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  • Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    Best Voice Recorder for Lectures

    When I was in college, I recorded a lot of the lectures and found the recordings to be incredibly, incredibly useful. Why? They were a useful learning tool; I used recorded lectures to strategically revisit sections I wanted to reinforce, and when preparing for assessments. I was always amazed, when I listened back to the lectures, how much stuff I didn’t write down!

  • Best microSD Card for Zoom H1n

    Best microSD Card for Zoom H1n

    What are the best SD cards for the Zoom H1n? 1. Sandisk Ultra 32GB If you are looking to buy an SD card to exclusively use on your Zoom H1n, then you should consider this card. It’s a basic microSDHC card with 32GB capacity. Has up to 48MB/s Read Speed, though I rarely achieve speeds […]

  • Best Voice Recorder for Interviews

    Best Voice Recorder for Interviews

    There’s a myriad of ways to record your research interviews. You could use your phone, laptop, or even a camcorder. However, I strongly recommend using a digital voice recorder. Handheld digital voice recorders are compact, affordable and enable you to easily manage the audio recordings, which makes the process of getting your dissertation interview transcripts easy and cost effective. Summary: Best Recorder for Interviews Sony ICD-ux570: lightweight and low profile; powers up instantly; amazing sound

  • Zoom H1n vs Tascam DR-05x

    Zoom H1n vs Tascam DR-05x

    In the last 18 months Zoom and Tascam have released new versions of their popular Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05 digital recorders. The Zoom H1n was released in early 2018, and the Tascam DR-05x became available in early 2019. In this post we are going to compare the Zoom H1n to the Tascam DR-05x. Now, […]

  • Sony ICD-PX470 vs Sony ICD-UX570 Comparison

    Sony ICD-PX470 vs Sony ICD-UX570 Comparison

    Which voice recorder, between the Sony ICD-PX470 and the Sony ICD-UX570 is right one for you? Let’s talk about it. Today, we’re going to compare the Sony PX470 and the Sony UX570 voice recorders and look at the 3 main reasons you should choose one over the other. The Sony ICD-PX470 and the Sony ICD-UX570 […]

  • Sony ICD-UX570 Accessories

    Sony ICD-UX570 Accessories

    We recommend the Sony ICD-UX570 voice recorder for recording research interviews, lectures and focus group discussions. One of the frequent asked questions I get are what are the accessories that I recommend. So, here’s a post with all the accessories that I recommend. I try to keep the Amazon links updated, but if you find […]

  • Best Audio Recorder for Focus Groups

    Best Audio Recorder for Focus Groups

    Recording focus group discussion is not easy. Focus groups are notoriously hard to control and manage. But crucially, you’ll have to record sound from different sources and directions. That’s not easy. Luckily for you, there’s recording equipment that make recording focus group discussion easier. And that’s my intention, to share with you the best focus group recording devices. In a previous post, I shared a general outline of how to record a focus group discussion

  • Sony ICD-UX560 vs Sony ICD-UX570

    Sony ICD-UX560 vs Sony ICD-UX570

    If you are looking to make a buying decision between the ux560 and the ux570, here’s my advice. Head over to Amazon (I’ve found Amazon offers the lowest prices) and compare the price of the ux560 and ux570. Whichever is cheaper, buy it. There’s very little that differentiates the ux560 from the ux570.

  • Sony ICD-UX570 Review

    Sony ICD-UX570 Review

    The ux570 is a wonderful voice recorder. It’s compact, easily portable and can easily fit in your pocket or bag. Records good audio using the 44.1kHz/16bit audio format and the right setting and allows you to monitor your recording. The LCF and NCF filters are powerful and help reduce noise when recording in a noisy location. And the ux570 provides plugin power through it’s 3.5mm TRS mic input. The USB connector is poorly designed and can lead to a lot of mishaps, I recommend you buy a male to female USB-A cable and use it connect the ux570 to your computer. Without any reservations, I recommend the Sony ICD-ux570 for recording interviews, lectures, focus group discussions and meetings.

  • Sony ICD-PX240 Review

    Sony ICD-PX240 Review

    So, I was looking for a recorder for dictation purposes; this year I do plan to dictate a lot of posts. I bought a few voice recorders that are built for dictation. And I have to say, so far, the Sony ICD-px240 has been my favorite dictation recorder. Now, this recorder is not built to record interviews, meetings, focus group discussions etc. I’d not recommend it for those instances, and I’ll get to the reasons why in this post, but I’d definitely recommend this recorder if you’re looking to record your dictations.