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This recorder has a feature that can change an audio file’s playback speed without changing the pitch of the recording, so you can either slow the recording down or speed it up while still being able to clearly understand everything being said and transcribe accordingly. Many other voice recorders...
This recorder has great sound quality for its price, even when using the built-in microphone, which will meet the needs of students or business professionals that need to record lectures, meetings or interviews. It has low-cut filters that minimize the low frequency background noise from the room y...
It boots up very fast (in about 2 seconds) and you can start recording with a single button click. The Tascam also has a recording standby, with which you can pause recordings and resume, or end them, much like modern video recording on smartphones. The recording standby feature saves you time both...
This recorder is solidly built. You won't hear any rattling when you shake it in your hand, so you can easily move it around while recording without fear of picking up any rattling from the device itself. The plastic feels sturdy, and the buttons are large and easy to press. When they're pr...
This recorder is both very lightweight and easy to use. It's about the size of a Snickers bar, and runs on one AA battery (that will last you for 9 hours of recording). There's a single record button on the front of the recorder, making it almost impossible to press the wrong button when in...
The layout of the buttons allows you to make adjustments quickly and easily. The most popular functions, like auto level adjust and low frequency filter, are separate buttons on the back of the recorder, so you won't need to search through the menu to quickly turn these on or off.
The recorder is weakly built. The battery cover rattles for most units, and the plastic is of low quality. This is not a good option to be used as a handheld recorder because it will pick up each touch of your hand unless you purchase a stabilizer and an external microphone or use it on a tripod a...
The built in speaker is very weak, and it is almost impossible to hear anything unless you hold the speaker directly to your ear, even with the volume turned up to the max. You're forced to use headphones or upload recordings to your computer to listen to the audio properly.
You can create up to 400 folders, and name them after anything you need, such as "English study group" or "Business 101". This helps you find your way when you have more than a few recordings. You can also find specific segments in long recordings using the Easy Search feature.
This recorder is well suited for any spoken word events, including lectures, meetings, interviews, study groups, taking personal notes, etc. This recorder has special EQ filters adapted for voice recording, which allows to capture clear audio in these environments.
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Zoom H1 Handy Recorder
Recommended 8 months ago
ProGood sound quality
ConLots of handling noise
Recommended 8 months ago
ProClear and crisp sound
ConNeeds help in unfavorable conditions
ConVery quiet playback
ConHas some white noise issues
ConButton clicks can be heard on the recordings
ConHeavier than similar counterparts
ProUseful for transcription
ProClear separation between multiple voices
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