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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In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes to the screen. For example, in order to fit controls for shuffle modes, song repeat, play and pause, skip, A-B loop, EQ, and tilt-sensor lock onto the S9’s music playback screen, Cowon used a control strip across the bottom of the screen that flips around to reveal a second set of controls.

For Excellent screen delivers sharp, vibrant pictures very good format support decent audio detail. 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.

Continue to next page 01 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. In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also a9 to the radio, record voice, and play games. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. We’ve changed, we promise. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls.

In fact, the feel of the unit doesn’t match the luxurious clwon or premium price-tag; instead it feels a little plasticky and insubstantial. Bluetooth The built-in Bluetooth capability lets you access your multimedia files without having 9s connect the player or stay next to your computer, speaker system, or other devices, giving you even greater freedom.

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. Multimedia Options The S9 gives you more than just music on the go – enjoy movies, view photos, record voice, play games, listen to the radio, store documents and more. Review Sections Review Specs. The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your hand, while the generous 3.


Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in 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.

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Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. See any errors on this page? 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. For the most part, the onscreen user interface of the S9 is one of the best we’ve ever seen from Cowon.

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No Longer Available Update Location close. The main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, and we liked the extra details, cowin as icon animation and page transitions. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. If it were up to us, we’d lose the S9’s play and skip buttons cowonn lessen confusion, because more often than not we brushed the play button accidentally or hit track skip when we meant to turn up the volume.

Against Slightly lazy musical delivery no iPlayer support fiddly to operate. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Update Unrecognized Zip Code.

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Intuitive Controls The touch-screen design of the S9 gives you a wide surface on which to view options and scroll through menus. It is, in fact, a rather difficult machine to use all-round, thanks to Cowon’s preference for customisability over usability: Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s One disappointing absence is iPlayer compatibility, but the list is otherwise comprehensive. 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.


Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. 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.

New cowonn won’t fix everything The headphones aren’t quite as nasty as they look, but they’re cowin far off, producing a rather harsh and thin delivery. When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close. Visit manufacturer site for details. And if you’re really after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit.

The S9’s screen isn’t as large as the 3. The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch.

The Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. Korean company Cowon has been quietly but doggedly chasing the MP3 market leaders for years now, and this S9 is its most stylish and sophisticated player to date. Uncompressed FLACs are equally stodgy, despite decent detail levels overall. Hear the difference in the natural, yet powerful sound and pick from 30 presets for an even more enhanced experience.

Song control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much. Bluetooth capability gives you even more freedom with wireless access to multimedia files. 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.

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