Conclusion: Although not quite perfect – due to fiddly controls and a shoddy pair of supplied headphones – the Cowon iAudio E2 is an excellent sounding mp3 player that for me, edges it over the iPod Shuffle – it has far superior audio quality and all at a superior price, too. Recommended for those without shovels for hands.
Conclusion: To get right to the point, the Cowon iAudio E2 is easily the best screen less MP3 player sold today. The build quality is top notch and while design is always subjective its unique modern design will definitely turn some heads. One of the things that impressed me the most was that Cowon managed to squeeze BBE onto this tiny player along with file support that has never been seen on this type of player.
Excerpt: In the realm of the unique, outlandish, ridiculous, chic or even off-beat technology designs, Cowon’s iAudio E2 can be categorized as any one of the above. It’s just a matter of your own preference and taste. But nevertheless faceless Mp3 players i.e. those without displays, are quite popular.
Excerpt: Cowon seems to have taken its design cue from those fobs used to open fancy dan keyless cars. The iAudio E2 is light, and both pocket- and keyring-friendly, and the size and finish make for an object that feels good in your hand. There’s no screen, so control comes via four buttons, two on each side, and voice prompts.
Pros: Stylishly minimal, the keyring loop is useful, voice prompts are a nice touch
Cons: Sound lacks detail and authority, even with better earphones, fiddly button placement
Excerpt: Coming in eight different colours, the Cowon iAudio E2 is a diminutive screen-less MP3 player that sports a multitude of features under its hood. It comes in two versions: 2GB and 4GB, and it is one of the few micro MP3 players that plays FLAC and Ogg audio files apart from popular formats like MP3, WMA and WAV but no AAC.