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Cowon iAudio S9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1666 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and portability are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the memory. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon iAudio S9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon iAudio S9

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 176 user reviews of Cowon iAudio S9 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.

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

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAudio S9 8GB MP3 Player - TitaniumCowon iAudio S9 16GB MP3 Player - TitaniumCOWON/IAUDIO S9 16 GB MP3 Player - white

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Amazon.com review summary for Cowon iAudio S9

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 638 user reviews of Cowon iAudio S9 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Cowon S9 32 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Titanium Black)Cowon S9 16 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Titanium Black)Cowon S9 8 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Silver/Black)

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Cowon iAudio 9 PMP

 

The iAudio 9 is a great player for the price with just a singular downside, it doesn't come with an AV cable.

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Cowon S9

 

The Cowon S9 manages to deliver on nearly all fronts including long battery life and excellent sound quality.

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Cowon S9

 

The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition.

Cowon's S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch-screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth audio, voice recording, FM radio, Flash media support, audio and video playback, a photo viewer, and a text reader.

The Cowon S9's user interface isn't quite as polished as the competition, the plastic construction feels flimsy, and it lacks Wi-Fi, memory expansion, and a standard USB port.

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Cowon iAudio 9: iPod-Nano-Alternative mit fantastischem Sound

 

Cowons MP3-Player stechen durch ihre fantastische Audioqualität und die zahlreichen Möglichkeiten zur Klangoptimierung aus der Masse heraus. Der neueste Streich des südkoreanischen Herstellers hört auf den Namen iAudio 9 und bewegt sich, sowohl...

fantastische Audioqualität, unterstützt viele Audiocodecs, zahlreiche Funktionen, außergewöhnliche Bedienung

Display nur 2,0 Zoll groß, hakeliger Videomodus

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Cowon S9

 

There is little sense in arguing which is the better player, the iPod touch or Cowon's latest offering, the S9 (8GB, $199.99 list; 16GB, $239.99). Simply put, the S9 lacks the basic grace of the touch, as well as some other enticing features, Wi-Fi for...

Strong audio file support. Touch screen. Built-in accelerometer. Video output. Line-in, FM, and voice recording. Excellent battery life

Touch screen is not very sensitive. User interface can be difficult to navigate. Volume controls are disabled in some screens. Play/Pause button works only in the Now Playing screen

The S9 is designed to resemble the iPod touchwith a touch screen and its own version of Cover Flowbut the player lacks the grace and Wi-Fi connectivity necessary to be a true rival.

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Cowon S9 (4GB)

 

The Cowon S9 is the first-touch screen MP3 player of 2009 to give Apple's iPod Touch a run for its money. Available in 8GB ($199) and 16GB ($239) capacities, the Cowon S9 is distinguished by its phenomenal audio quality and OLED touch-screen display.

Cowon's S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch-screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth audio, voice recording, FM radio, Flash media support, audio and video playback, a photo viewer, and a text reader

The Cowon S9's user interface isn't quite as polished as the competition, the plastic construction feels flimsy, and it lacks Wi-Fi, memory expansion, and a standard USB port

The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition.

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Cowon S9 (8GB)

 

Rich sound, a responsive touchscreen, and stereo Bluetooth support make the S9 a formidable foe for the iPod touch.

Excellent audio and video playback ; Responsive touchscreen ; Compatible with wide variety of audio and video formats ; Quality FM radio ; Stereo Bluetooth support

Only supports JPEG photo format ; Odd button placement ; No AAC support ; Nonstandard USB port

The Cowon S9 is a very good portable media player for those who want stereo Bluetooth and a touchscreen interface, and can live without the glitz of multi-touch, an app store, or over-the-air downloads. At The Cowon S9 is a very good portable media...

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Cowon iAudio 9 Review

 

The Cowon iAudio 9 is one of the best budget MP3 players. It comes with a lot of features like an FM radio, voice recording, and video playback. It also combines excellent audio quality with a stylish design.

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Cowon S9 PMP review - Online Cowon S9 PMP review Reviews Features Specifications Online in India

 

Cowon S9 PMP review Price – online Cowon S9 PMP review prices and review feature online in india, thinkdigit.com provides online Cowon S9 PMP review mp3 player n mp4 players, ipod prices n specifications, reviews in india.

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Cowon S9 Review

 

At Rs. 14,999 the S9 is a mixed bunch � it is a good video player without the strict resolution demands on content like iPods have. But the audio performance is acceptable though not for purists. It could be a good buy or a bad one � depends on...

Product Specifications

The Cowon S9's innovative design features a titanium/black face and a curved-back casing surrounding a 3.3-inch Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touch screen display. To complement its sleek form design, the S9 features an exclusive GUI system boasting capacitive touch screen operation, advanced video functionality supporting transcoding-free playback of most DVD-quality MPEG-4 videos and TV output, Bluetooth 2.0 support for stereo headphones, G-sensor accelerometer for auto-pivot display, and extended battery life of 11 hours for video and 55 hours for audio. The S9 is also the Cowon player to offer next-generation JetEffect 2.0 audio technology with improved EQ filter, stereo enhancement and BBE+, which includes upgraded BBE, Mach3Bass, 3D surround and MP enhance audio processing. The Cowon S9 is loaded with exclusive features including a 500MHz dual-core processor, widescreen AMOLED display capable of 16-million colors with 480 x 272 resolution, and capacitive touch-screen operation of Cowon's advanced GUI system with Zoom UI, video clip preview, auto pivot, and quick list functions. The PMP also supports "user created interface" to allow users to develop and share the S9's unique interface.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio System

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

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable
Run Time (Up To):29hour(s)

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:APE (Monkey's Audio) / FLAC / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 2.5 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA / APE (Monkeys Audio)/APE (Monkey's Audio) / FLAC / MP3 / MPEG 1 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / Ogg Vorbis / WAV / WMA / APE (Monkeys Audio)

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:Bluetooth / Hi-Speed USB/Bluetooth / Hi-Speed USB / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:FLAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / MPEG 2.5 Audio / MPEG 2 Audio / MPEG 1 Audio / WMA / WAV / APE (Monkeys Audio) / APE (Monkey's Audio)

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/32GB/4GB/8GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in/0.5in
Height:3.7in/4.2in
Weight:1.4oz/2.7oz
Width:1.7in/2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.4cm
Display Type (JK):AMOLED
Output Type:Color

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Band Qty:5 bands

Flash Memory

Installed Size:16GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:Unix / Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Cowon Systems
Model:9/S9
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cowon/Cowon iAUDIO

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Titanium black

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:ASF / AVI / DivX 4.0 / DivX 5.0 / WMV / XviD/AVI / WMV / XviD

Radio

Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG
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