Summary: I bought this as a replacement for one from a different manufacturer. I had been very pleased with the sound quality delivered by the old one, but this one is outstanding when played through good quality headphones. The quirky user-interface, and less than perfect documentation, are minor inconveniences. But one soon gets used to it, and I am absolutely delighted.
Summary: Cowon is a symbol of quality and awesome sound. The menu is different but not bad, I needed 15 min. The sound is clear and astonishing if you use proper headphones. Drag and drop files uploading, easy :) It is not too small as that stupid new Ipod touch, the battery last longer than I pod, and the sound is better. As compare to Sony NWX-E465 Cowon is smaller, has better sound and battery life is about the same.
Summary: Excellent sound quality even through the supplied headphones even though they are probably not the best. Only 4 stars because I'm really not keen on touch screens as they seem more of a gimmick than anything else. My eyesight isn't great and I'd prefer buttons I can feel. Most of the built in sound effects seem to add distortion but the user equaliser did offer decent sound tweaking.
Summary: If you buy this for the video, I'm afraid you are buying this for the wrong reasons. This little gem is all about sound quality and it excels at this. The amp in this can drive anything, the jet effects are awesome and there is nothing in the price range to touch this. 16GB for me is great, although I don't tend to fill my player up with stuff I'll never listen to.
Summary: fantastic great sound quility and if you pick out of the eu the sound can go really loud exactly what i needed but be cerful not to mess up your hearing p.s is amazing with bang and oelfsen head phones! ipod smasher!!!!!
Summary: I purchased this having had an i pod classic fail after only 2 years and being unable to get it repaired, needed another mp3.(totally fed up with lack of help with regards to apple here in Spain....nobody wanted to touch the classic because it has a hard drive) I listen to audible books, so this device is compatible. I also wanted better sound quality than an i pod touch for listening to classical music, and so far this seems very good....
Summary: I have i pod touch, and i pad 3, whilst good in there own right, sound quality is not all that it could be, odd tho as the sound on the speaker on the i pad 3 is surprisingly good after lots of research and shopping around i settled on the Cowon brand, got the COWON I9 for as little as £71 with £20 free headphones, and is happy with the results so far Sound Quality is far better than any of the I pod/pads and nano by a long way, the presets are fantastic too, compared to...
Summary: This unit was bought for a lost (later refound) iAudio 7 which was a fantastic if fiddly little player (it was the best fathers' day present I ever received! Thanks, kids!). The sound quality was amazing (no hyperbole!), especially when partnered with my Klipsch Custom 2s and playing FLAC files. The battery life really was, as advertised, around 60 hours which means a full day of travel is taken care of (long haul flights, anyone?).
Summary: I've been looking for a portable player to use as a backing track at gigs and bought this due to it good reviews and 'audiophile' system. We ahve an ipod nano, but wanted an easier, quicker way of dragging tracks into the player, but had to revert back to the nano when compared through our PA system. At top volume it's quiet, and all of the ranges were duller than the nano by an invredible amount.