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Cowon iAUDIO U5
5.4 out of 10

Cowon iAUDIO U5

Usage: Music Screen Size: 1.8 inch Storage Capacity: 8 Read more

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Overall 10
10

awesome

colin o., Newegg
3 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought an iAudio U2 back in the day and was blown away by the sound compared to every other mp3 player. Simply put, this has THE best sound available. The U5 continues this tradition. It's better than the U2. You can crank this up to ear splitting levels.
  • Pros: sound (iaudio is the best, there are so many ways to effect the sound, eg, bbe, etc) hd size (8 mg) screen (bright, large, and in color) user interface (tactile interface is great, the 'os' is simple to use) volume (this sucker is loud!) browsing (artist, album, tracks, and by folder - the U2 onl...
  • Cons: If you plug it in to a computer via usb while it's playing it crashes!)
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Overall 4
4.0

Cowon disappoints

Anonymous, Newegg
16 September 2008
  • Summary: I have historically been an iAudio fan but the U5 is quite the disappointment. From the cheap build, to the excessive lock ups, to features found in previous versions of the U series that are no longer around. It just seems like the U5 is a step backwards to me.
  • Pros: Nice screen, small size, good price for an 8GB player.
  • Cons: The first thing I noticed out of the box was the significantly cheaper feel the U5 had when compared against my older U2. Squeezing the case just a little you feel it bend in, and tap the back side and it sounds hollow and thin. Next was the connector. A non-proprietary connector is a must for me...
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Overall 10
10

wonderful

Anonymous, Newegg
16 July 2008
  • Summary: i knew i wanted a flash-based, non-touch, drag/drop player. this one is superb! the best part for me is that this is a MUSIC player. there were others that i looked at but they all had the bells & whistles that i didn't need or want. i could never watch a movie on a little tiny screen.
  • Pros: great sound quality. it's got lots of little settings for tweaking the sound to your liking. the headphones are decent, i just hate earbuds since they don't stay in my ears! it has power saving features like dimming the screen, the screen shuts off after 10sec, 20sec, etc. the screen IS small but...
  • Cons: it doesn't display album art. this is in no way a dealbreaker, but i dunno, that would've been cool. it also has a 'piano black' type finish, so let the fingerprints begin. again no biggie.
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Overall 10
10

Way better than iPod

SuRi N., Newegg
2 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought this for my sister and I seriously want to have it as mine! Now I hate my iPod nano..... I'm so mesmerized at Cowon's high sound quality!
  • Pros: Light weight, cute design, color LCD, cheap price for 8GB, FM Radio/voice recording functions available, easy-to-use interface, so many languages available, easiness to transfer music files, support wma files, high sound quality (way higher than iPod's sound quality!)
  • Cons: None yet
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Product

Jason G., Newegg
13 April 2008
  • Summary: I was looking for a replacement MP3 player for my Dell mp3 player which was getting on in its life. I very much hate Ipods and was looking for a non touch screen media player. This filled the roll very nicely. I highly recommend this product.
  • Pros: Drag and Drop. NON touch screen. Categorize your music in folder format. Its not an Ipod. Excellent sound reproduction. Many settings for the user to modify and explore. Screen turns off after a few seconds. Voice recorder. 8 gigs. Small. Nice colored screen. Good battery life. Simple to use.
  • Cons: None at the moment.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad at all.

Alex N., Newegg
22 January 2008
  • Summary: Might have been better battery life if it was fully charged and drained? Not sure about this.
  • Pros: Had this for a few days, and it works perfectly. Drag and Drop, easy/intuitive interface, and it seems pretty sturdy. I use it at work, and i can change songs through my pocket since the buttons are well defined. The headphones seem pretty good. The screen and brightness can be controlled so you ...
  • Cons: I was hoping the battery would really last 24 hours, but mine didn't. Yeah, it says "Up to" 24 hours, but mine was probably roughly 16, though thats with the mp3 enhance function on.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0

Cowon iAudio U5 4GB

streghe_1965, Ciao
13 November 2012
  • Summary: Si tratta di un lettore mp3 non particolarmeten tecnologico, che tra l'altro, per quello che offre, non costa neanche tanto poco. Considerate che sul mercato sono usciti modelli da 2 Gb , da 4 e da 8. Si parte da un minimo di 90 euro, per arrivare tranquillamente a 120 euro.
  • Pros: mah
  • Cons: prezzo
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Хайбулин Руслан, Yandex
17 July 2011
  • Pros: Супер звук, ни где такого не встречал!!!Мощное чистое красивое звучание!!!Миниатюрен, легкое управление одной рукой.
  • Cons: Радио плохо принимает, слабо очень.Наушники в комплекте на 4 с минусом..
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Yandex
8 February 2011
  • Pros: Пользуюсь уже несколько лет. Хороший плеер. Не капризный. Падает- не разбивается. Звук - замечательный.
  • Cons: Вышли из строя наушники ( правда почти через 2 года )
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Overall 10
10

User Review

alexey-bolonia, Yandex
24 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Мой первый плеер от этой компании. Впечатления только положительные. За более чем 2 года использования корпус сильно не поцарапался, заглушка не оторвалась, короче у плеера отличный вид :) Включение и выключение занимает считанные секунды.
  • Pros: Знаменитый Cowon'овский звук, внешний дизайн, качество сборки
  • Cons: Не совсем понятный для новичка интерфейс, сложно назвать недостатком, т.к. к нему со временем привыкаешь.
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