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Sony ICD-MX 20

Sony ICD-MX 20
alaAverage 3.7

12 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 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 products in the same category for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 73/100.

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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

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Sony 32MB Digital Voice Recorder


My older brother bought this one for his thesis by interviewing some people to support evidences in his case study. I have tried to use this Sony's 32Mb Digital Voice Recorder for a short time and I was really amazed when I have used it. Thought at...

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Dec, 2009

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This is what I have been looking for!


This the type of device I have been looking for in a digital record!

Powerful, Durable, Good Sound

May, 2007

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Sony DVE 2.3.1 Software Failed to Work


Purchased this 10 days ago and will return it tomorrow. Sony Digital Voice Editor Software 2.3.1 would not install correctly; the MX series does not appear in the drop down box for "Select Model". Sony's e-support site ( for...

Device is excellent; easy to use with good sound quality

Sony's proprietary software

May, 2007

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Replaceable memory card alone makes this the best player. It does what it supposed to do really well.Best Recorder in the market, lousy softwarePros:Replaceable memory card, Sound quality, Small,Cons:Expensive, buggy software, Battery life

Feb, 2006

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Buy for now if you can pay a bit more for quality and technology equaling that of other small handheld devices, such as digital cameras and digital music players.A Voice Recorder That Is Technically Up To SpeedPros:Excellent sensitivity, lots of...

Aug, 2005

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


The uncomfortable operation and the lack of high sound quality make it fail as a pro voice recorder.Excellent software, mediocre hardwarePros:Full editing functionality both on the voice recorder and on the PC, small sizeCons:Poorly designed buttons,...

Dec, 2004

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


I highly recommend this if you are planning to use it mainly for capture. The size and sound quality are great.great for recording kidsPros:size, sound quality, software bundle, reliability, power consumption, hold buttonCons:unified button easy to...

Jul, 2003

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


It is a neat little unit, but I became very frustrated with the "play/jog lever" design - needed to find just the right touch to choose a setting.A neat little unit with a frustrating "jog lever" and play buttonPros:small,sexyCons:HATE the "jog lever"

May, 2003

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Sony ICD-MX20 Memory Stick Digital Voice Recorder


Sadly, I cannot recommend this terrific recorder because of what seems to be a stupid design flaw.Almost perfect, but ruined by a design flawPros:Compact Excellent editing controlsCons:Horrible Play-button design

Apr, 2003

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


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


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Flash Memory

Installed Size:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICD