Summary: Love this little recorder. I use it to record my bio lectures and the voice quality cannot be better. It picks up the prof. voice even if I'm not sitting in the front. Worth the money. I have a MAC and the WMA files downloads directly and can be played using realplayer.
Excerpt: I did not like the Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder for a couple of reasons. First of all, it seems that every time I want to use the recorder, I need to reformat it. Apparently that is the only way of removing audio from the recorder. Reformatting is a …
Summary: I chose this over many other DVRs I looked into and an verry happy with it. Will work with a Mac if you use a freeware program to convert the WMA files into one of several formats compatible with iTunes.
Olympus DS-30 Digital Voice Recorder the right tool for the job
Anthony Groce, Amazon
3 December 2008
Summary: I purchased the DS-30 for use both in meetings and individual interviews. It has excelled in both venues. The three settings for mic sensitivity really work well. It does a stellar job of recording the quiet people at the other end of a meeting room and still recording 1 on 1 interview conversations...
Summary: I bought this a while back--one for myself to record meetings, ideas, brief notes, etc., and another for family use. This is a superb digital recorder, even if the Olympus support page (such as it is) turns out to be pretty lame.
Summary: This tiny digital recorder packs a lot of recording into a small package. I use it for recording church services (just place it on the pew next to me or in a corner) and everything comes out clearly, including the music. (Don't put it next to you if you don't like to listen to your own singing.
Great recorder, but know about these few things...
Steven Birnbaum, Amazon
30 November 2008
Summary: I love this recorder. Read the other reviews. They will tell you how great it is. Why, then, only 3 stars? (I own the DS-30, but these comments would also apply to the DS-40 or DS-50) First, for Mac users.