Summary: This has been a super recorder. I have been using it for several years. I recommend rechargeable batteries as it does eat up energy. Fairly good sound quality when recording a speaker. Fair playback quality, though volume not loud enough in a car without additional speakers.
Summary: I used this to record voice lectures in college. It is a great product, for such a small thing the microphone is very powerful and good at getting the voice of the professor, even when I sit a few rows back. It is convenient to transfer lectures to a computer with a USB-type port that is built in.
Good recorder, minor flaws, but nothing is perfect.
7 May 2012
Summary: This is a great recorder and gives a good quality recording. It's not the same as a serious digital recorder (marantz PMD 660 or equal) but it will allow you to record a meeting or make personal notes.
Summary: I bought this product, like many other users, to record lectures. I was also interested in the fact that it has a specific function to be able to record music also. Though I have not tried recording music yet, I have captured several lectures and have found this to be a very decent product.
Summary: As a writer/author this incredible, matchbox recorder has beocme my best friend. It is excellent for interviews and even better when recording speakers, even in large meeting halls. The sound quality is well beyond expectation. I don't know how I worked so many years without it.
Summary: Olympic recorders are one of the best devices. i like that the recorder battery last longer on this particular item, feels very solid, can be dependable. Dont buy any recorder that is lower than this model because its not worth it in the long run.
Summary: This is the second one of these recorders that I have purchased. The first one that I bought was a refurbished one direct from Olympus. It came with a 90-day warranty. You guessed it - within days of being OUT OF WARRANTY, the LCD screen failed.
Summary: I found this to be a great pocket recorder! It was ready to use right out of the box, after installing the batteries, of course. It is very simple to understand the instructions and I had no problems following them.