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Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

B&H # OLWS801S Mfr # V406141SU000
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You Pay: $57.95
Product Highlights
  • MP3 & WMA Stereo Recording
  • Record Audio or Listen to MP3s
  • Internal 2GB Flash Memory Capacity
  • Record Up to 514 Hours in WMA LP Mode
  • MicroSD/SDHC Memory Expansion Up to 32GB
  • Built-In USB Direct Connector
  • Internal Stereo Left & Right Microphones
  • Integrated Speaker & Headphone/Mic Jacks
  • Voice Activation & Noise Cancellation
  • Doubles as a Portable USB Storage Device

The Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver) allows you to record and playback audio using both MP3 and WMA file formats. Plus, you can download MP3 music from your computer directly onto the WS-801 and take your tunes with you. For connecting to your PC or Mac, the recorder features a built-in USB connector. This means you won't have to fuss with or carry around any cables when you're ready to transfer audio files. It also means you can use the recorder as a USB storage device for transferring and transporting files.

The WS-801 is equipped with a 2GB flash memory, which translates to 514 hours of recording time when using the LP recording mode. If you need more storage, the recorder has a microSD/SDHC card slot that supports up to 32GB memory expansion. The recorder runs on a single AAA alkaline or AAA NiMH rechargeable battery. In order to ensure that all your recordings are free from an annoying wash of background noise, the WS-801 features noise cancellation technology. It dampens and minimizes any unwanted background sounds, ensuring that your recordings are crisp, clean, clear and highly-audible.

The recorder also has convenient file storage features. The Calendar Search Function lets you easily search for files by date and then play those files back. Scene Select automatically adjusts the recorder to capture the optimum sound depending on your setting. It can adjust for conference rooms, large halls, living room dictation and more. Plus, the WS-801 even supports a helpful index function, which allows you to place up to 99 index marks per file. This way, it's always easy to locate the audio file you're looking for and the exact section of the recording you want to hear.

514 Hours of Recording Time & 2GB Flash Memory
With 2GB of internal flash memory and up to 514 hours of recording time, you'll be able to capture notes, lectures and more. Plus, you'll still have room to store other files, as well as MP3s for music playback
MicroSD/SDHC Removable Media
The digital recorder features a microSD/SDHC slot with the potential to hold up to 32GB of additional memory
Direct Link to Your Mac / PC
With the "USB Direct" design, it's easy to transfer your files over to your Mac or PC. Just use the fold-out USB male connector to plug the recorder right into your computer for fast downloads - no cables needed
MP3 & WMA Stereo Recording & Playback Formats
Record and playback in the format of your choice. Choose between various stereo and mono modes of MP3 or WMA audio formats. With two compatible formats, the WS-801 offers enough versatility to greatly expand your recording capacity
USB Storage Device with Battery Charge Function
The WS-801 Digital Recorder can connect directly to a PC with its built-in USB connector for fast data transfer. It's also equipped with a microSD slot, so connection with your PC is even more convenient
Noise Cancellation
Dampen or minimize unwanted background sounds with noise canceling technology - so you record a clean, high-quality audio file
Calendar Search Function
The Calendar Search Function allows you to easily search for files by date - and then play them back with ease
Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA)
The VCVA Function facilitates Voice Activation, which allows you to automatically start and stop recordings using only your voice. It's an extra benefit that saves time and energy
Scene Select Function
Wherever you are, whether it's a conference room, large hall or at home dictating, the dual stereo microphones will automatically adjust to capture the best sound depending on your setting
99 Index Marks & File Move
Set up to 99 index marks per file - giving you peace of mind that your recordings are properly and accurately marked for easy navigation when you go to listen back
Recording
Type Digital
Mode Stereo / Mono
Recording Format MP3
WMA
Bit-Rate 8 Kbps
16 Kbps
32 Kbps
64 Kbps
128 Kbps
128 Kbps
192 Kbps
Sample Rate 40 Hz - 3 kHz
40 Hz - 8 kHz
40 Hz - 16 kHz
40 Hz - 16 kHz
40 Hz - 19 kHz
40 Hz - 17 kHz
40 Hz - 19 kHz
Recording Time SHQ Stereo: 22 Hours
HQ Stereo: 33.5 Hours
HQ Stereo: 32.5 Hours
SP Stereo: 65.5 Hours
HQ Mono: 131 Hours
SP Mono: 258 Hours
LP Mono: 514 Hours
One-Click Recording No
Voice Activated Recording Yes
Microphone Type Internal Stereo
Internal Stereo
Pickup Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 19 kHz
Playback
Speaker Yes
Features
Display Size/Type LCD Backlit
Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume
Power
Battery Type 1 x AAA
Battery Life (approx.) Recording: 27 Hours
Playback: 30 Hours
Power Adapter Yes
General
Internal Memory Flash Memory - 2GB
Compatible Memory Cards Micro SD
Micro SDHC
Connectors 1/8" mini Female Out
1/8" mini Female In
USB 2.0 Male In/Out
USB USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7 
Mac  OS X 10.4.11 - 10.7
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.57 x 3.94 x .58" (4.0 x 10.02 x 1.48 cm)
Weight 2.01 oz (57 g)
Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)
  • AAA Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    OlympusWS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)
     
    4.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Good audio (8)
    • Reliable (5)
    • Long battery life (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Conversation piece (7)
      • Lectures (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (5)

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      dag

      By dag

      from nyc

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Conversations
      • Lectures

      Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

      its outstanding

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      5.0

      Good sound quality.

      By dave

      from milpitas

      Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

      I own several Olympus voice recorders. My wife and me each has one. I get this extra model for its repeat playback feature.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By SAM

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • High Quality Sound
      • Long Battery Life
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Conversations
        • Lectures

        Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

        Excellent Product indeed.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to use, great sound

        By Jonny C.

        from New York, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • High Quality Sound
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Conversations
          • Lectures

          Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

          Works great for lectures/seminars in large rooms and of course for meetings in an office or conference room. Picks up every voice in the room very clearly. Easy audio file transfer via the usb connector.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Small, lightweight, quality sound

          By cookster

          from Millbrook, NY

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • High Quality Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Conversations

            Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

            I bought five of these to use with 5th grade students to record seniors' life wisdom in a StoryCorp type interview. The quality is excellent, they are easy to use and download. Just watch for hand noise on the recorder - it can pick up the sound of your hand moving around on the recorder. Very pleased and excellent quality for the low price.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Clearest possible

            By Judith The Recording Specialist

            from Monroe NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality Sound

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Lectures

            Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

            the clearest recorder I ever came across! wow!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My second Olympus recorder

            By JW

            from Seattle

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • High Quality Sound
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conversations

              Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

              My 1st Olympus WS100 was used about 3 days of every week for 8 years, it finally lost recording quality. I look at this as Ok and very respectable life for an electronic device under hard use, because this thing was abused in all kinds of weather and conditions. This new one is way easier to use and has bigger display. I like how the lanyard position will make this unit upside down when around my neck(for professional reasons). The built in USD is a must for speed. This also is small in size compared to other options, as I don't want a recorder the size of a pack of cigarettes! many are larger than this model so be careful. Price was right from B & H as always!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Performed as expected

              By jsoup

              from southwest, MO

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

              • Battery Back Can Break

              Best Uses

              • Conversations

              Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

              This straight forward voice recorder was purchased to record and document interviews. The unit is small enough to conceal in a shirt pocket. Even concealed in a pocket, the recordings are audible and clear. The built in USB connection is nice because you don't have to worry about losing a USB cord. This unit needs to be treated gently as the USB connection can break.

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              5.0

              Great

              By Cop from Oz

              from Australia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • High Quality Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • Nil

              Best Uses

              • Law Enforcement

              Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

              I use this product for Law Enforcement. Great product and easy to use. B&H service 10/10 as usual.

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              5.0

              Nice recorder

              By Law Enforcement Supervisor

              from Georgia

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • High Quality Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Conversations

                Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

                Excellent recordings, easy to use (especially with the built-in USB connection),small enough to carry anywhere, and B&H had the best price to boot. They also shipped them out faster than I expected. I bought five for employees - will be buying more.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sweet

                By mackerel

                from washingtondc

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Olympus WS-801 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver):

                Made some improvements over earlier versions, especially the mp3 format. Excellent sound quality, use professionally.

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                Transcend -  4GB microSDHC Memory Card Class 10 With microSD Adapter
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