Don't Buy any cowon's product / Latinoamericanos no compren ningun producto COWON
Hugo Segovia, Amazon
12 May 2012
Summary: I purchased this mp4 thinking on maximun quality sound and battery life, I only used 4 times and is dead, don't turn on don't charge and quality sound is average also I purchased a Sony Walkman S-544 Series 8 GB Video MP3 Player on amazon so it has better sound than cowon j3 using a DR DRE SOLO HEADPHONES, clear bass and mids of sony is the reason, I will sending back and ask for a refund LATINOAMERICANOS saludos Nunca compren un producto de COWON debido a que duran muy...
Summary: This audio player came very highly recommended by an audiophile with whom I work. Immediately I found the sound to be no better than, and maybe not as clear as the first gen Creative Zen it was replacing. But it supports flac and the Zen does not. So I started filling it with songs. Within a week or two I was having to reset it every couple of days. Then I noticed that the USB cable wasn't always recharging it correctly.
Summary: Folks, I am a computer professional, recently retired after 45 years of developing software and running software projects small and large. I mention this simply to make it clear that I am not a novice. I ordered a Cowon J3 from Amazon and received it a week or so ago. As others have observed, the sound quality is excellent, clearly better than my iPod Classic. It's all downhill from there. Here's how. The device was delivered with firmware v2.23.
Summary: I bought this on 12/23/2010. After ayear, it froze everytime i play songs and i have to carry paperclip to reset it. It only comes with one year warranty and I won't recommonded this device to anyone.
Summary: I just receive that great J3 Cowon player and was very excited and impressive with the software and everything. Then, I plugged it on the computer with the USB wire and, nothing. The problem wasn't with the USB wire 'cause I tried it another component and it worked. The female USB output jack of the J3 is defective. When I push it harder and kept it at a very exact angle and pressure, my computer was able to read it.
Summary: The player I had before this was the S9 and I liked it but after having it for a little over a year the on/off switch wore out. This made the player useless but I saw the j3 had a push button switch and knew that this wouldn't be a problem. So I made the mistake of ordering another Cowon product. Initially, I was impressed by the more responsive touch screen and always great Cowon audio quality.
Summary: This is my 3rd MP3 player in the last 4 years. The first 2 were an Archos 605 with WiFi and a Samsung P3. The J3 has the best sound and video with-out a doubt and I am very satisfied with it. I am not looking for apps or games in a player just quality sound and video and the J3 delivers on both. I immediately downloaded the latest firmware and the player worked flawlessly. I have mine paired with Jaybird stereo bluetooth headphones and the sound is quite surprising!
Very nice player but completely fails vision accessability
Gene Warner, Amazon
13 May 2011
Summary: I bought this player to replace a Zune HD because I was getting tired of Zune.net's constant problems and because Microsoft is discontinuing the Zune series, though the marketplace and web site will remain to support the Zune players out in the field. Turns out to be a very bad move. Apparently jetAudio/Cowon thinks that the only people that would want to buy or use their products has 20/20 vision because they use veyr tiny font sizes in their displays and offers no way...
Summary: I bought the Cowon J3 with much enthusiasm. I was glad to find a product that dominated the i-pod craze with such versatile features / audio quality, and have been looking forward to enjoying this device. Unfortunately, all the audio that I have loaded on the player sounds corrupted and does not play well. This should not be an issue as all the music is either a copy from my previous (working) PMP or new imports from new CDs I receive in the mail through Amazon as well.