Summary: Some reviews say that this player is compatible with Audible. It isn't, which is a deal breaker for me. It is also a little puzzling since the X7 is compatible with Audible. The player is heavy and large. The screen is slow to respond and doesn't always detect your touch. Very often the menu item that is selected is above or below the touch point which is frustrating. The user interface is old and primitive. It is nearly identical to the J3 that I bought 8 years ago.
Summary: It has good sound and relatively low noise. I have samsung Galaxy I and I was comparing this COWON X9 player to it and they sounded much the same except that COWON X9 has slightly lower noise level that is very hard to tell unless you listen to it very carefully. Thus, I would say it is not worth the money to spend a hundred dollars that will perform same as my phone musice player. But if you have iPhone/iPod, it will definately play better.
Summary: This is the second COWON M3 Player we have bought and love how they function and how they are designed. We bought the COWON X9 8GB just before Christmas for a gift. In May it stopped working and we cannot get power to go to the screen anymore. It has a 1 year warranty but we have contacted Jet Audio several times and have even been issues an RMA number but are unable to get any communication from them on what we need to do.
Summary: My son did not want and Ipod, so he got this, which showed great reviews, but unfortunately it was not compatible with the operating system he had and it took him a while to figure it out. We sent it back and getting another one thinking it was defective, but turns out that it just isn't compatible with all operating systems.
Summary: EDIT: Since I have had this player a little over a year now, it has lost 2 stars. Sound quality still phenomenal, when it actually works. I have had to send it back to the company twice already and about to send it for a third time. The first two times the product was completely unresponsive. Sent it into the company and they claimed that it worked fine and there were no problems with it and it was probably just a dead battery.
Summary: I honestly wanted to like this product. I like the screen size (especially in comparison to my C2), I like the touch responsiveness (Takes getting used to, but it's fine), and I like the audio effects. The problem is the hardware. To start off, the connector that came with it didn't work. It wouldn't even fit into the player! It was impossible to connect with the connector that came with it. I had to use my C2's connector. From there, it gets worse.
Summary: When I first received this product, the device refused to power on. Plugged to the wall or to the computer's USB port, the device refused to charge. It took an RMA to Cowon before the device could power on. They had to charge the device for me, as there was some glitch why the supplied cable couldn't charge it. Now, I have to plug in and replug it several times before I can get the device to charge properly.
Summary: The only real way to summarize my review is to say: it works, but then it doesn't work. Touchscreen aside, it's wonderful to use and listen to --while you have it--. When I bought it and started using it, I honestly thought it would be something that would last me for a few years like my S9 did. And then it bricked. After only one week of usage, for no easily discernable reason. My unit is currently on its way back to the manufacturer to see what they can do.
Cowon iAudio X9 Super Player 32GB MP3 Portable Media Player With 110 Hours Battery Life (Black)
Mike Woodhouse, Advance MP3 players
16 November 2012
Summary: I bought the X9 because it has the capacity I wanted, the sound quality I've come to appreciate from Cowon and because I can't stand iTunes.
I've tried for some months to love this device but I can't. It seems to be trying too hard to be like an iPod, something it fails at and shouldn't be attempting. I miss my D2.
Let's start with the good parts. Sound quality is excellent, particularly after the supplied phones are discarded. Battery life is good.
Excerpt: купил в прошлом году только из-за звука фирменного cowon и ёмкостного аккумулятора. дисплей огромный был не нужен,т.к. фильмы люблю смотреть на большом экране а не расссматривать где что на маленьких дисплеях. в карман особо не положешь,особенно летом... сам по себе оооочень скользкий. однажды случайно выпал вместе с наушниками ultrasone dj1 в метро. итогом падения оказались погнутый штекер на наушниках,который внутри поламал разъём и соответственно и на ушах тож...