There are many reasons to own a voice recorder these days, especially a high-end digital one that will record a lot more content than traditional versions. So whether you plan or using it to take notes, to conduct research, or for interviewing purposes, you must first establish what makes a good voice recorder and what should you look for when buying one. To make things easier for you, we took it upon ourselves to scout the market far and wide for the ten best digital voice recorders it has to offer so that you won’t have to.
10Etekcity Digital Voice Recorder & MP3 Music Player
This versatile voice recorder from Etekcity is one of the most reliable out there, not only in terms of recording quality but as an MP3 player as well. You see, this device comes with 8 GB of storage space that can store up to 560 hours of audio content. Interestingly enough, this device benefits from a very long battery life, which makes it perfect for recording long lectures or presentations.
9Techerific RadRecorder Digital Voice Recorder / Landline Call Recorder
Like the name suggests, this recorder will not only help you record audio content first hand but through the phone as well. It also provides you with the capacity to securely store your recordings by transferring them to your computer using the adapters and data cables it comes equipped with. Furthermore, this recorder allows you to record high-quality voice memos at a quality of 384KBPS for 46 hours, 192KPBS for 136 hours, and slightly compressed 192KBPS for 550 hours.
8Sony ICDUX523BLK Digital Flash Voice Recorder
Sony’s ICDUX523BLK Digital Flash AVoice Recorder features a 4GB internal memory that enables you to record up to 1108 hours of audio content. Not only that but it also acts as a music player and USB flash memory along with being a high-end 3-in-1 stereo recorder. What’s interesting about this recorder is that it features an intelligent Noise Cut mode aimed at reducing background noise as much as possible.
7Olympus DP-10 Digital Voice Recorder
This particular voice recorder from Olympus may not have any fancy auxiliary technologies but it does its job perfectly. When you think about it, that’s what a reliable voice recorder is supposed to do in the first place. As such, this recorder will provide you with 72 hours of recording time thanks to its 1GB internal memory. Needless to say, this recorder’s simplistic operation ensures that its battery will last you a lot longer than regular recorders.
6Olympus DP-201 Digital Voice Recorder
Similar to the DP-10 in more ways than one, the 201 from Olympus is perfect for anyone looking for a fairly basic voice recorder. In this respect, the 201 provides up to 80 hours of battery life and an even longer voice recording length thanks to its 2GB internal memory. As a matter of fact, this recorder can store up to 202 hours of audio content, which along with its large LCD and calendar search function, make it one of the best digital voice recorders out there.
5Sony ICD-AX412 Stereo Digital Voice Recorder
Equipped with a built-in 2GB flash memory, this recorder will enable you to record over 500 hours of audio content at a surprisingly high quality. In fact, this recorder stores all content in an MP3 320 kbps-8 kbps format. Furthermore, it has a 72-hour battery life that will allow you to record entire lectures or presentations regardless of their length. Also worth mentioning is the fact that it comes with a Memory Card Expansion Slot (microSD/M2) that you can use to increase its capacity.
4Olympus WS-802 Voice Recorder
Olympus WS-802 is perhaps one of the most technologically advanced digital audio recorders the market has to offer at this point in time. It comes with a 4GB internal memory that can be extended with a MicroSD Card at any given time should you wish to do so. Interestingly enough, this recorder uses a USB Direct Connector and Battery Charge function that enables you to charge the device using your computer.
3Olympus VN-702PC Voice Recorder
The VN-702PC voice recorder from Olympus comes with 2GB of internal memory along with a MicroSD card slot for you to extend its storage capacity if needed. At the same time, it has an interesting USB-to-Mail connectivity feature that enables you to process your recordings before storing them on your computer. We would also do well to point out that this recorder provides 823 hours of recording time, recordings that get stored in MP3 and WMA formats.
2Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder
What makes this particular recorder stand out is the feature that allows you to choose the exact quality of your recordings. As such, you can choose any sound quality between 48 and 320kbps so as to maximize your recording time. On a related note, this digital recorder will record in MP3 or WAV formats at 96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit depending on your needs. Furthermore, this recorder uses the same frequency and SPL handling as the Zoom H2.
1Sony ICD PX333 Digital Voice Recorder
When it comes to digital voice recorders, there is perhaps no better recorder out there than Sony’s ICD PX333. This high-end recorder features 4GB of internal flash memory and it requires just 2 AAA batteries to work. It also features a microSD expansion Memory Slot that allows you to increase its total storage capacity if needed along with a Track Mark Function and a USB cable to transfer audio files to your computer. Last but not least, it comes with an intelligent Noise Cut feature and an A-B repeat function for good measure. Overall, it is without a doubt the best digital recorder you can get in this price range.