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Cowon J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews of Cowon J3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and sound also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon J3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Cowon J3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Cowon J3 16GB MP3 Player - WhiteCowon J3 16GB MP3 Player - White

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Cowon J3 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviews about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and sound are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, sound, performance, design, portability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon J3 LCD Protective FilmCowon J3 LCD Protective Film

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

Cowon J3 Review

 

“Good news, everyone,” as Hubert J. Farnsworth would say.

Excellent build quality, excellent AMOLED screen ; Excellent user interface, snappy capacitive touchscreen ; Excellent battery life ; Great assortment of tactile buttons, easy to use on the go ; BBE sound enhancements and 5-band...

Annoying latch/cover for USB and SD slot ; Doesn't support modern video codecs/containers ; Sub-par playlist support ; Sub-par audiobook/podcast support ; Broken, buggy MTP support

Well, that should more or less cover the basics of the J3. Needless to say, it’s my favorite player at the moment. It does very much right and very little wrong. It might look like an iPod Touch or Zune HD on a cursory glance, but it doesn’t try to be...

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

COWON J3

 

This MP4 player looks sleek and attractive, making it a convenient hand-held media player. It also has several amazing features that provide an excellent movie-viewing experience, including: amazing audio quality, impressive screen resolution, lengthy...

COWON MP4 players are known for their excellent audio quality

This MP4 player does not have Wi-Fi capability

This compact player provides an excellent movie viewing and music listening experience.

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Cowon J3 review

 

An MP3 player that offers expandable memory via SDHC

Good quality sound ; Touchscreen control ; Expandable memory

FM a bit iffy

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Cowon J3 Touchscreen PMP - Tech2

 

Cowon's J3 offers a very in-depth audio experience.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Cowon J3 Touchscreen PMP

 

Cowon has a tendency to keep us guessing what they're going to come out with next. What new innovation in the PMP biz will they throw at us next? Well this is it, the iPod Touch killer to possibly beat all iPod killers, the Cowon J3. So without further...

The Cowon J3 is available in three capacities – the 4GB, 8GB and 16GB that are priced at Rs. 10,750, Rs. 12,500 and Rs. 14,500 respectively. That’s not too bad considering the features that the device offers especially when it comes to audio. For the...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Cowon J3

 

A great choice for audio nuts, this portable media player shows the iPods of this world how it's done.

Superb sound quality, Excellent EQ, Clear AMOLED display

Expensive, Confusing navigation, Limited video support

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau, PCWorld.in (techadvisor.co.uk)

Cowon J3 review

 

While the majority of the consumers are running after every new multimedia phone that comes out in the market, there are devoted class of people who still prefer to use dedicated portable media players (PMPs). Cowon is a well-known brand among this...

The Cowon J3 offers some new features that the older S9 missed out like memory card support, longer battery life and built-in speaker. It carries the same Cowon's traditional sound which is very good. Coupled with wide file format support and many...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Cowon J3 16GB review

 

The J3 is the latest is a long line of touchscreen portable audio players from Korean manufacturer Cowan. Inevitably it will be compared to Apple's iPod Touch. However, while the J3 lacks the Touch's built-in WiFi and ability to run a dizzying...

The Cowon J3 has excellent video format support and battery life, but niggling audio quality and interface issues prevent it from getting an unconditional recommendation.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Cowon J3 16GB

 

The new Cowon PMP comes with memory card support, longer battery life and a new interface. Is it a worthy upgrade for S9 users?

Very good sound quality ; Simple interface ; Multiple file format support ; Impressive battery life

Low maximum volume output ; Limited apps support ; No Wi-Fi ; High price tag

The Cowon J3 offers some new features that the older S9 missed out like memory card support, longer battery life and built-in speaker. It carries the same Cowon's traditional sound which is very good. Coupled with wide file format support and many...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Cowon J3 review

 

The Cowon J3 offers some new features that the older S9 missed out like memory card support, longer battery life and built-in speaker. It carries the same Cowon's traditional sound which is very good. Coupled with wide file format support and many...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:16
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95

Camera

Frame rate:30

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:AMOLED
Display Diagonal:3.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:750
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:64
Continuous video playback time:11
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:APE, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / APE, FLAC, MP2, MP3, OGG, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:ASF, AVI, WMV
Video formats supported:ASF,AVI,WMV

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/ME\nMAC OS 10.X \nLinux v2.4 +
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphone outputs:1
Product weight:0.168
Product weight (lb):0.168
USB powered: Yes
Windows Media Player 10: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Performance

Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: Yes
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:750
Battery recharge time:3.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:64
Continuous video playback time:11
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes

Record Modes

Voice recording: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum system requirements:Pentium III 500Mhz +
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 2.2
Height:0.39 / 4.21
Weight:2.68
Width:2.2 / 4.21