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Sangean DAR-101

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and value for money. The build quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the performance and portability.

sound, usability, build quality, value for money, battery

portability, performance

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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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

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Great Digital Recorder


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

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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.


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Works Great



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

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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


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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

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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

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very good place


very good machine...

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


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Solid reliable product


Modern replacement for cassette recorder

Durable","Good Sound Quality","Powerful

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Versatile Digital Recorder


Have owned many recorders in the past, this one does just about everything, in fact I\'m ordering my 2nd unit today, and actually need a 3rd. VAR is great for recording radio dispatches, occasional traffic, etc. Also works great for phone calls, talk...

Durable","Lightweight","Loads of useful features","Powerful

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