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. Yeah it checks the SD card when you turn it on so it can take about 15 seconds to start up, not a big deal for me. So much better sound than iAnything it's not even close and it plays all my music my way.
Summary: one of the best player for is sound quality, i focus that PMP for that reason. All the tests on the net give us the same result : 1rst for quality sound. so i'm not afraid to buy expensive earphone with that player cause it can bring me quintessence of my favorite lossless songs. many equalizer combination. record Radio station or voice. Flac or wma are availlable, many skin like Windows 8 Metro or other can works with its tactils menus.
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. I don't use a case either.
Summary: Everything positive you've red about the Cowon J3 is true ... SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL SOUND QUALITY & BATTERY LIFE !!!! I get aprox 50hrs of play if i'm not constantly shifting songs that wakes up the screen Send via iphone
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. And even though it meant going without my music for a while, I researched quite a bit since the last time I was in the market for one was 3 years ago. The J3 seemed like it would be a good fit for my needs, based on Amazon reviewers and others.
Summary: Bought this player in Feb 2011 and it's still working great. I'm sure the reviewers have said everything that I want to say. The AMOLED screen is gorgeous (poor those who are still using the iPod touch). Sound quality is great and you can manage the device in whatever music organization software or even just the native browser of your OS (although you need to be careful when using the Cowon with Mac OS).
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. Ok I'm old fashioned when it comes to all this syncing and stuff, I prefer to transfer manually. 4. Full set of essential physical buttons!
Summary: I purchased this product to replace my iPod touch 4th gen. I messed around and dropped it and the screen on it cracked slightly. Just enough to where the screen is totally white and can't see anything, yeah nice right. I was trying to get away from apple and also find a better player, one that would play FLAC and my 320kps music files flawlessly. After searching and scour reviews, and lastly going to headfi.org, I decided on this one.