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Forum: Cowon S9 08-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By steagle
All you need to do is put the album cover image...

All you need to do is put the album cover image in the folder, labeled "cover.jpg."
Forum: Cowon S9 05-21-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By steagle
S9 now freezing every time I disconnect from Mac

This used to only happen when I first got the S9 and didn't know it needed to be formatted on my MacBook Pro. After finding out that formatting Mac OS Extended fixed the problem, I used it mostly...
Forum: Cowon S9 03-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By steagle
All fine here on 10.5.8, after struggling with...

All fine here on 10.5.8, after struggling with the formatting for a couple days (settled on Mac OS Extended and now have no issues). i highly doubt upgrading to Snow Leopard will have any negative...
Forum: Cowon S9 03-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By steagle
yeah, there can be a "break in" period for these...

yeah, there can be a "break in" period for these kinds of lithium batteries, i wouldn't worry about it. 25+ hours is more realistic for what you should be getting with basic music listening. what do...
Forum: Cowon S9 03-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,084
Posted By steagle
it may be a particular Windows service is still...

it may be a particular Windows service is still referencing the drive - much harder to pinpoint as services don't appear in the task manager list. when i have encountered this problem before on XP i...
Forum: Cowon S9 Accessories 02-19-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,268
Posted By steagle
PS, I listen mainly to electronic music - techno,...

PS, I listen mainly to electronic music - techno, electro, IDM, and dub mostly - so bass response is very important to me. however, i prefer balance and clarity over "frequency robbing" to...
Forum: Cowon S9 Accessories 02-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,567
Posted By steagle
steiner, shhhh, you'll summon the...

steiner, shhhh, you'll summon the MP3's-Are-Just-As-Good-As-FLAC's Preachers! i've had that battle already ;) there ARE several differences between compressed and non-compressed, some people just...
Forum: Cowon S9 Accessories 02-19-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,268
Posted By steagle
i'm in the market to get some new IEM's... i...

i'm in the market to get some new IEM's... i really don't like heavy over the head phones with the S9 anymore. i am not going to spend $300+ right now, so below this pricepoint, is there consensus on...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By steagle
yeah i tend to agree that FLAC takes more...

yeah i tend to agree that FLAC takes more processing power, if for nothing more than it's larger footprint on the drive. MP3's are simple to decode that's why 99% of portable players rely primarily...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-10-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,400
Posted By steagle
never had a problem with mine that wasn't caused...

never had a problem with mine that wasn't caused by my own lack of research or understanding of the device.

if you're Mac based, follow Cowon's device and format your S9 using Mac OS Extended...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-10-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By steagle
by "Folder" icon do you mean the File Browser...

by "Folder" icon do you mean the File Browser icon that takes you to your Library? I also use a Mac to transfer files to the S9, but I can navigate to my files directly through these top-level...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-08-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By steagle
Really? BBE isn't just volume maximization. it's...

Really? BBE isn't just volume maximization. it's a mixture of EQ and compression/limiting. BBE+ Sonic Maximizer has been a studio-standard tool for audio production since the 90s and the original...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-03-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By steagle
edit: nevermind, dumb question!

edit: nevermind, dumb question!
Forum: Cowon S9 02-03-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
That's good to know dfkt. Everything I've heard...

That's good to know dfkt. Everything I've heard from Realtek has been sub par. I never use onboard audio unless it's my laptop when I'm mobile - but I will have to give those chips a second shot.
Forum: Cowon S9 02-03-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By steagle
That's an interesting point. I always thought by...

That's an interesting point. I always thought by using Q8, you'd have a smaller sized file which would require less processing by the S9. Is it really the other way around - the more you compress it,...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
Realtek chips are very generic, soldered into...

Realtek chips are very generic, soldered into most motherboards and generally rely on a low quality 1/8" output to transmit the analog signal. 1/8" as a medium is rather noisy and inaccurate by...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-02-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
i respect your opinion gebal and you're right...

i respect your opinion gebal and you're right that at the end of the day the S9 is a portable player. at home, i have a room with KRK V8's, a V12 sub and Allen & Heath mixer that i run my music...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-01-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
it bears mentioning too, that with the right BBE...

it bears mentioning too, that with the right BBE preset engaged on the S9, it will pretty much blow away the iPod on any of its built in EQ presets. but with both on "normal" the differences are...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
@geldedgoat: it will be very difficult to tell...

@geldedgoat: it will be very difficult to tell the difference with low end headphones especially when both players are playing back mp3's. it will become a bit more obvious when the headphones are...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-01-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,263
Posted By steagle
Not according to a few "resident experts" on this...

Not according to a few "resident experts" on this forum - but I am in complete agreement with you and the rest of your review is right on. I don't understand why people would get a lossless audio...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By steagle
it definitely sucks under direct sunlight or even...

it definitely sucks under direct sunlight or even in just naturally bright areas. on a cloudy but rather bright day i couldn't see anything on the screen except outlines of the album art. oh well, a...
Forum: Cowon S9 02-01-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,108
Posted By steagle
No, my first consideration is for listening to...

No, my first consideration is for listening to music at the best quality possible. MP3's through mediocre headphones is not what I got the S9 for - it's one of the few players out there that actually...
Forum: Cowon S9 01-31-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,546
Posted By steagle
foobar2000 is also my main media player, but I've...

foobar2000 is also my main media player, but I've done tests with most media players over the years: Winamp, Media Monkey, WMP, iTunes and VLC. Results were varied as my ability to analyze sound...
Forum: Cowon S9 01-30-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By steagle
For the Gigabeat? I think I saw one here, but I...

For the Gigabeat? I think I saw one here, but I don't even care anymore, lol. The jack itself is unrepairable and I could never find a comparable replacement so I gave up and got the S9 :D
Forum: Cowon S9 01-30-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By steagle
1) Yes, your realistic storage space is about...

1) Yes, your realistic storage space is about 30GB.
2) No, flash drives have no moving parts so there isn't a spindle turning when the OS is trying to find a file. It's lightning fast and can be...
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