Summary: This is an older model digital recorder, but has lots of features. Records in stereo or mono, has timer. You can set smount of forward and reverse skip, so that it jumps back to just where you want it.Play back speed can be varied without pitch distortion. Excellent, all purpose recorder. Only negative is somewhat short recording time when recording in highest quality stereo.
Summary: Nice little recorder. I bought this one because it works with Mac. Software on the Mac is easy to use. My only complaint about the recorder is that the playback sound is not very good. After listening to it for 30 minutes it started to bother my ears. But if you import the recording to the Mac and listen to it from the Mac, it is fine. If you are a Mac user and you want to import your recordings to your computer, I would recommend this recorder.
Summary: We've had this recorder for over a year now. It works great. I only have one complaint. We have recently moved houses and the software CD got lost in the move. I'm sure it's somewhere but you know how that is... I called tech support for Olympus to see about a replacement. I was told I could not download one but that I could purchase a replacement. They charge $50 for a replacement CD - FOR A PRODUCT I'VE ALREADY PURCHASED! This is ridiculous! So, word to the wise.
Okay . . but (BIG but) . . . USB is NOT standard . . .
A. Z. Lewis, Amazon
21 June 2007
Summary: Sound quality is fine for similar recorders . . only ONE BIG COMPLAINT which is that the USB cable is non-standard and proprietary to Olympus. Most other Olympus digital recorders now use the standard interface, but the DS-2 only "looks like" mini-4s and other similar size cables. Still searching for a replacement . . .
Summary: sure it's not the smallest recorder, (it's about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide and under 1/2 inch thick...) but this recorder records far!!!!!!!! I sit in the back of the class and I am still able to record everysingle world. Just don't rub it against your bag or it will record that too. It has great volume control and noise adjustment. Easy to use, i didn't even read the manual and it also comes with a short easy to use guide.
Summary: I'm really happy with this digi-recorder. I was looking for something with excellent sound quality, that would work with my macbook, and had the capabiltity to work with a phone recorder so I could do telephone interviews. I bought another Olympus product (for 20 bucks) with a little plug for your ear on one end and plugs into the DS-2 on one side and with I get excellent telephone recordings.
Summary: I searched long and hard to find the best digital voice recorder possible. My goals were simple: record conference calls and the ever more important meetings but without anyone seeing or noticing the recorder - I'm hard of hearing and use this to go back to fill in my notes. First the microphone quality is astounding.
Summary: I've just started using this. The functionality and recording quality seem good. My major frustration is that I want to use the recorded files with voice recognition software. The easiest way to do that is to upgrade the included DSS Player software to the "Plus" version. Supposedly, it's a $10 upgrade, but when I click the upgrade button in the software, I'm taking to a Japanese language site. I don't have time for a crash course in Japanese, so I'm stuck.
Summary: This recorder is great! I am using it to record sermons and then transferring them to our church's website. The quality is great. Got a cheap ($25) lapel mike to plug into the recorder from Radio Shack, and the sound quality is great. I transfer the files to a Mac and while this is not the easiest interface/software package to use to do this, it does just fine. Will export the WMA to an AIFF format.