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Olympus-ls-100.33359673
8.2 out of 10

Olympus LS-100

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus LS-100

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Overall 2
2.0

Bulky, Flimsy & Overpriced

jlg4880, B&H Photo
12 November 2014
  • Excerpt: You'd be much better served with a Sony PCM-M10 at 65~70% the cost or the Sony PCM-D100, even though it's 2~3 times the cost, it's 10~100 times better.The LS-100 has a lackluster build quality, it's bulky, loaded with gimmicks, and has a screen not much bigger than a postage stamp.
  • Pros: Clear Sound
  • Cons: Bulky/Heavy, Flimsy Buttonsswitches, Flimsy Buttons Switches, Gimmicky Features, Lackluster Build Quality, Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sound recording but cumbersome menu system.

Tien Dao, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: I like the product recording but dislike the menu system. I wish Olympus implement dial and button function rather than users have to go through the menu setting every time. It should have buttons for input, record level and rotating dial. The menu system is very cumbersome. And also please note when you buy from Japan the manual is in Japanese and not English :( The seller was great, deliver on time, excellent packaging.
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Overall 10
10

An Efficient, Configurable and Notably Clear-Sounding Recorder

Robongo Malomar, Amazon
11 November 2013
  • Summary: This little device has some astoundingly clean preamps, playing well with a wide variety of external microphones (thanks to its XLR inputs with phantom power). Its signal:noise ratio is very high overall, and the internal microphones are not to be overlooked either, as they also produce very clear, realistic sounding recordings.
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Overall 4
4.0

The LS-100

Teng Hang "teng hang", Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: It is okay, but it can not record audio from pc and cannot moving audio from internal memory to SD card memory.
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Overall 10
10

5 stars!!!

Ryan, B&H Photo
19 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Both great in recording and playing. Things like this are really cheap in the U.S.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
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Overall 6
6.0

Be aware of XLR limitation

B. Cooley, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Unless I'm missing something during a fair amount of field use, the XLRs on this unit are mic level *only* and do not accept line level signals without overload. Line In is handled by a crummy little mini jack on the side of the unit that also doubles as an unbalanced mic jack. This isn't made clear in the product description but is documented on pp. 14 & 15 of the manual: [...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Multi-Track Recording

Brandon, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Great multi-track recorder that supports up to 8 tracks overdub on a single project file. Perfect for musicians as a pocket recording studio. Allows you to lay down guitars, keys, drums, vocals, backups/harmonies as separate tracks within a project and overdub each while monitoring. Once the project is finished, you can mix down to a single file or export the project folder with individual instrument tracks to your computer for mixing.
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Overall 10
10

Believe a Musician That Can Read a Product Manual

DDMDO, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Hey, everybody: I wanna tell you how much of a no-risk purchase this is. Whether you record things for fun or record things for your profession, this beast slays all other animals. The battery life is superb; the instructions are clear; you have the ability to pause and resume while recording; and, this product does not misrepresent what it actually does.
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Overall 4
4.0

Frustrating Multitrack Mode Not Designed For Musicians

Friend, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: I am a musician and was looking for a little multitrack recorder to preserve ideas on. I was all set to buy the little *oom handheld unit when I saw this was coming out in a few days. After watching a video on the unit (hype?), I did something I never do, I actually ordered a brand new product the day it was released.
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Overall 8
8.0

Needs little cosmetic improvement

Nicky, B&H Photo
13 September 2012
  • Excerpt: helloAlthough it is said that when connected to mains the recorder will functions normally, because only pins 1and 4 are connected, it does not ! Remote Storage appears on the screen and the recorder is useless until I unplug it … I bought it with plans to use it like this and now I cannot work as planned because advertised features dont really meet the reallity.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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