Summary: I tested it at home before using it in a lecture setting. The sound quality was okay. The problem came in when I transferred the sound files to my Mac computer. Although Sony claims the recorder works with Mac, it does not. The files are converted from MP4 to some .MSF when transferred, which is not supported by Mac. The audio editing software that comes with the recorder is not compatible with Mac either.
Summary: Great product, easy to use, and worked for what I needed. I am still learning the functionality of the recorder, as well as the software. The software to manage the device worked for what I needed, and was easy to transfer to/from the recorder to the program, and then to burn a CD. The only drawback I have found is that in playback mode when using the headphone (line out) jack, I could not seem to increase the volume beyond mid-level.
This Sony Digital Voice Recorder is worth every penny!
Henry Olds Jr., Amazon
8 November 2014
Summary: This Sony Digital Voice Recorder is worth every penny. The sound quality is great. I'm using it mainly to record mock interviews for my employees and emailing the recording to them later. This is a very good product.