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Cowon iAudio i9

Cowon iAudio i9
alaScore 79

127 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Cowon iAudio i9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are generally positive. The design and sound are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability and reliability.

usability, sound, design, performance, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon iAudio i9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Cowon iAudio i9 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The design and sound are also appreciated. The durability and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, sound, design, performance, price

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon i9 8GB MP3 Player - BlackCowon i9 16GB MP3 Player - WhiteCowon i9 8GB MP3 Player - White

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (

Cowon iAudio i9 Review


As the next player in the "i series" of player the i9 takes on a different form factor in a slim candy bar player with touch screen and tactile buttons. This size makes it so much more comfortable compared to its i6 and i7 siblings. There are also...

I still find the UI a bit awkward and it will take most first time Cowon users a bit to get used to, but the UI is taking some baby steps on improvements. I guess one of my major complains though is the proprietary connection and odd video cable that...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Alan Lu (

Cowon i9 16GB review


Cowon's gimmicky i9 isn't a bad portable audio player; it's just there are far better designed models available at similar prices.

If you don't mind a slightly heavier MP3 player, an even better choice is

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Stylish, interesting, and amusing functions in Cowon iAUDIO 9. Select your sound effect from 39 JetEffect presets. BBE+ is the most sophisticated and powerful sound technology available for MP3 and PMP devices. Optimized for headphone playback of compressed audio material, BBE+ brings listeners closer to the natural presence and impact of a "live performance" than ever before. iAUDIO 9 suggests you a multi-matching style that perfectly fits in business and casual attires. iAudio 9 of a simple and refined design meets you to create a new style. And with its slim body, you can carry it into your pocket with ease. Its intuitive interface deployed on the same line with the control panel at the lower part moves rhythmically to the movement of your finger. When you grip it, you can operate the touch panel at its lower part conveniently with your thumb. As it is placed to allow your optimal movement, people young and old have easy access to the menus they want. In addition to music, video and FM radio functions, it provides you with a variety of multi-media performances including document and recording, etc. Indulge your emotions with iAUDIO 9 and enjoy your time. You can feel the conveniences from built-in speaker along with analog feeling.


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: Yes
Direct TV Recording: No


Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No