Transcribing audio with Sonix is super fast
Average time to usable content (1-hour file)
We reviewed a variety of human transcription services and compared them against Sonix. Human transcription services claim 99% accuracy, automated transcription may be less accurate depending on the audio quality.
Humans transcribe your audio from scratch resulting in 93-99% accuracy.
- Regular: $60 — 3-5 business days
- Priority: $90 — 48-hours
- Expedited: $120 — 24-hours
Automated transcription + User clean-up/editing
Up to 95-97% accuracy depending on audio quality; may need some light editing.
- Sonix: $5 — Less than an hour
Transcription speed: methodology
We compared Sonix to 5 different manual transcription services and took the average price and times from their listed prices and their results.
For transcribing audio: We sent the same hour-long, average-quality audio file to each service and compared their results against the transcript generated by Sonix.
For transcribing video: We sent the same hour-long, high-quality video file to each service and compared their results to the corresponding transcript generated by Sonix.
Transcription accuracy: results
With the average-quality audio, manual services returned results that ranged between 93%-99% accurate. This range depended on which country the human transcriber was located in and how well they were able to spell English proper nouns. Sonix transcripts were at 95% and also had issues spelling English proper nouns.
With the high-quality audio, manual services still returned results that ranged between 95-99% accuracy. However, Sonix transcripts improved to 97% accuracy.
Getting to 100% accuracy will always require human intervention. Especially if your audio or video file contains industry-specific jargon, specific proper nouns, or familiarity with the speaking style of the speakers. Using the powerful Sonix editor, you can quickly make these edits without navigating through a wall of text that was emailed to you from a human transcriptionist.