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Old 03-08-2014, 06:44 PM
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That would appeal to me. But I would still jump at the chance for a i9+ with sdcard slot or a j3+ (or even a re-release of a j3!)
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:37 PM
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yeah no. thx.

this thing is clunky as hell, though i find it amusing, they keep winning those red dot awards every freaking year. it's as if they had to fill that "pmp player award" gap and cowon is the last one submitting their stuff.

though i have to say it's much more interesting.

judging from the pictures it's way too big though, and that bezel is a joke as well.


what prevents them from taking some cheap but powerful recent mips/arm dual core, a nice and sleek chassis, a decent wolfson dac (or two if you must insist), top it off with 512 MB RAM and get some KitKat going and then optimize that stuff for battery life (or not if they don't have coders for that). Android has come around quite a bit since then and Google optimized it quite good for battery life. i can tell, my Nexus 5 has very decent battery life.

let's call it i don't know the Z1 or Z4, or whatever cowon fancies in their naming structure. they can shove that korean UI philosphy down my throat as long as i can use that thing as an mp3 player.

but, no dice. clunky, i'm 99% positive that the display is going to have the same awful 480p resolution as has been standard over the years for cowon products, battery life will suck again compared to i9/i10 or even J3, and probably a wolfson 24-bit/192 KHz dac "for audiophiles only".

yay. and i will say this thing will cost at least $/€300 for the 16 GB version.


it's so sad. i'd really like to know what is going on at cowon. are they healthy. are those auto dash cams a winner, and they design pmp for shits and giggles. or are they near bankruptcy. cause that's what it seems to me, judging by their upcoming (rumored) product line up.


edit: this thing will surely cost more then 300 euros. if liliputing is right, they might want to go against astell&kernel and co..

http://liliputing.com/2014/03/cowon-...layer-way.html
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:19 PM
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Ugh... I still own an Iaudio 7 and I don't know how much longer it will function. Once it dies however, seeing a player like this makes me think I may need to switch manufacturers.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:06 AM
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I noticed a full proper page at Cowon Global for the E3 now.

Look... on one hand there is something attractive to me to be getting a straight up DAP, no fuss, no art, just good sound quality that we'd hopefully expect from Cowon + tweakable Jet effect (unlike the E2 which is Presets only), all of this in 20g.

But...

16gb cap, 11hr battery life (so irl I'm more likely to get 7-8) is a bit of a deal breaker...

EDIT: Going for $118 on Exportprive.
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:29 PM
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Yep.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:28 PM
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I can get one locally for $129. I'm actually retardedly contemplating buying one...

Someone stop me please.
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I can get one locally for $129. I'm actually retardedly contemplating buying one...

Someone stop me please.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:45 PM
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Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Don't do it.)
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This thing is crap,... DON'T DO IT!
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:09 AM
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DO IT RIGHT NOW!!

Then post a review on here. I actually think it doesn't look too bad.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:53 AM
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I can get one locally for $129. I'm actually retardedly contemplating buying one...

Someone stop me please.
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It would look good in red.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:34 PM
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Why I'm half considering this is;

1) For it to be my Gym DAP. at 20g it is (almost) as light as the E2.
2) BBE/Jet Effect with the added benefit of being more customisable than the E2 which is just preset based.
3) Although the battery life is going to suck badly (if Cowon get 11hrs, that will likely be half volume @128kbps, I'm more likely to experience 5-6hrs @320kbps at full volume likely), it shall still be enough to see me through a workout.
4) 8-16GB is enough to add 'workout friendly' songs on-board, I'll leave out the lounge and chill out trax.
5) Boredom

But... yeh even after saying all that I'm still not willing to part with $129 (16gb version). The E2's are selling for $59 at the same store I'm looking at, if the 8gb E3 turns up at a far lower selling point then I might consider it, just for shits and giggles, but yeh still too pricey imo.

If they released this with 32gb and a decent battery life (like say real world 15hrs even) I would definitely consider it, I'm all about the weight of a DAP, 20g is attractive, but it looks as tho they can't push the battery life substantially high enough at this weight.
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