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Olympus DS-40
7.9 out of 10

Olympus DS-40

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Chris B., Newegg
11 January 2010
  • Pros: High quality dictation device with enough recording time for anything I'm planning on using it for.
  • Cons: Not as much space as it could have, but the quality more than makes up for it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value for price

LRP, Amazon
15 October 2009
  • Summary: I am a physician and use this for dictation of patient visits. This is a great unit except for one small issue. There is no way to review your dictation in any particular file while you are dictating, and then resume dictating.
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Overall 10
10

Cool Little Gadget

Jennifer S. Christensen, Amazon
18 April 2009
  • Summary: This little recorder works great. I'm using it primarily for newspaper interviews, but it records high enough quality sound that I can also upload clips to a radio station that I work for. It's easy to use and seems pretty durable. The price was good, too.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Sound Quality, maybe too sensitive

Jerome V. Krinock, Amazon
10 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought one of these so I could record our church choir and see what we needed to improve. I chose it over the Sony and other Olympus units due to superior audio specs and the capability of using external stereo microphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

good start

Sammi, Amazon
26 March 2009
  • Summary: I have been using the DS-40 for about a month. The last audio recorder I had was a cassette so it is nice to have it electronically. Although I think that there are more steps than need be to do what I want. I used it for recording band practice.
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Overall 10
10

Pint sized wonder. Phenomenal device.

M. Erb, Amazon
25 March 2009
  • Summary: I have owned this Olympus DS-40 Digital Voice Recorder for 8-months. Previously I have owned and still have and use an Olympus DS-2 , which is in its own right also a fantastic digital voice recorder.
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Overall 10
10

Good Purchase

Shannon B. Cutlip, Amazon
20 March 2009
  • Summary: I like this product so far. I have only had it for about a month. I wanted it to record class lectures for school and it seems to work pretty well for that. Though I will advise anyone else buying it for that reason that you will still need to sit in the first or second row in order to record the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Warning: Creates DRM-restricted files!

Roman Pennington, Amazon
7 March 2009
  • Summary: I have been mostly pleased with the DS-40 since I received it. The key word here is VOICE RECORDER. This unit is optimized for voice frequencies, and even at its highest quality setting, it only records 64Kbps quality (less than half the resolution of an average-quality MP3).
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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus DS-40: Handle with Care

B. Simon, Amazon
2 March 2009
  • Summary: Much good has been written about the Olympus DS-40, both here and elsewhere. I would support most of what has been written in that regard and focus here on what I find to be some tragic flaws in what would otherwise be a well functioning and well designed recorder. Handling noise is significant.
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Overall 8
8.0

It Works Great!!!

C. Gutierrez, Amazon
22 January 2009
  • Summary: We bought this to record meeting minutes. The sound is incredible! It picked up every little sound, from people snifling, movement of chairs; however if the back ground noise is close to the recorder, the recorder picks up those sounds more verus the people talking which was erritating when I had to...
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