Best Recorders for a Meeting - Senstone

Best Recorders for a Meeting

12 Feb, 2020

In a boardroom, a meeting recorder can save you a lot of time and money. In your car, that same recorder can capture an idea as soon as it strikes you. Planning and shifting schedule, dictating memos on the fly – a good recorder is good for everything.

In this article, we have compiled a top 10 list of devices you could use as a digital meeting recorder.

Some of these recorders are equipped with voice recognition software, and some are quite basic. Either way, they all excel at their job.

Best Voice Recorders for a Meeting

1. Senstone

We feel portability and immediate access are truly what makes a digital meeting recorder shine. With this in mind, a wearable voice recorder Senstone is everything a busy person could wish for. Although not a top-range multitrack recorder, it has a serious advantage over conventional devices.

  • wearable voice recorder

  • hands- and screen-free

  • speech-to-text technology for instantaneous transcription

  • supports multiple languages

  • cloud storage

  • 16 bit audio quality

  • 1 button

2. Olympus WS-852 Digital Voice Recorder

Another low-cost digital recorder with rich functionality.

  • 4 GB of memory

  • records in MP3 format

  • adjustable interface with 2 modes: a simple mode with less information on display and a normal mode with advanced features accessible

  • a built-in USB port

  • smart volume sensitivity

3.  EVISTR 16 GB Digital Voice Recorder

Functional and light, this recorder is also quite durable.

  • can record up to 20 hours of audio

  • four buttons

  • 16 GB of memory storage


A simple recorder to match the Olympus model above.

  • MP3 format

  • can record up to 1072 hours

  • noise removal

5. Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

It looks futuristic and stylish, almost like a science fiction movie prop.

  • 2GB storage space

  • can record audio not only in MP3 but also in WAV formato

  • records to the SD card without a proxy

  • 1 battery

6. TASCAM DR-05 Portable 

A nice little recorder which aims for futuristic too but not as boldly as the number 5. One of the most popular Tascam models.

  • 4GB microSD card

  • 150 hours of recording

  • MP3, WAV

  • lossless wave audio

7. Sony ICD-UX533BLK Digital Voice Recorder

And now we enter the territory of more expensive recorders.

This one has rather prominent buttons which make it look a touch retro and offer significant manoeuvrability in navigating the menus.

  • 4GB memory capacity

  • 1073 hours of audio

  • automatically changes sensitivity levels based on the environment

  • stereo recording

  • multiple audio formats

  • however, no transcription

8. Olympus VN-8100PC

Great for its price. The additional jack is a big bonus.

  • earphone jack

  • 2GB of storage (upgradeable)

  • up to 840 hours

  • supports MP3 and WMA formats

9. Zoom H2n Handy Digital Recorder 

This one, although expensive, is a real powerhouse.

  • five microphones

  • both 2 and 4-channel stereo

  • 2GB default storage, can be upgraded

  • low battery life compared to other recorders on the list

  • options for data recovery

  • excellent quality of the audio

10. Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder

Cutting edge technology in voice capture, this device lives up to the name of a Pro recorder. A great specimen of the top-range digital recorders with plenty of features.

  • multitrack recording

  • the maximum SPL is 140 dB

  • no built-in SD card, but there is a slot for it

  • excellent quality overall

The list has been made with the implication that what you are looking for is a recording device for meetings and business in general. This means it focuses on voice recording rather than music or ambient sounds. If you need something else, remember to pay attention to the parameters such as memory capacity, battery life, OS compatibility, and audio quality.

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