Summary: I really love this device for listening to spoken audios without earphones. I had the older model of this recorder/player, and one day I thought it broke so I quickly checked Amazon to see if I could get another one. That's when I discovered this model.
Summary: This is a great product which I purchased refurbished. I've owned and used this product for 1 year. The recording quality is amazing and the playback has two option which you can select from one at a time, depending on what's needed for that recording: Noise Cancellation and Voice Filter.
Summary: I purchased this to record meetings. My intention later evolved to recording meetings and phone sessions with my coach. The resulting recordings are very pleasing. The built in USB jack turn out to be very helpfull when transferring the data to my laptop.
Summary: This is the EASIEST recorder I've used. Although it has a lot of features and a big menu tree compared to other recorders, it's laid out in an easy to use fashion. Pros: You can change some options while the recorder is in use.
Lousy with outside interferences...doesn't differentiate speaker's voice
18 January 2012
Summary: Purchased this Olympus WS-510M 4GB Digital Voice Recorder and WMA/MP3 Music Player primarily to record outside lectures. Totally unsuited for this purpose, even when the recorder was being held by the speaker. Wind and extraneous noises overwhelmed the speaker's voice. Very disappointing.
Summary: This is a great unit which we used for the TRANS-ALLEGHENY LUNATIC ASYLUM ghost tour. My only beef is that they do not give you a wrist strap to carry the unit, but it does have the spot for one to go. In the end i put it in the strap of my headlamp and it worked well. Noo evp's for us!!