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Cowon D2 / D2+

Cowon D2 / D2+
alaScore 94

1427 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1427 reviews of Cowon D2 / D2+. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The performance and sound also get good feedback.

usability, sound, performance, design, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cowon D2 / D2+ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon D2 / D2+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Cowon D2 / D2+ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and price are generally positive. The performance and sound also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the durability.

usability, sound, performance, price, design

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon D2 / D2+

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 558 user reviews of Cowon D2 / D2+ 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and sound also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are less positive about the connectivity.

usability, sound, performance, design, portability

connectivity

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

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Darren Murph (engadget.com)

Cowon C2 portable media player review

 

And here you were assuming the tried-and-true PMP was dead. Au contraire. Cowon's not giving up on its dream quite yet, but after the D2 hung around at

Wildly small ; 16GB of inbuilt storage + microSD slot ; World-class audio quality

Ho hum display ; UI navigation can be tricky ; Doesn't use a standard micro-USB plug

Can't beat the audio quality, and it's as cute as a button. Just don't forget to pack Cowon's proprietary charging adapter.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Cowon D2 Plus review: Cowon D2 Plus

 

Cowon D2 Plus

The Cowon D2+ touch-screen MP3 player offers rich sound, long battery life, and seamlessly integrated memory expansion.

There's no AAC support on the D2+, most videos require conversion, line input and video output features require extra cables, and menu scrolling can be tedious.

The Cowon D2+ is a sturdy little touch-screen MP3 player with flexible sound enhancement settings and useful features, but it hasn't changed much from the original version we saw in 2007.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Cowon D2+ (16GB, silver)

 

Cowon's original D2 MP3 player from 2007 quickly earned a reputation for outstanding sound quality, a long-lasting battery, and cutting-edge touch-screen technology. Two years later, the Cowon D2+ refines the audio quality and touch-screen interface...

The Cowon D2+ touch-screen MP3 player offers rich sound, long battery life, and seamlessly integrated memory expansion.

There's no AAC support on the D2+, most videos require conversion, line input and video output features require extra cables, and menu scrolling can be tedious.

The Cowon D2+ is a sturdy little touch-screen MP3 player with flexible sound enhancement settings and useful features, but it hasn't changed much from the original version we saw in 2007.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Cowon D2 Test Report

 

This basic multimedia player has a touchscreen, but it lacks efficient menus and the software lacks playlist creation.

High-quality audio ; High-quality audio

Software lacks playlist creation ; Menu navigation is cumbersome

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Cowon D2

 

The tiny D2 is nothing to write home about, but it does have a few things that the iPod nano doesn't.

Easy to load with music, songs, and video. Lightweight and small. Sharp LCD. Touch screen. Expandable up to 12GB with SD card. TV-out for video playback.

Interface can be annoying. Scroll-bar awkwardly placed. Images take too long to load and render.

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Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Carlos Bergfeld (wired.com)

Review: Cowon D2 2GB Portable Multimedia Player

 

It may be tiny, but Cowon's new D2 clocks a freakishly-high 52 hours of audio playback time (and 10 hours of video). Its gorgeous 2.5-inch...

Touch screen navigation works great with included triangular stylus. Incredible sound quality with numerous audio enhancement options. Supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV and APE formats as well as PlaysForSure content. MTP and MSC storage modes....

No video for Mac users; all video must be converted with included PC-only software. Pricey for just 2GB of built-in memory

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Cowon D2 review: Cowon D2

 

The Cowon D2 MP3 player offers a sleek and compact design dominated by a lovely, touch-sensitive screen. The device is packed with almost every feature in the book, including video playback, voice recording, and an FM tuner. The D2 comes with a handy...

The Cowon D2 is pricier than similarly featured MP3 players, and it's a bit heavy. The touch interface won't appeal to all users, specifically active ones.

If you can get on board with the Cowon D2's PDA-like touch screen interface, the reward is great-sounding audio, a smorgasbord of features, and a fantastic battery life.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Cowon iAudio D2 Reviewed: DAB touchscreen PMP

 

iPod who? Let's face it, if you're in the market for a portable media player and you're less than swayed by Apple's offerings, there's never been better choice of rivals, each playing catch-up to the market leader by offering – in general, anyway –...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Cowon D2

 

Cowon provides a wealth of choice where SanDisk sets severe limits: The D2 supports not only MP3, WMA, and secure WMA, but also OGG, FLAC, and even WAV.

Support for all types of media, including lossless audio formats

Not enough built-in memory

The D2 is supremely versatile, it sounds fabulous, and it’s certainly priced right. Oh, what we wouldn’t give to trade its highfalutin touch screen for a simple control wheel and a couple of buttons.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

Cowon C2 Review

 

Enter the newly released C2. As I said, do not try to make sense of Cowon's naming schemes – the C2 is ‘the real D3', so to speak. It actually is still more of a D2 than anything else – basically the same hardware, the same form factor, the same...

Best-in-class BBE sound enhancements, very good sounding hardware EQ ; Gapless audio playback (with properly encoded files) ; Excellent audio codec support, good video codec support ; Undocumented features: supports AAC/MP4/M4A audio, some h264/AAC/MP4...

Outdated low-res TFT screen, sub-par resistive touch response ; Awkward, incoherent/inconsistent user interface, too ‘cute’ looks ; Gimmicky ‘spinning vinyl’ album art ; Sub-par support for playlists and audiobooks ; Video interface lacks pan/scan...

The Cowon C2 is a very good audio player, packed full of features and top notch sound tweaks. It would be a decent video player too, but the low-res 4:3 screen isn’t really up to today’s standards. Resistive touch controls are also a bit dated for...

Jul, 2011

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