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alaScore 82

187 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews of COWON iAUDIO 6. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good reviews. The storage and memory get mixed views.

sound, usability, performance, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the COWON iAUDIO 6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for COWON iAUDIO 6


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of COWON iAUDIO 6 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design.

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: iAudio 6 4GB MP3 Player

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for COWON iAUDIO 6


alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of COWON iAUDIO 6 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the size and durability. The design and usability also get good reviews, whereas reviews about the memory and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the reliability.

sound, usability, design, durability, size


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAudio 6 4 GB MP3 Player (Black)Cowon iAudio 6 4 GB MP3 Player (Black)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (

Cowon iAudio6 4GB - Black


The Cowon iAudio 6 stores your media on its 4GB hard drive, which uses a new miniature disk that's only 0.85-inch in diameter. This reduces the size of the player and makes it more resistant to shocks than units that use larger drives. The player is...

Small size and lightweight ; Records FM broadcasts, and from mic

Screen too small for watching video ; Roughly average audio quality

Tiny player supports many audio formats and online music subscriptions, but the screen is small and the controls are quirky.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Cowon iAudio 6


At $249.99 direct, the 4GB hard drivebased Cowon iAudio 6 competes with premium flash-based players like the Apple iPod nano and SanDisk Sansa e260. Its impressive array of features, very flexible options, tiny size, and PlaysForSure support (audio,...

Very small for a hard drive player. Broad feature set. Broad audio format support. Flexible sound-enhancement and playback options. Supports subscription and download services.

Interface is often slow. Expensive for a hard drive player. Weak FM tuner.

The iAudio 6 has so many features and options that newbies may be overwhelmed, but tech-savvy users will enjoy the player's flexibility.

Jul, 2006

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Cowon iAudio 6


The tiny iAudio 6 plays and records plenty of media types, but the funky controls and miniature screen limit its appeal.

Small size and lightweight, Records FM broadcasts, and from mic

Screen too small for watching video, Roughly average audio quality

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Evan Blass (

Cowon's 4GB iAudio6 DAP reviewed


Cowon's gotten some rather mixed reviews in the past for their line of iAudio DAPs, but the outlook seems mostly positive for the upcoming hard drive-based iAudio6, with Anything But iPod finding very few flaws in the diminutive player's design,...

May, 2006

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Cowon iAudio 6 Review


Don't let the compact size of the iAudio 6 fool you. It's not just sleek and attractive on the outside; it's loaded with technology on the inside with the ability to display pictures and videos. At $179.99, this 4 GB mp3 player by Cowon is the best you...

We recommend this player to anyone who wants a high-end mini music player with many features and doesn't mind spending a little more money for a quality product. With four gigabytes of storage, you can enjoy all of your favorite media on the go.

Expert review by: James Kim (

Cowon iAudio 6 (4GB) review


The feature-stacked yet compact 4GB Cowon iAudio 6 is a true performer, but the touch-sensitive interface will cause problems for some

Super-compact ; Excellent format support ; Bright sound ; Solid battery life ; Vivid and colourful OLED screen ; FM radio, line-in and voice-recording capabilities ; Updated touch interface

Touch interface takes some getting used to ; Easiest to operate with two hands ; Hard drive more likely to malfunction than a flash player ; No carrying case or lanyard included

Another thing -- the iAudio 6 uses a small drive, but it's still susceptible to shock. Cowon may have been better off using a flash drive, which it will introduce in the 2GB version of the iAudio 6, though we predict a flash 4GB iAudio 6 would be...

Jun, 2006

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Cowon iAudio 6 Review


Here come the Koreans with a challenger to the uber slim Nano. On first sight it fails the weight loss plan but Cowon have packed the new iAudio 6 with everything including the kitchen sink!

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: (

iAudio 6 Music Player


iAudio 6 is the latest music player to be launched by Cowon. It offers a complete package of smooth looks and excellent features, at a price of $179.99.

Consumer review by: Austinkir (

Cowon iAudio 6 (4GB)


Has been a great player for almost 3 years. Battery life is still as strong as it ever was. Love the text viewer, though the screen is small, text is clear and easy to read.

Nice screen, features, size and battery life. Awesome audio quality. High quality construction. Interface worked beautifully for me, see below

because it is hard drive based, there are some short delays occasionally when changing songs

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: HPALS (

Cowon iAudio6 4GB - Black


This is my first hard-drive based MP3 player. Relatively larger storage capacity in this sleek form-factor is certainly worth mentioning. Ability for "line-in" recording is a plus. The knobs and controls are not user-friendly.

Sleek appearance, Line-in recording capability

Less than satisfactory controls

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Enjoy high quality sound reproduction with support for multi-codec! iAUDIO 6 supports for not only MP3, but also WMA, ASF, WAV (Up to 48KHz Stereo), OGG and FLAC formats with brilliant reproduction. No more long waits while downloading files. High-speed downloads, reaching 35Mbps! Can be used as portable storage device, and Max. 40Mbps of upload speed will be a real storage device. Feel wallpapers look boring? No problem! You can choose your own wallpaper for your iAUDIO 6. Repeat sections, bookmark, adjustable play speed are few of many features that iAUDIO 6 provides for your study support. iAUDIO 6 also supports multi language formats including Korean, English, Japanese and more. Create and edit playlists directly on the iAUDIO 6. Organize your songs any way you like. Random and other playback modes available. Also user can edit playlist while playing. Add or delete. With the built-in, high-fidelity microphone, iAUDIO can record voice at the level of dedicated voice recorders. You can record important meetings or lectures using this feature. iAUDIO provides direct encoding by which you can record output from an external audio device at a 1:1 ratio. This means that you can connect the recording terminal and the output terminal of an external audio device with a bi-directional stereo cable for recording. Using this feature, you can receive the direct input from audio devices such as a walkman, MD (mini disk), old LP phonograph, or TV, and record them with iAUDIO. Listen to FM radio and record it by pressing a button, instantly. Play them back on iAUDIO, or save to your computer. Also has a preset feature which allows you to save your preferred radio stations as channel numbers. You can enjoy your music and read lyrics at the same time! New Lyric Display Feature provides you with lyrics on 4 line wide LCD. iAUDIO support Clock feature. View Clock, Alarm, FM radio recording and more through this. Provided jetLogo program allows you to design and transfer your own animated logo. Use Mac or Linux? No problem! iAUDIO 6 is available to be used on Mac or Linux OS. New iAUDIO earphones will bring you the balanced tone ranges on High, Middle, and Low for the best sound quality. Design finished with strong metallic body with rounded unit combines to be a best accessory for the iAUDIO. Also included in the package is JetAudio VX, the most popular integrated multimedia player software in the world. Also, a simple video conversion for 6 is possible using the JetAudio conversion tools without need for any additional program. Easy to manage iAUDIO 6 through JetShell. JetShell can do download list, sync download and music playback.

Audio Input


Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio / Video playback/Radio / Line-in recording / Photo playback / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio/Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Effects:BBE / Mach3Bass / MP Enhance/BBE / Mach3Bass / MP Enhance
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / FLAC / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA/WAV / WMA / ASF / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / MP3 / FLAC

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix/PC / Mac / Unix
Manufacturer:Cowon Systems
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cowon iAUDIO




Preset Station Qty:24
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital