• Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
  • Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
  • Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
  • Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone
Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone

Olympus ME-51S Stereo Microphone

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  • LCD display during recording
  • Fantastic quality stereo recording
  • Voice Recorders
  • Small plug in microphone
  • Includes a 3.3 foot extension cable with tiepin clip
  • Can be plugged into the earphone/microphone/remote control socket

Customer Reviews

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITClass action lawsuit needs to be started against this seller, the keep lying to people that it will work with android phones when they know it will not. The connector has two black bands and three brass surfaces, the Levolor microphones that do work on android phones (though not very well) have 3 black bands and 4 brass connect areas to work on android phones. The instructions that come with the Olympus says you need to buy an external power supply for the mic to work, but even if you paid extra to get an external power supply for this mic it would not work with smartphones because external power supplies need to be turned off in order to work with phone.1Works o.k. but the much less expensive Sony ECM-CS3 performs better for me.Works o.k., but in my opinion, the much less expensive (around $18 at Amazon) Sony ECM-CS3 performed better in head-to-head tests. The Sony is omni-directional. The Olympus is uni-directional. This may account for the difference in sound quality. The Sony is fuller and richer with less background noise.I do like the ability to plug-in the Olympus mic on my Olympus recorder (without the provided extension cord) for field use. The ME-51S has been around for a while without any obvious change in specs or design. The early reviews may be for a product that was manufactured in Japan. The current model is made in China, as is the Sony. In any case, the Olympus ME-51S Stereo mic is an improvement over the recorder's internal stereo mics.3Used with GoPro HD Hero 2... I got this mic specifically for my GoPro HD Hero 2. The added stereo sound is nice, but all the audio has a constant hiss (especially when shooting a quiet setting -- probably due to some amplification or the like), for the most part, it is removable in post, so it isn't that big of a deal. The over all quality of audio is miles beyond what GoPro has supplied in their product. It's also a bit quiet in certain situations.Another problem is that if someone breaks wind in the room next to where you're recoding, the microphone pops and cracks (obviously a bit of an exaggeration here), but that to say, there is exactly zero pop filter on this, and any air movement will pick up immediately on it. I purchased the smallest wind muff (a dead kitten) I could get to put over the top of this for the majority of it's use.Overall, for this price range, it does a pretty good job, and with the addition of the dead cat/kitten it can suffice in many settings. 4Did not work with my Hero 3+ Silver, but GREAT with my Hero 4 BlackI originally bought this several months ago for my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver. Everything I read and the videos I saw said that they would work together, and believe me, I watched hundreds of videos on YouTube of every mic that I could find. They all sounded very good. Unfortunately, my experience was different. I purchased the mic and the adapter cord to plug into the GoPro (the adapter cord I bought directly from GoPro). I could not get ANY sound from it. As soon as I plugged it in, the sound disappeared. I thought it might be a bad mic, so I contacted Amazon and they replaced it immediately. Still nothing. I thought it might be the cord, so I bought another from GoPro. Still nothing. I made sure my camera had all the updates, still nothing. Finally I tried the mic through another adapter, into a PA system I have. It worked then. For some reason, this mic would NOT work with my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver.But today I received my new GoPro Hero 4 Black. After charging it, the first thing I tried was this mic, and VIOLA, it worked perfectly!! Go figure. I think there may be an issue with my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver, something that doesn't allow it to recognize when the mic is plugged in. So, despite it not working in my Hero 3+ Silver (I'm convinced it's an issue with my particular Hero3+), I am giving this mic a great review. For the price it costs, the sound is a HUGE improvement over the internal mic. I used the mic to record my car while driving (with