by vishal s on 2015-01-15
Nothing great people, average sounding player. All those jetteffect options also can't make this player sound warm. Dont wast money on this, instead buy some good earphone and use your mobile phone as player. My 10K mobile phone sounds much much better that this. Audio in this player, something is missing, You dont feel wide, it always sounds very thin and narrow . Bass is below average, You can only notice some bass if you use bass enhanced earphones.
Best mp3 player.........
by Kamlesh More on 2014-09-22
I have purchased this product from Flipkart - WS retail with fast delivery option .
I got this product before delivery date. Hats off to both Filpkart and WSR.
But I got the faulty product and I have reported the same to Flipkart and they have provided me new replacement FOC within 4 days for that I am thankful to them.
** Tip - So better check your product thoroughly once received.
Now the product - Cowon is the best.
Sound - No other big brands can match the quality.Specially the detailing of the song and mids and lows too.For punchy bass you have to play with equalizer setting( I prefer blue/rock or my own custom equalizer).
Headsets - If you truly wants to get feel of the audiophiles you need to update bundled headsets which are otherwise good for normal usage.I am using Klipsch S4A which is light weight and have best listening experience.
Video - Quality is good but screen is very small u can watch normal clips or small TV shows etc otherwise not useful.
Documents - Only text can be seen so not much to explore here.
Other apps - I am strugling to make radio working but i could not find the proper setting.
Flash - Not used yet . Image - OK but not that much useful.
Verdict - So basically this product is for genuine music lover( or music freaks). As now a days when you have many options to listen your music such as Mobile, ipods, laptop etc., this is a true audiophile product but when used with proper headphones.
Good Sound, Great player but build quality needs improvement
by Samrat Mandal on 2014-03-03
After reading Amlan's post, I called up COWON India to clarify if his issues have been resolved (by replacing the faulty product). I asked, multiple times, on the replacement policies and quality checks in place. For simple reason, I don't want the hassle of returning a problematic product, wait for replacement etc etc. Frankly speaking, I wouldn't buy from such a Company (I know such aspects of customer orientation are a rarity in India), I would rather wait buy it from abroad. One of the main reason why I bypassed Flipkart this time and bought the product directly from COWON (Mumbai). I had requested for express delivery. Since I am in Bangalore, as promised, the product reached me in less than 24hrs (awss..!!). A few things to note here:
1. Can't believe such an awesome quality of sound coming out of such a small unit.
2. I had a good portable audio player (with loss-less, FLAC compatibility) on my mind (specifically) and not a combo of video and audio. So this one fits perfectly. Although it has a video player, we are better off watching video on other devices with larger screens and better resolution. I checked for C2, J3 but COWON Rep told me those have been discontinued in India!
You will get more specs and details on COWON International website. I needed a confirmation that i9+ is the latest product from COWON (apart from D, X series)...I suspected since i9+ comes with Jet 5.0 whereas i10 and variants, C2, J3 are all Jet3.0 (eventually got the confirmation from COWON).
Lastly, I am enjoying the product very much. My genres are (Western, Eastern) Classical to Heavy, Death Metal with a healthy dose of Trance in between. I have my collector's editions, painstakingly acquired from abroad…can’t wait to port them on this mini wonder. I just bought Senn's HD558, great combination. I was trying out all the Senns at the shop and took the i9+ as the player (Guys there, were particularly amused by it). I was hoping to get my hands on the PRO versions of Senns and try the combo with i9+.
Anyway, my advice would be to give this product a serious thought before buying an iPOD (can't believe I am saying this). While i9+ is not "The" best but certainly comes close to being one. If I had the opportunity I would probably settle for iBasso D100 but then that is not available in India.
Right now I am trying out the various options, configuration settings. Interface is smooth, touch sensitivity is good. You will need to spend a good few minutes with the PDF inside the product (not the printed booklet that comes along) to understand your way around. The print quality of the book is not good, the color impression might suggest that it has been lying around for many months (which shouldn't be the case since the product is their latest). I bought the White color i9+ unit, since Black was Out Of Stock and I didn't want to wait ;) (Actually white looks cool)
I didn't update the firmware and I don't want to. Like I said, I know i9+ is their latest product and I have no wish to fool around with firmware especially when nothing seems to be wrong. It has worked beyond 2 hours (so, Amlan, you might want to update your post for the 16GB, I see that you have now posted for 8GB :) ). I will probably come back with an update in another month from now, if something is amiss or it fell apart. I would like to try with Fiio E10/07K amps...maybe later. I wish Flipkart were selling those.
Comes with micro USB, earphones (iAudio). Earphones are not bad but basic entry level. Packaging was good. The product is made in Korea. I used it with my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Desktop, no hassles. File transfers have been a breeze. Be sure about the quality of audio/music files you are using, it matters a lot. So, don't end up blaming the device if the audio file itself is poor ;)
Build Quality: 7/10
Ease of Use: 8/10
Pre-Sale Assistance: 8/10
Post Sale: (yet to find out and hope I don't have to)
Absolutely great product
by Rangan Halder on 2015-06-15
First impression: Good ergonimics, fit in hand and pocket just like a that comfortably, easy to use(though mane would write bad UI, but i got familiarized in couple of mins). Fun to use the touch pad, Sound quality extreamly satisfactory.
