Summary: I had to replace my older one, not this model, because it kept erasing ALL of my recordings. This one is great & allows me to upload them to my computer which I back up on my computer after a while. So there is no oops, all of my messages were erased.
Summary: It is very easy to use & downloading to my PC is a snap. I would recommend this unit for even the basic beginner. I have owned Olympus PC recorders before & my first one lasted 4-years, from being dropped now & then & then eventually pressing the buttons to the motherboard gave out.
Summary: I am ranking this as a 2 as this is the 2nd one I have owned & doesn't last even a year. It's great because you can download to your PC & listen & erase that way easier. I am not rough on any of my things but it is the button board stops the buttons from functioning.
Summary: My friend recommended this model to me after telling her that I was in need of a recorder for school. 3 words...AMAZING VOLUME QUALITY! And that's without headphones. While I was waiting for this one to come in the mail, I borrowed a different one from another friend..
Summary: This is one great little pocket voice recorder. I am amazed at the ease of operation and clearity of this recorder. If you are in the market for one, don't pass this one up, you won't be disappointed.