- Brand Name: Cowon
- Model Number: J3-32BL
- Digital Storage Capacity: 32 GB
- Color: Black
- Display: AMOLED
COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)
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- 32 GB capacity for about 8000 songs, 40,000 photos, or 40 hours of video; SD card slot for expansion
- 64 hours of audio or 11 hours of video playback on a single charge
- 3.3-inch, 16-million color AMOLED display with 480 x 272 pixel resolution
- Supports MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV and APE audio formats; AVI, WMV, and ASF video formats (DivX/Xvid/WMV codecs); JPEG image format; TXT text files
- One-year limited warranty
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This sleek media player from Cowon boasts a brilliant 3.3-inch touchscreen, playback of a serious list of a serious list of video and audio formats, FM radio and voice recording (or even line-in recording), and 32GB of space for all your favorite media. Not enough? Pop in an SD card for a little extra.
A sleek and stylish media player with a wealth of great features.
Intuitive and attractive touchscreen interface. Click to enlarge.
Enjoy your favorite video clips in widescreen format, complete with a composite TV out (optional).
Record radio programming, voice memos, or even line input audio.
Search feature helps you find just what you're after.
Just Plain Slick
Too many media players forget about what's on the outside. The J3 is just 9.9mm thick and features a brushed metallic bezel that's ultra-stylish, and downright attractive.
3.3-Inch AMOLED Display
The J3 boasts a 16 million color, 3.3-inch AMOLED display with a 480 x 272 pixel resolution. Thanks to the low-power display technology, the screen is viewable from virtually any angle. It looks great in the dark and even in direct sunlight. AMOLED turns electric signals into video 1,000 times faster than the speed of conventional LCDs, leaving no ghost images while playing video.
Intuitive Touchscreen Interface
The COWON J3 boasts super-intuitive touch controls, with gesture recognition features like zoom-able album art, pictures, and text; TrueType fonts for clear visibility at any zoom level; and more. Get where you need fast directly from the durable anti-scratch touchscreen.
The J3 plays AVI, WMV, and ASF video files, with codec support for DivX 3/4/5, Xvid SP/ASP, and WMV 7/8/9. That means less conversion on your end. Enjoy all your favorite clips and shows, and just tilt the unit to switch to 16:9 widescreen viewing.
Grab the optional video out composite cable, and you can send your signal to a television for some full-size viewing.
Enjoy Your Music
The J3 is a full-featured music player, and it's definitely one for the afficionados. With support for MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and APE formats, you can play back most any file. Get detailed track info on the J3's screen with meta tag support, and view LDB 1.0 and 2.0 lyrics files while you listen.
JetEffect Music Enhancement
Dial in the perfect sound no matter what you're listening to with Cowon's various sound enhancement tools:
- BBE: Refines sound quality
- Mach3Bass: Provides deeper, tighter low-end
- MP Enhance: Sonic restoration for compressed music formats
- 3D Surround: Provides 3D sound effect
- 5-Band EQ: Customizeable equalizer with adjustable band and bandwidth filter
FM Radio and Recorder
Enjoy your favorite FM Radio programming using the J3's unique "jog shuttle" touchscreen control for selecting stations. Store your favorites in up to 39 user presets, and record live radio for later listening.
Photo and Document Viewer
View or share slideshows of your favorite JPG images, and read your TXT text documents wherever you are.
The J3 features built-in Bluetooth 2.0 support (A2DP, AVRCP Profile) for use with various wireless devices. Get rid of those cables and enjoy the benefits.
Digital Clock With Alarm
Set an alarm to play your music or FM radio, and use the sleep timer to drift off to your favorite songs. You can also use the clock to schedule FM recording for a particular time.
Record voice memos, lectures, meetings or whatever else you need for later using the built-in microphone. The J3 also supports line-in recording, for grabbing audio from external devices like CD players.
Energy Efficient Entertainment
The J3 will give you a whopping 64 hours of music playback, and up to 11 hours of video playback, a single charge of its lithium-polymer battery.
The pre-installed Adobe Flash Player lets you enjoy Flash games and other utilities, along with the Flash content present on many web sites.
