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Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder

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Product Highlights
  • Records In MP3 (192 - 8 kbps) Formats
  • Internal 2GB Memory w/ microSD Expansion
  • Omni-Directional S-Microphone System
  • Voice Operated Recording (VOR)
  • LCD Display & Built-In Stand
  • Illuminated Record & Play Buttons
  • Noise & Low-Cut for Enhanced Recordings
  • 3.5mm Headphone Out & Microphone Input
  • Includes Sound Organizer Software CD-ROM
  • Windows & Mac OS Compatible

Stay organized and entertained with the Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder. It has a built-in 2GB memory with an SD card slot, which affords an additional 16GB of storage capacity for lectures, notes, music, meetings or any other audio you may want to record. The maximum recording time afforded by the internal memory is 500+ hrs, but a 16GB microSD card can expand the ICDAX412's maximum recording time upwards of 4000+ hrs.

The ICDAX412 features five different MP3 recording rates to choose from, depending on the quality you desire for each particular recording session. The built-in stereo microphone is omni-directional and features the S-Microphone System, which allows for increased sensitivity when needed and more natural stereo audio reproduction. The microphone also features Hi/Med/Lo gain settings, as well as Voice Operated Recording (VOR).

Making recording and playback more convenient, the ICDAX412 is equipped with an LCD display, multiple language displays and record date, time and elapsed time displays as well. It has an LED operational indicator, as well as illuminated Record and Play buttons. Plus, it can be set in various modes such as Continuous Play, Easy Search and Noise-Cut during record and playback. It also features Direct Record to Play, Erase, Move File, Protect, Play/Stop, Record/Pause Scene Select, Low-Cut and Track Mark functions as well.

As an added luxury, the ICDAX412 boasts a built-in stand and Sound Organizer PC software. It also features a USB port, 3.5mm stereo mic input and 3.5mm stereo headphone output. The ICDAX412 has an integrated speaker for listening back to recordings out loud when privacy is not a concern. It comes with two AAA batteries that can last up to 60 hrs. The device is USB charge capable and the recorder can fit easily in your pocket or purse and is barely noticeable in your hand, weighing a scant 3.0 oz.

Quality Recording
For enhanced recording quality, the ICDAX412 features a MP3 192 kbps recording format, Low Cut & Noise Cut features to cut out distracting background noise during recordings and the S-Microphone Recording System. The S-Mic function is highly sensitive in quieter settings or when recording from a distance. It also uses omni-directional microphones for more natural stereo audio reproduction
Ease of Use
Greatly easing the recording process is the VOR feature, which facilitates Voice Operated Recording. The ICDAX412 is also equipped with a large LCD viewing screen that displays six lines of data for quickly identifying files, folders and functional settings. There are illuminated Record and Play buttons, which allow you operate the device in the dark
Focused Recording & Playback Features
The ICDAX412 allows users to set optimum recording conditions with features like Scene Select and place track marks (like bookmarks) on recordings during a session or during playback. Users can control playback speed up to 2x faster, while keeping the pitch the same with a variable playback speed feature. Plus A to B locations can be set for quick fast-forward, rewind and repeat between the set points on a recording
Enhanced Performance
The ICDAX412 offers 500+ hrs of maximum recording time, which can be enhanced to 4000+ hrs through the use of a 16GB microSD card. When recording for lengthy periods of time, the dual AAA batteries are designed to last an impressive 60 hrs
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Stereo
Recording Format MP3
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps - 192 Kbps
Sample Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recording Time HQ Stereo: 22.3 Hours
SP Stereo: 33.5 Hours
LP Mono: 89.5 Hours
SLP Mono: 536 Hours 1
Please Note:

Up to 4000 hours with 16GB microSD expansion

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One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Pickup Pattern Not Specified By Manufacturer
Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Playback
Speaker Yes
Features
Display Size/Type LCD
Equalizer Settings Not Specified By Manufacturer
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording
Power
Battery Type 2 x AAA 2
Please Note:

Alkaline or NiMH. NiMH chargeable via USB

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Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 60 Hours
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Connectors 1/8" mini Female In
1/8" mini Female Out
USB USB 2.0 (Mini-B)
System Requirements Windows  
Mac  
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.8 x 4.5 x .8" (45.72 x 114.30 x 20.32 mm)
Weight 3 oz (85 g)
Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Sound Organizer PC Software
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder
     
