The best 10 voice recorders in comparison

Which are the best voice recorders of 2020?

Best voice recorders of 2020 (1 - 5)
voice recorder comparison
Comparison winner
voice recorder comparison
Comparison winner
Sony ICD-SX1000
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Olympus LS-7
Comparison winner
Olympus WS-801
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Yamaha POCKETRAK CX
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Sony ICD-SX733D
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Olympus WS-802
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Yamaha POCKETRAK C24
Comparison winner
Zoom H2n
Comparison winner
Sony ICD-SX733
Comparison winner
Olympus DM-620
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Sony ICD-SX1000
100points
Olympus LS-7
84points
Olympus WS-801
83points
Yamaha POCKETRAK CX
82points
Sony ICD-SX733D
81points
Olympus WS-802
79points
Yamaha POCKETRAK C24
77points
Zoom H2n
76points
Sony ICD-SX733
75points
Olympus DM-620
74points
Best price
Best price
Summary
Summary
  • Design (90)
  • Audio (100)
  • Memory & Battery (100)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (20)
  • Design (89)
  • Audio (85)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (67)
  • Features (60)
  • Design (91)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (77)
  • Connectivity (100)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (86)
  • Audio (81)
  • Memory & Battery (100)
  • Connectivity (67)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (90)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (60)
  • Design (79)
  • Audio (89)
  • Memory & Battery (77)
  • Connectivity (100)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (100)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (61)
  • Connectivity (89)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (82)
  • Audio (76)
  • Memory & Battery (75)
  • Connectivity (89)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (90)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (44)
  • Features (40)
  • Design (78)
  • Audio (78)
  • Memory & Battery (80)
  • Connectivity (67)
  • Features (60)
Pros
Pros
  • More internal storage
  • Document synchronization with a USB drive
  • Audio editing feature
  • Document synchronization with a USB drive
  • Built-in USB male connector
  • Audio editing feature
  • Document synchronization with e-mail
  • Voice to e-mail function
  • Document synchronization with a USB drive
  • Built-in USB male connector
  • Audio editing feature
  • Audio editing feature
  • Document synchronization with e-mail
  • Voice to e-mail function
  • Document synchronization with a USB drive
  • Audio editing feature
Cons
Cons
    • Stereo speakers
    • Internal storage
    • Stereo speakers
    • Noise cut function
    • Automatic recording
    • Internal storage
    • LED-backlit display
    • Internal storage
    • Noise cut function
    • Rechargeable battery
    • Noise cut function
    • SD card recording
    • Automatic recording
    • A-B repeat feature
    • LED-backlit display
    • Stereo speakers
    Design
    LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixelThe device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
    LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixelThe device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
    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.1.8"N.A.N.A.
    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.
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    Total score for "Audio"
    Memory & Battery
    Internal storage
    Internal storage16GB4GB2GBN.A.4GB2GB2GBN.A.4GB4GB
    External memory slotThe device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
    External memory slotThe device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a 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 size
    Included SD card sizeN.A.N.A.N.A.2GBN.A.N.A.2GB2GBN.A.N.A.
    Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
    Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
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    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.222N.A.222N.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.111111N.A.N.A.11
    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.
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    Total score for "Connectivity"
    Features
    Document synchronization with e-mailSynchronize with e-mail feature allows you to send and synchronize documents with your e-mail directly from the device.
    Document synchronization with e-mailSynchronize with e-mail feature allows you to send and synchronize documents with your e-mail 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 e-mail functionYour audios will be tranformed into text files and send to an e-mail account.
    Voice to e-mail functionYour audios will be tranformed into text files and send to an e-mail 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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