The best 10 voice recorders in comparison

Voice recorders (1 - 5)
Sony ICD-SX1000Olympus VN-702PCOlympus WS-801Olympus LS-7Yamaha POCKETRAK CXYamaha POCKETRAK C24Yamaha POCKETRAK W24Sony ICD-SX733DZoom H2nOlympus WS-802
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Sony ICD-SX1000
Olympus VN-702PC
Olympus WS-801
Olympus LS-7
Yamaha POCKETRAK CX
Yamaha POCKETRAK C24
Yamaha POCKETRAK W24
Sony ICD-SX733D
Zoom H2n
Olympus WS-802
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Best price
Design
LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
LED-backlit displayUses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
Dedicated Record buttonDedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
Dedicated Record buttonDedicated Record Button makes recording fast and simple because you need only to press it to start and stop the recording.
Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
Built-in clipYou can clip your device to your clothes and carry it easily, e.g. in a gym.
Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Remote controlA remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Remote controlA remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Total score for "Design"
Total score for "Design"
Audio
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Stereo speakersDevices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Noise cut functionThe noise cut function make play-back clearer, with low background noise.
Noise cut functionThe noise cut function make play-back clearer, with low background noise.
Automatic recordingYou can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
Automatic recordingYou can set your device to automatically record whenever sound above your designated level is detected.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Stereo microphoneA stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Stereo microphoneA stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Total score for "Audio"
Total score for "Audio"
Memory & Battery
External memory slotThe device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
External memory slotThe device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Internal storageThe internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
Internal storageThe internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.16GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
N.A.2GB
2GB
4GB
N.A.2GB
SD card recordingYou can record lectures, music, notes, etc., directly onto an SD card, which provides more storage flexibility.
SD card recordingYou can record lectures, music, notes, etc., directly onto an SD card, which provides more storage flexibility.
Included SD card (memory size)Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.
Included SD card (memory size)Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.2GB
2GB
2GB
N.A.2GB
N.A.
Total score for "Memory & Battery"
Total score for "Memory & Battery"
Connectivity
USB portsWith more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
USB portsWith more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.1
1
1
1
1
N.A.1
1
N.A.1
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
USB versionNewer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
USB versionNewer USB versions are faster and have better power management.N.A.2
2
2
2
2
2
N.A.2
2
Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi connectivityThe device can connect to Wi-Fi.
Built-in USB male connectorThe device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
Built-in USB male connectorThe device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
Total score for "Connectivity"
Total score for "Connectivity"
Features
A-B repeat featureYou can use the A-B repeat feature to mark the beginning and ending of a particular passage of a recording that you want to listen again and again.
A-B repeat featureYou can use the A-B repeat feature to mark the beginning and ending of a particular passage of a recording that you want to listen again and again.
Document synchronization with emailThis feature allows you to send and synchronize documents with your email account directly from the device.
Document synchronization with emailThis feature allows you to send and synchronize documents with your email account directly from the device.
Document synchronization with SharePointThe device can save and synchronize documents with SharePoint.
Document synchronization with SharePointThe device can save and synchronize documents with SharePoint.
Voice-to-text functionVoice-to-text is a type of speech recognition program that converts spoken to written language.
Voice-to-text functionVoice-to-text is a type of speech recognition program that converts spoken to written language.
Voice-to-email functionAudios are converted into text files and sent to an email account.
Voice-to-email functionAudios are converted into text files and sent to an email account.
Total score for "Features"
Total score for "Features"
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