Summary: Love the Cowon mp3 players and have always been gospel as the go-to player for audiophiles. However, I found these days, when you're just listening to mp3 files at highest or near highest bit rate which is what most people listen to given they are readily found in itunes or Amazon, then this player is not really necessary. I thought I treat myself again to the best audio having taken a break from the audiophile world and its many blogs and reviews.
Summary: Got one for my birthday The OS is a little wonky and the SD card had to be formatted a few times. Now it is up and running and man the sound is incredible. I am using in my car with jl audio speakers and at home with my westone 4r and UE 900. I love this device the sound blows away the iPod and I find it better than the fiiox3as well. Worth every penny and even better when received as a gift!!!!
Excerpt: It is hard to imagine how the audio could be much better, at least for uncompressed .wav files. I was worried the touch screen/ UI was not going to be a good experience after reading a few of the reviews, but I really don't know what the complaints are about as the images are clear, the menu system is intuitive and navigation is a breeze. That said, I have not tested the video capabilities. As an audio player, it is a little pricey but worth it.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Great Sound, Long Battery Life
Excerpt: I like to listen to great sounding music at home and on the road.Smart phones sound ok at best.If your serious about your listening pleasure,then the Cowon Z2 Plenue is what you want.Battery life is average so turn off any uneeded functions.
Pros: Expandable memory, Great Sound, Lots of Storage, Reliable Performance
Excerpt: The sound quality is the best I have heard on a portable device. Clean, clear and well articulated. I am a long time semi-pro musician and being able to hear the nuances of each instrument is a wonderful thing. I use it in the car through the stereo, while cutting the grass, while practicing my guitar playing and whenever else I can. The stock player interface is not the best out there so I installed jstAudio Plus.
Summary: The lack of organization makes it not a five. Some songs I already had and put on it won't display the album or artist. I absolutely love it besides that. I would recommend it to anyone looking to step up their music player.