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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Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products.
In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games. On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch. User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss. New ‘phones won’t fix everything The headphones aren’t quite as nasty as they look, but they’re not far off, producing a rather harsh and thin delivery.
Ocwon spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s cowob scores big when it comes to the screen. This tech sees the pixels themselves emitting light, theoretically increasing contrast levels and response time.
If it were up to us, we’d lose the S9’s play and skip buttons to lessen confusion, because more often than not we brushed the play button accidentally or hit track skip when we meant to turn up the volume.
Review Sections Review Specs. Against Slightly lazy musical delivery no iPlayer support fiddly to operate.
We can appreciate the ambitious amount of options Cowon is trying to offer the user, but at some point it just becomes messy–especially on a touch screen.
Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. We’ve changed, we promise. The player’s gravity sensor adjusts the screen when you tilt the S9 on its side, giving you the option of a vertical or horizontal view. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close.
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.
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Cowon S9 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Be the first to review this item. For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail.
Sounds great but lacks vision. Visit manufacturer site for details.
Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money.
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Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. It works well here, as the S9 produces a brilliantly punchy, sharp and vibrant picture, with very solid motion and decent black depth for a device of this type. The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. Mistaking the button for a ckwon 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 main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions. 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.
For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. 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.
Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. 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. 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.