    4.6

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (39)
    • Good audio (39)
    • Reliable (32)
    • Long battery life (27)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Conversation piece (27)
    • Lectures (24)
    • Concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (25), Technically challenged (8), Gearhead (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    GREAT FEATURES, BETTER THAN THE ICD-UX51

    GREAT FEATURES, BETTER THAN THE ICD-UX512I wanted a digital voice recorder primarily to record meetings in a room about 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, with the main people who would be speaking...Read complete review

    GREAT FEATURES, BETTER THAN THE ICD-UX512I wanted a digital voice recorder primarily to record meetings in a room about 10 feet wide and 50 feet long, with the main people who would be speaking approximately in the middle of the room, and the recorder placed one quarter of the way along the long side wall.Based on specifications and reviews, I narrowed the choice down to two Sony Devices, the ICD-UX512 and the ICD-AX412. At first I thought the 512 would be better because of its higher model number and somewhat higher price. However, the 412 has features that I think are important, and that were eliminated or changed in the 512, making the 412 the more desirable device.The 412 has a front speaker rather than a rear speaker, so when the device is set down, or being held, the speaker is not blocked.The 412 has a built-in stand, rather than a built-in USB connector. I would rather have the stand and use a cable to connect to a USB port. In addition to the cable supplied with the recorder, I already had several of them from cameras and cell phones.The physical form of the 412 seemed much more pleasing and logical than the 512. Although the 512 has a "more modern looking" circular front control, I think that the placement of the buttons, switches and indicators, as well as the placement of the microphones, are much better in the 412. The large PLAY button has its own built in bright green arrowhead shaped LED, and the large RECORD button has its own built in bright red circular shaped LED. These are much preferred over the tiny "operations indicator" on the 512. In addition, the battery and memory card compartments seemed sturdier and less prone to unwanted openings than those of the 512.The 412 has two AAA batteries rather than one, leading to a speaker power output specification of 300 mw rather than 90 mw. My thinking was that the playback would be somewhat louder. The output volume level, however, turned out to be a major disappointment. I expected much better.Also, on the somewhat negative side, despite the claim in some literature, the 412 does not have a backlit display, which would be a consideration for those using the device in dimly lit rooms. The 512 also displays more information at one time than the 412 does, such as more current file information and remaining recording time, features that were not that important to me. (Pressing the DISP-MENU button on the 412 does allow the display to switch between this information, if desired.) The recording time is so long on these devices, at least 22 hours even at the maximum bit rate and without the expandable memory card, that I never expect to get anywhere close to zero time left.I am avoiding using the supplied software until I feel a need for it, which may never happen. Using the supplied cable, it is easy to copy the recorded files to my computer without using the additional software. Once copied, I rename the files in my computer so that they are more descriptive of what was recorded. The copied MP3 files can then be emailed for others to listen to, such as people who missed a meeting or who are interested in what happened at a meeting. Most computers do not need additional software to play MP3 files. I did, however, run into a problem with file size. When using the presets in the "Meeting Scene" recording mode, the files generated are ridiculously large. Changing the recording bit rate from 192 kbps to the minimum 8 kbps in the "Meeting Scene" solved this problem without any noticeable change in voice quality. 192 kbps is more appropriate for quality music reproduction, while the 8 kbps rate seems fine to me for recording speech. Using the 8 kbps rate, the file size for a one-hour meeting was reduced from 85 MB to 3.6 MB. This is 24 times less, since 192/8 = 24. Almost any email provider can process this small file as an attachment, whereas a file of more than 25 MB may not be allowed to be sent, or may not be able to be received by a recipients email provider. Yahoo mail, for instance, currently has a file attachment size limit of 25 MB total.To me, the most negative thing about the 412 is the disappointingly low playback volume of the built-in speaker. It's barely acceptable if you are listening alone in a quiet room with the speaker very close to you. Using small powered speakers (that I had left over from an old computer) plugged into the earphone jack, the playback volume, which is mono only, was excellent. Noise reduction, using the noise cut switch on the side of the recorder, was also excellent. By the way, as the Operating Instructions state, the noise cut switch has no effect when listening using the built in speaker. However, even without using the noise cut feature, the background noise level was low and very tolerable using either the built-in speaker or powered speakers. My conclusion is that powered speakers are necessary if you want the playback to be heard by a group of people.I find the Track Mark feature to be very useful. Using the Track Mark button on the front of the recorder, you can place track marks while recording or while listening to a recording. This makes it easier to separate different topics in the recording, or to mark, or find, specific places in the recording. If desired, the track marks can then be used to divide one long recorded file into several shorter and smaller files.One other slight negative of the 412 is that the track mark button is flush with the case and does not have much of a feel or click to it when pressed. I normally press it with my thumb, without looking at the display, and, at times, I was not sure it was registering a track mark when I pressed it; but this is really nit picking.Since the AAA alkaline battery life of 60 hours of recording and 18 hours of playback through the internal speaker, is extremely long, an AC adaptor or Rechargeable batteries (neither of which are supplied) are not necessary or desirable.The 412 Operating Instructions Booklet is 130 pages in a 5" x 5", one quarter inch thick booklet. It is comprehensive, clearly written and very understandable. It is well worth spending a few hours getting familiar with, and learning to use, all of the features of this fantastic device.Among the features that I have not used are VOR (Voice Operated Recording) since I don't want to miss even a millisecond of speech at a meeting, and I want an accurate measure of the total time of the meeting. I have also not used any microphone sensitivity setting other than medium, various built-in file addition, overwriting, moving and copying features, the additional memory card (which is not supplied), recording with an external microphone or other devices, "scenes" other than "MEETING" (some other scenes would be voice notes, interviews and lectures), playing back a file at a desired time with an alarm, rerecording to other equipment using the headphone jack, protecting a file from being accidentally erased or edited, and copying files from a computer to the recorder. I have also not used the supplied Disk containing the Sound Organizer Software. This software can be used for managing and editing of files beyond the fundamental features incorporated into the recorder itself, and also for burning files to a CD. PROS - User-friendly switches, button shapes and locations. Big and bright colored LED play and record indicators built into PLAY and RECORD buttons. Front speaker. Long battery life. Sturdy, compact and lightweight construction. Built in stand. Comprehensive and clearly written operating instructions booklet. Easy to transfer recorded files to a computer and then send them as attachments to an email. Lots of additional built in features besides basic recording, playback and erasing. CONS - Playback volume using the built in speaker is very low. The display is not backlit.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great recorder. Has one problem.

    The recorder is a bit complicated to use, but once you figure out the "Hold" button it goes easier. Then there's the usual Sony roster of options that most of us...Read complete review

    The recorder is a bit complicated to use, but once you figure out the "Hold" button it goes easier. Then there's the usual Sony roster of options that most of us will never need to use. I bought it for interviewing clients, and it's perfect for that. The problem I encountered is with uploading from the recorder-with-microSD-card to a non-Windows computer, in my case, a Mac. Sony makes no accommodation whatever for Apple products. The software that arrives with the recorder is Widnows-only, and there is nothing in the user guide to tip off a Mac user how to make this recorder work with an add-on card. A user can upload from the recorder alone simply and easily to a Mac, but adding a card cmplicates things again. Here's how: Plug the card into the recorder and the recorder into the computer, and format both using Disk Utility. It works. But I had to figure it out myself, no thanks to Sony. That's why the three stars.

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    5.0

    ICD-AX412 SONY Digital Voice Recorder

    By Worldtraveler

    from Asbury Park, NJ

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • High Quality Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Conversations
      • Lectures

      Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

      This is a reasonably priced, compact, lightweight digital voice recorder with useful features. The Track mark feature is convenient for marking a points within a file that are of importance allowing for accessing the section quickly for review. The Noise Cut feature enhances playback sound, especially when listening with ear buds.

      There is a Micro SD card slot that also accepts SONY's Micro M2 media. Although explicitly following the instructions to format a SONY 4GB MicroSD card, it took 12 attempts to format the card until the Voice Recorder recognized the card. The card was readable after the first attempt in both a Mac and PC computer but not by the recorder. However persistence paid off with repeated attempts.

      The comprehensive user manual could be organized better. A PC program on CD for working with the MP3 files is included. It would be nice if this program was Mac compatible.

      Overall, the recorder produces clear, playback recordings and the learning curve is minimal for the basic functions

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      5.0

      Great Recorder

      By George

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Audio Geek

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable
      • Very easy to use

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • As An Mp3 Player
      • Concerts
      • Conversations
      • Lectures

      Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

      I have hundreds of hours of recordings and very often I need to try to fing a certain place in the recording. This recorder makes it very easy to speed up the recording up to twice the normal speed to help you quickly find what you are looking for.

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      5.0

      Sony 412

      By David

      from FL

      Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

      I'm a reporter, and I used it to record public meetings.

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      5.0

      Excellent multi-purpose recorder

      By Old Fashioned Sal

      from Timbuktu Pennsylvania

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Conversations
        • Lectures

        Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

        So far I have used this for recording conversations to record family history as well as some concerts. It does take some studying for the non-techy. I'm still learning. But there is a helpful manual. I wish I would have gotten it sooner. No complaints other than there is a learning curve for the non-techno oriented user.

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        4.0

        Nice little recorder

        By EJ

        from North Carolina

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Long Battery Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Conversations
          • Lectures

          Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

          This is the first Digital Voice Recorder that I've owned so I can't compare it to any others. The most used features are easily accessed and used but if you need to set up or change any of the other features and you don't do it very often you'll need to keep your user manual handy as the menu function is not very intuitive. Play back through the built in speaker is not great but adequate for most application. I'm in a church choir and I use mine to quickly record singing and piano parts for learning and evaluation. I keep recordings for only a week or two before deleting. I like my recorder and feel it is a good value.

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          5.0

          A great simple, budget-priced recorder

          By Dorian

          from Falls Church, VA.

          About Me Moderately Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy to use
          • High Quality Sound
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Conversations
            • interviews

            Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

            While this digital recorder has a lot of features for a budget-priced recorder, it is simple to use. I am using it for interviews for research, and it is unobtrusive and doesn't take a lot of time to set up and get going, which is great when working with inexperienced interviewees. I can't imagine any missing features that a casual user would need, and the recorder gives professional sound quality.

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            5.0

            Excellent sound

            By JC, meeting manager

            from Arizona

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • High Quality Sound
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                I needed a recorder that would work in a meeting room that seats about 80 in the "audience" and 11 at the front (dais). I also use it in meetings where groups of 8-15 are holding discussions. The quality of the sound is very good in both situations. Learning to use the device was not difficult (although I don't use it to its fullest extent); one read through of the instructions and I was on my way.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By SAO

                from Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • High Quality Sound
                • Long Battery Life
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                    This recorder is easy to use and produces quality recordings. I use this mainly for recording EVPs while investigating paranormal activity.

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                    4.0

                    Handy Dandy Cheap

                    By Santa Barbarian

                    from Santa Barbara, CA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Cheap
                    • Cheap Quality Sony
                    • It's A Sony
                    • Quality Of Manufacturing

                    Cons

                    • Mp3 Adequate Only 4 Voice

                    Best Uses

                    • Conversations
                    • Lectures

                    Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                    Not high resolution sound, records as an mp3.

                    It will do for voice recordings of oral history and meetings.

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                    3.0

                    compact and amatuer

                    By Fetus

                    from San Jose, Ca

                    About Me Video maker, Wedding videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • High Quality Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                        Sounds great but I wish there were levels to see.

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                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By sam

                        from Austin, tx

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • High Quality Sound
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Conversations
                          • Lectures

                          Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                          I bought this product for a music teacher and for a student both of them love this product.

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                          5.0

                          Great Price, Highly Sensitive...

                          By Kim Ghost Hunter

                          from Galien, MI

                          About Me Ghost hunter, Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • High Quality Sound
                          • Sensitive Clear Recording

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Ghost hunting

                          Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                          Used for Ghost Hunting, the microphones are very sensitive...
                          This recorder was priced less than all other websites!!! It took about 8 days for shipping but the savings was well worth the wait...

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                          5.0

                          Tool for Musicians

                          By SB

                          from Seattle area

                          About Me Technically Challenged

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Goes On Quickly
                          • High Quality Sound
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Picks Up Background Noise

                          Best Uses

                          • Conversations
                          • Informal Music Gatherings

                          Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                          This compact unit is perfect for musicians who want to learn the new tunes that they hear at jam sessions, etc. The sound quality is fine-- really fine through headphones-- and the slow-down and looping features great for learning. I love that it goes on very quickly--no anxious waiting while the tune you want to record is about to end.

                          The accompanying software is user friendly and has the slow down and looping features also. You can also import tunes from CD or your own computer's music library and use those features.

