Olympus WS-600S Digital Voice Recorder 142610 (Silver)
- 2 GB Flash Memory: With 2GB of internal memory and more than 500 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures, and more - and still have room to store documents.
- MP3/WMA Stereo Recording: Multi Format.Record and play back in two standard high-function formats: MP3 and WMA.
- USB Direct Connect: Direct Link to your Mac/PC.With the "USB Direct" design, it is easy to transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads - no cables needed.
- Voice Activation: Extend recording time and save memory by setting the device to only record when the microphones sense sound.
- Multiple Language Display: The large, bright LCD supports and displays four languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese - another plus for accessibility. (EN/FR/ES/PT)
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I decided to go with this one because the older Olympus model VN-6200PC on Amazon has over a hundred reviews that are mostly all positive, and this one is simply an updated more advanced model with 2GB of memory instead. I checked the Olympus website and this one is very close to the 6200PC model that everybody loves, but with more features and an easier looking layout. The most important difference is the ability to record in MP3 format, the 6200PC can only record in WMA format. Also this one has 2GB of memory, so you can record for a long time, and if the memory fills up you can just transfer the files off the device to your computer.
As far as the layout of the on screen menu settings and buttons on the device, it is super easy. I didn't even read the instruction manual to figure everything out, I just played around with it for a few minutes and everything was pretty much self explanatory, it's designed so anybody can use it without having to click through a bunch of settings and crap just to get it to work.
If you buy this device, one very handy accessory to get is the ...Read more ›
You won't regret it! Plus the Sony comes with NO CASE!!!! I would of liked headphones, but that is not a big deal, the case that comes with this is so needed. Sony, I'm a little disappointed that your product wasn't even close to what Olympus put out.
I needed a compact digital recorder for multiple purposes: To record my thoughts while away from my desk, To record myself for later transcription (via DragonSpeak), and to record personal stuff (guitar and ukulele compositions, parties, and my daughter singing). I bought this as a backup to my other Sony PCM-M10 recorder, which is an excellent recorder but I found to be a bit too "large" to conveniently carry around everywhere. I also considered the Sony ICD-PX820 and the Olympus VN 6200pc, but decided to get the Olympus 700M for various reasons I will spell out here.
Firstly, this 700M is the "middle" unit of the latest releases (600S, 700M, 710M). All three have built-in memory (2, 4, and 8 GB, respectively), stereo mics and stereo mic inputs, built-in USB port for direct connect to PC, playback speed control. The differences are in the size of the built-in memory/storage and a few other features. I went for the 700M because I wanted the expandability (microSD card slot) but did not want or need the FM tuner in the 710M. It would have been nice to have the directional mic of the 710M, but again I did not need it. It is just slightly larger than the ipod nano, but the sound is just as good (if not better) with the 700M. The only disadvantage I can see with this unit as an mp3 player is that I have yet to figure out how to create separate subfolders in the music folder. Once I figure it out (if at all possible), I'll post an update.
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1: to record meetings in a room about 20x30 with all tile floors and
2: because it recorded in MP3 mode.
Ive had Olympus brand recorders in the past and they've been perfect. This is my first recorder with downloadable files. It does either MP3 or WMA files. With me owning a MAC it's MUCH easier with the MP3 files. I can download each meeting and add to my iPhone with ease and always have those meetings with me to reference. It's a great little recorder but when the speaker gets across the room it becomes hard to hear him on the recorder.
I purchased the MW52 Olympus microphone here on Amazon as well to hopefully improve he recordings. A HUGE improvement on voice pick up!!! I highly recommend this combo for any meeting setup!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used to use this thing a lot, like 8 hours a week for 4 years. Real time saver if used properly. Really nice for studying, taking notes while driving, keeping track of your... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TAOLIK
This item has held up now after four years of constant use and abuse. As a journalist I use this recorder almost daily and it has never let me down yet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by AbbieRBennett
Does what its suppose to, works great had no problems with it and I've purchased the recorder around 3 years ago.Published 2 months ago by Linz & Mike
I have had this tiny recorder for 5 years and love it. Used it for voice and music recordings with excellent quality and ease of file transfer with the direct USB plug in. Read morePublished 3 months ago by New Dancer
Great 'reminder' recorder that I always keep with me.
Can also be used to record conversations for school, work, etc. - or document 'bad behavior'.
Purchased this in April 2012. Works extremely well > 3 yrs in use. Terrific voice quality. Also purchased external mike for situations with ambient noise. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L_Henry
This picks up voices and speeches from far and replays them very clear, no static background noise like some recorders. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Raven Chelanee
I have had this recorder for ~5 years now. It's great and versatile. Easy to use, great sound. I bought a second one for my father when he needed one.Published 7 months ago by Petra