Olympus WS-500 Digital Voice Recorder (Silver)

Item # OMWS500 (Part # 140143)
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Item Description:
Record meetings, store files, and listen to music with one device. Stay organized on the move with this high-class storage device and powerful music player. Transfer meetings or notes and even large documents to your PC with the easy-to-use USB input.


  • Supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats.
  • The WS-500M has 2GB of internal flash memory.
  • Enjoy an amazing 545 hours of recording time.
  • The unique 'USB Direct' design means you can connect it right to the USB port on your computer and download or transfer audio, music, photos and more.
  • Built-in stereo microphone.
  • Use the Voice Activation mode to record sound, via the built-in microphone, without ever lifting a finger.
  • Organize up to 200 files in each of five available folders for quick retrieval and storage convenience.
  • The LCD supports and displays three languages.
  • Up to 21 hours of continuous operation with only one AAA battery.
  • Records 545 hrs
  • USB Direct design
  • Built-in Stereo Mic


  • Recording Format:   WMA (Windows Media Audio) - MP3 recording available via free firmware download
  • Recording Media:  Built-in 2 GB flash memory
  • Recording Time:  Stereo XQ Mode: 34 hours, 50 minutes, Stereo HQ Mode: 69 hours, 40 minutes, Stereo SP Mode: 139 hours, 25 minutes, HQ Mode: 139 hours 25 minutes, SP Mode: 274 hours 10 minutes, LP Mode: 544 hours 55 minutes
  • Card Format:  N/A
  • Input Level:  -70 dBv
  • PC Interface:  USB direct, Hi speed
  • LCD:  1.23 inch
  • LED:  Yes
  • Folders Messages:  5 folders/200 messages per folder
  • Sampling Frequency:  Stereo XQ Mode: 44.1 kHz, Stereo HQ Mode: 44.1 kHz, Stereo SP Mode: 22.0 kHz, HQ Mode:44.1 kHz, SP Mode: 22.0kHz, LP Mode: 8.0kHz
  • Overall Frequency Response  Stereo XQ Mode: 50-19,000 Hz, Stereo HQ Mode: 50-15,000 Hz, Stereo SP Mode: 50-9,000 Hz, HQ Mode:50-13,000 Hz, SP Mode: 100-7,000 Hz, LP Mode:100-3,000 Hz
  • LP Mode:  Yes
  • Voice Activation:  Yes
  • Demographic Data Input:  N/A
  • Practical Maximum Output:  70 mW
  • Write Protection:  Yes
  • Speaker:  Built-in 16 mm round dynamic speaker
  • Microphone Jack:  Yes
  • Earphone Jack:  Yes
  • Power Supply:  One AAA NiMH or alkaline battery (Olympus' BR401 Ni-MH battery is chargeable in the unit via USB)
  • External Power Supply:  N/A
  • Battery Life:  21 hours (Alkaline, LP mode recording)
  • Size:  3.7 in L x 1.5 in W x 0.4 in D (94.8 x 38.0 x 11.0 mm), excluding protrusions
  • Weight:  1.6 oz. (46g), including battery
  • OS Supported:  Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.2.8 - 10.5
  • CPU:  N/A
  • RAM:  N/A
  • Sound Board:  N/A
  • Video Card and Display:  N/A
  • Removable Drive:  N/A
  • USB Port:  One free port
  • Audio Output:  N/A
WS-500M Digital Voice Recorder
AAA NiMH Rechargeable Battery (BR401)
USB Cable
Instruction Manual
Warranty Card
This Kit Includes: