Nuance Dragon vs Linguatec Voice Reader

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more

Nuance Dragon

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: Students,, Writers, Educators, Teachers, Content Creators

Pricing

Nuance Dragon Professional at Nuance for $500

Linguatec Voice Reader

Category: Text to Speech
Industries: IT

Pricing

€49

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Nuance Dragon reviews

The software is let down, however, by an outdated aesthetic and poor recording transcription mode, which leaves a lot to be desired. Anyone interested first and foremost in transcribing pre-recorded meetings or interviews will do well to look elsewhere.

- Joel Khalili

Good recognition of the voice, compatibility with almost all the most important software. Buy the professional version to have the chance to use also with EXCEL.

- Anonymous

It is a great time saver when you need to get some letters out and a great way to open word and get to formatting the template. It is a positive review and the price, when bought on sale is worth it.

- Dan F.

Linguatec Voice Reader reviews

A useful tool, but expensive if you need multiple voices or the options to use the output commercially. The single voice option is of most use to those that want to have reports read to them on their daily commute.

- Tech radar- online publication

With TTV tools, it always comes down to how plausible a voice is, and Voice Reader 15 sounds human most of the time in the majority of the voices. As you commit to a voice and language when you buy, it is important that you try them out on the Linguatec website before committing to a purchase. We found British Serena to be overly nasal, but British Daniel was more rounded and sounded good most of the time. It’s critical to find a voice you don’t feel is distracting, isn’t patently synthetic, and delivers the content at the right speed and in a tone you like. Our favourite aspect of this tool is that it has a few regional accents, like Scottish and Irish, for the English language. Regional accents are an unusual feature in this type of software and should be encouraged. We can wait to hear a Geordie or Liverpudlian. Overall, this is a robust solution for those that want text reading to them or converting to MP3 audio so they can listen to it on a mobile device while travelling. The price is on the steep side for only one voice and language, making it critical that you make a wise choice when you pick your licensed voice.

- Mark Pickavance- expert on displays, reviewing monitors and TVs

I am very pleased with this product. I bought it because I have poor vision and wantd screen text read aloud. I had to get a friend to help me activate the software because I couldn't see the screen where the license key had to be entered, but after this speed bump I was able to use the manual on the installation disc to configure the reader. Using the Voice Reader Home 15 Direct part of the software, text is read aloud as soon as I copy it to the clipboard. This convenience is exactly what I hoped for. There is only one voice included with the original purchase, but it is clear, pleasant, and amazingly lifelike. This product deserves a 5 star recommendation.

- Chuck Geddes- amazon user

Pros & cons

Nuance Dragon

Pros
Adaptive speech technology
Voice commands
Deep Learning

Cons
High price tag
Only suited to single users
Weak recording transcription

Linguatec Voice Reader

Pros
There are 67 voices available in 45 languages
Recognize mistakes faster
Put together your own audio books and have the great works of literature read to you

Cons
Only one voice and language per license
Not for commercial use at this price
No pronunciation adjustments

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