Summary: Once again, this product is a great buy. The features alone are a great value for the cost of the product. I highly recommend this item for any student!
Pros: Great price for what you get. Clear recording and plenty of space for even high quality recordings as long as the files are rotated to a bigger drive every so often.
Cons: If you are buying this item with the intention of using it as an MP3 player, please just buy a comparable MP3 player. Although, this product does double as one, the storage space is not entirely efficient for both high quality recordings and high bit-rate MP# files.
Summary: I needed a recorder to grab lectures during school and after searching through many audio recorders i came across this little beauty. i have a mac so i wanted something that was mac compatible and this thing works amazingly.
Good audio quality, file format annoyances, micro size has pros and cons
5 July 2007
Summary: Pros--Size, Sound quality, Handy USB design, Cons--Size, Limited file type support, Battery life I've used this product over a year, primarily to record group conversations, persona memos, meetings, and conference calls. On the whole, it is very useful, but it has a few quirks and weak points.
Pros: Works well in the lecture environment. Could use a little better gain and reduced hiss but the quality is good overall. WMA format is completely convenient. Large capacity never leaves me wondering if everything is going to fit .. it always fits.
Cons: Sucks batteries. I've learned that Energizer AAA batteries last about half as long as Duracells in this device. I've had corruption in a couple of recordings then the battery ran low and it didn't save them properly. I think it should figure out that they need saving +before+ the battery runs out.
Wonderful product, BUT--Amazon reviewers deserve the most praise!
Nighthawk "Nighthawk", Amazon
2 June 2007
Summary: I love my new Olympus WS-320M,1 GB Digital Voice Recorder and Music Player, and all the optional accessories I purchased with it. (I bought most all of those offered here and at Olympus' home page, spending some $218 total). 01. everything works as advertised. 02.
Summary: Amazing quality of recording. Flexibility of quality and duration but at best mode, 35+ hours is awesome. I used to use a Panasonic but that required dedicated sofware and limited memory for limited recording time. Overall, very impressed. I bought the proper case as well.
Summary: I think it is a bit expensive for what it is - a quality voice recorder. But it doubles nicely as an mp3 player, which is fantastic. However, the interface for music is pretty bleak, it is obviously a voice recorder first.
Summary: I use the voice recorder to record and analyze the lectures for the classes I am attending. This particular model I've purchased as a replacement for (thanks to a colleague's recommendation). What a world of difference!
Summary: I'll begin by saying this recorder is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool for me. I have owned several of digital voice recorders and they have all found their way into the bottom of my junk drawer.
Summary: As a non-technologically savvy person, I was pleasantly surprised to find this product extremely easy to use! I primarily use this item for recording lectures - others' and my own, in a college setting. The wave files are very easy to transfer to my desktop computer and later burn on CDs.