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Old 11-09-2012, 02:27 PM
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Default Cowon Android Talk.

As a few of you have heard recently I am in love with Cowon players at the moment. My current fave is the C2, I just love the BBE DSPs

But i got thinking. In-house I use foobar as my main player for music on my pc, and I also have three apt-x bluetooth speakers (via usb dongles in usb hub), one's in kitchen, the other bathroom and last on the veranda.
Using the pc at home makes the most sense for me to using it as my main music player. The Pc is almost always on, its where i grab new music and i don't have to flaff around with copying/syncing new files onto secondary devices etc.

I use my ipad2 as a remote control for foobar via the app 'MonkeyMote' but there are quite a few different apps available to do this (both in apple and android markets).
It all works out rather well.


But already I am thinking and looking towards the future. Ideally I would like a Cowon DAP that doubles as a watch, summin like a Nano 6th gen but made by cowon. Something that has the SQ i have come to love but also perhaps running android and having some apps like a foobar controller would be great. This way i wouldn't have to rely on the ipad2 as a remote interface all the time, instead its on my wrist!

But that's not gonna happen, wishful thinking. I am aware of a few smartphone watches out there that when rooted could do this function, that's a possibility, but I'm curious about the two Cowon players that are based on the android platform.
Am i right in saying they are the D3 and Z2?


1) between the D3 and Z2 which is better? Which is the more latest release?
2) can both be rooted etc to get the google play market installed? Is it difficult?
3) do both sound like Cowon players (along with the BBE tweaks), like the S9, J3 etc?
4) I take it both devices come with a stock player (along with BBE tweaks) but once routed you could infact install Poweramp or a different player of choice?

It's doubtful I'll buy either player as the C2 fits my niche currently, but it does seem cowon have went down the android route, and using my main DAP player to also control foobar remotely does sound neat (tbh it's the first real advantage i can think of for the android platform+cowon).

Just looking for some input from peeps

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