"Dissapointing"on by brywool
Pros Easy to use, small
Cons recordings "skip"
Summary I'm not sure what the deal is, but on the surface, this looks like a great little piece of hardware. The recording quality is pretty decent, however, there some things that make this NOT a good piece of gear. As others have mentioned, you can hear the iPod hard drive clicking. Okay, I can get over that.
What I CANNOT DEAL WITH is that my recordings 'skip'. I use it to record music lessons and lectures. When I listen back to the recordings, there are gaps or places where the recording jumps ahead a few seconds. So to record an hour lecture is going to actually give you about 55:00 because of missing audio.It looks like every 20 seconds or so, it skips. Frustrating as anything. I THOUGHT this might be the AutoGain "feature" but the gaps happen even when the input is low volume and also when the Autogain switch is moved to the off position as well as the on position. It has really made this item useless for what I want to use it for.
Pros good sound quality, easy to use, works with my digital piano!
Cons it doesn't easily fit into my ipod for some reason?, can't review/edit the recording in progress
Summary I'm overall very pleased with this product. The sound quality is great. I have not had problems with the battery life, but I'm doing most of the recording at home where I can charge it simultaneously if needed. Just as an aside, the product does not easily slide into the ipod (yes, i have the right video kind of ipod), it takes a bit of force, which worried me at first (anyone else have this issue?). Also, if you mess up, you cannot rewind your recording in progress to make a correction (or at least I've haven't figured it out yet).
I also discovered that I can use the Line In to connect to my yamaha digital piano and directly record from it, which is amazing and is stereo-quality sound!
Bottom line: for me, the sound quality and multiple uses of the product made the slightly higher price of this ipod recording product completely worth it!
Pros Tunetalk is small and has a convenient power supply via a mini USB that you can connect to a PC while recording.
Cons I tried five samples from two different stores and every one rattled - shake the mike just a little and the rattle is recorded in glorious stereo.
Summary A potentially good product ruined by a rattle that appears to be a problem in a number of samples. I'd be interested to know if everyone has this problem or did I come across a couple of bad batches. I asked shop staff to coroborate my experience which they did.
Pros Feature rich - line in, USB Port, external microphone, Auto-Gain switch
Cons No built in speaker to review recording, no problem.
Summary TuneTalk Stereo's recorded sound quality is "Excellent". Recordings are crisp & clear with a natural tonality, in both high & low settings. The feature I love the best is the fact I can power & charge my Ipod while recording using the included USB cable with my Apple AC power adapter plugged into the wall, no need to use my computer. I can use an external microphone or other audio devices using the the Aux. stereo input. This product has enhanced the functionility of my ipod video and it is easy to use. With a built-in speaker, I would have given it 10 stars, but that's okay, a mini external speaker serves the purpose when I don't use the headphones. Thank you Belkin.
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