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7.8* out of 10

Olympus DS-5000iD

The DS-5000iD is an advanced professional digital recorder stack Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus DS-5000iD

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Overall 4

Speaker Too Soft, Not Loud Enough for Personal Listening

C. Abel, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: I bought DS-5000 one year ago. There are pros and cons of this device. Pros Certainly, slide switch operation is excellent. I love it. The long lasting battery and the neat recharging cradle are my favorite features. Cons Olympus digital recording devices have a common problem when compared with Philips digital recording devices. The built-in speaker is too soft to hear even the volume is set to maximum. I have to use earphones to listen what I dictated.
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Overall 8

Very good device and brilliant price

Danni13, Dooyoo
12 August 2012
  • Excerpt: INTRO University can be a very chaotic environment and as I am always busy and on the go a Dictaphone is extremely useful to ensure that while your enjoying the social side you don't miss anything important in the lectures. This was the first Dictaphone I brought due to its cheap price as before I went to uni I wasn't use how useful they would be. PRODUCT The Olympus DS 500iD is one of the oldest modern Dictaphones still available on the market.
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Overall 10

Great for uni

misslavender, Dooyoo
10 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This was given to me as a gift for starting university which has since proven invaluable. Practicing presentations and even recording some lectures with its clarity have been its main uses for me. The clarity of the recordings is also fantastic, incredibly important when being used in a large lecture room. I am able to place it on the desk in front of me or facing a speaker in a 500 people lecture theatre where it picks up little interference and very little cracking.
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Overall 10


NicndDan, Dooyoo
31 October 2011
  • Excerpt: I recently started a new job that involves intensive training in a classroom environment as well as the need to be constantly on the move as a tutor within the classroom itself. I quickly realised that, as I had had a fantastic Dictaphone at University, it seemed to be a logical solution and alternative to intensive note taking and making notes on scraps of paper.
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