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Cowon V5 HD Standard

Cowon V5 HD Standard
alaScore 85

28 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The design and usability also get good comments.

sound, usability, design, portability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Cowon V5 HD Standard is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Cowon V5 HD 16 GB Personal Media Player

 

The world of personal media players might be in trouble according to some folks, what with the mobile phone now able to do everything a PMP can. But there will always be a niche of brands that offer quality, and albeit are priced more. Cowon has carved...

At a cost of Rs.16500, this becomes quite pricey, and the only real thing it has going for it is the core video and audio performance. The apps and browser can be substituted in something like an iPod Touch, that is cheaper too. The HD video out...

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Cowon V5 HD Review

 

Read on for the not so surprising in-depth review of this portable media player.

Ones step forward, two steps back. I'm very disappointed by the Cowon V5 as a whole. One would think Cowon would have used the last year or two to rethink their PMP plans and improve on the botched O2. Yet the V5 has just a better screen, working 720p...

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Excellent media (audio/video)

 

I didn't need a mobile device for internet, games, or anything like that. I wanted the media player for good video quality, and amazing sound quality. My mobile phone handles everything else, and its on 4g. If you are interested in a great display,...

Great audio quality.....blows my ipods, samsung epic, etc. away ; Display looks very crisp, colors are full, and displays 720p great ; Perfect size ; Battery life is insane

Windows operating system, but so far no troubles.....just not a big windows fan for mobile devices ; Resistive display is okay, there are much better touch screens out there, however, it isn't horrible

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Excellent media (audio/video)

 

I didn't need a mobile device for internet, games, or anything like that. I wanted the media player for good video quality, and amazing sound quality. My mobile phone handles everything else, and its on 4g. If you are interested in a great display,...

Great audio quality.....blows my ipods, samsung epic, etc. away ; Display looks very crisp, colors are full, and displays 720p great ; Perfect size ; Battery life is insane

Windows operating system, but so far no troubles.....just not a big windows fan for mobile devices ; Resistive display is okay, there are much better touch screens out there, however, it isn't horrible

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Excellent all around feature laden player

 

Donald Bell here is trying to take a chunk out of this player, but all around I found it very nice and beautiful in fact. I would recommend this player to all buyers.

1. Codec support rocks ; 2. Beautiful UI ; 3. Amazing Design with compatibility, weight, and size kept in mind

1. UI will not appeal to all

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Disgusting customer service.

 

Do not buy any Cowon product.

I couldn't find one

My player broke just after the warranty. Cowon charged me $55 to replace an internal electronic part. A little while later the same part broke again. Cowon told me they discontinued that part because it was faulty. My unit is now worthless

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Amazon review summary for Cowon V5 HD Standard

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Cowon V5 HD Standard from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

design, battery, usability, performance, sound

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Cowon V5 16 GB MP3 Player (White)

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Cowon V5 disappoints and frustrates

 

The biggest problem is that my V5 is irritatingly uncooperative at random intervals (just now, the device decided to become unresponsive to touch screen input, even with the stylus, leaving me no option other than to turn it off and wait a for it to...

Wealth of audio formats accepted (especially Flac, and OGG) ; Superior audio quality ; Very pretty video ; Huge screen

Shockingly, Cowon has come out with a very disappointing V5, despite enticements such as the gorgeous screen, DivX video, and stellar audio playback ; User interface is somewhat irritating (the plethora of non-working icons crammed onto the main menu...

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Nice

 

Newegg needs to carry more model's Of Conwon!!!!!!

Finally a true I-pod replacement with louder music output. I purchased a Zune and the volume output was not very high. This products output is nice. Conwon makes the best multimedia products hands down

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Cowon iAudio V5 portable media player (32GB)

 

The Cowon iAudio V5 is the latest premium PMP from Cowon that offers excellent audio and video playback. The wide range of file support and its miniH...

Excellent sound, very good HD video playback, good format support, great battery life

Uninspiring interface, no Wi-Fi, better OS and more app support would make it better

The Cowon V5 (32GB version) costs $459 which is a bit steep when you can get a 64GB Apple iPod Touch with Wi-Fi for $549. The V5 for is those dedicated users who need a portable media player that provides superior audio/video playback and good...

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Product Specifications

4.8-inch display 720p video playback HD TV-out SD/SDHC expansion slot

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

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

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Portable media center
Key Features:Digital video player / Digital photo viewer / Voice recorder / Digital audio player
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:PAL / NTSC

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/32GB
Flash Memory Cards Supported:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3.2in
Weight:6.9oz
Width:5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:4.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.2cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Header

Manufacturer:Cowon Systems
Model:V5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cowon

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:3GP / AVI / DivX 3.11 / WMV / MPEG-1 / DivX 4.0 / DivX 5.0 / XviD / MPEG-4 / TS / M2TS / ASF / H.264 / MKV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:TIFF / PNG / RAW / JPEG / BMP
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