Summary: This is a dependable, portable cassette recorder with good battery life. It is easy to operate, not too heavy, easy to carry with me. I purchased it to have an easy way to record notes-to-self about melodies and song ideas. (Why not do this on my phone, you say? Because I like tapes and my job involves staring at a computer all day. I like to get away from digital interfaces when possible. ;) ) I have two minor complaints. 1.
Summary: I was very happy to learn that this product is still available on Amazon in new condition. This is a wonderful product because it's durable and long lasting. The Sony TCM-200DV, I have purchased back around the year 2000 is still working today. I wanted a new one because I have realized that this is an excellent product. I do plan to purchase two more of this this product just to have in the future.
Summary: I bought this for my college law classes. It is AWESOME!! The clarity and range of it is awesome!! I had a professor that walked did circuits around the room and I never missed a word of his lectures thanks to this recorder. It has been the best school purchased that I've made.
Summary: I had one of these for a couple of years,,,dropped it a few times, abused it now and then but it just kept working. I bought another one to keep in my car -- I use them for song ideas. In my opinion this is the best recorder of it's type made, maybe a few extra bucks but it will work forever.
One of the best cassette recorders for very clear recording of speaking and such
10 October 2013
Summary: I purchased a number of these for a research project where we needed to record participants speaking. I needed cassette technology, which is getting harder to find. These worked wonderfully. They stood up to a lot of use and most of all they had excellent recording quality. I loved these little work horses. If you still need a cassette player - this is the one.
Summary: You call this a voice recorder, but it does not record. I cannot return it because I cannot print the bar code needed. This is the first purchase from Amazon that I have been unhappy with, and I am very unhappy with it .It may be that I received the wrong item, because I do see a record button on your illustration, which is not on the item I received.
Summary: Technology may have left audio cassettes in the dust but not the millions of people who still have cassettes !!! And not all of us have the resources to convert our old music cassettes to CD. So, Sony, don't ever stop making this little item. ANd you can touch a huge market if you start making more Boom Boxes with Dual cassette decks. Even a small stereo unit with dual cassette decks would be wonderful. ON this item I love the ability to vary the playback speed.
Summary: I consider this a very efficient recorder as compared to others because when it's recording, it picks up sound very clear and concise and can pick up sound from great distances. It's an excellent product.