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Sony M-450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Sony M-450. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The reliability and performance also get good comments, but some have doubts about the size.

price, performance, reliability, portability, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony M-450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony M-450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the usability and reliability are generally positive. Reviews are divided on the performance.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony M-450 Voice Recorder BlackSony M-450 Voice Recorder Black

May, 2018

Consumer review (

Very good inexpensive recorder


I had purchased the Sony M-450 when it first came out in 2004. I was disappointed when I first received it because the catalog from which I ordered specifically said this model had Voice Activated Recording, which it does not.

Features for the price, battery life, reliability, two tape speeds, sound and build

No auxillary input, fixed recording level, a little background hiss, marginal speaker

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Great little recorder for the money!


I was elected Secretary of the PTA, and with my note-taking skills, I decided that a recorder was a must!

Good sound quality, low price

Background noise, size

Jun, 2004

Consumer review (

Frustrating Product


Every time you put your computer in sleep mode, or shut it off and then restart, the mouse has to be switched off and then switched back on. This is extremely frustrating and time consuming. However, once the mouse is connected, it works without any...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (

Terrible product


Whilst this mouse looks very sleek and modern it is the worst wireless mouse I have ever used. It does not wake the computer, it constantly requires the USB transmitter to be removed and re-inserted for the mouse to connect before it works. I am so...

Totally non-user friendly......

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Keep track of your meetings, lectures and conferences without getting writer's cramp with Sony's M-450 microcassette recorder. It comes complete with 1 microcassette tape and 2 AA batteries so you can start using it the day you take it home. 2-speed recording lets you double your recording time for longer meetings. And the M-450 uses microcassettes so it's small enough to hide away anywhere.

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

Digital Storage Media

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