A Guide on the Top Digital Voice Recorders

Whether it be during  lectures, music recording or for office meetings it´s easy to explain the ever-growing popularity of voice recorders. Although the introduction of recording applications on smartphone devices is an attempt to replicate the features of the voice recorder, quality is indeed lost in the process. In a world where efficiency and functionality is paramount, the need for devices which deliver lasting results is key.  In this article we´ll take a look at the top 10 best digital voice recorders.

1) Olympus VN-541PC

 Ideal for business owners or students

KEY FEATURES

  • Blind operation
  • Noise cancelling filter feature
  • Low power consumption
  • Easy file save
  • One touch recording

Starting of our list of top 10 digital voice recorders we have the Olympus VN-541PC Digital Recorder. This recorder will instantly start recording even when the power is switched off and adapts to your environment. With the noise cancelling function, unwanted noise is eliminated and you can quickly connect to save your data through the micro USB cable.

 

2)  Olympus LS-12

Olympus LS-12

Ideal for musicians, with high-sensitivity microphones

 KEY FEATURES

  • 2 high sensitivity, noise cancelling microphones
  • Tuner and LED metronome functions
  • Recording & Playback format PCM (WAV) / MP3
  • Pre-recording function
  • 2GB memory and SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • USB connection for data transfer
  • Built-in 28mm speaker

The Olympus LS-12 is a recorder which offers the LED and Tuner functions, which keeps you in time and making sure files are in key. Together with the Recording and Playback format PCM (WAV) optimum performance is guaranteed. With a USB connection data transfer between devices is easily facilitated, giving you the recording experience you need.

 

3)  Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder

Intelligent auto mode for superb sound quality

 KEY FEATURES
  • 4GB internal memory and up to 32GB external
  • 1040hr recording time
  • Two built-in directional stereo microphones
  • Intelligent auto recording
  • Retractable USB stick

This main feature which differentiates this voice recorder from the rest would be it´s intelligent auto mode which adjusts the recording level automatically for a more even volume and accurate recording. Furthermore the Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder has two built-in directional stereo microphones making sure all voices are heard.  In addition to this, the large memory allows you to store up to 65 hours worth of voice recording.

 

4) Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010

Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010 (1)

Large memory capacity with AutoAdjust+ function

KEY FEATURES

  • 8GB digital recorder
  • LCD colour screen
  • MP3 stereo recorder
  • AutoAdjust+ function: automatically regulates parameters
  • 2 microphones
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Up to 32GB memory with SD card
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux

Fourth on the list we have the Philips VoiceTracer DVT4010. This device comes with 2 stereo microphones that produce clear recordings and maximise background noise reduction. This Philips device also records in in MP3, providing clear quality sound. It is able to record with the professional PCM format, without compressing. The 8GB memory storage allows for up to 88 days of continuous recording.

 

5) Philips DPM6000 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder

Philips DPM6000 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder

User-friendly, push-button memo recorder

KEY FEATURES

  • SD memory card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Push-button for single-handed operation for recording and playback
  • Two built-in omnidirectional microphones
  • DSS (Digital Speech Standard), MP3, PCM voice and PCM stereo recording
  • 2.4″ colour TFT display
  • Stainless steel casing
  • Micro USB 2.0 jack

The Philips DPM6000 Pocket Memo Digital Voice Recorder allows for instant DSS recording and is optimised perfectly for speech recognition. With this format you can highly compress audio files without losing out on audio quality. You have the ability to store more information in the file header to help to organise your library for transcription purposes. Equipped with the SpeechExec workflow software you can manage all your documents and monior your work status.

 

6)  Philips VoiceTracer DVT2000

Philips DVT2000 Digital Voice Recorder with earphones

Digital stereo recorder optimized for conversations

 KEY FEATURES

  • Optimized for conversations
  • MP3 stereo recorder with clear playback
  • Connection to PC ready to use
  • Radio FM recorder to record your favourite radio programs
  • Voice activation recorder
  • 3.5mm jack
  • High speed 2.0 USB
  • Storage: 4GB

The Philips DVT2000 Digital Voice Recorder is perfectly designed to record conversations or interviews. Thestereo MP3 recording format produces excellent audio quality that you can share easily with other people. Save files in different formats: WAV, MP3, PCM. Equipped with a PC connection so you only have to connect a USB cable to play recordings on your computer or laptop. With a long battery life of up to 38 hours, you will not have to worry about your device loosing power whilst recording .

7) Philips VoiceTracer DVT6010

Philips VoiceTracer DVT6010 Digital Voice Recorder

8GB Digital recorder with pre-recording functions

KEY FEATURES

  • 8GB digital recorder
  • Integrated movement sensor
  • Auto-Adjust function: automatically regulates parameters
  • Pre-recording function
  • AutoZoom+ function
  • Up to 88 days of continuous recording due to the 8GB internal memoryUp to 32GB memory with SD card

With the Philips DVT6010 Digital Voice Recorder, you no longer have to think about recording your notes on paper. The device has 2 stereo microphones that produce clear recordings and reduce background noise.  A voice activation function, allows you to enjoy hands-free recording. When you activate this function, the recording starts automatically when a person begins speaking. When a person stops speaking, the recording stops.  It can also record with the professional PCM format, without compressing.

8) Olympus DR-2300 RecMic USB Microphone Premium Kit

Olympus DR-2300 RecMic USB Microphone Premium KitSupports barcode scanner

KEY FEATURES

  • Comes with ODMS for Clients – Dictation Module software
  • Multi-functional slide switch and trackball navigation
  • Directional microphone and supports barcode scanner
  • Compatiable with Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software
  • 5 programmable buttons and programmable LEDs
  • Optimised System Development Kit

In 8th place we have the Olympus DR-2300 USB microphone Premium Kit It is is part of the RecMic range and this particular model can also be used with an optional barcode scanner (SC1). This range is designed for professionals, especially in medical and legal industries among others. It offers seamless integration with third party software (see datasheet for compatibility). The ergonomic design and intuitive layout create maximum comfort for the user. If you are a left hand user do not worry as the symmetrical design ensures it is ideal for left and right-handed users.

 

9) Olympus DR-2200 RecMic USB Microphone Premium Kit

Olympus DR-2200 RecMic USB Microphone Premium Kit

Engineered for use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Software

KEY FEATURES

  • Comes with ODMS for Clients – Dictation Module software
  • Multi-functional slide switch and trackball navigation
  • Directional microphone
  • Perfect for use with Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software
  • 5 programmable buttons and programmable LEDs
  • Optimised System Development Kit

The Olympus DR-2200 Directrec USB microphone is part of a new line of direct audio recording devices (RecMic) that are easy and comfortable to use thanks to their ergonomic design and intuitive layout. A multi-functional switch for one-thumb operation and a steel trackball make navigation incredibly easy and the symmetrical design ensures it is ideal for left and right-handed users. This DR-2200 is specially engineered to work with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software to deliver highly accurate results. The included ODMS for Clients – dictation module software is used to coordinate this.

 

10) Olympus DM-770

Light weight with advanced features 

KEY FEATURES

  • Light-weight
  • “Milestone-marker” feature
  • Distinctive button contours
  • HD Audio
  • Audio notebook plug-in

The Olympus DM-770  voice recorder produces fantastic stereo recordings and audio quality. With the distinctive button contours you can operate the device by a simple touch as well as recognising 7 different languages. In order to create an audio balanced and life like recording, the device is equipped with  two stereo microphones that are supported by one omnidirectional microphone. The 6 different pre-set scenes allow you to choose the most suitable setting for your surroundings.

 

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