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.
Summary: I bought two Units for my Daughters in College. Before the purchase I called Olympus to make sure they were fully compatible with Vista and was assured they were. When I loaded the software on the Vista Laptop I kept getting 3 or 4 error messages before the program would load.
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.
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.
Summary: Even with the proprietary cable and the lack of an expansion slot, I still give the unit 5 stars because the quality of recording is incredible. The ease of use with the... cough, cough... proprietary software that comes with the unit is great.
Pros: This is an excellent digital voice recorder. I get great battery life out of the recorder and it is quite rugged. I have used this to record hundreds of hours of information and like the ability to sync with my computer.
Cons: No memory expansion slot. The funky USB cable connection is proprietary and if you lose it (don't!) it will cost you $30 to replace the cable. In my opinion, it should have had an industry standard usb connector so that you could use it with any of your existing cables. I know that this may seem ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.