The best 10 voice recorders in comparison

Voice recorders (1 - 5)
Sony ICD-SX1000Olympus LS-7Yamaha POCKETRAK CXOlympus WS-801Sony ICD-SX733DOlympus WS-802Zoom H2nYamaha POCKETRAK C24Sony ICD-SX733Zoom H4n
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Sony ICD-SX1000
Olympus LS-7
Yamaha POCKETRAK CX
Olympus WS-801
Sony ICD-SX733D
Olympus WS-802
Zoom H2n
Yamaha POCKETRAK C24
Sony ICD-SX733
Zoom H4n
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Summary
Summary
  • Design (88)
  • Audio (100)
  • Memory & Battery (100)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (20)
  • Design (88)
  • Audio (85)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (67)
  • Features (60)
  • Design (85)
  • Audio (81)
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  • Design (90)
  • Audio (78)
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  • Design (88)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (60)
  • Design (77)
  • Audio (89)
  • Memory & Battery (77)
  • Connectivity (100)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (80)
  • Audio (76)
  • Memory & Battery (75)
  • Connectivity (89)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (100)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (61)
  • Connectivity (89)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (88)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (76)
  • Audio (76)
  • Memory & Battery (75)
  • Connectivity (67)
  • Features (40)
Design
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.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.1.8"
N.A.N.A.1.9"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Total score for "Audio"
Total score for "Audio"
Memory & Battery
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
4GB
N.A.2GB
4GB
2GB
N.A.2GB
4GB
N.A.
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.
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.2GB
N.A.N.A.N.A.2GB
2GB
N.A.2GB
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Total score for "Memory & Battery"
Total score for "Memory & Battery"
Connectivity
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
N.A.2
2
2
N.A.2
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
1
N.A.N.A.1
1
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
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 a USB driveThe device can save and synchronize documents with the USB drive.
Document synchronization with a USB driveThe device can save and synchronize documents with the USB drive.
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.
Audio editing featureSome recorders allow you to edit and delete audio in recordings in playback.
Audio editing featureSome recorders allow you to edit and delete audio in recordings in playback.
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.
Total score for "Features"
Total score for "Features"
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