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Olympus WS-321M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Olympus WS-321M. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and battery. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and price.

usability, sound, performance, battery, portability

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Olympus WS-321M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus WS-321M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Olympus WS-321M from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and performance are generally positive. The battery and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the price and portability.

usability, sound, battery, performance, size

portability, price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus WS-321M Digital Voice RecorderOlympus WS-321M Digital Voice Recorder

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus WS-321M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Olympus WS-321M from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the sound. The durability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

durability, sound

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus WS-321M Digital Voice Recorder Blister - REFURBISHEDOlympus WS-321M Digital Voice Recorder Blister - REFURBISHED

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Geeky Gifts for Your Valentine

 

Plenty of MP3 players have voice recorders, but how about a voice recorder that also syncs and plays your music collection? The Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-321M ($149.99 list) plugs right into an available USB port on your PC, syncs with Windows...

Lots of recording options. External mic jack. Direct USB connection. USB mass storage device.

Poor music sound quality. A bit pricey.

If you're looking for a voice recorder for professional use, the Olympus WS321M is an ideal choice. But although it can sync and play your digital music, it's not best used as your primary music player.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-321M

 

If you're looking for a voice recorder for professional use, the WS321M is an ideal choice. It can also sync and play your digital music.

Lots of recording options. External mic jack. Direct USB connection. USB mass storage device.

Poor music sound quality. A bit pricey.

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Jan, 2008

Consumer review (ciao.com)

good

 

The compact Olympus WS-321M voice recorder features a built-in MP3 player so you can use it for work and play. The digital recorder lets you make audio notes to yourself, or record lectures and meetings. The one-gigabyte embedded memory can hold over...

May, 2009

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

not good for me

 

I have the [$]Olympus model and heard better quality sound than this recorder. Maybe I received a damaged one? but the sound was horrible, couldn't even hear the voice in the next room a few steps away and tried every setting.

Compact Design

Picks Up Background Noise, Poor Quality Sound, Unreliable

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

GREAT!!! product

 

This product is Great. It picks up the main speaker's voice, while keeping distractors down. I will definately purchase again.

High Quality Sound

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Excellent Product

 

I was not going to buy this product because of the price. Especially since other ones were so much cheaper. However, I am so glad I bought this one because it includes EVERYTHING and is small and I can use it with my computer. I love this product and I...

Works well - high quality

none

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

Definitely an excellent purchase!!!

 

I purchased this recorder for my daughter to use to tape her lectures in college. She loves it! The clarity of the recording is amazing. I would recommend this voice recorder to anyone.

Clarity of the recording

Feb, 2009

Consumer review (radioshack.com)

I would buy this product again and again

 

The best voice recorder. With SRS WOW XT audio system, you don't need any sound enhancing device....PERFECT AND NATURAL SOUND.

High Quality

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Capture It All in high-performance audio. Stay organized and on the move with this high-class storage device and powerful music player. Record meetings or notes and even store large documents to transfer from one computer to another. The easy-to-use USB input lets you plug the WS-321M right into the computer for fast results. And up to 250 songs can be stored and played in impressive stereo sound with track and artist name clearly displayed on the LCD.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: No
Frequency range:50 - 19000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):70

Audio Input

Type:Microphone/Stereo microphone

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):21hour(s)

Design

Color of product:White
LED Indicators: Yes

Digital Player (Recorder)

Data Storage Capability:Up to 1000 messages / 5 folders
Digital Recording Time:1060 min - Stereo XHQ / 16655 min - LP (Long Play) / 2125 min - STHQ (Stereo High Quality) / 4255 min - HQ (High Quality) / 4255 min - SSP (Stereo Standard Play) / 8370 min - SP (Standard Play)
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:1.5in/3.7in
Weight:1.7oz
Width:1.5in/3.7in

Display

Display:LCD

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:15

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:WS-321/WS-321M
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Other Features

Audio recording formats:WMA / WMA/MP3
Battery Type:AAA
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.73 x 0.433 x 1.52
Headphone outputs:1
Line in recording time:35
Media types supported:MP3, WMA / WMA
Output Power:70 mW / 70mW
Product weight:11
Product weight (lb):11
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Line-out: No

Power

Battery Technology:Alkaline
Continuous audio playback time:15

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Voice recording time:17 / 277

Remote Control

Type: None

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:1

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.52
Weight:1.66
Width:3.73