Summary: I listen to a lot of books and this little player goes with me everywhere. I have an older car (don't want a car note) and my radio plays when it wants to so I have the radio on the Cowon or the majority of the time, I listen to books Most definitely would not want all those books on the telephone,...
Summary: Plays about all audio formats, including the loss-less ones so important to me like FLAC. Expandable memory (though the SD card can be fiddly to get out I don't change it much). 50 hour play on one charge. Excellent electronics for sound.
Summary: This device was with me everywhere. The battery life is phenomenal by today's phone and mp3 player standards. I would repeatedly go multiple days listening to this device at work for 6 to 8 hours every day before needing to recharge it.
Summary: Fantastic player, hands down. Good functions, easy to use, sound quality is out of this world. EQ is extremely customization and it is very durable as well. I've had mine for 2 years and through many drops and thousands of hours of usage, it has no scratches or cracks or looseness or anything.
Summary: First of all, many thanks to all of you who have posted detailed reviews about various MP3/Media players, especially the Cowons. I lost my Zen XiFi this summer to a rogue wave while at the beach.
Summary: POSITIVES: 1. OUTSTANDING battery life (real life example: with light/normal usage during my week-long holiday, there's still lotsa juice left when I came home) 2. Great sound quality and the audio enhancements (JetEffects 3/BBE) certainly help 3. Drag-and-drop capabilities for songs and videos.