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How long is the battery life of an IC Recorder?

Battery life of an IC Recorder.

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When using a Sony NH-AAA rechargeable battery*1 

REC mode
Recording Playback through
speaker (*2)
Playback using the
headphones
FM recording FM reception
LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit Approx. 22h. Approx. 14h. Approx. 34h. - Approx. 9h.
MP3 192kbps Approx. 24h. Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 7h. 30m.
MP3 128kbps Approx. 24h. Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 7h. 30m.
MP3 160kbps(MONO) Approx. 24h. Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 7h. 30m.
MP3 48kbps(MONO) Approx. 25h. Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 7h. 30m.
MP3 8kbps(MONO) Approx. 30h. Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. Approx. 8h.
Music file
(128 kbps/44.1kHz)
- Approx. 15h. Approx. 41h. -
h.: hours/m.: minutes

*1 The battery life is measured in testing using methods proprietary to Sony. The battery life may shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder.
*2 When playing back music through the internal speaker with the volume level set to 13


When using a Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA) alkaline battery (*1) 

REC mode
Recording Playback through
speaker (*2)
Playback using the
headphones
FM recording FM reception
LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit Approx. 24h. Approx. 20h. Approx. 49h. - Approx. 11h.
MP3 192kbps Approx. 29h. Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. Approx. 8h. 30m.
MP3 128kbps Approx. 31h. Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. Approx. 8h. 30m.
MP3 160kbps(MONO) Approx. 31h. Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. Approx. 8h. 30m.
MP3 48kbps(MONO) Approx. 33h Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. Approx. 8h. 30m.
MP3 8kbps(MONO) Approx. 42h. Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. Approx. 10h.
Music file
(128 kbps/44.1kHz)
- Approx. 22h. Approx. 61h. -
h.: hours/m.: minutes

*1 The battery life is measured in testing using methods proprietary to Sony. The battery life may shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder.
*2 When playing back music through the internal speaker with the volume level set to 13