Released January, 2007
The Pros:HQ mode is very clear, can hear all the details. No unwanted hiss or distortion. Operation is simple and straightforward, can use it without looking once you learn the controls.
The Cons:Can't connect to a PC through a USB port. Stereo recording is only available with an external mic. Built-in mic only really appropriate for voice, doesn't gather instruments well.
The Sony ICD-BX700 is an ultra-portable and affordable Digital Voice Recorder designed for use by business professionals. It includes a built-in microphone for recording dictation onto 1GB of integrated flash memory.
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In fact, the unit supposedly boasts 280 hours of recording time in LP mode. Unfortunately, the ICD-BX700 lacks many wanted features, including PC connectivity, a correction mode, and digital pitch control. For greater versatility, the ICD-BM1B is recommended. However, the Sony ICD-BX700 is an optimal choice for professionals seeking a quick and inexpensive solution for keeping track of thoughts, notes, and ideas.
- Ultra Portable Voice Recorder
- 280 Hours (LP) – 1GB Flash
- Large Front Speaker
- Large Front Buttons
- Built-in Monaural Microphone
- External Stereo Microphone Port
- Multiple Recording Modes (SHQ/HQ/SP/LP)
- Operating System Compatibility: Windows 2000 Pro, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista
- Supplied Software: Digital Voice Editor (CD-ROM)
- Audio Frequency Range: 260-20,000Hz
- Built-in Recording System: Digital, Monaural Recording
- Power Battery Life (Approx): Record – 26, Play – 30
- Battery Type: "AAA" x 2
- Output Power: 250mW
- Recording Media: Built-in Flash Memory 1GB
- Recording and Playback Times: LP – 280 Hrs
- Dimensions (Approx): 1.36" x 4.31" x 0.7"
- Weight (Approx.): 68g with batteries
- Inputs and Outputs: Headphone Out, Microphone In
User Reviews (2)
HQ mode is very clear, can hear all the details
no unwanted hiss or distortion
operation is simple and straightforward, can use it without looking once you learn the controls
built very light, doesn't weigh down your pocket
external microphone connection
can't connect to a PC through a USB port
stereo recording is only available with an external mic
built-in mic only really appropriate for voice, doesn't gather instruments well
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