Sony MP3 Recorder a big name but poor engineering.
28 July 2013
Summary: I purchased this recorder at Target for $100. I was looking specifically for a Stereo MP3 recorder. This is not a professional device and I would advise you to avoid it for following reasons: 1. There are no Recording Volume Level PEAK or VU meters... you record "by ear" 2.
Summary: I was assigned a Sony ICDUX80 recorder at work and found it to be a great tool. I have bought one for my self and love it. It is very user friendly and has great sound quality. Best of all, I can download the files to my computer by plugging the recorder directly to my usb drive.
Summary: I liked this digital voice recorder alot when I first bought it in '08'. The size was perfect, the sound was great and it was easy to use. I used it on and off for a couple of years and it worked great! All together I had about 200 recordings.
Summary: Despite few negative reviews, I think that Sony ICD-UX80 is a great voice recorder. It has one of the best compatibility with USB and MP3 standards. Pros: - Superior MP3 recording and playback - Large 2GB flash memory - Direct USB connection: no need extra wires - Drag and drop file transfer: no...
Summary: This Sony recorder broke after a year and a half. If that's the average life span for this product, it's not worth the money. The problem with my recorder is that it doesn't work as a recorder any more. If I plug it into a PC I can see and listen to the files already stored inside.
Summary: My mom got me this for lecture recordings. I found that the recordings are not clear if I sit 3 rows from the auditorium. I have to sit in the first 2 rows in order to hear the playback clearly.
Summary: As some others have noted, at least some of these units (alas, mine) have terrible battery life. I carefully shut mine down with the "hold" button between uses, but the battery, even when using high-powered NIMH rechargeables, is almost always dead when I pick this thing up for use.
Great overall voice recorder, especially for people with Macs
R. Gladding, Amazon
14 March 2009
Summary: I bought this voice recorder (ICD UX-80) in November and have been really happy with it. I have recorded in small conference rooms, individually and in large auditoriums - all with excellent sound quality!
Summary: The Sony ICDUX80 is great. It is small so it easy to carry around because it slips right into my shirt pocket. I like the ability to just drag and drop files from the device. The microphone is quite sensitive and I have been able to do recording under different settings (not all, but most).