What's in the Box
Cowon J3 32 GB (Black), Earphones, USB 2.0 Cable, Quick Start Guide, Manual CD
Top Customer Reviews
- Touchscreen is fast and accurate to the touch
- Beautiful AMOLED screen even when the brightness is toned down
- Plays AAC,MP3,FLAC,WAV,etc etc etc
- Video looks great and is smooth
- Plenty of options for video
- Plenty of options for music
- Recording, speaker, and mic are surprisingly decent
- Jet Effects 3.0 has tons of EQ presets and 4 customizable user options
- Alarm and Radio work great, you get tons of stations
- 3 ways to view everything on your screen, you can switch between them instantly
- Lock option on the side makes it easy to not accidentally turn on the player while it's in your pocket
- Play and volume buttons on other side of also make it practical when you don't want to turn on the player to change tracks
- Sound is amazing, especially with the BBE+ options as mentioned before
- Battery life is great so far, I get tons of hours before a quarter of the battery is even used
- Switches from horizontal to vertical back and forth with ease
- MicroSD slot
- Screen is very durable, it's gorilla glass just like the Cowon S9.
- Did i mentions there's tons of options for the user on this?Read more ›
AUDIO - This player definitely cements Cowon's reputation for making the best sounding portable players available. The only real problem with the sound is that the player is cabable of reproducing audio at a level that far outstrips the included headphones. It is almost like putting bicycle tires on a Ferrari. Anyone considering purchasing this player would do well to opt for a really good set of noise isolating or cancelling earphones. This is especially true if you listen to digital files recorded with a lossless format (like FLAC) rather than MP3.
VIDEO - The AMOLED screen is very bright and sharp regardless of viewing angle. The capacative touch screen is responsive and easy to manipulate. Picture quality is of such a really high caliber I do not think that there is much that can be improved upon. The main drawback regarding video on this player is that it is not supported by Amazon Unbox so forget about downloading and watching portable files in the .amzn format.
SOFTWARE - The only real downside to this player is the operating software/menu system. To describe it as counterintuitive and confusing is a bit of an understatement. Reading (and re-reading) the manual helps. I suppose that eventually one can get used to using any type of interface, but this really detracts from what is otherwise a very good portable media player.Read more ›
I looked into the Nationite s:flo2, the Cowon S9, the Cowon J3, Samsung P3, Sansa Clip, Sansa Fuze, and the other common audiophile player. I wanted a well-designed, sleek player that could play my FLAC files and give me the best portable listening experience. In other words, sound quality was of the utmost importance to me. Because all of the above players can play or be modded to play back FLAC (and many reviews said the differences in sound quality were negligible, if audible at all), it came down to other factors.
The ability to play back video files really separate the J3, S9, and s:flo2 from the rest of the back. I eliminated the others based solely on that capability. And the J3 and S9 beat out the s:flo2 with its BRILLIANT Amoled screen. Believe me, this has to be seen to be believed. It was tough for me to see the screen quality through video reviews, but I had to trust what the critics said...and they were right. The screen is amazing, and picture and video quality is unparalleled.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the device back in 2011. It was usable until lately, despite of the following issues:
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After owning this player for two or so years I have to admit, it is a pretty good player. However, the Cowon customer service and repair department is total crap. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brad Baum
I won't call myself an audiophile, but I will call myself an audio enthusiast. When I listen to music I want to be taken away to another place. Read morePublished 21 months ago by SRFireside
I only have 2 gripes with this player. You can't make playlists with the player (you need to make them using a PC). The interface leaves much to be desired. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Toby Maxson
This sounds better than any ipod out there. If you want great sound quality, this is a great choice.
The battery lasts for a very long time and even charges very quickly. Read more
For sound quality its Excellent.Works perfectly with my Beats headphones.only problem was with the video, had some issues with that.Battery life is awesome... Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by kwame
On February 10, 2012 I paid $277.97 for COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black). It easy to use and the sound is great, but... Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by Crazyabouttechnology
ok so the ibasso has a built in amp and looks like the terminator would use it.
what it doesnt have is the awesome battery life, super sleek looks (still looking awesome) and... Read more
Best aspect scrumptious screen sound quality being thin enough to fit in a pocket, the length of charging time. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by cengiz savan