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Cowon iAudio 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 774 reviews of Cowon iAudio 7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Opinions about the design and battery are generally positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon iAudio 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon iAudio 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Cowon iAudio 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The durability and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the size, and views about the reliability and price are different.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAUDIO 7 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3 - video playback - display: 1.3" - redCowon iAUDIO 7 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3 - video playback - display: 1.3" - red

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon iAudio 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Cowon iAudio 7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAUDIO 7 Portable 8 GB MP3 Player (Red)Cowon iAUDIO 7 Portable 8 GB MP3 Player (Red)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Cowon iAudio 7 Digital Media Player

 

Cowon makes some of the most interesting digital media players we've laid hands on. The iAudio 7 is no exception, although it won't earn a place in our pantheon of favorites.

Broad file-format support; great sound; innovative features

Display is much too small; no support for WMA Lossless; odd touch-sensitive controls

Cowon dedicated more surface area to the iAudio 7’s touch-sensitive control surface than they did for its display. The screen is surprisingly legible for its size, but our eyes tired quickly while browsing folders displayed at a resolution of just...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Iaudio 7

 

The Cowon iAudio 7 is a compact, Flash-based player that measures just 3 inches long by 1.4 inches wide (but a chunky 0.7 inches thick), and it weighs only 2.1 ounces. Its tiny 1.3-inch TFT LCD screen responds more quickly than the OLED display of its...

Small, lightweight design Records voice and FM radio

Screen is too small for watching video Average audio quality

Despite its middling audio quality, the Cowon iAudio 7 works well for listening to songs and the radio, and for making occasional audio recordings, but it's too small for video, and you should see if you can master its peculiar controls at a local...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Cowon iAudio 7

 

The iAudio 7 portable media player is hampered by a poor user interface and a lousy screen.

FM radio. Radio, voice, and line-in recording. Decent file support. Excellent battery life.

Tiny screen, terrible for photos, video. Graphics look out of date. User interface confusing to navigate. Buttons easy to activate accidentally.

it turns out that these are all the files on the player, including photos from my test suite that loaded onto the player but can't be displayed because they are incompatible. this is actually a useful feature—a visual reference if you want to use your...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (thinkdigit.com)

Cowon iAudio 7 PMP Mega test - Online Cowon iAudio 7 PMP Mega test Reviews Features Specifications Online in India

 

Cowon iAudio 7 PMP Mega test Price – online Cowon iAudio 7 PMP Mega test prices and review feature online in india, thinkdigit.com provides online Cowon iAudio 7 PMP Mega test mp3 player n mp4 players, ipod prices n specifications, reviews in india.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Art Eyzaguirre (associatedcontent.com)

Cowon Systems IAudio 7 16 GB Digital Media Player, a Review

 

In Depth Product Review of the Cowon Systems iAudio 7 16 GB Digital Media Player.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

Cowon iAudio 7 Review

 

Cowon has updated their i6 by replacing the 0.85" micro hard drive with flash memory and upgraded the battery for long lasting 60 hours of playtime. Adding the flash memory to this device is a big improvement since one of the biggest complaints about...

Sound Quality, Powerful Amp, Very Customizable sound settings, Battery Life, BBE, Full of features, Lots of Audio file support

Unintuitive interface, Overly sensitive touch interface, Awkward Size - Too Thick, WMA recording only, On-the-Go playlists and bookmarks don't work in ID3 Browsing Mode, Weak FM reception

The iAudio 7 has a solid audio codec and feature set that will keep the casual and hardcore users happy. Added to this is a firm build quality. The sound quality is crisp with an even across-the-spectrum response that has the power to drive larger...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Cowon iAudio 7 Review

 

A combination of great features, exceptional battery life and superior sound quality are what made us choose the Cowon iAudio 7 as the "TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award" winner in the flash mp3 category. It may not have come in first, but it is definitely a...

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Cowon IAudio 7 16GB

 

Although it's not an iPod, Cowon is no stranger to MP3 players. They have been manufacturing top-of-the line music devices for years that are a good alternative to an iPod and the iAudio 7 is a good start. The battery life is among the best and the...

Although the Cowon iAudio7 is a little bulkier than some from the competition, its versatility and durability make it a good choice for those looking to break away from the shackles of Apple

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Cowon IAudio 7 8GB

 

Although it's not an iPod, Cowon is no stranger to MP3 players. They have been manufacturing music devices for years.

Although the Cowon iAudio7 is a little bulker than some from the competition, its versatility and durability make it a good choice for those looking to break away from the shackles of Apple

Expert review by: (dapreview.net)

Cowon iAudio 7 (iAudiophile.net review)

 

Cowon has been designing and building MP3 players since the year 2000. The Cowon brand is still a little "underground?. But for people "in the know" it is synonymous with high build quality and industry leading sound quality. The iAudio 7 is Cowon's...

Product Specifications

Meet the Extreme MP3P - iAUDIO 7 with enhanced EQ filter to unleash the creative potential of the Jeteffect, up to surprisingly long 60 hours of continuous play, and spacious storage space! Stylish Glossy black finish on the top makes iAUDIO 7 look even more elegant and silver/red color in the middle gives iAUDIO a modern trendy look. With its intuitive UI, Swing Touch, and alert beep helps you navigating through your music folders at the comfort of your fingertip. You would never have to take your player out of your pocket to skip to a next song! Your digital experience will never be the same with the Extreme MP3 iAudio 7!

Audio

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Custom
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:16
MP3 bit rates:320 / 320 kb/s
MP3 sample rates:48
Sensitivity:95
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95
WMA bit rates:256
WMA sample rates:48 / 48 kHz

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable
Run Time (Up To):60hour(s)

Camera

Video playback: Yes

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Red / Silver

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital audio recorder / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / FM tuner / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Player (Recorder)

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

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/4GB/8GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/3in
Height:0.1in/3in
Weight:1.9oz/2.1oz
Width:1.4in

Display

Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Various
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:1.3
Display Resolution:160 x 128
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.3cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:60
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

File formats

Audio formats supported:ASF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Manufacturer:Cowon Systems
Model:7
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cowon iAUDIO

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Red/Black / Silver/Red/Silver

Motion Video

Video Capture Formats:MPEG-4

Other Features

CD Text: Yes
Compatible operating systems:- Microsoft Windows 98/98se/ME/2000/XP\n- MAC OS 9.X, 10.X \n- Linux kernel v2.2 / - Microsoft Windows 98/98se/ME/2000/XP\n- MAC OS 9.X, 10.X\n- Linux kernel v2.2 / Windows 98/98se/ME/2000/XP\nMac OS X\nLinux / Windows Vista/ XP / 2000 / ME\nMAC OS, Linux v 2.2
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.4 x 3 x 0.748
Headphone outputs:1
Minimum hard disk space:50
Output Power:26mW + 26mW
Power Requirements:100-240V
Slide show: Yes
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:- COWON MediaCenter\n- JetAudio / ON MediaCenter\n- JetAudio

Performance

Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Picture viewer: Yes
Playback mode:Fast forward, Repeat
Playback Modes:Fast forward, Repeat
Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Line-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:60
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

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

Record Modes

Voice recording:No / Yes

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum processor speed:200
Minimum RAM:128 / 256 / 32
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.748
Height:1.4
Weight:2.12
Width:3