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Cowon D2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2148 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and storage. The battery and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability and value for money. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

sound, portability, battery, storage, performance

value for money, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon D2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon D2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 145 user reviews of Cowon D2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAudio D2 16GB MP3 PlayerCowon C2 16GB MP3 Player with Expandable Memory Colour BLACKCowon IAudio D2 DAB 4GB Touch-Screen Digital Radio, MP3 Player and Recorder

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Amazon.com review summary for Cowon D2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 816 user reviews of Cowon D2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, battery, storage

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon D2 4 GB Portable Media Player (Black)Cowon D2 4GB Portable Media Player (Black)Cowon D2-08BL 8GB Portable Multimedia Player Black

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Cowon C2 Portable Media Player

 

When it comes to portable music Cowon has an awesome reputation amongst most audiophiles. The C2 succeeds the D2 and is made specially keeping the budget conscious in mind. So will the C2 continue Cowon's legacy to deliver stellar audio quality? That's...

The C2 is priced at Rs. 6,725 for 4 GB, Rs. 8,250 and Rs. 9,250 for the 8 and 16 GB versions respectively. You can add another 32 GB to the in-built memory via the MicroSD card slot. There were some quirks here and there like small icons on the UI or...

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Cowon D2

 

Cowon provides a wealth of choice where SanDisk sets severe limits: The D2 supports not only MP3, WMA, and secure WMA, but also OGG, FLAC, and even WAV.

Support for all types of media, including lossless audio formats

Not enough built-in memory

The D2 is supremely versatile, it sounds fabulous, and it’s certainly priced right. Oh, what we wouldn’t give to trade its highfalutin touch screen for a simple control wheel and a couple of buttons.

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Cowon D2

 

Cowon D2, a neat piece of work.

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Cowon C2 portable media player review

 

And here you were assuming the tried-and-true PMP was dead. Au contraire. Cowon's not giving up on its dream quite yet, but after the D2 hung around at

Wildly small ; 16GB of inbuilt storage + microSD slot ; World-class audio quality

Ho hum display ; UI navigation can be tricky ; Doesn't use a standard micro-USB plug

Can't beat the audio quality, and it's as cute as a button. Just don't forget to pack Cowon's proprietary charging adapter.

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Cowon D2+ (16GB, silver)

 

Cowon's original D2 MP3 player from 2007 quickly earned a reputation for outstanding sound quality, a long-lasting battery, and cutting-edge touch-screen technology. Two years later, the Cowon D2+ refines the audio quality and touch-screen interface...

The Cowon D2+ touch-screen MP3 player offers rich sound, long battery life, and seamlessly integrated memory expansion

There's no AAC support on the D2+, most videos require conversion, line input and video output features require extra cables, and menu scrolling can be tedious

The Cowon D2+ is a sturdy little touch-screen MP3 player with flexible sound enhancement settings and useful features, but it hasn't changed much from the original version we saw in 2007.

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Cowon iAudio D2 Reviewed: DAB touchscreen PMP

 

iPod who? Let's face it, if you're in the market for a portable media player and you're less than swayed by Apple's offerings, there's never been better choice of rivals, each playing catch-up to the market leader by offering – in general, anyway –...

Frankly, though, that’s a nit-pick; compared with the D2′s incredible audio performance any less-than intuitive controls become a minor frustration. Actually listening to music is when you’ll appreciate how much Cowon have packed into the PMP’s small...

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Cowon D2 Test Report

 

This basic multimedia player has a touchscreen, but it lacks efficient menus and the software lacks playlist creation.

High-quality audio ; High-quality audio

Software lacks playlist creation ; Menu navigation is cumbersome

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Cowon D2

 

Cowon scores a bulls-eye with its touchscreen-enabled, flash-based PMP.

Beautiful design ; Superb-looking videos ; Intuitive touchscreen interface ; Solid battery life ; Supports Mac and Windows

Limited onboard storage ; Doesn't support online video stores ; Photo rendering a bit slow

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Cowon D2

 

The tiny D2 is nothing to write home about, but it does have a few things the iPod nano doesn't--like a 2.5-inch screen and an SD card slot.

Easy to load with music, songs, and video. Lightweight and small. Sharp LCD. Touch screen. Expandable up to 12GB with SD card. TV-out for video playback.

Interface can be annoying. Scroll-bar awkwardly placed. Images take too long to load and render.

The tiny D2 is nothing to write home about, but it does have a few things the iPod nano doesn'tlike a 2.5-inch screen and an SD card slot.

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Cowon D2 2GB Portable Multimedia Player

 

It may be tiny, but Cowon's new D2 clocks a freakishly-high 52 hours of audio playback time (and 10 hours of video). Its gorgeous 2.5-inch LCD isn't just for

Touch screen navigation works great with included triangular stylus. Incredible sound quality with numerous audio enhancement options. Supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV and APE formats as well as PlaysForSure content. MTP and MSC storage modes....

No video for Mac users; all video must be converted with included PC-only software. Pricey for just 2GB of built-in memory

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB / No
DIGITAL RADIO:DAB / DAB/DAB+ / No
Direct Radio Recording: Yes
Direct TV Recording:No / Via External Device

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion / Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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