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Old 12-22-2008, 07:08 PM
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The Cowon S9 Review is up. Bear with me im currently uploading and editing the video for it- everyone in the IRC channel was getting impatient =)

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Old 12-22-2008, 07:13 PM
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Great review Enzo, thanks for getting up so fast
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:14 PM
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Nice review.. Waiting for the HD video
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:23 PM
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:47 PM
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Such a fast review

Thank you so much! I'll be getting one for sure then, when the 32 gig comes out!!!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the review.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:44 PM
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Great review! Im extremely excited about the 32 Gb. Thanks for getting it up so fast!
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:53 PM
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hey i reaaallly like the review
could u add some info about the color ? chrome or titanium.. diff if possible...
also any idea how much the 32gb would cost ?
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:54 AM
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Good review, answered most of my questions.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:20 AM
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That was a stellar review Enzo!!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:17 AM
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Good review, but I would have preferred a more in-depth analysis of S9's music playback and sound quality. How does the player deal with gaps? How thorough is the FLAC support (48khz/tags)? Also, listing 'no multi-touch' as a con is erroneous since Apple has monopoly on the technology.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:33 AM
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Good review, but what is the big deal about bad SQ in high volumes? Anyone who turns the music on such high levels gets hearing damage, and thus can't tell the difference anyways..
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:44 AM
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Is there not a way to remove all the songs from the playlist (favourites)? Having to press the x button a few hundred times gets rather tedious.

Also, it's pretty annoying how you can't add full albums to the favourites, I've found if you find the folder in the browser you can add it but really you should be able to press the add to favourites in the album menu. Unless I'm missing something really obvious :P.

For an MP3 player the adding / removing of music is really pap, that's my main gripe with it atm. Apart from that it's great, especially the video.

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Old 12-23-2008, 08:55 AM
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Great Review! Pictures each are worth 1000 words.

Off Topic: Happy Holidays, all! May each of you get your favorite player as a gift!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:01 PM
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Good review ... should mention lack of RDS support (at least in the US) and lack of customizations (like wallpapers).

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How thorough is the FLAC support (48khz/tags)?
The manual states that FLAC is supported to 44khz ... which works just fine of course.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:27 PM
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I got my S9 today. Does anyone know how to show a picture on the screen without icons above and below? That's a serious flaw!
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:40 PM
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Is S9 going on editor's picks???
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:49 PM
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I don't think it's as good as the P2 at the moment. Less innovation using the touchscreen. Less Bluetooth. If they come up with some FLASH content then I might change my mind. Right now it's a step down from the P2, and will seriously be under the P3 when it arrives.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:09 PM
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I agree! Though S9 is better at playing music (better media library support, codec, etc) - but its inferior to the P2 in every other way.

It is of course completely within Cowon's power to change all that (though I highly doubt that they will - they may just rely on hype to sell as much as possible then move on to a new model - really hope its not the case).

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I don't think it's as good as the P2 at the moment. Less innovation using the touchscreen. Less Bluetooth. If they come up with some FLASH content then I might change my mind. Right now it's a step down from the P2, and will seriously be under the P3 when it arrives.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:51 PM
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I agree! Though S9 is better at playing music (better media library support, codec, etc) - but its inferior to the P2 in every other way.

It is of course completely within Cowon's power to change all that (though I highly doubt that they will - they may just rely on hype to sell as much as possible then move on to a new model - really hope its not the case).
I can't understand how you think that way.

The S9 has an AMOLED screen, better battery life (Though I must admit, it's an overkill), doesn't need conversion for video formats supported, actually gets firmwares, bigger screen with more colors, and better build. Other than Bluetooth, what DOES the p2 do better?

I personally don't need bluetooth, seeing I don't even use my cellphone much, and I'd rather use my cellphone itself.
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