When I say ‘Cowon’; you say ‘quality’. COWON! QUALITY! COWON! QUALITY! You get the picture.
If you’ve been following the latest deals and reading the latest blog posts you’ll be tired of my going on about the superior sound of Cowon players. You won’t be disappointed – as one member of staff wrote in her product sleepover review of the C2 – ‘once you go Cowon, you don’t go back’. Well, why would you?
TheiAudio S9 is one of the most highly regarded of the entire Cowon fleet. For good reason too; firstly, the ‘[s]ound quality is awesome’ T3. The S9 uses Cowon’s new BBE+ audio architecture. This is a series of processes that reproduce the music of both your high and low quality files to make them sound incredible. The EQ facilities and stereo enhancements are notable in the S9 which are enjoyed while listening to any of the following file formats which the S9 accepts: MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV and APE. Cowon understand that no matter its high quality audio output, the sound is not going to suit everyone. Sensibly, it has incorporated 30 different music profiles to suit varying music genres so you can find the perfect match to your favourite music.
The S9 also has incredible video capabilities shown through its high quality AMOLED display. Movies are a delight to watch with bright colours and a crisp finish.
Other features on the Cowon S9 are an FM radio, calculator, picture viewer, document reader and best of all it is Bluetooth enabled. Connect to wireless speakers or wireless headphones.
If this hasn’t been persuasive enough you can read the full product description here.
‘The amp section in the D3 is very well performing, as usual for Cowon players. It shows no background hiss with even the most efficient IEMs (except for the BBE issue described above, which seems to be a software issue, not hardware), it has very low output impedance and drives finicky multi-armature IEMs with crossovers properly.’ anythingbutipod.com
The Cowon D3 has had a thorough grilling by the guys over at anythingbutipod. Every detail, every feature, every aspect of the D3 has been expertly scrutinised by the specialist critics and you can read the full review here.
The Cowon D3 is an impressive little device that boasts an array of high performing features. The HD quality playback will keep you glued to the screen for hours on end. High quality entertainment is synonymous with Cowon products and this D3 is nothing but high quality. Enjoy hours of entertainment whether it be listening to high fidelity music or browsing the internet.
Every month at Advanced MP3 Players we choose the best customer review. This month it has come from Italian-born Nico Guanti for an absolutely outstanding and detailed review. Thanks for taking the time, Nico!
Read his review in its entirety below.
~ Review by Nico Guanti ~
The choice and purchase of these IEM is not been casual:I’ve been looking for quite a while for a better
earphone;an upgrading in sound quality was absolute necessary after having found for an amazing low prize
a Cowon iAUDIO X5L 30Gb,an out of production Hard Disk driven portable player,quite known for his qualities
among music lovers some years ago and being a no-nonsense player,still appreciate today by a small public,mostly owners who find difficult to separate from such a performer.
Nostalgia feelings apart,in few words I discovered that I stopped listening music not because I had enough of it but because the quality and performance of the utilized hardware,and I refer mostly about earphones,became unsatisfying to my taste with the passing of the years.
Normally I have been using A CREATIVE player a pair of Sennheiser,followed by a cheap earphones from AKG,the K324P.
It was the last one who started the desire of wanting more and certainly better and gave me the hint
that a low price doesn’t mean always a low SQ.
I’d never heard of the MEElectronics,a California based small company but my research was not limited to
well known names only.
Only limitation was a price range and the best price/quality ratio I could find among the immense numbers of brands and items proposed on the market.
I’d already decided for IEM and thanks to a great amount of free time I’ve been able to read different reviews and guides on specialized sites and forum ,finding out that my budget of 80 euros was was not royal at all if compared to the price lists who were merciless facing me.
So I found out that on every site,from headfi to anythingbutipod,passing through cnet and techenclave
there were audiophiles in awe after having tested these A151 and the CC51,from the same company,MEE that is.
The first catch my interest being a Knowles BA single driver ,an option that made worthier the purchasing when related to the price of 75 USD only (MEE site)
Other positive points are: the various accessories,like 5 sets of ear tips(S-M-L single,double and triple flange),the shell zipped case and the quality of the very comfortable cable,a double twisted 140cm one;design is attractive and more important they are comfy to wear,even for long time listening.
They can be used with cable over the ear or just normally:either way the microphonics is unexistent.
They are made of plastic but to me they seem durable and sturdy;the golden plated plug is a straight one,personally not a big issue.
