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MP3 Player with Voice Recorder

Updated on September 20, 2011

More Than Entertainment: An MP3 Player with Voice Recorder?

An MP3 player with voice recorder can certainly be handy as they do double duty. They provide the entertainment you want as well as the work you need. But they're also great for recording lectures, voice memos, speeches, and more. Many of them provide a line-in jack to allow you to record from other devices as well.

In addition, some of them may also provide a radio, from which you can record.

On this page you will find a variety of MP3 players with a voice recorder. Some will be touch screen MP3 players with video capabilities, others will be more traditional models that focus on audio alone. You will also find some devices that are built primarily as a portable radio or voice recorder which also allow you to listen to MP3 files. Clearly these devices will generally offer fewer entertainment features. Most of them won't provide a photo viewer or video player. They also won't be compatible with as many types of audio files. However, if your primary concern is either radio or voice recording, with the enjoyment of MP3 files only a secondary concern, these might be desirable.


The Sandisk Sansa comes in a 2GB, 4GB, 6GB and 8GB model. This MP3 player with voice recorder has a built in microphone and allows users to enjoy audio, video, and still images. It features a 1.8" color TFT LCD display and is compatible with MPEG-4, WMV, and DivX video formats as well as MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 music files. It will even allow you to convert other files for play.

This music player/voice recorder also features a bulit in FM tuner which provides presets and allows users to record live radio. The backlit controls make it easy to operate even at night or in a darkened room. It has a strong alloy metal casing making it durable. It measures a mere 1.7" x 3.5" x .0.5". The 2 GB model will store up to 500 songs, the 4 GB model 1000 songs, and the 8 GB model 2000 songs. Memory can be boosted using the microSD card slot. It comes with a travel pouch, lanyard, stereo headphones, and user replaceable, rechargeable Li-ion battery, and USB cable.

The updated SanDisk Sansa Fuze is another MP3 player with voice recorder. It provides 24 hours of use per charge. The 8GB model will store 2000 songs or 5 hours of video and provides a microSD/SDHC slot for expansion. It has a slightly larger screen, which measures 1.9". It also features a digital FM radio with 40 presets, voice recorder with built-in microphone, and a USB 2.0 connection. It is compatible with MP3, secure, and unsecure WMA, WAV, Audible, and Overdrive file formats. It comes with earphones and the USB 2.0 cable.

The SanDisk Sansa Clip and Clip+ are other options for an MP3 player with voice recorder. They of course feature the integrated microphone but also have a built in FM radio with 20 presets. They have USB 2.0 connectivity and are compatible with MP3, WMA, and secure WMA files. They have a backlit screen and can boast 15 hours of use on a single charge. They come with earphones and a USB 2.0 cable. They are available as 2, 4, or 8GB models.

Samsung P3

The Samsung P3 features a 3" TFT LCD screen. The full touch screen provides a 16:9 wide screen view for your photos and video. It includes FM radio and a built in voice recorder as well as a built-in speaker. It offers Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity and supports MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ASF audio files, MPEG4, WMV, H.s64, ASF, RMVB, video and JPEG, BMP, PNG10W x2 image files.

Cowon S9

The S9 is also an impressive MP3 player with voice recorder. It has 16GB of storage (4,000 songs) and will provide 55 hours of audio or 11 hours of video per charge. It features a 3.3" AMOLED display, a built-in FM radio, digital clock, and alarm.

Users can view photos or video, enjoy radio, or MP3 music. They can record lectures and voice memos or, by using the line-in jack, they can record from other devices.

This MP3 player offers superior sound quality, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and is compatible with MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, APE audio, AVI, WMV video, and JPEG image files.


This device is primarily a radio that includes an MP3 player with voice recorder. It's a world-band radio that's perfect if you travel. It picks up and plays FM, AM, and Shortwave radio and allows you to record it as well. You can download your music and record voice.

It features a built in speaker, digital signal processing technology, and a built in charger that will connect to your computer or a wall outlet. It includes a digital clock, sleep timer, key lock, and numeric volume indicator. It has an LED backlit display, 2GB of storage, and a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack. It measures only 4.3" x 0.6" x 2.6" and comes with a one year warranty.

CC Witness

Is this device an AM/FM radio, an MP3 Player, or an audio/voice recorder? It seems that it's all three. Users can listen to and record live radio in MP3 format. The can enjoy other MP3 audio files, record lectures, and so forth. It includes a built-in calendar, alarm clock, FM antenna, stereo earbuds, USB 2.0 connectivity, and 2GB of onboard memory plus a card slot for expansion.


This voice recorder from Olympus doubles as an MP3 player. It has 4GB of memory allowing users to store approximately 1,000 songs. The "USB Direct" connectivity allows for extremely simple transfer to PC. The microphone can be set to record only when it senses sound in order to conserve recording time. It offers folders to allow you to organize your recordings as well.

This device measures 1.5" x .4" x 3.7" and comes with a rechargeable battery.

Sony NWZ S544

This Sony Walkman has a 2.4" color touch screen and can act as an audio player, video player, photo viewer, FM radio/radio recorder, and voice recorder. It features buiilt in speakers and stand. It is compatible with JPEG, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, WMV, MPEG-1, ASF, MPEG4, and QuickTime MOV files.

It has a programmable equalizer, variable bass boost, and presets for the radio. This model provides 8GB of storage for your photos, videos, and music. It's pocketable too, measuring only 3.9" x 1.96" x .41". Battery life is good, providing 40 hours of play per charge.


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      And Drewson 6 years ago from United States

      Very informative and nicely done!

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      Jacob_Jube 7 years ago

      This is useful for those people who are attending meetings or in class.

      Simply switch on the voice recorder and record everything. To revise in classes simply hear them again and again.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      A toy that I would love to have.