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Cowon J3

Cowon J3
alaScore 91

796 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The value for money and usability also get good reviews.

sound, usability, value for money, design, battery

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, value for money, usability, headphones, design

performance

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 8GB MP3 Player - WhiteCowon J3 32GB MP3 Player Colour - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of Cowon J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

sound, usability, value for money, design, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)COWON J3 16 GB Portable Media Player (Black)COWON J3 8 GB Portable Media Player (White)

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Cowon J3 review

 

An MP3 player that offers expandable memory via SDHC

Good quality sound ; Touchscreen control ; Expandable memory

FM a bit iffy

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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

There's also an FM radio, which you can record from directly with a simple button press. These files are then saved within the player's internal memory, and can be played-back from within the music player interface.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Cowon J3 review

 

The Cowon J3 is a well-built portable multimedia player with good sound quality.

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...

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Cowon J3

 

Media player with good quality audio/video playback. But can it beat the iPod Touch?

Good display quality, good audio quality, plenty of audio customization options, expandable memory, built-in loudspeaker, DivX, XviD, FLAC playback, FM radio with recorder, incredible battery life, Bluetooth stereo headphones support

Maximum volume could have been louder, distortion at high volume with some of the audio presets, image viewer takes ages to open when loaded with too many images

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Mio
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No
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