Jan 21, The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch- screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth. Feb 5, If Apple’s limited codec support puts you off the iPod touch, the Cowon S9 could be just what you’re looking for. The Cowon S9 MP3 Player (Titanium Black) blends modern design with versatility. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand.

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New ‘phones won’t fix everything The headphones aren’t quite as nasty as they look, but they’re not far off, producing a rather harsh and thin delivery. The Bottom Line The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user interface pale in comparison to the x9.

Be the first to review this item. Review Sections Review Specs. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss.

Korean company Cowon has been quietly but doggedly chasing the Vowon market leaders for years now, and this S9 is its most stylish and sophisticated player to date.

In fact, the feel of the unit doesn’t match the luxurious looks or premium price-tag; instead it feels a little plasticky and insubstantial. Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3. Having the headphone jack smack x9 the middle of the S9’s bottom edge makes it a bit awkward to hold in landscape view, and unless there’s a good excuse, we always prefer to see mini-USB jacks on portable devices than specialized connectors.

The player’s gravity sensor adjusts the screen when you tilt the S9 on its side, giving you the option of a vertical or horizontal view. It’s worth noting that the player works well with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop.

Cowoh control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. The bottom edge of the S9 offers a power-hold switch, headphone jack, and a pin USB jack more common to cell phones cowoh MP3 players. See any errors on this page? Hear the difference in the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience. Discussion threads can be closed at any s at our discretion.


In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products.

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Multimedia Options The S9 gives you more than just music coaon the go – enjoy movies, view photos, record voice, play games, listen to the radio, store documents and more. Cpwon if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money.

Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls. The S9’s screen isn’t as large as the 3. Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3. On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch.

No Longer Available Update Location close. Like the iPod Touch, a tilt sensor inside the S9 changes the music-playback screen to an album browser when the device is turned on its side.

The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Oh, and the built-in accelerometer means you only have to turn the player on its side for the picture to rotate and take advantage of the genuine The problem is that if you’re in the market for a small capacity player, music is likely to be your priority, and the S9 doesn’t quite cut it in this department. Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus.


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The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. Sounds great but lacks vision. Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. For Excellent screen e9 sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail. Visit manufacturer site for details. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Continue to next page 01 The one you’ve been waiting for.

In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick a9, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen. The music-playback screen includes album art, track controls, EQ settings, file information, and options for bookmarking songs or adding them to an on-the-go playlist. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: We can appreciate the ambitious amount of options Cowon is trying to offer the user, but at some point it just becomes messy–especially on a touch screen.

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The main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions. When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close. It works well here, as the S9 produces a brilliantly punchy, sharp and vibrant picture, with very solid motion and decent black depth for a device of this type.

The S9 has a touchscreen interface, but it’s not as sophisticated as that on the similar Samsung player, with less natural flicking and scrolling. Cowon S9 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on codon. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much.

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