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                          3.0

                          Great recorder. Has one problem.

                          By birckcmi

                          from Philly

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • High Quality Sound
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                              The recorder is a bit complicated to use, but once you figure out the "Hold" button it goes easier. Then there's the usual Sony roster of options that most of us will never need to use. I bought it for interviewing clients, and it's perfect for that. The problem I encountered is with uploading from the recorder-with-microSD-card to a non-Windows computer, in my case, a Mac. Sony makes no accommodation whatever for Apple products. The software that arrives with the recorder is Widnows-only, and there is nothing in the user guide to tip off a Mac user how to make this recorder work with an add-on card. A user can upload from the recorder alone simply and easily to a Mac, but adding a card cmplicates things again. Here's how: Plug the card into the recorder and the recorder into the computer, and format both using Disk Utility. It works. But I had to figure it out myself, no thanks to Sony. That's why the three stars.

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                              5.0

                              BEST MP3 ANYTHING !!!!!

                              By soundman jim

                              from Quiet Spaces, NJ

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • It Does It All
                              • Pricevalue 1000

                              Cons

                              • 0 Cons Zero

                              Best Uses

                              • All Around Mp3 Device

                              Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                              I am a "sound man" for film and tv
                              This thing works great
                              easy to use
                              intuitive record / playback
                              and computer stuff
                              I use it for my mp3 player
                              it has variable speed playback
                              so I can listen to audio books
                              at a faster speed
                              I use the built in speaker almost all the time
                              no need to use earphones
                              Lots of function adjustments through the menu
                              And the price is fantastic...

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                              5.0

                              Great Purchase

                              By CSR

                              from Detroit, MI

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • High Quality Sound
                              • Long Battery Life
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                  Finally a DVR compatible with Windows 8 at an affordable price. Works fabulously! Super easy software and operation of device. Playback quality is far superior to my previous Sony DVR.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great!

                                  By the researcher

                                  from NY, NY

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • High Quality Sound
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Conversations
                                    • Lectures

                                    Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                    The recorder is very easy to use, and the sound quality is awesome. The software is also easy to install and intuitive.

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                                    5.0

                                    Never get disappointed by Sony

                                    By BMPG

                                    from Columbia, MO

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • High Quality Sound
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lectures

                                      Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                      I have used it to record my class lectures. The sound quality is great. The noise cut feature works really great too. The recorder pick up only the sound of speakers and cut the noise of the air conditioner fan. I really love it.

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                                      5.0

                                      exceeds expections

                                      By Sy

                                      from Austin, Tx

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact Design
                                      • High Quality Sound
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Conversations
                                        • Lectures

                                        Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                        I use the voice recorder to record notes during meeting of key points of interest. You can pick up the slightest sound from 50 feet away from the speaker without any problem and with additional memory with an SD card record as much as 8-9 hours.
                                        For the price. you cannot get a better buy!!

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                                        4.0

                                        Great Digital Voice Recorder!

                                        By Tall Guy

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • High Quality Sound
                                        • Long Battery Life
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                        • Lcd Doesn't Light Up

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Conversations
                                        • Lectures

                                        Comments about Sony ICDAX412 Digital Voice Recorder:

                                        I bought this Sony to use for recording portfolio reviews. I was able to try it out last week in a one on one portfolio review. The sound quality is excellent and clear. The Noise Cut feature really works well. I am so glad I purchased this instead of an Olympus. I chose the ICDAX412 over the ICDPX312 because of the built in stand that the ICDAX412 has.

                                        On a side note I wouldn't purchase the recommended Lowepro Geneva 10 since it's too tight of a fit. Get the Lowepro Tahoe 30 instead. I use the enclosed black bag that comes with the Sony before I put it in the bag for an extra layer of protection. Also the Tahoe 30 has a front pocket to fit the USB cord, extra batteries and memory cards.

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                                        • You Pay: $22.95
                                         

                                        Phone Recording

                                        Olympus -  TP-8 Telephone Pick-Up
                                        • You Pay: $13.95
                                         

                                        Earphones

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                                        Sony -  MDR-EX38iP In-Ear Stereo Headphones (Black)
                                        • You Pay: $19.99
                                         

                                        Cables & Adapters

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                                        Pearstone -  USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B Male Cable - 6' (1.8 m)
                                        • You Pay: $3.49
                                         
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