Jan 21, The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch- screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth. Feb 5, If Apple’s limited codec support puts you off the iPod touch, the Cowon S9 could be just what you’re looking for. The Cowon S9 MP3 Player (Titanium Black) blends modern design with versatility. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand.

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In fact, the feel of the unit doesn’t match the luxurious looks or premium price-tag; instead it feels a little plasticky and insubstantial. The main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Visit manufacturer site for details. Continue to next page 01 The Cowon S9 doesn’t just look and feel good – it also brings excellent audio quality to the table, along with video, photo and text options, just to name a few.

Sounds great but lacks vision. Bluetooth The built-in Bluetooth capability lets you access your multimedia files without having to connect the player or stay next to your computer, speaker system, or other devices, giving you even greater freedom. For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio coon. It’s worth noting that the player works well with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. Hear the difference coaon the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience. Xowon Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus.


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Unfortunately, despite being Cowon’s best effort, Apple and Samsung have set the bar incredibly high with the interfaces of their touch-screen media players, which have benefited from the parallel development of touch-screen mobile phones.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in The Bottom Line The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and d9 quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition.

Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. Oh, and the built-in accelerometer means you only have to turn the player on its side for the picture to rotate and take advantage of the genuine Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3.

User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss. And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. The bottom edge of the S9 offers a power-hold switch, headphone jack, and a pin USB jack more common to cell phones than MP3 players.

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Like the iPod Touch, a tilt sensor inside the S9 changes the music-playback screen to an album browser when the device is turned on its side. See any errors on this page?


cowoon Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products.

The S9’s dowon isn’t as large as the 3. Mistaking the button for a retractable stylus, we nearly ripped the button off just moments after taking the S9 out of the box the button has been a bit wobbly ever since.

The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close.

Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. Against Slightly lazy musical delivery no iPlayer support fiddly to operate. No Longer Available Update Location close. Uncompressed FLACs are equally stodgy, despite decent detail levels overall.

The music-playback screen includes album art, track controls, EQ settings, file information, and options for bookmarking songs or adding them to an on-the-go playlist. Having the headphone jack smack in the middle of the S9’s bottom edge makes it a bit awkward to hold in landscape view, and unless there’s a cowin excuse, we always prefer to see mini-USB jacks on portable devices than specialized connectors.

Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls.