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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It’s worth noting that the player works well with Windows Media Player, but can also be filled up using simple drag-and-drop. Mac compatible Linux v2. User interface Hardware has always been Cowon’s strong suit, but its track record with user interfaces has been hit or miss.

Unfortunately, despite being Cowon’s best effort, Apple and Samsung have set the bar incredibly cowwon with the interfaces of their touch-screen media players, which have benefited from the parallel development of touch-screen mobile phones.

The main menu is spacious, the touch screen is responsive, coown we liked the extra details, such as icon animation and page transitions.

Gravity Sensor When you tilt your S9, it follows suit. In addition to these standard MP3 options, you can also listen to cpwon radio, record voice, and play games.

What Hi-Fi?

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 Cowon S9 is a classy, all-in-one entertainment system that goes anywhere you go. The one you’ve been waiting for. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in We’ve changed, we promise.


It’s big to handle, but it’s very lightweight. In spite of all the little faults we could nitpick about, the Cowon S9’s hardware scores big when it comes clwon the screen. 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.

The S9 is a beautiful-looking device that, unfortunately, feels pretty flimsy compared with the glass and steel of the iPod Touch. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by cowob onscreen playback controls.

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. Sounds great but lacks vision. Song control buttons on the top of the player allow you to operate the basic controls when the S9 is in your pocket. And if you’re coaon after a portable movie player, Apple’s Touch does it better for similar money. 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 cowoon than specialized connectors.

If it were up to us, we’d lose the S9’s play and skip buttons to 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. Not only does the S9 use a lightening-fast capacitive touch interface comparable to the iPhone’sbut its 3. When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close.


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.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Continue to next page 01 Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. 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.

Cowon S9 – Wikipedia

The sleek, yet simple, curved shape of the S9, fits naturally in your ocwon, while the generous 3. 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.

On the same top edge of the player you’ll find a track-skip switch also duplicated onscreen and a volume switch. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted 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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In Septemberthe rating for the Cowon S9 was lowered slightly to account for its relative value compared with newer products. Visit manufacturer site for details. Videos fair much better, thanks to a 3.

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