I’ve been using them with a Dell laptop,a Creative V and a Micro,and with the Cowon described before.
I’m not an audiophile,but I know when music tracks are well playbacked.The quality I’ve been listening to goes from low to top and I listen to all music genres.Actually one of the pluses is that the A151 have no preference among the different type of sounds:please note,to whom it may concern, they fancy good recordings…and are right in doing so.
Frankly the A151 is perfect for people who like the feeling of listening to the defined sound of every instrument and vocals without one of the frequencies being more present than the others:all of them are well balanced and people who know better use at this point the adjective neutral to define this feature.
I suppose that for such a clarity to be heard you need a budget double than requested by these amazing IEM.
All the description is based on personal experience:for more detailed specs just google -MEElectronics A151 review- and you’ll be sure satisfied.
From my part I can suggest that the prize you find now on this site is unbeaten on the net and,either are you looking for a new earphone or just for the sake of such a bargain,nobody could deny what a kind of treat is to listen to the nicely tuned driver of the A151.
And Hoping to be useful I’ll end it wisely:always think about the price of your player and what kind of unworthy phones you received with it:it’s just a sin against the Muse of the music…and your ears to keep on using these plastic stuff.
The Cowon C2 is the new born from Cowon. Sleek and neat MP3 Player, with the C2 all that matters is audio perfection! The C2 picks up where its predecessor left of and takes things a step further. The stunning design leaves nothing you wanting of nothing. It’s lightweight, is jam packed with neat features and is home to some finely tuned kit that delivers a fantastic audio experience. AMP3 recommended without a doubt! (click here for more information on the product)
IT Review explains:
“Everything from hard rock to drum and bass to classical sounded fantastic on the C2, and for audiophiles this would surely be one of the most satisfying experiences around.”
“Users who will take advantage of some of its massive range of features and superb audio will find it to be one of the most versatile and best performing devices of its type.” (read the full review here)
Cowon C2 16GB MP3 Player with Expandable Memory – £139
“Overall, a nice looking device, certainly one of the nicer media players I’ve looked at recently.”
“In terms of build quality, usability and sound quality it’s really hard to fault the C2. But at £109 for the 8GB model it’s a little rich for me.”
“If you’re heavily in to your music and find yourself away from your HiFi a lot, then the Cowen C2 would be a worthwhile investment. If you’re more into your video playback, though, it might be better to stick with your smartphone. That being said, there’s no law that says you can’t have the best of both worlds; if you’ve got the money, have both!” (Tech Made Easy - click here to read the full review)
Thank you Tech Made Easy for your review
Click here for more information about the Cowon C2 and for pre-ordering it
Cowon C2 MP3 Player with Expandable Memory from £109
Advanced MP3 Players is thrilled: The New Cowon C2 has just arrived!
The C2 picks up where its predecessor left of and takes things a step further. The stunning design leaves nothing you wanting of nothing. It’s lightweight, is jam packed with neat features and is home to some finely tuned kit that delivers a fantastic audio experience. AMP3 recommended without a doubt!
The Cowon is also impressively light and therefore its fits easily in your pocket when you’re on the go:
“Our first impression on picking up the device was how light and insubstantial it feels (…) – just 76g”
- read the full review here – The Cowon J3 is a perfect portable media player for all audio enthusiasts. With stunning its touch screen, long life battery and fantastic videos capabilities, you will love your Cowon J3.
Next week, big event in Birmingham: The Gadget Show will showcase Cowon’s Best Sounding MP3 Players!
From the Cowon X7 nominated as the “World’s Best Sounding MP3″ by Jon Bentley (Gadget Show Presenter), to the Cowon J3 nominted #1 MP3 by Anything but iPod, to the brand new Andriod Cowon D3!
Be prepared for a unique experience at the Gadget Show: Cowon demo units will wait for you. You will be able to test them, play with them… And buy them Live! You will even get some great Cowon discounts directly from the stand G3!
Advanced MP3 Players are offering a 10% everything on the website, with the exception of Sonos and the new iPods – so almost everything! Take advantage of this deal while you can, it ends Monday at midnight!
No longer will I take up your time, onwards to AMP3 and enjoy our Warehouse Madness weekend!
Remember you can only use this deal once, so be sure to add all the items you want to your basket in one go!
Check out some fantastic deals below (Prices Correct at time of posting)…