a couple of wind screens I already had ready for it), and recorded some guitar playing. I am very happy with the sound now. Great purchase!5Very Sensitive...I use this primarily for nature recording with my Galaxy S7 (with TRS > TRRS adapter and mini tripod) and is, for my needs, very satisfactory. Even the softest sounds; bees, birds, insects, and distant thunder are picked up clearly. Based on my experience I'd readily recommend it.5Not compatible, but they don't tell you that.I would love to tell you the quality of this microphone but I can't because it never actually worked for me. In the description it says and I quote "Can be plugged into the earphone/microphone/remote control socket" what it doesn't tell you is that for some devices, not sure of all compatibility but specifically with an android phone, this mic doesn't record at all. If I could give it less than 1 star I would. HOWEVER, the one saving grace is that the amazon support are so wonderful and helpful, they gave me a full refund, I hope you get the same if the issue happens to you.1This is THE mic for recording Car / Track Day / Racing Audio Finally a mic that works for recording car audio. I've tried a few, and they can't handle the level of sound. This one does. I bought if after recommendations from several other auto enthusiasts, and it works excellently.I put this in the trunk of my 2018 ZL1 1LE and drove wide open throttle and this mic captures everything and does not get overwhelmed. This will work for track days. I cannot wait. 5Stop saying it works for android.It doesn't. At least not on my galaxy s6. It doesn't take over the built in microphone when trying voice recorder or video.I read in the answers that it would, but upon further research I see people that have contacted the company and were told it can't be used with phones. Though, that is a limitation of the phone itself, not their device. I can't speak for iPhone."Not eligible for return."Ridiculous.1Great Product! I am a Secretary for our Home ...Great Product! I am a Secretary for our Home Owners Association and we are required to keep Audio Files on record for five years. I tried three different microphones attached to an Olympus Recorder . . . at best the recordings were marginal and it was difficult to hear questions from the audience. The reviews on the Olympus ME-51S were good so I gave it a try. The recordings during our last Home Owner's Meeting were crystal clear. The price was right, the sound was great and I am a satisfied five star customer.5Use this on my track carI use this on my track car with a AiM SmartyCam, It is mounted on my back license plate and I get great sound but no wind noise. I used it with these and I put the mic/windsock into a plastic sandwich bag then tape the bag onto the rear license plate. This way it keeps the windsock clean and you are not pulling tape off the material which will eventually destroy it.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HX40OL6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LM4ON2E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=15Not for Smart/Mobile DevicesIn order for this mic to work with a smart device, such as an android or iphone or ipad or any tablet. The jack should have three bands.I have tried it with android, iphone5 and ipad - it did not take over the built in microphone of the device.I also tried it with a camera and a dedicated computer microphone jack - it worked great.summary: if you need a microphone for your smart phone/tablet, this will not work!5Works great for recording auto exhaust with a GoPro!I ordered this specifically to use for recording auto exhaust sound when making driving videos using a GoPro GoPro HERO4 Silver. I used Levalier mics before, but those are mono and the GoPro, for me at least, sent all the sound to a single channel. That's no big deal when watching on a mobile device or even computer, but on a full sized system it was disappointing. Those cheap mics also blow out as decibels increase.This mic works perfectly for my stated purpose. I clip it to my rear license plate frame, which sits less than 12" above my exhaust, and I get clear, undistorted, full dynamic range exhaust sound in stereo. I also use Movo WS10n Universal Furry Outdoor Microphone Windscreen Muff for All Lavalier Microphones Including Movo, Shure, Rode, Sony, Audio-Technica and More! (5 PACK) to cut any additional wind noise and the combo has really worked out great.5
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Description
  • LCD display during recording
  • Fantastic quality stereo recording
  • Voice Recorders
  • Small plug in microphone
  • Includes a 3.3 foot extension cable with tiepin clip
  • Can be plugged into the earphone/microphone/remote control socket
Reviews

