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Sony ICD-SX 57

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and sound. The size and battery are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICD-SX 57 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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"Say it and I'll write it!" -Dragon Naturally speaking compatible


ICDSX57 is one of Sony's Digital Voice recorders that incorporate the compatibility with Dragon Naturally speaking software. This recorder is best for practitioners , Doctors, teachers , students and lawyers. Maybe you're asking why this is considered...

Clear Aduio recording technologies, user friendly Software app DVE3 . 2

Support of Dragon Naturally software . Memory Capacity

May, 2009

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Sony ICD-SX57DR9 - Great Digital Recorder with MANY Extras!!!


In a long string of easy come's, easy go's in my life, this is the device that most recently played this humbling role. Why must I be cursed with these movie star good looks and a conscience beyond reproach?!?! ;) My wonderful mother-in-law, I truly...

Versatile, compact, fairly easy to use for main functions, very good software

Pricey and some functions take a little trial and error to figure out

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Thin and durable, the ICD-SX57 model offers more than 90 hours of recording time in the Long Play (LP) mode. With a slim, light aluminum body, this recorder is easy to take with you. It comes with a USB port for high-speed file transfer to a PC. Five recording modes, including Stereo High Quality (STHQ), Stereo (ST), Stereo LP (STLP), Standard Play (SP) and Long Play (LP), let users achieve the preferred sound quality and recording time. The recorder features a new STHQ mode (with a frequency response of 80Hz to 20KHz) and a highly sensitive triple microphone array to meet the needs of not only business users, but also musicians and podcasters. Digital voice operated recording stops the recording during silent pauses, and then without missing a syllable, reactivates it when speaking resumes conserving recording time and eliminating soundless gaps in the recording. The new backlit dot-matrix LCD shows the record level as well as the MP3 ID3-tag if the user uploads music content to the device. The recording level can be set to either Automatic Gain Control for traditional dictation uses, but can also be set for Manual Adjustment for special applications.

Audio Input


Audio System

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


Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 99 files / 3 folders
Digital Recording Time:1070 min - SP (Standard Play) / 2855 min - LP (Long Play) / 350 min - ST (Stereo) / 5700 min - LP (Long Play) / 11 hours - ST (Stereo) / 91 hours - LP (Long Play) / 34 hours - SP (Standard Play)/11 hours - ST (Stereo) / 34 hours - SP (Standard Play) / 91 hours - LP (Long Play) / 1070 min - SP (Standard Play) / 2855 min - LP (Long Play) / 350 min - ST (Stereo) / 5700 min - LP (Long Play)
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:256MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD



Remote Control

Type: None