is great, and it comes with a small extending cord in case the port is awkward. One feature I particularly like is the ability to add tracks.