Small yet powerful and sensitive digital recording device.
David A. Cooper, Amazon
27 August 2011
Summary: This is a handy item for recording just about any kind of situation. I am a court videographer and take a feed out of my mixer into the Olympus so I can have an audio recording just like on the video. I can download the mp3 into my PC and e-mail it to a court reporter without any hassle.
Third Olympus recorder I've owned and so far so good.
15 June 2011
Summary: The recorder picks up sounds, plays back clearly and has lots of features. I have many of the accessories you can buy which increases the versatility of this little device. The only thing lacking a little was the software that it comes with. Aside from deleting a file, you can't even perform basic edits to a recording like cut, or copy. I solved this problem by buying an audio editing software program. Overall, I'm happy with the product and would buy again.
Summary: We use this item to record interviews, meetings for research trials. It works so well we purchased a 2nd. It has the ability to download into the computer and we can have interviews transferred to a transcriber for dictation.
Summary: I bought one of these about a year ago. Much to my dismay, it turned up missing about three weeks ago. I looked through the usual piles of rubble around my desk at work and at home and no joy. Not in the bottom of any of the briefcases, bags and other containers I use routinely for work and avocation. Dang. Well. Bite the bullet and buy another. I did. And I am just as pleased with this replacement as I was with the first one . . . which is very pleased indeed.
Summary: Works great as a recorder. Unexpected benefit: I use this as an Audible.com audio book player and love it. For audio books, it works far better than the Ipod because you can listen to multiple books at one time, with a bookmark in each.
Summary: Olympus markets this device as a professional dictation device, which apparently justifies the high price. However, it lacks the most basic file editing functions of append, overwrite, insert, partial delete. It's a nice recorder but not a dictating machine. If you make a mistake on a recording you have to start over.
Summary: I finally convinced my office to upgrade their dictation/transcribing equipment to digital from cassette! I decided on this voice recorder over an actual dictation device because all we do is two-person interviews in our office, not actual dictations. And if you've been researching these products you will find it is MUCH cheaper to buy a voice recorder than a dictation device. The surround sound microphone is perfect for our needs.