Summary: Cowon for me has been a company that delivers just what I've been looking for and about, getting good sound. These players are solid performers when all is said and done. Yes, they do have subtle quirks about them, but in the end they deliver what most of us want, beautiful music. You can spend a lot more and get a lot less and spend less and possibly get more. In the end I got the Cowon and will continue to buy them, I'm quite pleased.
Summary: The unit has really good sound. Amazing in fact. I use it all day at work and connect it to the cheap computer speakers, no sub, that came with the work system. This thing makes those sound decent at very low volumes which I operate at so as not to disturb co-workers. With my Vmoda earphones, its got fantastic sound.
Summary: So why 4 instead of 5? Here's the breakdown. Pros -Amazing battery life. I travel alot so I need something that I don't have to constantly charge and this is perfect. At 110 hours I have gone days without charging considering I use this for at least 5 hours at a time. -Music files. This plays just about every music file known to man, so I don't have to convert anything. -Size. A bit on the big side but very portable.
Summary: Pros: - Pretty good audio. I am still playing around with the EQ configurations and different sets of headphones, but the audio quality is pretty high. I only play FLAC on the device. I got it because I wanted an audio enthusiast level experience and I would say it delivers. - Battery life is astounding. I've never really had to put it in for a dedicated charging session.
Easily the worst Cowon interface, but sweet sounds aplently
10 May 2013
Summary: This is my third Cowon, and I must say the user interface on the X9 is way worse than the U2 or D2. I'm pretty forgiving of this kind of thing, too. A lot of it has to do with the touch screen's poor response and the placement of the onscreen buttons. Other than that, this player is great. Huge storage, battery life so good that I haven't had to charge it beyond hooking it up to my computer to copy files, and the great sound quality that Cowon is known for.
Summary: So, have only had this player for a few days. It is not my first cowon mp3 player. I have previously owned the x7, and the j3. Having worked out the kinks on the previous players, I found this one easy to use. I use an sd card, So I always keep it I'm sleep mode. That saves a lot of time tuning on the player. This thing is huge. Almost the same dimensions as the X7.
Summary: Excellent sound quality. Interface does take a bit of getting used to. I was a tech support agent for Rio MP3 players for a couple years from 2005- 2007. I am not a beginner to this type of product. Interface is a bit quirky at first. Still not completely familiar with some functions even after a few days with it. There should be a comprehensive user guide with a device with this many functions and settings.
Summary: I've had iPod nanos. The main reason I got this was to replace my previous Cowon S9, where the buttons broke after about two years of daily use. I very much enjoyed the sound quality of my last cowon, so I decided on another. They have amazing battery life, awesome sound quality (above any ipod, recently compared it to my last gen iPod shuffle), and real buttons for playing and sound. These are the reason I bought it as well. I didn't need wifi or anything else.
Summary: I was looking for an MP3 player for my audiobooks and oldtime radio shows. My primary needs where a few... - The ability to play low bitrate mp3 files. - Resume mp3 files in conjuntion with a sleep timer. - Long playback time in between charges was also a concern. After searching around on the internet and reading reviews I decided on the X9. It plays low bitrate mp3 and avi files no problem. I can resume mp3 and avi files also.