Summary: I did lots of mp3 research and bought the D2. My husband loved it so I bought him one. My daughter loved ours so I bought her one. So 3 in the family and after over a year on each one we are all completely happy with them. NO PROBLEMS Great sound. no bad issues. If one did break we would have another within days.
Summary: If you are reading this, then you surely heard about quality of sound on COWON players and stuff. I can assure you — all they say about sound is true. This is a player to compare other with. The only thing I found disappointing is that said working time is SIGNIFICANTLY LESS than actual. It is said that player is able to work up to 52 hours. Yes, but playing one song from internal memory and set to zero sound volume.
Summary: I bought the Cowon Systems iAudio D2(16Gb) Digital Media Player about month ago and was impressed with the number of features available such as playing of lossless formats (FLAC), nice responsive touch screen, additional slot for SD card (SDHC supported) and non-latin letters in song tags/names support. The D2 size is perfect for carrying in almost every pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 40-45 hours of music playing (didn't test on video).
Excerpt: "...APPLE IPODS. I discovered COWON D2. Been looking at it for a few months now. They recon the quality was BETER than ipod!. WOW can this be TRUE?????. YES it can and yes it is. Had it for 3 weeks now and i must say its a lovely gadget. Great colour touch screen. Releative ease of use. Music transfer has to be via Windows media player. I tried tranfering from itunes to it. NO SUCH LUCK. So i can RECOMEND this mp3 player. ...
Pros: Fantastic sound and many audio options, memory stoarage
Cons: Lack of itunes transfer . But not a major problem
Excerpt: "...in the direction of the Cowon D2. Reviews could do nothing but praise this little gadget, and it certainly sounded impressive. With it's high quality touch screen and sound that is supposed to be one of the best, I immediately typed it into Amazon to find how much it cost. I found out they were many other features to write home about. Fair enough there was the absence of Bluetooth, unlike my Samsung YP-S5, but this was more than made up for my the ...
Summary: People on here reviewing these things need to grow up, i mean one guy gives it a 1 because he didnt like the radio quality, i mean if you want a radio buy a dedicated one, this is essentially a mp3 player with the radio as a bonus!!!!! And as a mp3 player its brilliant, sounds superb with my shure se530's and the battery life and features (including a great EQ) are just all great. Well worth a buy, if you like good audio, this beats ipods down with no question!!!!
Summary: Has to reset every day, DAB sometimes does not work in the same place and works only outside, 80 HZ lowest and 11.7 kH highest freq really crap, mach3bass does not incrase low-end bass, touch screen really tricky, not easy to use, after upgrade the system has stopped when I stick 8Gb sd card. It`s a really not stable device.
Pros: (74mW) really loud, many features,
Cons: system no stable, freezing problem with DAB, ext. card recognition prob., weak equalizer
Summary: Tried and have owned i-pods, samsung, i river and archos mp3 players. This is not the prettiest, smallest or easiest to operate player around but quite simply the best sounding. It beats i pod nano and touch hands down, samsung does not have the detail and i river clix2 comes close but is still not quite there. The level of clarity,controlled bass power and detail is simply astonishing. With the Shure SE 530 simply the best you can do for your ears.