Summary: Have gotten a good amount of use from this recorder. Works well, good sound quality, quality product that has lasted me over a year and is still going. Only wish was that it had more internal memory.
Good Quality Recording,Not Good Quality Craftsmenship
Lynn "unseenforcez", Amazon
17 March 2011
Summary: I bought this to put down song ideas,it has good clarity and digital sound.After a bout a year it started telling me the battery was dead when i knew it was a new battery.Well i paid over $200 for the unit at radio shack.The real downer was when it started not going back together as it comes apart so you can plug into your pc. Its not made very good at all.Now it won't even click back into position.
Great gadget for teachers, motivational speakers, business meetings, presentations, etc.
Nada Vergili, Italy Guide & Language Teacher ..., Amazon
7 November 2008
Summary: As I said before, I'm not a tech-expert so I don't know if this product is any better than others technically speaking. That said, I think this is a great gadget to have if you are a teacher like me who wants a voice recording of classes and presentations. The quality is actually very good and the 512MB memory is really plenty even if you record in HD.
Summary: This little gizmo is absolutely great! It does all the things I wanted it to & more. I use it for recording choral rehearsals, then downloading to my computer, & sending off files to other members of the chorus through email, or burning CDs. GREAT TOOL!!!!
Summary: Length:: 6:57 Mins I was a first a little hesitant about buying thus recorder since it recorded in WMA format. I personally don't like that format since I work with audio a lot (I like wav or mp3). But I couldn't find anything else that would record a long period of time that wasn't VERY expensive. So I just went with this.
Summary: I think everything about this recorder is great . . . with one exception, the bulge in the back from the battery. I just hate it. The recorder is, well could be, remarkably thin, but that battery makes it me crazy. With all the battery types available today, why would Olympus choose the AAA size. I guess I'm being too picky about something so insignificant, but it just bothers me. There are many good qualities about this product. I especially like its USB connection.
Summary: I am an auctioneer and purchased the WS-310M and ME-15 Mic to record the entire auction, from beginning to end. After reading the book, familiarizing myself with the product, it worked flawlessly the first time I used it. During my break, I pushed "Rec" again which pauses the recording, and after the break pushed "Rec" again. The recording continued without making a separate file.
Summary: This unit has superb sound quality (for a pocket recorder using the built-in mic) on its highest setting, and it's more than adequate for normal note-taking even on its lowest setting. It only offers stereo recording on its highest quality setting, which might be an issue for some people, but not for me.
Summary: The Olympus WS-310m is a winner! I used to own the Olympus DM-10 (and my son has the DM-20). Both are solid performers, well-built. But sadly I lost my DM-10 a year ago and decided to replace it with the WS-310m, and I am not disappointed. The 310m electronics is essentially the same functionally as the DM-10, but physically smaller. The unit connects via USB (not sure if it's usb2) in a clever manner, as the USB plug is built into it, no cord needed!