Customer Reviews

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITClass action lawsuit needs to be started against this seller, the keep lying to people that it will work with android phones when they know it will not. The connector has two black bands and three brass surfaces, the Levolor microphones that do work on android phones (though not very well) have 3 black bands and 4 brass connect areas to work on android phones. The instructions that come with the Olympus says you need to buy an external power supply for the mic to work, but even if you paid extra to get an external power supply for this mic it would not work with smartphones because external power supplies need to be turned off in order to work with phone.1Works o.k. but the much less expensive Sony ECM-CS3 performs better for me.Works o.k., but in my opinion, the much less expensive (around $18 at Amazon) Sony ECM-CS3 performed better in head-to-head tests. The Sony is omni-directional. The Olympus is uni-directional. This may account for the difference in sound quality. The Sony is fuller and richer with less background noise.I do like the ability to plug-in the Olympus mic on my Olympus recorder (without the provided extension cord) for field use. The ME-51S has been around for a while without any obvious change in specs or design. The early reviews may be for a product that was manufactured in Japan. The current model is made in China, as is the Sony. In any case, the Olympus ME-51S Stereo mic is an improvement over the recorder's internal stereo mics.3Used with GoPro HD Hero 2... I got this mic specifically for my GoPro HD Hero 2. The added stereo sound is nice, but all the audio has a constant hiss (especially when shooting a quiet setting -- probably due to some amplification or the like), for the most part, it is removable in post, so it isn't that big of a deal. The over all quality of audio is miles beyond what GoPro has supplied in their product. It's also a bit quiet in certain situations.Another problem is that if someone breaks wind in the room next to where you're recoding, the microphone pops and cracks (obviously a bit of an exaggeration here), but that to say, there is exactly zero pop filter on this, and any air movement will pick up immediately on it. I purchased the smallest wind muff (a dead kitten) I could get to put over the top of this for the majority of it's use.Overall, for this price range, it does a pretty good job, and with the addition of the dead cat/kitten it can suffice in many settings. 4Did not work with my Hero 3+ Silver, but GREAT with my Hero 4 BlackI originally bought this several months ago for my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver. Everything I read and the videos I saw said that they would work together, and believe me, I watched hundreds of videos on YouTube of every mic that I could find. They all sounded very good. Unfortunately, my experience was different. I purchased the mic and the adapter cord to plug into the GoPro (the adapter cord I bought directly from GoPro). I could not get ANY sound from it. As soon as I plugged it in, the sound disappeared. I thought it might be a bad mic, so I contacted Amazon and they replaced it immediately. Still nothing. I thought it might be the cord, so I bought another from GoPro. Still nothing. I made sure my camera had all the updates, still nothing. Finally I tried the mic through another adapter, into a PA system I have. It worked then. For some reason, this mic would NOT work with my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver.But today I received my new GoPro Hero 4 Black. After charging it, the first thing I tried was this mic, and VIOLA, it worked perfectly!! Go figure. I think there may be an issue with my GoPro Hero 3+ Silver, something that doesn't allow it to recognize when the mic is plugged in. So, despite it not working in my Hero 3+ Silver (I'm convinced it's an issue with my particular Hero3+), I am giving this mic a great review. For the price it costs, the sound is a HUGE improvement over the internal mic. I used the mic to record my car while driving (with a couple of wind screens I already had ready for it), and recorded some guitar playing. I am very happy with the sound now. Great purchase!5Very Sensitive...I use this primarily for nature recording with my Galaxy S7 (with TRS > TRRS adapter and mini tripod) and is, for my needs, very satisfactory. Even the softest sounds; bees, birds, insects, and distant thunder are picked up clearly. Based on my experience I'd readily recommend it.5Not compatible, but they don't tell you that.I would love to tell you the quality of this microphone but I can't because it never actually worked for me. In the description it says and I quote "Can be plugged into the earphone/microphone/remote control socket" what it doesn't tell you is that for some devices, not sure of all compatibility but specifically with an android phone, this mic doesn't record at all. If I could give it less than 1 star I would. HOWEVER, the one saving grace is that the amazon support are so wonderful and helpful, they gave me a full refund, I hope you get the same if the issue happens to you.1This is THE mic for recording Car / Track Day / Racing Audio Finally a mic that works for recording car audio. I've tried a few, and they can't handle the level of sound. This one does. I bought if after recommendations from several other auto enthusiasts, and it works excellently.I put this in the trunk of my 2018 ZL1 1LE and drove wide open throttle and this mic captures everything and does not get overwhelmed. This will work for track days. I cannot wait. 5Stop saying it works for android.It doesn't. At least not on my galaxy s6. It doesn't take over the built in microphone when trying voice recorder or video.I read in the answers that it would, but upon further research I see people that have contacted the company and were told it can't be used with phones. Though, that is a limitation of the phone itself, not their device. I can't speak for iPhone."Not eligible for return."Ridiculous.1Great Product! I am a Secretary for our Home ...Great Product! I am a Secretary for our Home Owners Association and we are required to keep Audio Files on record for five years. I tried three different microphones attached to an Olympus Recorder . . . at best the recordings were marginal and it was difficult to hear questions from the audience. The reviews on the Olympus ME-51S were good so I gave it a try. The recordings during our last Home Owner's Meeting were crystal clear. The price was right, the sound was great and I am a satisfied five star customer.5Use this on my track carI use this on my track car with a AiM SmartyCam, It is mounted on my back license plate and I get great sound but no wind noise. I used it with these and I put the mic/windsock into a plastic sandwich bag then tape the bag onto the rear license plate. This way it keeps the windsock clean and you are not pulling tape off the material which will eventually destroy it.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HX40OL6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LM4ON2E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=15Not for Smart/Mobile DevicesIn order for this mic to work with a smart device, such as an android or iphone or ipad or any tablet. The jack should have three bands.I have tried it with android, iphone5 and ipad - it did not take over the built in microphone of the device.I also tried it with a camera and a dedicated computer microphone jack - it worked great.summary: if you need a microphone for your smart phone/tablet, this will not work!5Works great for recording auto exhaust with a GoPro!I ordered this specifically to use for recording auto exhaust sound when making driving videos using a GoPro GoPro HERO4 Silver. I used Levalier mics before, but those are mono and the GoPro, for me at least, sent all the sound to a single channel. That's no big deal when watching on a mobile device or even computer, but on a full sized system it was disappointing. Those cheap mics also blow out as decibels increase.This mic works perfectly for my stated purpose. I clip it to my rear license plate frame, which sits less than 12" above my exhaust, and I get clear, undistorted, full dynamic range exhaust sound in stereo. I also use Movo WS10n Universal Furry Outdoor Microphone Windscreen Muff for All Lavalier Microphones Including Movo, Shure, Rode, Sony, Audio-Technica and More! (5 PACK) to cut any additional wind noise and the combo has really worked out great.5
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  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
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