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OLYMPUS ME-51S Stereo Microphone

  • 1.5" x 0.55" x 1.57"

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The ME51S stereo microphone can be plugged into the earphone/microphone/remote control socket to give fantastic quality stereo recording. Also includes a 3.3 foot extension cable with tiepin-clip.

The recording level indicator for the right and left channels is visible in the LCD display during recording.


Type: Stereo electrets condenser microphone

Plug: 3.5mm stereo

Frequency Response: 100 – 15,000 Hz

Directivity: Uni-directional x 2

Mike Sensitivity: -40db at 1 kHz

Output Impedance: 2.2kOhms

Power Supply: Plug-in-power system (1.5V - 10V)

Color: Silver and Black microphone

Dimensions & Weight

1.5" x 0.55" x 1.57"
0.25 oz. main unit, 0.63 oz. including extension cable and tiepin clip
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Olympus America Inc. ME-51S

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  • Khanh H.
  • 5/17/2010 3:42:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor audio recording

Pros: None

Cons: I bought this and it does a very poor job of recording. I didn't like it all and wish I could get a refund or never bought this thing.

Other Thoughts: The microphone is very wide, it should be smaller.

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  • James H.
  • 5/4/2010 1:57:24 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood quality

Pros: Much more lifelike recording than most OEM recorder mics.
Incredibly sensitive.

Cons: not much. The noise floor is higher when using mine on the high gain setting. I think the hiss is primarily due to the recorder though and not the mic.

Other Thoughts: Owned this for 3 years. Connected to a Olympus DS-2.

For the previous reviewer - this is a stereo mic, if you record in stereo, two different sounds are going to be on each channel. That is the point.

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  • Henry C.
  • 3/19/2010 6:16:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsLow Quality + High Price = Bad!

Pros: - It can clip to your shirt.

Cons: - The left and right sides of the microphone are separated, so you will almost always get an uneven stereo recording.
- The recording quality is incredibly low, playback is all muffled no matter how clear you try and talk.
- The supposed 'LCD' indicators don't work at all. In fact nothing lights up at all.
- Insanely high price point. You can get a Microsoft headset with microphone for $25 that sounds much more clear.
- Mono microphones sound better.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to do professional recordings of some people for voice-overs in a video, since I heard some good things about it. I'm also a believer of "you get what you pay for" -- that's not the case with this microphone. The quality of the output was just so bad and unclear. I wasted my money -- Newegg refused to refund the product, only replace it. Don't waste your money on this garbage -- buy a Microsoft or Logitech mic instead; they know what they're doing.

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  • Mike A.
  • 1/15/2010 6:42:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Perfect.

Pros: Sensitive and clean output.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: You need a stereo microphone input on your computer to work best.

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