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Tascam DR-05

Tascam DR-05
alaScore 88

210 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 210 reviews of Tascam DR-05. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Tascam DR-05 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 210 reviews)

User Reviews  

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Tascam DR-05 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Recorder BundleTascam DR-05 Furryhead Windscreen Common Teal

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: a1manager (

Excellent quality sound with good mics


easy to use - but with numerous features like a built in limiter... Best to have basic understanding of audio recording if to be used for professional audio capture as I do. Suitable to add voice or instruments to professional CD releases! Also -...

Best Audio Recorder Value","Compact","Easy To Use","Excellent Sound","Low Distortion","Versatile

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Mello (

Works for me


Suits my needs. I did a bunch of research

Compact","Excellent Sound","Versatile

Non Rechargeable

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Leon J. (

Great devise, I am learning to use more


Amazing devise, but needs some hands on training to use effectivly. So glad they have clear instruction manual.

Compact","Excellent Sound","Good Direction Book","Low Distortion","Powerful","Versatile

Not Too Difficult

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Jim (

It is great :) Easy to use.


We record our church choir, organ and congregation hymns both in the church and off of TV. The sound quality is tremendous.

Good Sound Quality

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Reptile Eruption (

better than expected


I just got this thing but it worked great when I used it to record guitar and drums for my band. My buddy has one of these things that costed $400 and this is just as good, if not better, at [$]. Very pleased.

Easy Controls","Good Sound Quality","Lightweight

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: pvreditor (

Tascam DR-05 audio recorder: Power and portability


I make a lot of videos, mostly for my own enjoyment and to share on YouTube, but I also do some video work professionally. When you think about making a video, the first thing that comes to mind is the actual video. Most novices concentrate on the...

Excellent sound quality; perfect size; long running time

No line input; built-in mics are dull for spoken voice; long learning curve

A compact recorder that creates high-quality audio. It takes some time to learn the controls, but the audio quality is excellent.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: revreaves (

Great DVR and easy to use


The price was about the same as all other sites but there was free shipping and since I have done business with Overstock many times over the past ten years, I ordered it here. To my amazement, it showed up the very next day! I ordered it around Noon...

Product Specifications


Digital Speech Standard (DSS): No
PC Connection: Yes
Speech Modification: No
Voice Activation: No

General Features

Category:Dictation Machine
Static / Portable:Portable
Storage Medium:Memory Card

Playback / Recording

MP3 Encoding: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes