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 had to purchase this since I thought that the quality would surpass my expectation. I was to record a conference and translate it to english for a formal presentation to the board. Not only was the quality horrible, but it was un understandable. I find this product to be a big waste of money.
Summary: The recorder itself works ok but installing the software crashed my pc several time, and I can't connect the pc to the recorder. so actually I wasted a lot of money for a stand alone voice recorder.
Olympus DM-1 Voice and MP3 Recorder with WOW! Technology
M. A. Mendez-chacon, Amazon
26 September 2001
Summary: Unable to use it, recording after 2-3 minutes is dead. I regret buying this "piece of toy". Expected tu use it for recording conferences and traveling experience...but did not success. Olympus manufacturer unable to help me.....$200.00 wasted..
Summary: Pretty cool if you have a pc. However if you have a Macintosh there is absolutely no way to listen to music on this thing. The only software (musicmatch) you can use to transfer music to the device never supported the DM-1 for Macintosh and now they have discontinued even making musicmatch for...
A good voice recorder, but an AWESOME MP3 PLAYER!!!
Brandon W. Ericksen, Amazon
26 September 2001
Summary: I bought one of these for 100$ on ebay, primarily for use recording song ideas as they came up so they didn't get lost, I also use it as an impromptu mp3 player, The customizable equalizer makes this an AWESOME MP3 player. Once properly set, it sounds better than my Ipod!
Summary: The Good: A nice unit that does voice recording well. The Bad: 1) Does not play back high end mp3 (limit 168 kbits) 2) Requires use of dumb software to load mp3. 3) Software does not work on Win 2000 server/Terminal server 4) No Linux support 5) No Mac Support I never understand why a company shots...