A Guide to the Top Digital Voice Recorders

Whether it´s during lectures or for meetings, it´s easy to explain the popularity of voice recorders. In a world where efficiency and functionality are vital, the need for devices which deliver results is key. In this article, we´ll take a look at the top 10 best digital voice recorders. 



1) Olympus VN-541PC



  • Easy operation
  • Noise-canceling
  • Low-power mode
  • Easy-file save
  • One-touch recording

The Olympus VN-541PC will start recording even when the power is off. Noise-canceling eliminates unwanted noise. Quickly connect to save your data through the micro USB cable.




2) Olympus LS-12

Olympus LS-12



  • 2 microphones
  • Tuner and LED metronome
  • Recording & Playback format PCM (WAV) / MP3
  • Pre-recording function
  • 2GB memory

The Olympus LS-12  offers LED and Tuner functions. The Recording and Playback format PCM (WAV) gives a great performance. USB data transfer between devices is easy, giving you the recording experience you need.




3) Olympus WS-852


  • 4GB memory
  • 1040hr recording time
  • Two microphones
  • Intelligent recording
  • Retractable USB

This voice recorder has an auto mode- which adjusts the recording level for an even volume. The Olympus WS-852 also has two built-in stereo microphones. In addition to this, the large memory allows you to store up to 65 hours worth of recordings.




4) Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010

Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010 (1)



  • 8GB digital recorder
  • LCD colour screen
  • MP3 stereo recorder
  • AutoAdjust+ function
  • 2 microphones

Next, we have the Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010. This device comes with 2 microphones that produce clear recordings. This Philips device also records in MP3, providing clear sound. It is able to record with the professional PCM format. The 8GB memory storage allows for up to 88 days of recording.



5) Philips DPM6000 

Philips DPM6000 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder


  • SD memory card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Push-button for single-handed operation
  • Two built-in microphones
  • DSS (Digital Speech Standard), MP3, PCM voice and PCM stereo recording
  • 2.4″ colour TFT display

The Philips DPM6000 allows for instant DSS recording. It is also optimised perfectly for speech recognition. With this format, you can compress files without losing out on quality. You have the ability to store more information to help to organise your library.




6) Philips VoiceTracer DVT2000

Philips DVT2000 Digital Voice Recorder with earphones



  • MP3 recorder
  • Connection to PC
  • Radio FM recorder
  • Voice activation
  • Storage: 4GB

The Philips DVT2000  is perfectly designed to record conversations. The stereo MP3 format produces excellent audio quality. Save files in different formats: WAV, MP3, PCM. With a long battery life of up to 38 hours, you will not have to worry about your device losing power whilst recording.


7) Philips VoiceTracer DVT6010

Philips VoiceTracer DVT6010 Digital Voice Recorder


  • Integrated movement sensor
  • Auto-Adjust function
  • Pre-recording function
  • AutoZoom+ function
  • 88 days of recording

With the Philips DVT6010, you no longer have to think about recording your notes on paper. The device has 2 microphones that produce clear recordings and reduce background noise.



8) Olympus LS-100 


  • 90º microphone system
  • Built-in amplifier
  • Noise-cancellation
  • 4GB memory
  • Records up to 999 tracks

The Olympus LS-100 is a mobile sound studio. The LS-100 is fitted with two microphones. Position your microphone for optimal sound recording. There is an L/R recording level setting for changing to each L&R channel, for balanced audio results.




9) Olympus DR-2200 RecMic USB Microphone


Olympus DR-2200 RecMic USB Microphone Premium Kit

  • Comes with ODMS for Clients
  • Multi-functional slide switch
  • Works Dragon NaturallySpeaking software
  • 5 programmable buttons

The Olympus DR-2200  is part of a new line of audio devices. A multi-functional switch and a steel trackball make navigation incredibly easy. This DR-2200 is engineered to work with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software.





10) Olympus DM-770



  • “Milestone-marker” feature
  • Distinctive buttons
  • HD Audio

The Olympus DM-770  voice recorder produces fantastic audio. The device recognises 7 different languages and is equipped with two microphones. The 6 different scenes allow you to choose the most suitable setting for your surroundings.


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