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Olympus-s-713.28455108
7.1 out of 10

Olympus S-713

Olympus S713 Handheld Microcassette. This Olympus Handheld Micro Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus S-713

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Overall 10
10

Love this cassette recorder

David M. Dillon, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: I just went to radio shack to pick up the 3/32 adapter to fit the headphone jacks i use with my s713. A little bulky but didn't want to buy a separate jack for the cassette recorder itself. Love this cassette recorder.
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Overall 6
6.0

Microphone doesn't pick up very well

July 1955, Amazon
23 August 2011
  • Summary: This little recorder would work well for a lot of purposes, but I needed it for a situation where I couldn't just lay it out in front of the speaker -- nothing clandestine! Just too distracting! Anyway, it was difficult to get a good clear recording in these circumstances. I can't imagine trying to use it to record a lecture, for example, unless you have permission to set it on the lectern and the speaker never wanders off!
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Overall 4
4.0

Playback is faster than recording

J. Carter, Amazon
19 August 2010
  • Summary: I bought this unit for taking notes that would be transcribed later, replacing an ancient branded Radio Shack microcassette recorder that has problems with Cue/Review functions but works fine otherwise. After I received the "Pearlcorder," I installed fresh Duracell batteries and tried it out. I found the it recorded easily but the playback was faster than the recording making the speech rapid and higher pitched.
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Overall 10
10

works great and cheap

July 1955, Amazon
9 August 2010
  • Summary: works great and can't beat the price. i have had many of these over the years and have one at work that costs way more.
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Overall 10
10

Very good sound and features

Z. Seregi, Amazon
2 December 2008
  • Summary: I've had an Olympus Pearlcorder S713 for several years now. It has many features hard to find on new recorders. It has red LED to signal recording, a 3-digit tape counter, jacks for external headphone and microphone, auto stops at end of tape. Also has dual recording speeds and voice activated recording. I don't notice any tape noise while using internal microphone. The only caveat is that it's a microcassette.
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Overall 10
10

Great Value for that price

Rachel N "Profesional User", Amazon
29 October 2008
  • Summary: This Olympus recorder has a great sound quality. I used it with a attached microphone and it showed great results also on playback.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't purchase!!

M. Gordon, Amazon
26 October 2008
  • Summary: I am a writer and I decided to get a new micro recorder for work. I prefer tapes to digital so I went with the Olympus pearlcorder. I used the product, everything recorded fine and clear. However, my headphones don't fit in the headphone jack! I've tried four sets to include my Ipod headphones and nothing fits! I'm not sure what, if any, size headphones would fit, but I am EXTREMELY disappointed in this product.
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Overall 10
10

Olympus recorder

Glenn A. Troutman "Glenn T", Amazon
22 October 2008
  • Summary: This is a great little recorder at a very good price. The speaker sounds great to be so small. It has Mic and Earphone jacks which some other recorders do not have. I'm very well pleased.
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Overall 10
10

durable, good recorder

Richard Tonge "traveler", Amazon
11 October 2008
  • Summary: second one I have owned. Will continue to purchase this model as long as Olympus makes it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing for sure

"the_irishalumnus", Amazon
9 October 2008
  • Summary: The tape recorder did a poor job with picking up sound. The sound on the microcassette recorder was muffled and didn't do a good job picking sounds in a classroom, especially if the speaker is using a microphone.
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