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alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 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. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated, but reviews about the storage and memory are different.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( 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 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The performance and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the design.

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

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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for COWON iAUDIO 6


alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 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 Comments about the size and durability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good comments. Views about the memory and performance are different, and there are some negative comments about the reliability.

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83% 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)

Apr, 2018

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


This 4GB Cowon iAudio 6 hard drive player practically overflows with bells and whistles.

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.

i measured the player's frequency response with no jeteffect modules enabled and using the included earbuds, and it showed significant weakness in the low end, but this improved when i swapped out the included earbuds for sennheiser mx500 earbuds....

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.

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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

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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.

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Another solid Cowon player


A little thick, but the small footprint makes up for it -HDD based instead of flash.

Jan, 2007

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I love it.


Drag and Drop file management (no more lousy proprietary software).

I still want more battery life despite 12-16hr + usage.

Jul, 2006

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Coolest thing ever.


This mp3 player is incredible.

I would like more than "just" 4GB of storage.

Jun, 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.


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95

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



Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:260000

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:20


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands


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



Other Features

CD Text: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 98/98se/ME/2000/XP\nMAC OS 9.X, 10.X\nLinux kernel v2.2
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.4 x 0.748 x 3
Media types supported:MP3, OGG, WMA, ASF, FLAC, WAV
Minimum hard disk space:50

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:20


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

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Player media type:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:4

System Requirements

Minimum processor speed:200
Minimum RAM:32
Minimum system requirements:USB\nCD-ROM

Weight & Dimensions