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Sony ICD-MX20DR9 - Digital voice recorder - flash 32 MB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Sony ICD-MX20DR9 - Digital voice recorder - flash 32 MB. 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. Views about the price and usability are generally positive. The memory and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the design, and many are negative about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 77/100.

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Consumer review by: mongomad1 (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


It is a Sony and with that the quality is there as is typical with most of their products. It really could solve several needs.Sony ICD-SX57DR9 - Great Digital Recorder with MANY Extras!!!Pros:Versatile, compact, fairly easy to use for main functions,...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: wc201 (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Replaceable memory card alone makes this the best player. It does what it supposed to do really well.Best Recorder in the market, lousy softwarePros:Replaceable memory card, Sound quality, Small,Cons:Expensive, buggy software, Battery life

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: mobius21 (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Buy for now if you can pay a bit more for quality and technology equaling that of other small handheld devices, such as digital cameras and digital music players.A Voice Recorder That Is Technically Up To SpeedPros:Excellent sensitivity, lots of...

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: imreasztar (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


The uncomfortable operation and the lack of high sound quality make it fail as a pro voice recorder.Excellent software, mediocre hardwarePros:Full editing functionality both on the voice recorder and on the PC, small sizeCons:Poorly designed buttons,...

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: balfieri (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


I highly recommend this if you are planning to use it mainly for capture. The size and sound quality are great.great for recording kidsPros:size, sound quality, software bundle, reliability, power consumption, hold buttonCons:unified button easy to...

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: yllstonewolf (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


It is a neat little unit, but I became very frustrated with the "play/jog lever" design - needed to find just the right touch to choose a setting.A neat little unit with a frustrating "jog lever" and play...

May, 2003

Consumer review by: stagelover (

Sony ICD-MX20DR9 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Sadly, I cannot recommend this terrific recorder because of what seems to be a stupid design flaw.Almost perfect, but ruined by a design flawPros:Compact Excellent editing controlsCons:Horrible Play-button design

Apr, 2003

Product Specifications

Record lectures at the touch of a button and convert your recorded files to text with included software using the ICD-MX20DR9 digital voice recorder. Experience a portable recording device with over 300 personalized folders and hybrid storage. The ICD-MX20DR9 digital voice recorder stores audio onto 32MB of built-in flash memory or your choice of Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The expansive STLP recording mode allows you to record up to two hours and 45 minutes on built-in memory alone. Compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred Voice to Print software, the ICD-MX20DR9 lets you play back your recording and watch as your words appear on the screen.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital voice recorder
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder


Run Time (Up To):17hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Digital Recording Time:260 min - SP (Standard Play) / 705 min - LP (Long Play) / 85 min - ST (Stereo)
Supported Digital Audio Standards:LPEC

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD