This player should get 6 star instead of 5.
I was searching for a good mp3 player,so I checked all available things on the internet and shops.
The cowon s9 was the one which got high points and stars nearly every review I found.
So I decided to ...Read morebuy it few weeks ago. Before I purchased I borrowed an Ipod touch, an Iphone and also a new sony mp3 player, just to try them and compare with the cowon when it arrived. When the day came, I opened the box and thought 'looks great, very lightweight and very nice shape.' Then straight away connected to my laptop without reading the manual. I was so delighted to see how easy to transfer music to the device. Previously for my sony I needed software which sometimes made me crazy, same with the Ipod. Cowon S9 doesnt need any software. Simply copy and paste,thats it.
As soon as I pressed play, it was a different world. The sound quality is just unbelieveble. There are so many effects choices ,BBE,Rock ,Jazz,Wide,Hall ,Techno,Maestro,custom and many, many more. I personaly like the "maestro" effect. It suits most of the music I like and enjoy listening to. Im an amateur Dj so I mainly listening House,techno,electronic music but also have place some good old Shade,Depeche mode etc. It all sounds amaizing on this gem.
Picture quality and the video player are just as good as the sound. It's crystal clear ,details are very clean and sharp ,no trouble with fast action movies as well.Touch screen is responding well, it's easy to navigate in the menu. One thing I dont like is if I want to bookmark a music as my favourite and I do it twice then in the favorits folder it will be twice as well. Would be nice if it says this music is already in your selection or something.
And thats all the negative thing I can say and think of.I did not try using the radio and other suff so I cant say anything about that.
If you love music and important the sound quality then dont have to search anymore.This is the device for you.
From now on I will stick this Brand for sure.Buying the S9 was the best decision I ever made.