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Cowon iAUDIO M5
4.3 out of 10

Cowon iAUDIO M5

MP3, OGG, WMA, ASF, FLAC, WAV Playback, Voice Recording, Read more

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Overall 10
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Great Player

Anonymous, Newegg
14 June 2006
  • Summary: I am not a huge fan of most of the big MP3 players and decided to go with this sucker to get something more battery efficient that would give me the freedom to manage as I would without some silly shell program.
  • Pros: I just have to say that this is a great player, and gives you a good quality to price ratio. The thing produces great sound quality and sounds great on my car sterio. Great menu options and the file browsing is descent. No need to have some program to load/delete songs, you just plug it in and wo...
  • Cons: Not very average user-friendly. Firmware upgrade is pretty much mandatory for a seamless experience with the player (who wouldn't upgrade immedietely anyways?). The thing seems to have all these hidden features until reading over the manual. All in all, only a few very minor cons.
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Overall 10
10

great little player

Scott P., Newegg
9 May 2006
  • Summary: I bought this after doing quite a bit of research and reading around. I wanted a digital audio player that could play FLAC files without having to reprogram the darn thing; that requirement significantly narrowed the field.
  • Pros: durable, great sound, plays a variety of formats (not just MP3 and WMA)
  • Cons: less-than-intuitive user interface;; uses directory tree structure to organize music
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Overall 10
10

Solid construction, nice alternative

Anonymous, Newegg
13 April 2006
  • Summary: I wish I didn't have to spend another $xx on a case from zcover, as cowon's flash player G3 comes with one, but I need to protect it. None of their HD models (A2, X5, M5) come with cases :( I was scared of the lack of ID3 file sorting in terms of tagging everything, but there are free downloadable...
  • Pros: Plays any file type- MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, WMA. Heavy/solid metal construction. Fantastic sound. Transfer via USB- no cradle needed.
  • Cons: No case included; joystick and file navigation are nice but take a little while to get used to.
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Overall 10
10

Great low frills MP3 player/portable hard drive

Anthony T., Newegg
25 March 2006
  • Summary: If your looking for a small, no-frills, portable music player/hard drive to take with you where ever you go, you can't beat this player for the price, and ability to just drag your files and go.
  • Pros: I ordered this player because I wanted an MP3 player that wasn't an IPOD, and I wanted something where I didn't have to install any special software. This mp3 player is perfect for my needs. You just connect it to your computer, drag your mp3's/ogg's/etc. with windows explorer (or whatever you wa...
  • Cons: None. The only thing I would have liked would be if it had a FM tuner, but that is not really a con.
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Overall 10
10

Here's the deal...

Mr. M., Newegg
9 March 2006
  • Summary: I am really happy with deciding on the M5 over the X5. I think the gray screen looks better and less jumbled than the X5 color screen, and I didn't pay extra money for things I will never use. It's small, light, built like a tank, and plays all important file types with great sound.
  • Pros: The sound it very impressive. The enhancements are effective and unobtrusive. FLAC support is also a huge positive, and the voice recorder works well enough to record lectures. Works just like an external hardrive; drag and drop and fast transfer times. If you won't use the sub-par video and pict...
  • Cons: None for me. Others may want color screen, vids and pictures, but I just want the FLAC music.
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Overall 10
10

Jet Audio M5

Darryl B., Newegg
15 February 2006
  • Summary: Good product, I would recommend it.
  • Pros: small, light player with big storage and a very good sound. Easy to use software makes downloading files and playlists a snap. And they aren't kidding about up to 14 hour battery life, but far the longest battery life I have seen.
  • Cons: Non-intuitive menu/scroll options. Included user manual very sparse on providing useful information (but the complete manual is available as a pdf download from Cowan).
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jonathan K., Newegg
1 January 2006
  • Summary: This is my first DAP, so I have nothing to compare it to. I'm very impressed. I use Linux exclusively, and had no hardware troubles with this. I use sound-juicer to rip and unison to sync. The built-in mic sounds surprisingly good. This is an excellent no-nonsense music player.
  • Pros: Plays many formats; good sound quality; useful sound enhancements; works like a external USB hard drive (OS agnostic); record from line in or built-in mic; displays text files
  • Cons: Does not play DRMed files; somewhat clunky UI, especially for recording; optional subpack needed for line in/out (but it's small and reasonably priced)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yandex
18 October 2013
  • Pros: настоящая корейская сборка-качество на высоте!Звук-живой и мощный,как гоночный автомобиль.Я бы сказал-это мужской плеер.
  • Cons: блутуз бы не помешал...но ежели учесть,что модель выпускалась в 2005-2006 годах...
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Overall 10
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User Review

Yandex
1 December 2012
  • Excerpt: кто хочет посмотреть фото моего любимца-http://fotkidepo.ru/?id=album%3A40896
  • Pros: прежде всего-этот плеер,очень качественная и красивая вещь настоящей корейской сборки.он очень солидный-настоящий мужской девайс.звучание-на высоте,по крайней мере для меня-это так.Это,если я не ошибаюсь-первый портатив,с поддержкой форматов сжатия,без потери качества-FLAC и APE.В связке с крэдло...
  • Cons: Специфический джойстик-надо привыкнуть,требует аккуратного с ним обращения.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Utrager, Yandex
28 January 2011
  • Excerpt: шикарный аппарат,жаль,что Cowon больше не делает хороших плееров просто для музыки.
  • Pros: Высокое качество звука,детальность. от звука D2 его отличает более "роковое",басовитое,динамичное,напористое звучание. Алюминиевый корпус,черно-белый экран(потребляет мало энергии,в отличие от цветного). С прошивкой Rockbox превращается в абсолютно всеядный аппарат,читающий cue списки,пишущий в р...
  • Cons: Джойстик вышел из строя через полтора года. (удалось заменить).
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