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Sony M 2000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Sony M 2000. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and usability. The price and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the headphones and reliability.

portability, design, price, usability, performance

sound, reliability, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony M 2000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (

I would buy this product again


My old machine was a Sanyo, which worked fine, that is until it broke for the 2nd time. I bought this one, (1) for price; (2) in stock. it works fine, volume isn't the best though. I have the dial all the way to max and at times it's lower than it...

Good Value

Lacks Certain Features

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (

Great product. Would buy it again.


Would buy it again. Great product.

Great product

Aug, 2011

Consumer review (

I got what I paid for


I'm a medical transcriptionist who types approximately 4 hours daily. This machine clicked very loudly with every foot pedal press or release. Also, with no erase feature I could not erase my tapes, very inconvenient! But, this was the cheapest...

Compact size

Lacks Certain Features,No erase feature,Too noisy

May, 2011

Consumer review (



The volume control is inadequate. When turned to the loudest level, it is almost impossible to hear the recording. The quality of the recording is muffled and garbled, requiring multiple times of backing up to re-listen.

Poor Value","Unreliable

Mar, 2011

Consumer review (

Very disappointed!!!!


This machine worked like a champ for the first month and a half, now I can barely hear the tapes my boss dictates, and he isn't a quiet person. Would never recommend.


Poor Value,Unreliable

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Best transcriber I have had in 30+ years


Need a clear sounding, precisely audible unit that can be adjusted to various people's diction. This unit allows that freedom. Nice headset and foot pedal; better than other models used in the past. Just wish it were not the only unit Staples...

Convenient to Use,Reliability,Sony\'s fine name,Variety of Features & Settings

Higher price

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

okay other than "unable to erase tapes"



Dec, 2010

Consumer review (



This product has NO erase feature. I find myself listening to what was left on the tape after the new recording, trying to determine whether I already typed what was on it. Hate this. Makes the machine inefficient!

High Quality Sound

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

sound poor from earphones


use it for transcription but earphones are terrible, both sound and comfort. Am using another brand earphones and quality much better

Compact Design

Poor Quality Sound

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Trascriber is very good - earphones bad


I use this for business. If the earphones are bad then increase the price and include good earphones. I would recommend with earphone upgrade.

High Quality Sound,Reliable,System is 5 star BUT

Earphones REALLY BAD

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Here's the Sony "give and take" machine. The sleekly handsome M-2000 "takes" dictation, records meetings, interviews, even phone conversations, using convenient microcassettes in two speeds. Then it "gives" what's been recorded, playing it back for transcribing or just listening. The M-2000 has an automatic backspace that replays the last few seconds for transcribing confirmation, and variable playback speed for greater transcribing accuracy. Compact design needs little desk space. Foot control and listening device are included.

Audio Input


Audio System

Functions (KB):Microcassette dictaphone/transcriber
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Microcassette transcriber

Cassette System

Control Type:Full-logic
Type:Microcassette transcriber

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:Foot switch

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty