Summary: I owned many portable recorders like Tascam DR2D,DR100MKII,SONY D50,M10,you name it. LS-11 is definitely among the best! LS-11s are not like D50 or DR100MKII(these are too bulky sometimes). However when it comes to the sound quality, LS-11 sometimes even better than them(Just my opinion). DR2D have a battey issue(only last 6 hours) and M10 could not give you a good playback. So, LS-11 maybe the best choice if you just want to have a portable recorder.
Great as a reference recorder, as well as an everyday recorded you can take with you!
11 August 2013
Summary: I have been using this recorded for over 2 years now This Linear PCM recorder does a superb job of recording of the full frequency spectrum from 20 Hz to 44 kHz when used in the 96 kHz Linear PCM Recording Mode -according to Olympus specs. In the Mp3 format and Recording Mode of 320 kbps the frequency response is 50 Hz to 20 kHz -according to Olympus specs. To achieve a nice clear recording please be aware and try to avoid the following pitfalls: 1.
Summary: I use this recorder with a speaker phone to record conversation with clients so I may send them a cd of the session. Transferring to discs is a snap. Quality is fantastic, this is my second recorder after my first met with an accident. It is small in size but huge in ability.
Summary: I have had this recorder for years now, and just wanted to add my quick opinion. This is a top-quality recorder in every aspect, from build to performance. Yes, the speakers on the unit are small and do not get loud, but what do you expect for the size of this recorder? Once you transfer the audio files or plug in via usb to some real speakers, you'll appreciate the professional sound of the recordings. I could go into all the specs and details, but I won't.
Summary: I can't comment on long term durability or use with external mics but my reaction to the LS 11 straight out of the box is, "WOW!" The LS 11 wasn't even on my long list of digital recorders until a friend recommended I should consider it. Boy did he do me a favor! This recorder makes much better recordings than any rig I've ever used in any format (cassette, DAT, DCC, minidisc or reel). It's also the smallest rig I've used.
Summary: The writing in the manual is enough to make me sorry I purchased the LS-11. I put it aside after reading the following: "While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover." p17 and "Move the drive icon for this recorder that is appear on the desktop to the garbage bin by Drag & Drop it. p63 At 380 dollars, shouldn't I expect a clearly written manual from a company such as Olympus?
Summary: Very good recorder with nice design and great features. Perfect sound quality, high sensitity, nearly perfect with exception for low frequencies. Flaws are minor still exist- battery (plastic) cover got loose and it started to click, which affects recording, it might be horrible. Not for this price. Other : useless windjammers and really low volume of internal speakers. Nothing new to be added to reviews.
Summary: I originally bought this to record class notes in law school. It has worked perfectly for that purpose. Then, my father found himself in a lawsuit, and I used this to record an entire 6 hour deposition. The audio quality was great, very clear, excellent noise cancellation, and best of all - for someone technologically clueless like myself - it was extremely easy to transfer the file from the device to a laptop.
Summary: I bought this to record live performances in church and for songwriting ideas and band practices. And I must say; IT'S AMAZING!!!! The sound quality is phenomenal! Even on mp3 320 setting it still sounds really good. The battery life is absolutely great. Two Duracell AA's will last me for weeks(I use it a lot, every weekend). Only thing that could be better is the reference speaker. It's really quiet. But it is a REFERENCE speaker after all.