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SONY Analog diktafon M-470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money. The build quality and performance get critical comments.

sound, portability, battery, usability, size

performance, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the SONY Analog diktafon M-470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 58 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for SONY Analog diktafon M-470


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of SONY Analog diktafon M-470 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on

value for money, usability, sound, portability, size


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony M-470 Microcassette Voice Recorder

Consumer review by:

Not good. wears out fast.


No comments.

Compact Design,Long Battery Life

Poor Quality Sound

Consumer review by:

Great Product


Works well

High Quality Sound,Reliable


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I would buy this product again and again


For what i need its good

Consumer review by:

Good Product


I use the product to record my sermons.

Compact Design,Reliable

Picks Up Background Noise

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Was not happy with it could not hear clr


Record conf call

Long Battery Life

Poor Quality Sound

Consumer review by:

Great little recorder


Use recorder to record speakers at webinars and seminar. Play back is very clear, good tone Nice size to carry in my hand while listening, as I do my morning walk. So far no complaints - very satisfied

Compact Design,High Quality Sound

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Doesn't measure up to my requriements


Use the device to record meetings for later use in producing the minutes of the meeting. A longer record time, a clear indicator that the device is recording, and an audible warning that the tape is about to run out would be very helpful.


Poor Quality Sound,Unreliable

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I would not buy this product


wanted to use it as a note taker but that was useless could not make out a word that was said. Too much static

All the above","Not worth the money","Picks Up Background Noise","Poor Quality Sound","Static","Unreliable

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Poor mic quality


I bought it for my wife to record notes in a meeting. The mic only picks up if the sound is right under her nose, not the other end of the table. She is using my digital recorder instead.

Compact Design,High Quality Sound,Reliable

Product Specifications

The M470 is perfect for those who need a slim, lightweight micro cassette recorder for seminars, lectures or interviews. It features Sony's Clear Voice Recording System, which improves and enhances voice quality during recording and playback, while the advanced circuitry helps ensure you're getting the correct recording levels. The recorder is simple to use, with one-touch recording, a built-in microphone, and cue and review.

Audio Input


Audio System

Functions (KB):Microcassette dictaphone/transcriber
Sound Effects:Clear Voice
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Microcassette dictaphone

Cassette System

Control Type:Mechanical
Type:Microcassette dictaphone

CD System

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony M

MD System

Type: None

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty