Summary: As a marketing research professional I do a lot of interviews. This recorder provides good quality sound, long battery life, and the wav files are relatively small so I can easily send them through an FTP program to my transcription service (I have another more expensive Olympus recorder with their proprietary file format and I never use it because that software is too cumbersome). The controls are intuitive and you have several file directories to manage files.
Summary: I purchased this for large group meetings hoping that it would work for me to take minutes. It works great. I use for large meeting with up to 50 people and just place up front and it picks up voices from all the way in the back. Great product.
Summary: Was looking for a digital recorder which is easy to use. Convinced of buying this from reading others review on Amazon. Bought this product to use on my NCLEX-RN nursing review primarily. Had no problem with this product. Easy to use. The recorder itself smaller than my cellphone. Can easily fit in your shirt pocket. Just wished i could have purchased another model which can load mp3. Oh well...
It perfect for lectures / meetings / and may not be bad for recording music
6 April 2012
Summary: I bought Olympus WS-400S initially for recording lectures as well as meetings and I found it perfectly useful for me. I love it: As far as the quality of the sound, I could not complain. I have just tried to use it to record our trio in the church and I was surprised that it sounds terrific. It actually exceeds my expectations about it. The bass sounds great....