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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User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss. For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. Mistaking the button for a retractable stylus, we nearly ripped the button off just moments after taking the S9 out of the box the button has been a bit wobbly ever since.
The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Cowon S9 Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The Cowon S9 doesn’t just look and feel good – it also brings excellent audio quality to the table, along with video, photo and text options, just to name a few. The bottom edge of the S9 offers a power-hold switch, headphone jack, and a pin USB jack more common to cell phones than MP3 players.
Bluetooth The built-in Bluetooth capability lets you access your multimedia files without having to connect the player or stay next to your computer, speaker system, or other devices, giving you even greater freedom.
In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen. 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.
Hear the difference in the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted The Bad The Cowon S9’s user interface isn’t quite as polished as the competition, the plastic construction feels flimsy, and it lacks Wi-Fi, memory expansion, and a standard USB port. 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.
Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. Continue to next page 01 Mac compatible Linux v2. Review Sections Review Specs. In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to the radio, record voice, and play games. When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close.
Sounds great but lacks vision. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. The only glaring weak point we found with the S9’s construction is the thin, plastic play button lodged into z9 top edge of the screen.
Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit. 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.
Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail. The main menu is spacious, the touch cowo is responsive, and we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions. It’s big to handle, but it’s very lightweight. In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. Uncompressed FLACs are equally stodgy, despite decent detail levels overall.
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. Like the ckwon Touch, a tilt sensor inside the S9 changes the music-playback screen to an album browser when the device is cowonn on its side. No Longer Available Update Location close. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3.
Song control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. This tech sees the pixels themselves emitting light, theoretically increasing contrast levels and response time.
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Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3.
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It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: The Bottom Line The Cowon S9 is a sexy-looking gadget with exceptional audio and video quality, but its construction quality and user cowpn pale in comparison to the competition.
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. Having the headphone jack smack in 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.
Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3.
It’s worth noting that the player works well with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop.
And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. The Good Cowon’s S9 portable media player offers a gorgeous OLED touch-screen display, long battery life, and features such as Bluetooth audio, voice recording, FM radio, Flash media support, audio and video playback, a photo viewer, and a text reader.
Update Unrecognized Zip Code. We’ve changed, we promise. Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus.