A few months back I purchased a Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-SX750 with Dragon Dictation and never looked back. The compact wonder records in stereo mp3 format up to 320kbps and holds 32-750 hours of amazing quality sound.
If you haven’t looked at compact voice recorders in a few years you need to take another look. What’s great is that you have a professional recorder that can be used for podcasts, interviews, sound effects and recording music (see more on that below as it’s amazing).
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An important feature is that you can record live music in stereo or with the line in microphone you can output from another music source (pandora, sirius, rhapsody) and record at 192KBS original quality. Although the unit can record at higher levels, Pandora stops at 192kbps so save the room. The result is a perfect match.
The unit syncs wit the PC easily and is the preferred computer to work with. When I was running Vista it was perfect but when I moved to Mac I had to run in VMware virtualization of Vista. If you are Mac only, it will record in a nice mp3 file format so easily played and perfect for podcasts, interviews, etc.
Sony audio tools is a nice feature to use with the PC and allows you to edit the files, slow down, speed up. etc. The battery is rechargeable and last forever and includes a windscreen, portable stand with tripod hole and docking station for transfers and charging. The Sony Digital Recorder is a solid gadget to own and at $149 add it to your arsenal of gadgets! Check it out at Amazon Sony Digital Voice Recorder