When pressed, some of these controls EQ, for instance pop up new menus that overlay across the screen, requiring a precise click to close. Luckily for us, the S9’s play button is duplicated by the onscreen playback controls. So, you can turn it on it’s side and scroll through a list of album covers, instead of a textual track list. This means the screen is sharper, pixel for pixel, much brighter and movement is pin-sharp. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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As it’s the first thing that’ll strike you when using the S9, let’s take a look at the interface first: Volume controls are disabled in some screens.

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Also, their very design means they waste energy – they filter and cut xowon light output from a backlight. Plenty of audio presets and audio-enhancement effects are available to alter the sound to your tastes.

Apple iPod touch 2nd generation. I wasn’t able to test the S9’s line-in recording because the cable, which uses the EXT port, is sold separately. The video player is perhaps the S9’s best feature. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Cowon iAudio S9 16GB MP3 Player

The S9’s screen cpwon as large as the 3. How to Cowonn a Hard Drive. The only glaring weak point we found with the S9’s construction is the thin, plastic play button lodged into the top edge of the screen. Would you buy this? Cowon gave it an advanced AMOLED active matrix organic light emitting diode screen with 16 million rich colours, and deep blacks, and the xpixel resolution produces stunning images. The technology is well-proven, but has some limitations. Movies on the S9 are incredible – this is really the first pocket device we can wholeheartedly say we have no problem watching full length movies on.

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Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Cowon rates the battery life at a massive 55 hours for audio and 11 for video.

Pros Gorgeous screen, plenty of formats supported, great battery life. PCMag reviews products ss9but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Canton Premium InCeiling Loudspeakers. Description Reviews Features Specification In the box. The S9 comes in all black as well as a titanium-and-black design.

The S9 is also smaller than the iPod touch, with a ckwon screen. 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.

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. Please note that the S9 is currently being supplied in the Titanium colour option. 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 cowoon a second set of controls.

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Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Our overriding criticism of the S9’s user interface is that it tries to do too much.

The touch screen of the Cowon S9 is excellent. Sound quality is awesome fowon, if you can get past the fiddlesome controls, there’s a lot to like Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. 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.

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At first glance, the S9 looks like a winner, but I was turned off by hardware buttons s don’t always work when they xowon and a touch screen that isn’t quite sensitive enough. 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.

But, as Cowon now finally supports ID3 tags, navigation is much improved over the D2, and you can smoothly flick up and down lists with your finger.

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