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Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W

Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W
alaScore 90

83 reviews

Sep, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the memory and headphones. The design and durability are also appreciated. The size and reliability get critical comments, and views are divided on the portability.

sound, durability, design, headphones, memory

usability, performance, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and headphones are on the whole positive. The durability and sound are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the price and usability are different, and there are some negative comments about the portability and performance.

sound, durability, headphones, design

reliability, performance, portability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2022

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Cowon iAudio Q5 / Q5W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. There are some negative opinions about the performance and usability.

usability, performance

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Aaron Colter (digitaltrends.com)

Cowon Q5W Review

 

The bottom line is that the Cowon Q5W is more expensive and more complicated than it ought to be.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Q5W

 

The Cowon Q5W is a portable media player with a stunning 5-inch touch-screen display and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. I tested a model with an internal 40GB hard drive that sells for a hefty $550 (as of 12/19/2007). A 60GB version is also available,...

Beautiful 5-inch touch screen Wireless networking

Could use much more than 40GB for video Advanced features can be complicated to use

The Q5W has a USB miniport for syncing with a PC (using Windows Media Player, Windows Explorer, or the supplied Cowon Media Center software). The second USB port should be a hit with photographers, because it lets you archive images from a digital...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Cowon Q5W review: Cowon Q5W

 

Cowon Q5W

The Cowon Q5W portable video player boasts robust video features, high-quality audio playback, and includes a Wi-Fi-enabled Internet browser, Bluetooth audio streaming, component and composite video output, MSN Messenger, and built-in speakers.

The Cowon Q5W is heavy, expensive, awkward to navigate, difficult to configure for wireless Internet, and the optional GPS cradle costs as much as a standalone GPS device.

The Cowon Q5W aims to do everything a gadget-aholic may want in a portable video player. Unfortunately, its confusing dual interface and high price hold it back from greatness.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Cowon Q5W

 

Dressed to kill but priced to stun, the Cowon Q5W is one portable media device to avoid.

Sharp touch-screen display. Good-looking graphics. Excellent EQ function. Adequate audio- and video-file support.

Unintuitive user interface. Video playback freezes. Dismal battery life. Can't charge via PC.

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Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Carlos Bergfeld (wired.com)

Review: Cowon Q5W 40GB Portable Media Player

 

With a Windows CE OS, an AMD 600MHz processor, and Wi-Fi web browsing, Cowon's newest media player seems more like an Ultra Mobile PC than...

Fantastic audio quality and video playback. Loud, built-in stereo speakers for group viewing parties/rocking out. Support for DivX, XviD, MPEG4, WMV 7/8/9 video files. Bevy of audio formats including: Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, and Monkey’s Audio. Wi-Fi enabled...

Poor UI coupled with Windows CE 5.0 gives the Q5W the feeling of a shoddily constructed homebrewed device. We got only 4.8 hours of video playback; significantly lower than Cowon’s estimated 7 hours. Aluminum housing gets scorching hot after an hour of...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Cowon Q5W Review

 

Priced at Rs 32,000 for the 80 GB version the Q5W is certainly interesting enough to consider despite the fact that its more than double the price of serious PMPs like Cowon's own D2 and Apples iPod Touch. No other PMP has all its features; and chances...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : sammy (brighthub.com)

A Review of Cowon Q5W: The Heavy Duty Pocket Entertainer

 

If you are planning to invest your hard earned money on a portable player that is rich in features, superb in performance and a real heavy duty pocket entertainer, you need to have a look on this one.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Amanda Lian (hardwarezone.com)

Cowon Q5W Portable Media Player (60GB) - HardwareZone.com

 

With one of the larger touchscreens we have seen on a portable media player so far, the Cowon Q5W aspires to be more than that.

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Cowon Q5W 40GB Portable Multimedia Player

 

Cowon's Q5W is certainly a PMP powerhouse, but does Jon recommend forking out for one?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Cowon iAudio Q5 review

 

Versatile with a list of impressive specs as long as your arm – but not a doddle to use

Hugely versatile player with a vast feature list ; brilliant pictures and decent sound ; solid build

Need to invest time to work it out and get the best from it

It’s more tweaky and involved than most players, but it’s also got far more features

Mar, 2008

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