Summary: This digital voice recorder has absolutely blown me away with its quality! It is idiot-proof in its ease of use - I am no techno-wizard! And it gives astoundingly high quality results with immediate access and playback to any point that you wish.
Summary: We are an auction company and we use these at 5 locations to record the auctions. We set it near the auctioneer turn it on and forget it. Never had an issue. Battery life has not been an issue, but it does get a fresh battery each auction. Auctions last about 6 hours.
Pros: Excellent quality, fidelity, range, storage and file transfer.
Summary: I have been using this since last fall, and have recorded many lectures with it. The sound quality is better than I expected it to be from such a tiny built in microphone. I love this thing and would recommend it to anyone.
Pros: I record lectures for my classes and then share them via a web page with the rest of the class. This recorder works great and does a great job of picking up the sound. I love the fact that you just slide off the battery compartment part of the body and it plugs right in to a USB port. No wires to...
Cons: The only drawback I have found is it is very hungry. It eats a lot of batteries if you record often, so make sure you bring spares.
Summary: Other than the mp3 issue which is not really big issue to me since I purchased it for it's recorder. Works great and I highly reccomend. The USB is really cool! I'm able to transfer the files via-usb to my Jeep's stereo and listen to the while driving down the road. GREAT DEVICE!
Pros: Picks up all my instructers great and works ok as an mp3 player.
Cons: Does not read some mp3's. I have no idea why and have not been able to determine a pattern. (bitrate, length, etc.)
If the battery runs out during a recording, you're screwed!
17 July 2008
Summary: I would think twice if you are considering this particular model. I actually placed an order for it, but did my research a little late. Now I am returning this to amazon and buying in its place the Olympus DS-40 ($140, which is $40 more than the 321).
Summary: I investigate potential insurance fraud and use the Olympus WS-321M to record interviews of claimants and witnesses. This is an excellent product - it does a great job of capturing voices while minimizing background noises. Transfer onto the computer and eventually onto a CD could not be easier.
The Olympic WS-321M Digiatal Voice Recorder is exellent!!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
10 April 2008
Summary: First off, thank you Amazon.com for making purchasing goods online easier than ever. I received the the package earlier than the delivery estimated day. Second, I like this WS-321M so much since it's light,easy connect to my computer via the USB port. The sound recorded in HQ mode is extremly good.