Summary: This is a fantastic little recorder. I've had other Olympus voice recorders and have been pleased with them but this one takes it to a whole new level. I use it mainly for lectures and for recording sermons at our church for those who can't attend. The audio is excellent, and the microphone is very sensitive. You can set the audio capture to fit a variety of situations.
Summary: I love this recorder. A lot of my professors talk entirely too fast with thick accents, but this recorder picks up every syllable. I am having a hard time getting it to charge every time I plug it in.
Summary: I love that this is smaller than I thought (smaller than a cellphone) It states that it reduces background noise. Not so, the recording was so statically tha you really have to strain to hear your recording, Also, it runs on batteries and after 2-4 hours of use, I had to replace the batteries.
Summary: This is the fifth voice recorder i've purchased in about 7 or 8 years. It works very well, picks up sounds very well in both large and small rooms. When I use it with the KA-333, I am able to make excellent music recordings. These two make a wonderful team.
Summary: I bought my recorder to use with some meetings. I just turned it on, started recording, and put it on the table. It was a large table, and some of the folks were at the far end. It recorded all without a problem, and with about the same levels for all. After using this for three weeks, it has only used 1/4 of the battery. Only thing it does not do well is connect directly to my computer and load the recording for voice recognition.
Great sound quality and functionality in a variety of settings
19 October 2013
Summary: To give a bit of background, I use this to record interviews and focus groups for public health research. I've used this in indoor and outdoor settings, with direct interviewing and with a translator, and in quiet and noisy settings. I've found that my recordings are always clear. This recorder seems to be able to adjust volume levels very well for people that are different distances from the recorder.