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Olympus - WS-Series Digital Voice Recorder - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 432 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

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    Kaykay
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    Instructions were not clear. Device did not allow you to stop and start recording without starting over. Volume was very low.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Relatively easy to operate

    Posted
    Edward
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    Took me a little while to feel comfortable with the device since the user manual is not very intuitive. Recharging is very easy and files can easily be download to one's computer. It's compact and is very versatile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Posted
    komember
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    Purchased this based on features and price. Seems to do the job I need it to. Only complaint is no micro SD card included and I had to go to the Olympus webpage to get the full operating instructions as they are not included with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I am having trouble with recording and expecially

    Posted
    niecie
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    I lost the instructions and never did get the recorder going so I was confident in using it. Now it is useless to me unless I can get the instructions. B

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One great voice recorder

    Posted
    sbrush3
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    Before purchasing the Olympus WS-853, I first purchased a comparable Sony model. The Sony has some finer points, but promptly got returned for lack of durability and failure to provide simplified instructions. Now I'll first start by saying that voice recorders in general are rarely easy to operate no matter the brand. However, they do offer certain advantages to using an app on your mobile phone, making them necessary for some individuals (students, business persons, etc.). This Olympus model is very good, and in my opinion, better than the Sony for two simple reasons. The quality of the recording is far more clear, and the instructions are lengthy but straightforward. Battery life is also exceptional. There is one feature that Sony did cover, but Olympus doesn't. That is the ability to begin a recording, and then add on to that same recording at a later time. Though I am not happy about this, I still appreciate a better audio quality more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Olympus - WS-Series Digital Voice Recorder - Black

    Posted
    4TXGreens
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    i used this to record several breakout sessions at a week long conference. As the box did not include a detailed manual, I had to research how to use the settings and then played with the settings over the course of the conference. It was easy to upload the audios onto my Mac. Audio playback was acceptable but not outstanding. Background noise was minimal. The small size makes it convenient for travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Can't get the recorder to work!

    Posted
    JoyceB
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    I don't know if it is me or the recorder, but I can't get it to work correctly. I downloaded the manual, printed it, read it numerous times - still can't get it to do what it is supposed to do. I think the recorder needs to read the manual. Main problem is replay is so soft I can't hear it, even next to my ear, and volume is at max. Everything is erased when I turn it off. I can't get the VOX to work. I am going to try to return it if it isn't too late.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend