Good product that has room for improvements to make it great.
28 November 2014
Summary: The resistive touch-screen took some getting used to, but can be navigated with something as simple as an eraser (I had some wooden pencils lying around and managed to put them to use again). The battery came partially charged and quickly filled up when I plugged it in to my computer. Even now, I have yet to charge it again.
Summary: In quality and excellent sound fidelity. Something to improve the screen is slow and has low resolution. Should improve the software and place a better touch screen. In very good sound fidelity.
Summary: The Battery life is great, way longer than anything else on the market. The sound is great too, I use a pair of V-MODA Remix ear buds which have a great sound in their own right. The X9 has custom sound settings for up to 4 people, you can set them for different ear phones or whatever you like.
Summary: This is the best MP3 player I have owned (owned a lot over the years) the only issue I have is the accuracy of the touch screen. The way the screen is designed the corners are very difficult to touch the screen in which makes calibrating a nightmare, it also has a habit of selecting the wrong song or option in the menus when they are closely spaced one above the other. All of this is ignorable when I turn on the music.
Summary: I'll get down to it and just say the only thing I hate about this player is the touch screen. I've owned 2 other Cowon players and this one is both my favorite and the worst because of the touch resistant screen annoyance. I love it because of the battery life, with over 100 hours it's nice not having to worry about charging, and I sleep at night listening to music and noise's without worrying about the battery dyeing. The sound quality is great .
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.