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Cowon iAudio i9

Cowon iAudio i9
alaScore 87

131 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and headphones. The value for money and usability also get good comments.

sound, usability, value for money, headphones, portability

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 131 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon iAudio i9

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 61 user reviews of Cowon iAudio i9 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, value for money, headphones, performance

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

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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...

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Cowon i9 16GB review

 

Cowon's i9 portable audio player is impressively light and slender, yet it has 16GB of storage and is reasonably priced. Previous Cowon players we've seen have had unusual controls and the i9 is no exception.

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

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Awesome player

 

Buy!

Great sound, light, good screen, easy fast navigating when you get used to it. Feels lik quality in all aspects

None at all

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Simple, effective, great MP3 player!

 

I am an experienced user, have owned many different MP3 players (including the Touch) and finally feel free again. For me MP3 players have gotten way too complicated, too reliant on proprietary software, and just fat off trying to control everybody's...

Just works, no software required. Back to the bear essentials ; Small, light, and sexy ; File support ; Compatible with Linux ; It is not an iPod

Almost too light, wish it had a little more substance ; The navigation is not the best, but like all things you eventually get used it

Consumer review by:

Simple, effective, great MP3 player!

 

I am an experienced user, have owned many different MP3 players (including the Touch) and finally feel free again. For me MP3 players have gotten way too complicated, too reliant on proprietary software, and just fat off trying to control everybody's...

Just works, no software required. Back to the bear essentials ; Small, light, and sexy ; File support ; Compatible with Linux ; It is not an iPod

Almost too light, wish it had a little more substance ; The navigation is not the best, but like all things you eventually get used it

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.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
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