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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Sony ICD-BM1DR9. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but the sound and reliability get less positive opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

performance, price, usability, portability, design

reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICD-BM1DR9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Sony ICD-BM1DR9 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the performance, but some have doubts about the usability and price.


price, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony ICD-BM1DR9 Memory Stick Media Digital Voice Recorder w/ 32MB Memory Stick Included

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: smoke11 (

Sony ICD-BM1 Digital Voice Recorder


The Sony NEX C-3 is pricey but worth it. It's a great upgrade for people who don't want a DSLR but want professional features.Sony NEX C-3 offers professional features to point-and-shoot crowdPros:The Sony Alpha NEX C-3 offers professional...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Bradman (

Sony ICD-BM1 Digital Voice Recorder


Sweet move into tapeless operation.Awesome flash based recorderPros:Works great with Sony camcordersCons:Expensive

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: marqwyce (

Sony ICD-BM1 Digital Voice Recorder


Only suitable for bright lighting and where separate audio recording is in use. Complex scenery and poor lighting will produce substandard picture quality. Audio system needs help!Great Outdoor Camera, but Poor Low Light and AudioPros:Good zoom lens,...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Capture the ultimate in high-quality audio with the sleek, aluminum ICD-BM1DR9 Memory Stick Media digital voice recorder. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred Voice to Print software and up to 694 minutes recording time, the ICD-BM1DR9 digital voice recorder is perfect for detailed documentation of a business meeting or a long lecture. Using Sony's LPEC codec for extremely high sound quality, you can rest assured that nothing will be missed. Connect directly to your PC and keep things organized with Voice Operated Recording (VOR). This feature saves valuable recording time by stopping during pauses in a lecture, and begins again without missing a syllable.