Summary: This is a superior mp3/media player! the sound quality is superb..the styling, elegant i have in total 6 mp3 players currently and this is my absolute favorite to listen to...so underrated! GET IT! if you love tunes, you will love this!
Great Sounding PMP, but build quality is not great & expensive
11 January 2012
Summary: I have bought the Cowon J3 mainly because of tons of rave reviews I read about it. The main reason why I bought it was because of its sound quality, and sq is truely awesome. It has lots of enhancements and EQing possiblities...BBE effects do make a difference, and you can also tweek it. It is lightweight and the battery life is astonishing. The main problem though with the cowon, is its build quality...For a player this expensive, I was hoping for a better build.
Summary: Well, i won't make a long review.
Having the iPod Nano V6, SansaClip+, SansaClip Fuse, iAudio 6 and a mix of older Sony's, iPod's etc ... I think the best sounding player to me was the iAudio 6. Followed by the iAudio J3. The difference is marginally, but somehow the 6 just performed a tiny bit better to my taste.
Pros: Great sound, EQ features and options, portable, battery
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! (there are 4 available to dress to your hearts content)
I didn't need to find phones with the right "synergy" to make it sound great!
Pros: Storage, a palette of EQ settings, ease of navigation
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. I have played with my friends iBasso and Colorfly and although they might be a bit better (maybe) with the full lossless, i still like the full freedom of the Jet Effects. Besides, it was much cheaper than what they paid.
Pros: Extreme Battery Life, BBE & Jet Audio Effects, EQ, Lightweight, Superior Audio Quality, Supports Most Formats
Cons: Screen resolution, Navigation has a learning curve
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 the same sound quality than J3 but an horrible android device, this also was sent back.
Pros: Battery Life, sound quality, audio formats, simple to use
Cons: Does not support many videos formats, blue-tooth not that good.
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. Wrote a polite letter to those people in the country it was made. Too old for this nonsense. When the songs change the volume blasts louder, plugged in the Pico amp, sounds better, BUT CANNOT install firmware.