Excerpt: Easy to use - once you figure it out. The manual, as many do, often assume you already know what you're doing. It tells me WHAT the buttons are but not how to use them. I've never recorded audio before, except on an old school tape recorder.
Excerpt: i'm not expert in audio/recording type of things, but i needed it for dubbing purpose and i'm glad that I got DR-05. My friend who knows more about sound and recording sort of thing have been complimenting it and i guess that sums it up! : )
Excerpt: I used to use the first generation Zoom and couldn't deal with the very small display any longer. The DR-05 is easy to use and the battery life is fantastic and the display is reasonably large. The only thing that I wish I had was an input volume knob.
Summary: ...a weekly jam session with friends... have used the built in mics, as well as coming off a small mixer panel... just use the auto-level and it comes out fine. battery life is fine, and it's easy to use any standard USB power supply as well.
Summary: I bought this Digital recorder because of my budget. The price was great and I was very impressed with recording quality. All the controls were easy to use and very helpful to have them right at your finger tips.