Summary: Really works great with the Dragon software. I've used free software in the past and let's just say, you get what you pay for. With this Sony recorder, Dragon included, it has worked to perfection.
Summary: The recorder works well, but the dragon naturally speaking software is extremely bad. I am studying Biology and always use the recorder to record my professor's lecture. Because English is just my second language, so I need the software to transcribe the audio. And it transcribe so bad, many missing and wrong words. It's better for me if I just listen to the audio. Instead of spending $49 for the same recorder, I paid $99 for the recorder and the dragon software.