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Cowon X7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Cowon X7. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The performance and sound are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the price. The reliability and portability get negative opinions.

usability, sound, performance, size, battery

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon X7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Cowon X7 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People really like the battery and design. The performance and sound also get good opinions. There are some critical comments about the size and portability. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, design, battery

portability, size

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon X7 160GB Portable Media Player - BlackCowon X7 160GB Portable Media Player - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Cowon X7


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Cowon X7 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviews about the battery and size are on the whole positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated, but the price and reliability get negative comments.

usability, sound, performance, size, battery

portability, reliability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Cowon X7 LCD Protective FilmCowon X7 LCD Protective Film

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (

Cowon X7 PMP review


We figured Cowon's X7 wouldn't bother passing through the FCC's loose fingertips if it weren't planning on making a stateside debut at some point, and sure eno...

Insane battery lifeVery capaciousWorld-beating audio quality

Low-resolution displayNo bells, whistles, or appsProprietary connector

Dec, 2010


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The COWON X7 is a MP4 player that doesn't make you choose between movies and music. The large screen and abundant storage capacity clearly show that this device is made for watching movies. On the other hand, the premium audio quality lets you listen...

It has a large screen, long-lasting battery, massive drive space and tons of features

We wish this MP4 player had a higher screen resolution

This product was made specifically with movie watching in mind.

Expert review by: Ashish Koshy (

Cowon X7 - A Costly Mistake


When the Cowon X7 was announced, a certain group of people finally had their prayers answered. There is no doubt Cowon instills the most confidence in audiophiles - matched only by a very select few like Sansa (post-rockboxing) – and their latest...

The Cowon X7 is a huge disappointment. Its massive storage capacity and amazing battery life coupled with FLAC support and stellar audio quality makes it a great device for audiophiles, but its negatives far outweigh the positives. A poor UI, a...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Cowon X7


The Cowon X7 is a media player with a big body and even bigger storage.

Huge Storage Capacity, Extensive format support, Superb sound quality

It's massive!, Screen quality isn't that great, Interface is a bit clunky, App support limited

Nov, 2011

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Cowon X7 review


When it was announced last year, Cowon's X7 touchscreen media player was set to be an Android device, with all the advantages and support associated with Google's mobile operating system. Unfortunately, the promise of Android never materialised, and...

The X7 isn't as pretty or as glossy as some of its rivals, but if you want a big, good-quality screen, great sound and an unfeasibly massive battery life, this is the media player for you.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Cowon X7 review


In its X7, Cowon has produced a video player with the ability to rival Apple's finest. It's easy to use, looks good and sounds superb

Great sound from all file types ; easy to use ; bass weight

Screen lacks some detail and resolution

If you want great sound from a large portable library tunes, this X7 will do just the job

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Prasad Naik (

Cowon X7 Review


The X7 is a bit of a disaster

Plenty of storage space, great audio quality, built-in loudspeaker, Bluetooth wireless headphone support, great audio format support, phenomenal battery life

Thick, bulky design, unimpressive display, no HD video playback, oddly placed controls, unintuitive UI, poor video format support, slow image gallery, proprietary USB cable, low max volume, FAT32 formatting restricts file transfers over 4GB

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: NigerGutt (

Cowon X7 160GB


Cowon industries has launched the brand new X7, having the mammoth memory of 160 GB. The screen of this device is huge as well, measuring 4.3 inches with resolution of 480*272 pixels. The device is really a great deal. As it has a front loudspeaker as...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: tommyt101 (

Even better than my J3


Whilst the J3 is excellent the memory size doesnt come close. This device has massive battery life, the BEST sound quality and it also supports almost every file type I throw at it.

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
Direct Radio Recording: Yes
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes


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


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

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback:No / Yes
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: Yes
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback:No / Yes

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No