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Cowon sports a bunch of excellent MP3 players with down-to-earth prices. Depending on the price tag, you get to choose from 2" to 4" touchscreens, wide support for file formats and great storage capacity. Our list of the best Cowon MP3 players is obtained from a consensus of top rated reviews around the web.

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Cowon X9

Cowon White X9 8 GB Digital Media Player


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Cowon X9
Cowon J3
Cowon iAudio 9
Cowon S9
Cowon Systems iAudio E2
Cowon White X9 8 GB Digital Media Player
Cowon J3  16 GB  MP3 Player
Cowon iAudio 9 16GB MP3 Player - Black
Cowon S9-32TB S9 32GB MP3 Player
Cowon Systems iAudio E2  4 GB  MP3 Player
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Apr 2010
Oct 2009
Apr 2009
Aug 2009
Main Storage Type
Micro SD Card
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Built-in Memory
Storage Capacity
8.0 GB
16.0 GB
16.0 GB
32.0 GB
4.0 GB
Expansion Slots
microSD
SD Memory Card
SD Memory Card, SDHC card
Internal Flash Drive
Number of Songs
2000.0
4000.0
4000.0
8000.0
1000.0
Use
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music

  • The Cowon X9 is the latest portable MP3 and video player from the Korean audio brand. However, in some respects it feels like a step back when compared with older models. Its touchscreen is resistive, its display low-res and it doesn't have the storage to justify the bulky design. Cowon needs to get with the times, or it'll soon be game over.


  • The Cowon X9 is available in three variants - 8GB, priced at Rs. 11,999, 16GB at Rs. 13,200 and 32GB priced at Rs. 15,500. Those prices simply do not justify the devices capabilities. With 7-inch tablets available for much less with features such as HDMI out plus full HD video palyback, the Cowon X9 with it's ridiculously high battery capacity and even it's onboard storage doesn't stand a chance.


  • The Cowon J3 offers some new features that the older S9 missed out like memory card support, longer battery life and built-in speaker. It carries the same Cowon's traditional sound which is very good. Coupled with wide file format support and many other useful features, the J3 is one attractive PMP but with a rather high price tag. iPod Touch users may not like its lack of support for apps and WiFi, but its impressive media playback quality would lure sole PMP users.


  • Unless you really care about audio quality, forget the Cowon J3. It's expensive and the interface can be hard to get your head around - but match it with a great pair of headphones and sonic bliss awaits.


  • The Cowon J3 is a portable media player (PMP) launched in Korea during early 2010. It features a 3.3" AMOLED touchscreen display (480x272), Bluetooth wireless technology, and up to 16GB of internal storage memory.


  • Despite a few shortcomings, the tiny Cowon iAudio U3 is about as versatile an MP3 player as they come.


  • - It plays a wide range of audio /video formats that includes FLAC and XviD support apart from popular formats like MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, APE and WMV.


  • The Cowon iAudio 9 is not a media player for everyone. While its user interface is intuitive for the most part, the sheer number of options means you'll be navigating a lot and at some point you may will end up lost in a sea of sub menus. Comprehensive audio format support makes up for this to a degree, but the lacklustre output when left un-tweaked might irk the casual listener. Once configured though, it's a lovely sounding, capable player.


  • 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 competition.


  • The interface isn't perfect, but the S9 is a truly great sounding player with a stylish design and a comprehensive feature set.

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    The S9 the iPod Touch a very, very good run for its money, thanks to a super screen and great format support.


  • - I particularly like the way the Now Playing screen displays useful information about each music file that's playing, such as size, song length, sampling rate and bit rate.


  • - The mids and the bass reproduction is impressive for the player of the Cowon iAudio E2's size.
    - The battery lasted for 8 hours during my test which is low by Cowon's standard.
    - Coming in eight different colours, the Cowon iAudio E2 is a diminutive screen-less MP3 player that sports a multitude of features under its hood.
    - The Cowon iAudio E2's design is simple and the built is solid.

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    - The build quality is top notch and while design is always subjective its unique modern design will definitely turn some heads.
    - Buttons have good tactile feedback and are separated enough for larger fingers.
    - To get right to the point, the Cowon iAudio E2 is easily the best screen less MP3 player sold today.


Top 5 cowon mp3 player:

  1. Cowon White X9 8 GB Digital Media Player
  2. Cowon J3 16 GB MP3 Player
  3. Cowon iAudio 9 16GB MP3 Player - Black
  4. Cowon S9-32TB S9 32GB MP3 Player
  5. Cowon Systems iAudio E2 4 GB MP3 Player