Summary: I bought this for a Christmas present and it didn't work - very embarrassing. So I returned it and bought another which was no better than a $25 cheap model. Wanted so much to give a great present to a dear friend and this was awful!
Summary: In the hunt for something to help me with my college studies, I decided to grab this particular microcassette recorder/player to tape my instructors' class lectures. So far, I've found it to be a pretty good study aid.
Summary: I had a very positive experience with this recorder as editor of a magazine and used it for interviews, conferences and large meetings -- it has sensitivity settings for each environment, and two options for elevating it for best reception.