Summary: It's ok. Neither bad, nor good. Just a simple, old fashioned tape recorder that's easy to use! I bought a digital recorder and it was a joke. I guess I'm just not technologically inclined to understand how to use a device that everyone else claims is simple.
Summary: These old style, full size cassette recorders are getting hard to find. The Sony unit is light and does not feel like it is very substantial, but having (thoroughly) used a couples of these over the years, they are quality.
Summary: The first and most significant problem is the poor sound quality. It could be mush clearer. Also the buttons are very close to each other, making switches difficult if you do not have small hands. The volume dial is so recessed and small, I can just about make contact with it.
Summary: This is the device you need to document events, record classes, and blackmail people you don't like. Superb voice quality, with voice activated recording possible. Standard speed or 1/2 speed, which allows up to 180 minutes on one cassette tape.
Summary: When you rewind it doesn't automatically shut off which has me going through a LOT of batteries. Also, it will be playing along fine and then suddenly stop as if it's reached the end of the tape but it hasn't, and won't progress beyond that. Does the same thing when I try to rewind.
Summary: Bought this for a gift for my mother...she wanted something fairly small that used regular cassets that she could take with her. She likes to record the minister at church and listen to him again later. She's no techie and neither am I so needed something easy to use, and this has worked out great!