Are you looking for the Best Voice Recorder 2021? In our buying guide below, we’ll share our top 5 picks when it comes to voice recorders.
Starting at number 1 we have the Sony ICDUX560BLK Digital Voice Recorder 1″ Black.
You can record in MP3 or LPCM and capture anything you want with this light and slim Digital Voice recorder, with optimised settings for meetings and lectures including focus and wide microphone modes. It has an FM radio so you can listen to or record radio broadcasts. With a new user friendly interface you can easily search for your recordings and music files and monitor your recording levels.
This Sony Digital Voice Recorder has a built in microphone and voice operated recording, with 3 recording options. It has a quick charge via a built in USB, only 3 minutes for up to 1 hour of recording. This voice recorder comes with 4 GB of internal storage and expandable memory with a micro SD memory slot. It also comes with headphone slot, mic input and LCD backlight.
At number 2 we have The Zoom H2n Handy Recorder.
Zoom’s H2n Handy recorder is the only recorder to come with 5 different mics and 4 different recording modes. It can handle just about anything from lectures and meetings to live concerts and rehearsals. This device has over 20 hours of record time with just 2 AA batteries. It has many functions, including, lo-cut filter, compressor/limiter pre-rec and auto-rec and records files in both WAV and MP3. This recorder comes with an analog-type mic gain knob and saves right to SD and SDHC cards.
This product comes with all accessories including SD card, foam wind cover, table top stand, batteries and AV cables. The H2n provides a nice balance between the cost and the features and audio quality. It is simple to use and the results are excellent. Reviewers have nothing but good things to say about this product!
And at number 3 we have the Olympus Voice Recorder WS-853 with 8GB, Voice Balancer, True Stereo Mic
This Olympus voice recorder has 2 modes: Simple Mode for beginners with limited functionality to only the most used functions and only displays the only necessary information is large font; And Normal Mode for advanced users with full functionality. The True Stereo Mic system allows the highest quality recordings with adjustable playback speeds. An intelligent auto mode automatically adjusts the mic sensitivity according to the volume of the speaker.
This device comes with 2 rechargeable AAA batteries that charge with direct USB and a soft carrying case. It records in MP3 format and has 8 GB of internal storage, that is expandable via a slot for a micro SD card.
Some users found the display screen to be to small and struggled because there is no backlight. Overall this is a good recorder for the cost.
At number 4 we have the Sony ICD-PX370 Mono Digital Voice Recorder with Built-In USB.
With this Sony voice recorder you can easily record in many settings, including meetings and lectures, with up to 57 hours of battery life. It uses 2 AAA batteries, that are included, but the USB does not charge rechargeable batteries. It has a built in USB to easily transfer files to and from the device. This device records in MP3 and has many features, including an auto record function that will optimize recording and reduce background noise that will result in a purer sound. This recorder has 4 GB of memory that will hold over 59 hours of recording and if that’s not enough it also has expandable memory with a micro SD slot. This digital recorder is very affordable however you will need to replace the batteries often.
And finally at number 5 we have the EVISTR L157 Digital Voice Recorder.
This EVISTR recorder is small and extremely light weight. It is easy to use and is voice activated, only recording when someone is speaking. It has 16 GB of storage with no option to expand. This device records in MP3, WAV and WMA. This recorder comes with a micro USB cable for charging and easily transferring files. This device is a perfect assistant that is good for making lists on the go or for taking notes.
The manufacturer warns not to turn the device off while recording or formatting as you will lose files. Some users have found that this device only saves part of the file even following instructions for saving, or that the recording will be hard to understand. Over all this is a very affordable option and is decent recorder that should get the job done.