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Olympus DM 10

Olympus DM 10
alaScore 76

157 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably.

usability, sound, price, durability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Olympus DM 10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 157 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Olympus DM 10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Olympus DM 10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, sound, price, durability, portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus DM-10 Digital Voice Recorder and Music PlayerOlympus DM-10 Digital Voice Recorder and Music Player

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The best recorder!!

 

My husband surprised me with this device so I could record my class lectures. It is awesome. It picks up voices with such clarity, yet filters out bothersome background noise. And the clear music is also a plus. The only drawback is that I must...

Small, great features, very clear recording

Limited storage

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Form and function, not alot of frills.

 

I'm the first to admit I don't have a ton of experience with the digital recorders available on the market today. This Olympus DM-1 was provided to me for use on the job in my capacity as a police supervisor. The unit for the most part is very capable...

Good quality. Sturdy design

Alittle larger then comparable units, can't rewind and edit. Price

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Simply the best voice recorder on the market!

 

I bought the Olympus DM-10 voice recorder primarily to record business meetings, but have found that it has many other applications. It can be easily used to record classroom lectures, choir recitals, even concerts!

Sound quality is fantastic, price is great, easy to use right out of box

Only 64 MB of built-in storage, integrated speaker is total junk

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excellent value but some options left out

 

I owned a 3-year-old sony model that doesn't record high quality sound. I used the recorder for choral rehearsal so audio quality is important to me. As I was shopping, I noticed that a comparable Sony model, like the previous reviewer mentioned, costs...

way cheaper than sony, great look and build

inflexibility in post-management of files

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First look

 

I normally like to use a product extensively before I write a review of a product, but there are no reviews on this just now. That, and I have come to rely on user Epinions for my purchases, so I might as well start, then update after I have used this...

Small size, solid build, great recordings, and wonderful software

I have yet to test it in the field

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perfect lecture recorder!!!

 

WOW!!! This is the second digital voice recorder I purchased this week and what a difference there is between the two models.

Excellent sound for lecture recording, removable media, music player

Proprietary .dss file format,larger than newer models (DM-10 & 20)

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This thing will revolutionize how college students study

 

My brother got me one of these when I became a junior in college. I had never even heard of a digital recorder but it soon completely changed how I went about studying. None of my professors had a problem with me recording their lectures, so I rarely...

Very easy to use, enormously helpful

People asking what it is

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Nice Combo Device

 

I purchased this device to record meetings and presentations. I find that it does that very well. I would like to think that these days I would not have to compromise anything when paying $170.00.

MP3 Player & Voice, Smart Media for unlimited storage, Excellent Sound Quality, Large

SmartMedia must have ID ability, Could be smaller, Battery life could be longer,Pricey

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A good choice for the casual MP3 listener/business user

 

First, let me say that I have not been disappointed with the Olympus. It has it's quirks, and a limited feature set for both voice recording and music playback, but in combining an MP3/WMA player with a functional voice recorder, and with removable...

Excellent sound quality, removable smartmedia storage, long recording time

Adequate recording quality, poor case design, limited MP3 navigation

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Give up your microcassette!

 

This device is a techie's AND non-techie's dream! For the non-techie - it can record for 11 hours on a set of AAA alkaline batteries, and, conveniently, the included 64MB flash memory card can store about 10.5 hours of recorded voice. With an AC...

excellent voice recording quality and capacity

Be careful it doesn't get stolen

Product Specifications

DM-10 Digital Voice Recorder is a sleek, powerful tool that's all about business when you're working and all about pleasure when you're not. Packed with 64MB of built-in memory for countless hours of voice or an hour of CD-quality music... in superb stereo sound. Complete with a USB docking station for fast, effortless downloads to both PC and Mac. Equipped with Noise Cancellation for even more impressive clarity, plus additional features offering much, much more. Store and organize your recordings in 5 separate folders with up to 199 files in each for easy management and access. And there are four types of voice recording qualities for you to enjoy (SHQ/HQ in WMA and SP/LP in DSS) as well as MP3 for music recordings.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder
Sound Effects:SRS WOW
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):Dictaphones, transcribers
Type:Digital voice recorder

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 995 messages / 5 folders
Digital Recording Time:130 min - SHQ (Super High Quality) / 1340 min - LP (Long Play) / 260 min - HQ (High Quality) / 625 min - SP (Standard Play)
Supported Digital Audio Standards:DSS / MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:64MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:1.6in
Weight:3oz
Width:4.3in

Flash Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus DM

MD System

Type: None
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