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Sangean DAR-101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Sangean DAR-101. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The sound and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the storage, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, sound, price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sangean DAR-101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 user reviews of Sangean DAR-101 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the durability and price. The sound and performance are also appreciated, but many are critical about the storage. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sangean DAR-101 Desk Top MP3 Recorder (Black)

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Carl J... (

Great Phone Recording Device


I find this device to be the perfect solution for recording conversations with utility companies. So many times I've called a utility company back (a cable company comes to mind) to get a status update on an issue, only to find that there is no record...

Crystal clear playback of recordings ; Easy install and setup ; Sturdy construction, solid materials ; Professional looking design ; Adequate menu options


Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Dedicated Niece (

I am happy with Sangean\'s DAR-101


I bought this product for my uncle( in Brazil )who likes to record TV\'s announcements of Lotto results and to play back phone calls been that he has trouble hearing, so he can play a couple of times later and understand better what was said.I tested...

Compact Design","High Quality Sound","It Feets My Needs","Reliable

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: DT, (

Great Digital Recorder


Read the manual. Will help with the correct operation of the unit.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Rose One (

Somewhat complicated


I could not get the ''line-in'' jack connection to work. I had to do everything via the microphone which picks up outside sounds. If I can get the ''line-in'' to work I think this thing would be perfect.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: DRJ1000 (

Works Great



Durable","Easy Controls","Good Sound Quality","Long Battery Life

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Transit - Toe (

Record Audio Quality WOW !!!!!!!


I bought this recorder to help a dear friend who is being tormented by his employer and needs to gather as much CLEAR evidence as possible to present to his lawyer. After installing in his home and making several test recordings, we were both very...

Durable","Easy Controls","Good Sound Quality","Lightweight","Long Battery Life","Powerful


Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Skonnert (

Not Simple Enough


I was hoping this was a simple on\/off\/record device. It is far more complicated than that -=- having to pick files for the information, etc. And I still have not figured out how to erase small sections.

Bulky","Complicated Controls

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Hank (

Performs well - good playback volume


If playing a recordimg that you will be doing a lot of skipping around put the chip in your computer. Skipping with this unit will drive you nuts. Excellent playback volume & quality for MP3.

Easy setup if learn menus","Good Sound Quality","Lightweight","Powerful

Tricky fast forward

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: gerry102 (

very good place


very good machine...

Easy Controls","Good Sound Quality","Lightweight","Powerful


Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Tony the tiger (

Solid reliable product


Modern replacement for cassette recorder

Durable","Good Sound Quality","Powerful

May, 2011