First and foremost, have a budget in mind. Keep it realistic as you do not want to keep it so low that you cannot buy anything that is available in the market. Also, having a budget will stop you from the temptation of spending too much which may upset your overall expenditures for a period of time.
Read reviews of various options that are available in the market and know what features each CD recorder has. You will also come to know the pros and cons along the way and will understand the overall differences between these options. You will also know as to which will be the best quality product in your given budget.
Visit an Electronics Store
Go to a local electronics store and see what options are available. You will also be able to get further information from the staff that can offer you a good advice on what is selling well and what kind of feedback each of the products has had. Also, look out if there is a good deal available.
If possible, try and listen to the same sound track burned by different audio recorders. Ideally this can be done at your local music store and you can request them to burn a couple of CD’s for you. This will give you the best idea on what you eventually want to buy. Make sure that the price should not be the lone factor and you consider the voice quality as well as the warranties that are available with the product.