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.
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 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: 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.
Summary: I love this sleek little thing. I have not used it for it's music playing capabilities but the option is always there at the flip of a switch! It is quite customizable, and the -conference- sensitivity setting is great!
Summary: I purchased this recorder to use in meetings. It is small, light weight, uses easy to locate batteries, and stores many files. I've had no trouble downloading the files to my Mac in order to review the meetings. It seems to pick up sound fine.
Summary: We like the recorder, it is so small we can easily talk our teachers into slipping it into their pocket with the external mic clipped on the lapel. Turning the mic sensitivity DOWN is the key to good sound. all these hissing posts they have it set on conference this is bad.
Summary: As a singer, I use this device to record both speech and music. It is easy to use, and the quality is excellent. It is a bit cumbersome to use in conjunction with a Mac; the native file format on the recorder (WMA) has to be converted to another format (MP3) to be played with iTunes.