Trouble recording from Olympus digital voice recorder

I am recording into Audacity directly from the DVR, using a mini to mini cable, out of the headphone jack on the recorder and into the computer via the mic jack. The data records, but when I play it back, it’s tinny and almost robotic sounding. Any idea how to fix this?

Start by not using Mic-In. That’s only for these things.

If you have no Stereo Line-In, then you may be able to use a Behringer UCA202 or equivalent like I do.

Other people make these adapters. This is the one I’ve had good luck with.

But wait. There’s more.

The bubbling and honking is probably cause by Windows settings.

Modern Windows laptops are not intended to record entertainment sound or music. They’re intended for business communications, conferencing and Skype.