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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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. The Bottom Line The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the competition. It’s worth noting that the player works cown with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop.

Cowon S9 review | What Hi-Fi?

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. Review Sections Review Specs. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch.

The only glaring weak point we found with the S9’s construction is the thin, plastic coon button lodged into the top edge of the screen. If it were up to us, we’d lose the S9’s play and skip buttons to lessen confusion, because more ciwon than not we brushed the play button accidentally or hit track skip when we meant to turn up the volume.


In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products. Visit manufacturer site for details. On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch.

dowon Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3.

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3. For example, in order to fit controls for shuffle modes, song repeat, play and pause, skip, A-B loop, EQ, and tilt-sensor lock onto the S9’s music playback screen, Cowon used a control strip across the bottom of the screen that flips around to reveal a second set of controls. Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. User interface Hardware has fowon been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss.

Mistaking the dowon for a retractable stylus, we nearly ripped the button cwoon just moments after taking the S9 out of the box the button has been a bit wobbly ever since. 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.

Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3. Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and e9 through menus. The problem is that if you’re in the market for a small capacity player, music is likely to be your priority, and the S9 doesn’t quite cut it in this department.

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Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games. 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.

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The S9 has a touchscreen interface, but it’s not as sophisticated as that on the similar Samsung player, with less natural flicking and scrolling.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in We’ve cowo, we promise. No Longer Available Update Location close. New ‘phones won’t fix everything The headphones aren’t quite as nasty as they look, but they’re not far off, producing a coon harsh and thin delivery.

Don’t show this again. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. 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. This tech sees the pixels themselves emitting light, theoretically increasing contrast levels and response time.

See any errors on this page? One disappointing absence is iPlayer compatibility, but the list is otherwise comprehensive.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Song control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch-screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth audio, voice recording, FM radio, Flash media support, audio and video playback, a photo viewer, and a text reader.

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