Digital Phone Recorder Better Than Cassette?

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If you’re trying to choose between a digital phone recorder and an analog, or cassette model, you may wonder what makes the digital device so much better.

First, while cassettes are still in use, and may continue in business use for a while, they are not as popular as they used to be, and finding cassettes is not as easy as it once was. If you plan to keep this device for ten years, you probably want to consider whether it will still be usable, and whether cassettes will be affordable and easy to find, ten years from now.

Second, if you archive your conversations, storing them on cassette takes a lot of room and some creativity in organizing. Digital recorders store conversations on memory cards. You can easily upload conversations to your computer, archive and organize them, and even burn them on CDs or DVDs for long-term storage.

Third, cassettes can store no more than two hours of phone conversation (one hour per side), but most digital recorders can store dozens, even hundreds of hours of conversations.

Fourth, most digital recording devices have higher sound quality than cassette. Even the best cassette recorder will have a slight hiss from the turning of the cassettes. When you record with a digital phone device, you’ll get much cleaner, crisper sound.

Fifth, cassettes don’t duplicate well, and digital files can be copied endlessly with no loss of quality. This may not be important to you, but if you ever need to copy your conversations, the digital quality is much higher.

Sixth, and most importantly a digital phone recorder is much cooler and more fun to use. It’s smaller, lighter, and more easily carried around, and, it’s really cool. While that may not be the most important factor for everyone, tech-savvy users will want the best device, and in terms of coolness, that’s definitely the digital one.

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