Since my Philips gogear and Transcend 8gb crashed, I was looking for a good player in the range. a month after quest, found this one and compared with ipod nano and sandisc sansa thru youtube reviews and online sites.
Most of the reviews would criticise the supplied earphone. that damn true. If u r looking for great output u need to scrap those given pair of earphones and go pro.then only it will be as what u want. Output is absolute classic with good Bass and crisp treble. the mids are super too. Anyway, when i first plugged my headphone, I was not comfortable enough with the sound quality as it seem to close to the prev. philips i used. But the magic happened when after a little surfing I got the BBE+ feature installed. Switching to it instantly revealed all the goodies it contains. The sound system boosted high and clear with every details promtly delivered. Its a good buy anyone thinking to grab one, recommended.
by vishal s on 2015-01-09
very ordinary sound quality, bad battery backup, bad UI, useless settings(jeteffects ).
Absolutely negligible bass. All those BBE+ and things are pretty useless. they add more noice rather that improving the sound quality. With all the permutation combination of settings also sound somehow has no depth or warmth even after using a good pair of earphones. It is not even half as good as my mobile phone( which costed me around 9k).
Please dont buy this. Dont fall for the reviews as i did.
very ordinary sound quality
by vishal s on 2015-01-09
Please dont waste your money. My mobile phone sounds better that this (which costed me around 9k). Dont fall for the review. I wonder people who are reviewing are praising this device like anything. It has so many settings for music, like jeteffect options. Believe be none of them are good. Simply the device does not has that wideness in its music. somehow i feel it sounds really narrow, may be freq range is limited or somthing.. Bass is really missing in this device big time. With out clear bass effect you cannot get the warmnt in the song. Dont fall for BBE+ and all those nonsence. All that is pretty useless, doesnt make much of the positive difference to the sound quality. I purchased it from flipkart and returned it thinking that the device might have some problem, but i brought it from other vender and its equally bad. At least flipkart took it back and refunded me the amount. Now i am stuck with this useless peace of crap because other vender doesnt take it back. Some say, with an mp3 player of such a small size i should expect only this much. I ask them my money 10k is not small size, is it ? Please dont buy this. Install some good player on your mobile (like "cute player" ). One more thing - battery is also very bad, they say 28 hours, i dont know where they tested that, definitely not on earth. You are lucky if lasts for 14 hours.
by amit rana on 2014-09-06
after a long search on net about mp3 player i came to know about this brand. further going through the reviews on various sites utube, etc i got a fair idea about the product and finally decided to buy.
Sound quality is awesome, various equalizer setup bring awesome effects, bass is mindblowing. so overall sound quality is at par den apple products.
But the earphone provided with the products are not of good quality, after 1 weeks of using the earphones at high volume sound quality got degraded.
bass is not clear anymore. You need to buy good quality headphones to enjoy high performance of this product.
Good performance but poor battery packup
by Eleasar V on 2014-05-04
Not happy with the battery backup. As per the manufacturer's description, it says we can listen music 29 hours continuously but this is not true. When I contacted the manufacturer regarding this, I was informed turning off the sound equalizer settings and keeping the volume at level 25 gives normally 29 hours of listening. But this is also not true.
Best in sound quality...Worst in build quality
by Amlan Saha on 2014-02-28
First time I received a faulty product, which immidiately replaced by cowon india. Thanks for that. But they have deleted my comment. anyway this time I received a new replaced one. No doubt its the best sounding device. Itz superb. U just cant imagine until and unless u hear this one. I dont think the headphone they provided is a bad one.its also a good headphone but not a earplug.
I have a bose ae2 and when I pair it with that headphone, it becomes a real monstar.If u dont want to compromise with the sound quality, U shouldgo for this one.
But the build quality is terific, the use most cheapest plastic to build it. I am totally disappointed with the build quality.and lack of covers also a problem.
But still I am giving it a five star because its sounds not only better than all other mp3,phone etc..but also far faaaaar faaaaaaaaar better than all those shit.
BEST MUSIC PLAYER EVER MADE
by Soumya Subhra Dasgupta on 2014-01-24
BEST ACOUSTICALLY MAGNIFICENT MP3 PLAYER EVER MADE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY COMPANIES LIKE BOSE SONODYNE LOGITECH WHO ARE ALL WELL KNOWN FOR SPEAKER TECHNOLOGY GO FOR MAKING PRODUCTS FOR APPLE IPOD IN LIEU OF PLAYERS LIKE THIS BABY.
FINAL VERDICT IF YOU WANT TO HEAR ONLY MUSIC AND MUSIC ONLY THEN GO FOR A COWON PRODUCT AND IF YOU WANT EVERY THING EXCEPT SOUND QUALITY FROM YOUR PMP THEN GO FOR ANY OTHER PRODUCT LIKE IPOD. NO ONE CAN MATCH QUALITY OF COWON. I WONDER WHY THEY DONOT AMALGAMATE WITH ANY PHONE MANUFACTURER TO PRODUCE THE BEST SOUNDING PHONE VER MADE
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