Summary: The Kaleshnikov of tape recorders. Handles time and abuse well. Would recommend to anyone still needing a cassette recorder of average fidelity, but absolutely not worth, new or used, more than $50.00!
Shirley Priscilla Johnson "Author/Reviewer -..., Amazon
10 June 2010
Summary: I searched the web to find something that I could use to record the songs that I receive. I needed something quick and easy to use. I have gone through countless CD/Cassette players that break down within a year. Plus, to find one now that has a built in mic is almost impossible, so I was very happy to find this product. I have only had it for a few weeks, but so far it has been a God-sent.
Summary: My daughter needed this right away for her musical theater lessons (voice). It was a make/model specifically requested by her teacher. When I found it here on Amazon, I ordered it, and the reseller waas very quick to respond to the order (email), and he shipped it out immediately. My daughter received it on time in another city, and confirmed that her lesson went well, and the device worked flawlessly.
Summary: The following was a consequence to reckon with (then came the digital age)... Sony CFS-W455 had the best internal microphone of any boom box, and too bad I once damaged the record side's tape door with a Koosh ball a dozen years ago... Soon got rid of it, but never forgot how great Sony's level of quality was for $80 at the local ACME store back then.
Summary: I use this exact same product to record karaoke singing or singing with instruments. I like it, and am buying the exact same Sony, because I have had mine, Sony Tcm-929 Pressman Desktop Cassette for SO many years, I honestly cannot remember, and it works just as well today as it did 15 years or more ago!!! You simply cannot beat that for dependability, quality and price. I am getting the second one, so I can sing harmony with music I have already recorded.
Pros: Compact Design, High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable, YEARS of Dependability
Summary: I wanted something easy to operate, portable and reliable. I still have a lot of cassette tapes I like to listen to. I know the quality is not as good as a CD but I still have them! This sony player is perfect, fits the bill. I recommend it.
Summary: The Sony TCM-929 Pressman Desktop Cassette Recorder with Automatic Shut-Off is a pretty good--maybe even very good--tape recorder in this price range. I like the fact that it takes the traditional old fashioned type of tape recorder and improves upon it. We get features like a microphone jack, a headphone jack--and there's even automatic shutoff for when we can't be there right at the exact minute the tape stops playing!
Summary: Works fine. No problems. It was a relief to find that we can still buy these players since my mom is in her 80s and knows how to use it and gets confused with the units that combine tape, cd, etc.
Summary: For $10 ..what a deal. I write songs and play guitar and it's handy to record the music (at the moment). Sound quality as expected is mediochre. I did record a financial message from my speaker phone (Panasonic) handset. Very good. This alone justifies this recorder. I will have to record from this to a digital hand recorder to check out the quality. Digital is not everything...but almost.