The best 10 voice recorders in comparison

Voice recorders (1 - 5)
Olympus VN-702PCOlympus WS-802Sony ICD-SX1000Olympus LS-100Olympus LS-7Sony ICD-TX50Yamaha POCKETRAK CXOlympus LS-20MYamaha POCKETRAK W24Olympus WS-801
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Olympus VN-702PC
Olympus WS-802
Sony ICD-SX1000
Olympus LS-100
Olympus LS-7
Sony ICD-TX50
Yamaha POCKETRAK CX
Olympus LS-20M
Yamaha POCKETRAK W24
Olympus WS-801
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Design
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.
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.N.A.2"
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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.
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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.2GB
2GB
16GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
N.A.N.A.2GB
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.N.A.N.A.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
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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.2
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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.
Hi-Z inputHi-Z simply refers to “hi-impedance”, with the Hi-Z input you can connect a guitar to the device.
Hi-Z inputHi-Z simply refers to “hi-impedance”, with the Hi-Z input you can connect a guitar to the device.
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 EvernoteThe device can save and synchronize documents with Evernote.
Document synchronization with EvernoteThe device can save and synchronize documents with Evernote.
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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