Summary: I would buy another replacement for this as the same unit, but everything seems to be going iPod for connectivity with cars, computers, home sound systems, and so on. all in all i am still very pleased with this small little device.
Pros: I have had this MP3 / video player, voice recorder since 2007. It has worked ever since and the battery life is as it was advertised at around 60 hours of continuous playback for MP3. Sound quality is great and the size is good and small for a mp3 player.
Cons: I bought a mic to plug into the line in jack to make voice recording a bit easier, and it doesn't work for me. The sound it records is inaudible (very very soft like a whisper from 300 yards away). The built in mic does work but sound volume is still a little low but audible with good sound quality.
Summary: I'm a fan of Cowon's sound quality and voice recording. No other players that I have came across can match the quality of Cowon's player. Therefore, I have decided to buy it once more. The only problem with it is the sensitivity of the buttons. It is not very consistent. Overall, it is great.
Summary: Want to listen to your tunes on the go? Do you want portability (slip it in your pocket)? Do you need a player just for music? And foremost, do you want the absolute best in sound? Then, this little gem is the one you want. I'm an engineer by trade and very anal when it comes to electronics.
Summary: I tried the iAudio 7 with the library's audio book vendor OverDrive. Plug in the device and Overdrive states this device is not compatible and will not work. So I tried using Windows Media Player to load the Overdrive audio book using the Syn and mtp function.
Summary: I have been a big fan of the Creative Labs MuVo players, the sound quality was outstanding (they make sound cards, so there you go) and the rudimentary interface of these tiny devices was balanced out by the fact they used AAA batteries.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I bought the Iaudio 7 8gb to be used exclusively in the auxiliary jack of my car. I'm not the type to walk around with headphones on so that option does not appeal to me.
Summary: I have owned 4 creative zen v's, an ipod and a lexar, but this player's sound is in a class all of it's own. loaded in some flac files, and good lord - the sound from this is literally stunning. the only downside is the very strange GUI with this device, and the very touchy controls.
Summary: Really powerful little mp3 player, worth the money-
Pros: Charges quickly, usually within 6 hours, and can record for at least 30 hours without being recharged. Controls are intuitive, and help make the player extremely durable. Have used the player for 6 months heavily, with no decrease in performance.
Cons: Scheduling function could be improved to help program regular recordings, more like a DVR or VCR: Device is capable of recording for more than a day without running out of power-
Summary: I was skeptical at first upon reading about the user interface and clumsy controls, but I disagree, this players navigation and controls work exactly as they were designed to, very stable not glitchy or as clumsy as I thought it would be.
Pros: I bought the 4gb version and rest assured this is exactly as advertised: -sound quality (powerful, drives Grado Headphones well) -very sturdy audio jack (great for my heavy guage grado headphone cable) -what the hell is this thing solar powered!? (battery life.. don't even worry about it) -more c...
Cons: the button controls work great, and the main controls are nifty too but if you have your hand on the main controls without the hold switch on you could change the track on accident (really not a big deal) and user interface is neat but could have easier folder navigation
Pros: Compact, radio, recorder is very useful. Amazingly I washed this player in the washing machine. I dried it out and amazingly it still works, albeit it doesnt hold a charge as long as it used to it was WASHED in water and soap and still works. I doubt there are many players out there that could sa...
Cons: When the player gets hot i.e. riding your bike in 90 degree + weather the touch interface goes crazy and you have to let it cool down before you can use it again.