Summary: Okay, sitting on my table right now is my VN-960PC, which I bought years ago for only $50 or less. It's been surpassed by my WS-110 which I bought for the same price in 2008, and has been surpassed again by my newly-purchased-from-Amazon VN-702PC (see my review from yesterday, when the product arrived). Recording quality on the 960PC is scratchy, lots of hiss, even with the Low setting and HQ. It's due to the hiss, that I upgraded back in 2008 to the WS-110.
Summary: I bought this recorder a few years ago. It has been a reliable recorder. Great to have a recorder on hand. You never know when you might need it. Once I used it to record a noise my dryer was making, as it never seemed to make the sound once the apartment maintenance man was around.
Summary: Great little recorder. I was actually pleasantly suprised by the quality especialy for the price.i really did not expect the sound quality to be as good as it is. we even have been able to pick up a few EVPs with this little jewel. If your looking for a good basic recorder and dont have alot to spend this is a good choice.
Summary: This is a great performer which I use for music rehearsals mostly. I find the quality is much better than trying to use my iPhone's voice recorder feature. Mind you, this is just a little monophonic recorder. If you want to make serious-quality stereo digital audio recordings... there are product out there, but you are going to pay considerably more. My only beef is this: You can download your recordings to your computer; that's fine.
Summary: I bought this a while ago and really just began to use it recently. I had to call customer service because I was unable to get the basic folder function on the recorder to work. After some trouble shooting the rep while on the phone with me was able to get the recorder to move from file to file. I tried to record today in long play mode and only got about two minutes worth. I press the folder button and it will only display folder A. There's something wrong with this.
Summary: This was a marvelous voice recorder... until I changed from XP to Vista. The patches issued by Olympus won't work (as you can read on endless web-forums). So think twice before you buy it if you are a Vista user.
Summary: I bought this recorder a couple of years ago and it has held up great!!! The PC connect allows me to download to my PC and add to my itunes to listen on my ipod. The download is so easy, simply plug in using enclosed USB cable and program automatically opens, then choose download option. I upload lectures to the internet using a free file storage site and share with classmates-I have gotten so many positive reviews on the quality.
Summary: This recorder works well as a stand alone recorder and nothing else. You CANNOT transfer to a PC so if you're like me and have filled up your device, just put it in a drawer and forget about it and buy a SONY or any other brand that knows anything about USB transfers.