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Sony ICD-MX 20

Sony ICD-MX 20
alaAverage 3.7

20 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony ICD-MX 20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Portable Tape & Digital Recorders for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Digital voice recorder for dictating and transcription

 

The Sony ICD-MX20 is a professional-grade digital voice recorder that's especially recommended for those who do lots of dictation and transcription. It is optimized for use with Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech-to-text transcription software...

Best accuracy with speech-to-text software, built-in recording editing, expandable memory

Price, very little built-in memory, records using proprietary file formats

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jean P. (newegg.com)

Great little device!

 

Everything about this recorder is quality, from battery cover to markings to control layout. Oh makes a great MP3 player too with the included stereo earbuds. Those 1 Gb cards are ridiculously cheap now too.

Beautiful, impressive little recorder smaller than it looks in the photos. The center control is a micro joystick that makes menu navigation intuitive. Left gets menu, clearly marked. Up and down pages through menus. Push down selects, then toggle...

Beats me I can't find one. Sony clearly explains power needs are so low no power switch is needed, but you can turn off the LCD display if you want.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Ghimmy47 (newegg.com)

Great little device!

 

Everything about this recorder is quality, from battery cover to markings to control layout. Oh makes a great MP3 player too with the included stereo earbuds. Those 1 Gb cards are ridiculously cheap now too.

Beautiful, impressive little recorder smaller than it looks in the photos. The center control is a micro joystick that makes menu navigation intuitive. Left gets menu, clearly marked. Up and down pages through menus. Push down selects, then toggle...

Beats me I can't find one. Sony clearly explains power needs are so low no power switch is needed, but you can turn off the LCD display if you want

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Dana R. (newegg.com)

OUT OF STOCK

 

Looks like a good product

Sure would be nice if they would get some of these in stock. Heck, wouldn't even be a bad idea to let people know

May, 2007

Consumer review by: David M. (newegg.com)

MX20

 

I've spent $xxx on this thing getting the 2 year plan and a 1gb card. I'll update if I think of anything else.

Records in stereo good. Can take a 1GB duo card. You can get those off an auction site for less than $40.

Came with a pouch! I have used the ms515 and the MS1 and would rather go back to the ms515. It had a leather case with a belt clip. This comes with a felt pouch that doesn't do anything. IF you drop this it will probably break so I don't know why the...

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Keith (newegg.com)

Nice recorder

 

I really like the design of this unit. It is so compact it is un believable. As for not having a power switch it doesn't need one. When it is not recording it is basically off. It only has an LCD display that stays on all the time which is very very...

Records in a format that must be converted if you want to play it on a CD. I wish that the software would convert the files to wma or mp3 instead of just an uncompressed wav. I have other software that can handle that so it is not a big deal

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Nice recorder

 

I really like the design of this unit. It is so compact it is un believable. As for not having a power switch it doesn't need one. When it is not recording it is basically off. It only has an LCD display that stays on all the time which is very very...

Records in a format that must be converted if you want to play it on a CD. I wish that the software would convert the files to wma or mp3 instead of just an uncompressed wav. I have other software that can handle that so it is not a big deal.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Rick M. (newegg.com)

This is the voice recorder you need

 
Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: Mike (newegg.com)

Very poor engineer

 

Usually, I don't write review but after 15 minutes using this MX20 Recorder, it makes me curse beause this device has NO power on/off button. I called SONY and they told me that there is no button to poer on/off on this device, the only thing to turn...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Very poor engineer

 
Sep, 2005
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Product Specifications

The standout feature on the ICD-MX20 is the hybrid storage. It gives you the option of using the built-in 32MB flash memory, or utilizing Memory Stick Duo or Pro Duo media cards, providing virtually unlimited capacity. This is a great feature if you're at a long conference, and don't have time to download your files to a computer. Just put in a new Memory Stick Pro Duo media card, and keep recording. Each card can hold over 300 personalized folders, which makes organizing your audio a simple process. It's compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred Voice to Print Software and USB 2.0.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:32MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Flash Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:MX20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD