Summary: Perfect and excellent in many ways! I have been testing a number of these lately, and this is my number 2-ish choice in the field. My first is the 529V, but the 670V is perhaps the cream of the crop. It is getting tough to distinguish the top gunners and very best ones.
Summary: I've been using the Sony M450 unit every day for several months -- ever since my previous Sony M430 finally gave up the ghost after 5 years of daily use. It works well, and gets the job done. Another reviewer complained of the lack of an "on/off" switch.
Summary: I found this Sony recorder perfect for making quick dictation notes, so much so that I constantly use it and may well purchase a second one as a backup. It is ergonomically well designed, the appropriate control buttons easily accessed, and doesn't attempt to look fancy like the Olympus models.
Summary: I would not buy this product again. My unit emits a constant electronic hiss even when all controls are in the neutral position. As far as I can tell, there is--incredibly--no switch that disconnects battery power when the unit is not in use.
A classic dictaphone device from Sony, extremely useful and reliable for recording
18 October 2011
Excerpt: In the grand scheme of things I have not long been out of education and in my profession we aim to continually develop our expertise and knowledge so I still go to seminars and lectures regularly.
Excerpt: Intro ------ Everyone has one of those moments every now and again where you cannot remember what your mates said or you can't remember a particularly important bit of information from your lecture.
Excerpt: I bought the M450 Dictaphone some time ago as I needed to record some lectures and interviews. I had this in the days before digital recording devices were so commonplace. It is a tried and tested piece of technology and the reason why I bought the Sony Dictaphone, is that many years ago as a young...