Summary: The DM-1 appears to be a high quality device. The recording and playback sound quality is acceptable with internal speaker and mike. The playback quality in the Music mode with WOW is better than expected.
Summary: I compared this to the Olympus 330 which I had purchased at circuit city for something like 140 or so. Got the DM-1 online at pcuniverse for about 189, ordered yesterday and received Fedex today.
Summary: I have used DM-1 to recorde lectures, and I am truly impressed by the quality of this unit. The microphone can pick up clear audio even when I sit several rows away from the instructor. The 64MB card can hold more than 10 hours of lectures. The unit accepts Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
Summary: I received the recorder expecting it to be as good as the mircocassette recorders that Olympus manufactures. This was not the case for a classroom or lecture recording. The hissing sound couched my voice completely even in a very quiet 10 foot room.
Summary: For all around business to pleasure, the DM-1 is the best. With 12Khz sampling, the Olympus DM-1 is great for recording meetings, lectures, or just taking notes. And the DSS compressed audio files are easy to manage once downloaded onto your computer.
it's NOT an MP3 recorder! & Mac Software IS downloadable
David Nathanson, Amazon
26 September 2001
Summary: The box say it's compatible with Windows, but I discoved that they DO HAVE MAC 9 & OSX SOFTWARE, a free download on the Olympus web site. Even without any Mac software installed, the DM-1 easily mounts to the (9.1) desktop via the included USB cable. It shows up as a small hard drive.
Summary: I am currently using the DM-1 for data collection and I swear I will never go back to tape recorders. After downloading directly to your PC, you can transcribe directly into excel or Word without having to toggle between programs.
Great value and performance far exceeds my 2 other digital's
26 September 2001
Summary: Purchased the DM-1 for lectures as I wanted a voice recorder with a substantially longer recording time than my other two digital and two micro-cassette recorders. I found that the transfering of files from the unit to my pc to be flawless and convenient.
Summary: As a voice recorder: The DM-1 and the Olympus software provide very basic functions. Get a more serious dictation machine if you need a lot of functionality. You can add index marks while recording or playing back, which is pretty handy for longer recordings.
Summary: I bought this recorder for use in professional dictation and found it wanting. Sound quality and storage capacity were fine. The files were set up to record a sequence of sounds one at a time (sound bites) but without being able to edit them once made.