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Old 06-20-2011, 11:00 AM
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Smile Wanna hear your thoughts about C2

So D2's "real" succesor, C2, is here. Amazon is selling it since June 2, 2011 through JetAudio, Inc. but there's still no customer reviews for it.

I read a brief preview in ABI before it was out but I'd like to hear more from the users.

I'm interested in this model because it costs less than, let's say, D3, S9 and J3. It doesn't have the features I don't care about (bluetooth, etc) and has a moderate screen size. I'd like to think this screen allows for a better navigation than an ultra-portable sansa clip, and I don't need such a big screen as J3 and the others.

Also, I would mainly use it on my desk at work, so... for now I think it is the right Cowon product for me, only I need to listen to someone else before I make the expense, you know...

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:39 PM
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Engadget just posted some thoughts on it...

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/26/c...player-review/
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:33 PM
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Thank you sid32!!
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:14 PM
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It sounds like a good one: great sound, 16gb, microsd slot, fm radio, fm recording, line-in recording, a/v out, long battery life, 2.6" LCD. I don't need 16gb though so hope cheaper ones come out with 4 and 8 gb.

But is it just a D2 with a speaker added?

http://www.jetaudio.com/products/cow...ech_specs.html
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:25 PM
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It sounds like a good one: great sound, 16gb, microsd slot, fm radio, fm recording, line-in recording, a/v out, long battery life, 2.6" LCD. I don't need 16gb though so hope cheaper ones come out with 4 and 8 gb.

But is it just a D2 with a speaker added?

http://www.jetaudio.com/products/cow...ech_specs.html
Sooner or later, you'd probably want the space. And it was down to $135 on Amazon yesterday.....I remember seeing D2+ on for much more than that, last year.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:49 PM
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I got the C2 today. It's basically the exact same as the 3-4 year old hardware of the D2/D2+ - only difference being a built-in speaker, a power/lock button instead of a slider, MicroSD instead of big SD, and the Korean Telecom 20-pin port (same as on the J3/S9 and some Samsungs and Irivers) instead of the two-port contraption the D2 had.

Positives on the firmware side compared to the D2 are that the C2 is now gapless, has the current generation BBE enhancements, and plays unconverted videos, even h264/AAC/MP4 like the J3. Then again, who wants to watch videos on a sub-par 320x240 2.6" screen with bad viewing angles in 2011?

On the negative side, the user interface is pretty much a catastrophe. Describing it would take too much time, but I will post a video of the interface soon. The only saving grace for the C2 would be if Kizune, Claw, or any other of the usual suspects would completely redo the interface.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:16 PM
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I'm also looking forward to photos that give us a size comparison of the C2 to other players. I'm pretty sure that you no longer have a D2 around, but I know you have other players on hand that I have or have had.

My "old" D2 does almost everything I want it to, except gapless....so as long as it keeps working, no need to buy another Cowon. But I definitely don't want to be without one. Too bad my i9 has no card slot....it does gapless and has the newer BBE+, but it's only 8GB.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:18 PM
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No worries, a friend of mine still has a D2 for comparison.
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Here's the promised video of the UI. You can watch it in 720p on Youtube.

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An enjoyable experience, filming that? lol
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lol @ ponies vid you loaded on it
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Just posted a review on Amazon for it, if anyone is interested.

No techie talk, simply user-oriented
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Just posted a review on Amazon for it, if anyone is interested.

No techie talk, simply user-oriented
Nice review!
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:31 PM
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The C2 is now up for $169.99... Does anyone think it'll go back down to the original - and a much cheaper - price?
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:32 PM
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Is that the 16GB price?
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Is that the 16GB price?
Yes, the 16GB is the only version ever to be listed on Amazon US. It was down to $135 for a few days, but this is about what it listed for when it first appeared.

For sake of comparison, an 8GB J3 is $174.99, and the 16GB is $209.99.
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From $135.99 to $169.99 - GTFOH!!! GFO!!! Amazon AND Cowon are fucking crazy!!!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, when I bought it it was $145, two days later it dropped to $135 (I said fffffffffuuuuuu--) then raised to $169 (said awwwwww yeahhh) then suddenly realized that they're selling the S9 for less than that!!! wtf

As of today, in Amazon US:
C2 - $169.99 (16GB, black, only choice) "only 16 left, order soon"
S9 - $164.99 (16GB, chrome/black) "only 5 left, order soon"
S9 - $154.99 (16GB, titanium black) "only 4 left, order soon"
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S9 - $184.99 ( 8GB, titanium black) which doesn't make any sense.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:45 PM
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I bought my C2 8gb for 102.10 ($163) yesterday. Could have got the J3 for 110 on ebay a while back. Kicked myself for not getting it then.
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