this is my first model I tried, I had information about me by musicians who used other recorders Nomads.
Device very sensitive and fine tuning in ... Please read the instructions to preset the HDR7, this takes time which is not lost ... Make several recordings with different settings, always in the same room and same place, with the same power and same music (if appropriate) to compare the differences of records. For me the best setting position is WAV - 48 K, including the adjustment of input level (o Db) and adjustment wheel which do not extend into the red zone ... I am maneuvering in MP3 128K, I was disappointed with the result, too compressed, instruments or limit saturated and distorted sounds as if listening to a speaker looked like Bouyer on a street one day annimation .. Short! I'm here with my tests ...!
Exeptional value for money .. Price recently posted 170/180 Euros, I got offer at 99 euros Sale in PA, delivered in three days, in a box complete with battery, charger, step recording, anti foam noise (wind), USB Cable, 1GB SD card, instructions in French ... Anyway ... great!
Yes I will ever purchase this and other advice ...