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Cowon iAudio J3
7.3 out of 10

Cowon iAudio J3

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: After trying player after player to include the 602 I have come to realize this was the perfect match for me. I too use the UM3X, but also Grado 325i's, K702's (300ohm) and Senn IE6's. This player just wants to push them all. Aside from the 35 presets The EQ settings are ENDLESS!
  • Pros: Storage, a palette of EQ settings, ease of navigation
  • Cons: I should have bought this first!
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: Fairly new to mp3 players, tried the Ipod Nano 6th Gen. Never would shuffle worth a damn. Same 150 songs over and over. Researched this J3 here and purchased it. Followed ALL instructions as to installing the newest `firmware' using my Mac.
  • Pros: THE BEST MP3 PLAYER HAVE EVER HEARD
  • Cons: THIS DOES LIKE MAC'S !!!
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: My best Pmp so far. I have tried sony's, sans'a, and cowon j3 is the best so far. Unfortunately I lost it, and now it is discontinued so I have been trying to replace it, I bought a Sony Walkman A 865 which was sent back due to the poor battery and poor Eq, after that I bought a Cowon Z2 basically...
  • Pros: Battery Life, sound quality, audio formats, simple to use
  • Cons: Does not support many videos formats, blue-tooth not that good.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: The short and simple of it is this is the best DAP for the price I have owned. I have used all the main stream players, (IPods, Zune, Creative Zen Player, etc) and I will never go back. Besides the great audio quality, the battery life is unparalleled.
  • Pros: Extreme Battery Life, BBE & Jet Audio Effects, EQ, Lightweight, Superior Audio Quality, Supports Most Formats
  • Cons: Screen resolution, Navigation has a learning curve
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: For most people, Cowon J3 is pretty much the ultimate 'non-audiophile' music player for its sound quality, battery life, and expandable storage (I've heard of 64gb micro sd cards working on it, I haven't tried myself yet).
  • Pros: Sound quality, expandable storage, zero hissing, BBE, battery life
  • Cons: Proprietary cable, difficult to create playlist, still pricey online after many years.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: The best both worlds : small and lossless optimal player. Big capacity, very small size, long battery life, Flac & APE, microSD
  • Pros: Big capacity, very small size, long battery life, Flac & APE, microSD
  • Cons: none, that's all I need for audio.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: Background: When I lost my S9, I had to find a replacement. I began to look for options, noting the Cowon J3, Nationite S:flo2, and Hifiman HM-601 as possible options. Then I discounted the Hifiman for the sake of portability.
  • Pros: Sound Quality, BBE EQ, Battery Life, Durability, Buttons, Usability, Drag&Drop, MicroSD Slot, Screen, Powerful and Clean HO (works well as a LO)
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: After my Creative Vision: M (60gb) broke in the Fall of 2010, I was considering getting an iPod to replace it. Thankfully, my brother directed me to this.   Upon receiving the item, I was immediately overcome by how gorgeous the J3 is.
  • Pros: Amazing sound quality, great range of file support, gorgeous look, clever interface, regular firmware updates, no software (e.g. iTunes) required
  • Cons: Small harddrive space
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2011
  • Summary: I love having something no one else has, that’s how I live my life making my own path.  At least that’s how I feel when someone gawks at my J3.  Every third person on earth has an IPOD, nothing to talk about, no fun, typical, average,  yawn.  Now the J3 is a special player in every aspect.
  • Pros: style, size, battery life, SD card slot, Touch Screen, Power and Sound
  • Cons: propriatary usb cable, just like everything else.
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
1 April 2011
  • Summary: This MP4 player looks sleek and attractive, making it a convenient hand-held media player. It also has several amazing features that provide an excellent movie-viewing experience, including: amazing audio quality, impressive screen resolution, lengthy playback times and a large hard drive.
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