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Cowon iaudio V5

Cowon iaudio V5
alaScore 85

29 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Cowon iaudio V5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

sound, usability, performance, design, portability

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon iaudio V5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Cowon iaudio V5 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 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the battery and design. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the size.

sound, portability, usability, design, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cowon iAudio V5 32GB Portable Media Player - BlackCowon iAudio V5 32GB Portable Media Player - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon iaudio V5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Cowon iaudio V5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The performance and sound also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the portability.

usability, sound, performance, design, battery

reliability

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

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Darren Murph (engadget.com)

Cowon V5 review

 

Cowon's V5 has been out and about in South Korea for just over two months now, but thankfully for the Yanks who are downright flustered with the existing

Amazing audio quality ; Great battery life ; Fantastic video player

No WiFi ; No web browser ; No support for apps

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Cowon iAudio V5 portable media player (32GB)

 

Despite a distinct trend of multimedia phones taking over, Cowon seems to be focussed on pushing new PMP and MP3 players into the market

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (goodgearguide.com.au)

Cowon iAudio V5 portable media player (32GB)

 

Despite a distinct trend of multimedia phones taking over, Cowon seems to be focussed on pushing new PMP and MP3 players into the market

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (tech.firstpost.com)

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...

Apr, 2010

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

Cowon iAudio V5 review

 

The wide range of file support and its miniHDMI plus SPDIF stereo are the killer features that make the Cowon V5 a great buy for audiophiles.

The Cowon V5 (32GB version) costs £309 which is a bit steep when you can get a 64GB Apple iPod touch for £306. The V5 for is those dedicated users who need a portable media player that provides superior audio/video playback and a good connectivity...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Laldinfela Pachuau (pcworld.in)

Cowon V5 32GB

 

Looking for a PMP that will let you hook it up to your HDTV and watch HD video? This might be just what you need.

Excellent sound ; Very good HD video playback ; Wide format support ; Great battery life

Uninspiring interface ; No Wi-Fi ; Better OS and more App support would make it better

Another premium PMP from Cowon that offers excellent audio and video playback. The wide range of file support and its miniHDMI plus SPDIF stereo are the killer features that would make this PMP a great buy for audiophiles.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Cowon iAudio V5 HD media player

 

An excellent portable video player that's small, light, and has a decent battery life and a superb 4.8in screen.

The V5 isn't cheap but you are getting one heck of a portable media player for your money, one with superb audio performance, great video format support and a superb quality screen. The menu structure is antediluvian and the lack of playlist support...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Frazier Barretto (techtree.com)

COWON V5 HD

 

Choose this if you're looking for good quality audio/video playback

Sleek, lightweight, audio/video format support, good 4.8-inch screen, great battery life

Uninspiring UI, No Wi-Fi

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Alex B (newegg.com)

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...

Jul, 2010
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Product Specifications

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

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

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

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

Display (Projector)

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

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Others
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

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

Playback / Recording

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

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Polymer
Replaceable Battery: No

Still Images

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