Best choice for personal recording/dictation - with pro quality software
3 February 2012
Summary: They don't make 'em like this anymore - literally! Bought this product because I had owned one which I lost, and I realized that I couldn't live without one! This handy digital voice/music recorder combines the best of both worlds, music recording with good fidelity, and awesome voice compression with software tools that make this the recorder of choice for conferences, interviews, and even stealth taping (but there's no tape, just a removable memory card).
A good voice recorder, but an AWESOME MP3 PLAYER!!!
Brandon W. Ericksen, Amazon
27 September 2008
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! the voice recorder is ok, could be a little more intuitive, perhaps allowing one to name files with the player would be nice. OVERALL An awesome Voice recorder/Mp3 player.
Summary: This little tool was an absolute Godsend when I was going to Respiratory Therapist school. As someone pointed out, if you want music features, get a Rio or Ipod. When the settings are correct (there are 3), recorded lectures are loud and clear. I sprung for a 512K card. 22 hours recording on the highest quality setting. Most of my recordings were done in an auditorium. When I listen to the recordings, its exactly the way I heard them (echoes and all but crystal clear).
Summary: I use this DM-1 every day to record meetings at a conference table. It picks up great, is reliable, easy to use. And with no mic. Do not use the mic! It is better without the mic. All the hooey about files and blah blah that people made complaints about, who cares! Just record your day's worth of proceedings, transfer it to your PC, back it up somewhere, and the next time you use the recorder, then delete the audio.
Summary: Long battery life, good storage, easy to use, usb connectivity works great on Apple Macintosh computers, only down side is you have to download playback software at Olympus website. this should be shipped on CD. there is no excuse for that omission as this software is over a year old when i bought recorder. there also seems to be no way to easily convert their audio format into the more common mp3 format. The price is a bit much too.