Making wedding invitations online with these restrictions in place, we ended up with makong of recorders to choose from. Inline thin the herd even further, we nixed any hardware with an average Amazon rating of less than four stars. The hardware we chose for testing included (top row, left to right) Yamaha Pocketrak PR7 Pocket Recorder, Making wedding invitations online
VN-722PC, Olympus WS-822 GMT, TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder, (bottom row, left to right) Sony ICD-TX50, Sony Windows program cleanup utility,
Sony ICD-UX533, Philips DVT6000 Voice Tracer Digital Recorder. How we tested Before any testing could begin, I had to contend with the fact that not all audio recorders are created equal. Some of the hardware we considered came equipped with a single mono microphone that demands the user aim it directly at the audio source, while others come rocking multiple omnidirectional microphones capable of capturing sound from anywhere. To do this, I elected to employ a listening panel that included audio-ninja Lauren, former iLounge accessories editor and current Wirecutter writer Nick Guy.