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COWON J3 8 GB Portable Media Player (White)

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  • 3.3-Inch 16:9 Wide AMOLED, 16 million colors, res. 480x272, ultra portable
  • Play all your digital entertainment: movies, TV shows, photos and music
  • Touch sensitive interface
  • Bluetooth, Voice recorder with internal microphone, FM radio, TV-out supporting composite connections, built-in speaker and standard microSD card slot
  • Maximum 11 hours of video playback and maximum 64 hours of audio playback
  • 3.3-Inch AMOLED display
  • , 16 million colors, res. 480x272, ultra portable. Play all your digital entertainment: movies, TV shows, photos and music
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameCowon
Item Weight10.4 ounces
Product Dimensions3.7 x 3.7 x 5.9 inches
Item model numberJ3-08WH
Operating SystemWindows ME;2000;XP;Vista;7
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB003JME322
Best Sellers Rank #94,570 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 ounces
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 28, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cowon
  • Model: J3-08WH
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 8 GB
  • Color Name: White
  • Display: AMOLED
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Product Description

3.3-Inch 16:9 Wide AMOLED, 16 million colors, res. 480x272, ultra portable. Play all your digital entertainment: movies, TV shows, photos and music. Touch sensitive interface, Bluetooth, Voice recorder with internal microphone, FM radio and TV-out supporting composite connections. Maximum 11 hours of video playback and maximum 64 hours of audio playback. standard microSD card slot and built-in speaker.

Customer Reviews

Despite my mostly negative review, i'd still give it 4 stars.
J. Campbell
And if Sound Quality is what you want... then the Cowon J3, or anything with the BBE and cowon sq will do you good!
K. Ahmed
And now that I've had this player for a month I think that I made a good choice.
mkbaker48

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cole K. on November 17, 2010
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I own both the Cowon S9 & The J3. For My perspectives, I also own three Sansa's (520, Clip & Fuze), three Ipods (Classic, Nano & Touch)! I have three pairs of Ultimate Ears ($100 pair); three so I always have a set in car, truck & for back up! The J3 screen has 1-7 brightness settings-a tad brighter than the S9 with 1-6 (otherwise their identical), As for sound quality, at full volume the J3 distorts a little more often where the S9 rarely does: (But this is Due To The J3 Playing A Little Louder at same vol numbers about 3% [0-40 vs Cowon S9 w/same eq settings]-might be good when using as external device on car stereo or powering large over head headphones)! Also, the J3 sounds just a tad harsher than the S9 - playing a little more highs than lows - almost like listening to an 80 watt amp car stereo vs a 100 watts (I'm Talking Very Subtle Difference For Those That Are Ultra Picky Audiophiles {Seems Like You Need To Turn The Treble Down Half A Point})! The J3 Does have all the EQ settings 5 bands/width of curve/and freq. with 4 user presets it saves!

It Does Play My AAC Itunes Files (Will Not Play APPLE LOSSLESS) - (Just Drag And Drop On The Music Folder Or Onto A Micro SD Card) it even played songs I purchased with Itunes! (The AAC and micro SD port are the only reasons I purchased the J3; besides being a Cowon!

The GUI (user interface) is nice, a drop down menu from above cover art reveals the EQ presets including 4 user and all the rest cowon is famous for plus in the top right corner is a M for home screen and top left back to list! I mostly listen to music but watch some music videos and view pictures so not commenting much on the video portion. I haven't seen a clearer/brighter screen IAMOLED (organic L.E.D. basically) but very nice!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By dasn0wman on September 22, 2010
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I believe this player produces the best sound of any mp3 player out there. Sound coming out from my Grado SR60 or B&W P5 headset is just butter. Silky smooth and unlike any other mp3 player I tested. I also own the Sony Walkman X-series and Samsung P3, both strong competitors for best sound, but the J3 easily beat both of these guys.

The Bad:
-Phone jack on the bottom - will suck if you put it in the shirt pocket
-Big - it's very thin, but wider and longer than P3 or Walkman
-UI is ok - not great, but more intuitive than P3
-Touchscreen is mediocre - it's really hard to compare to the super-slick, easy-to-use touch screen of the Walkman
-Tiny physical buttons - you can skip, play, stop, and control volume without looking but they are hard to find since they're tiny

The Good:
-Insane sound - if you just care about this, this is it
-Insane EQ and sound settings - I'm not a big fan of altering the music but I doubt any other player can compete in this dept
-Very thin - really sleek looking and light but I prefer the look of the Walkman
-Easily syncs with Windows Media player - who needs itunes? WMP works with Walkman, J3, and P3.
-Really long battery life - the longest I ever seen. It just keeps going and going and going...

UPDATE: Player does take playlists, just make sure to switch to the non flash drive mode to enable this feature. Documentation is horrendous, but I was able to find out by searching on the web. This player is fast becoming my favorite over the Sony X-series. The lock button merely locks the touch screen and not the physical buttons which is exactly what I need when I don't want to take it out of my pocket. This is not the case with Sony as it locks everything which is really pointless. The drawback of touch screen devices such as this one is when it's not locked, battery is wasted when its in your pocket.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ever D. on December 24, 2010
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This product is really good!!! The sound has no match, a superb mp3, nothing else to say.
I going to tell you a love story: I bought my first cowon j3 in July 2010, I fell in love with it inmediately, although I thought that at 189,99 it was a little pricey...the thing is that I enjoyed my new, shiny Cowon J3 8 Gb with a 16 GB Sandisk microsdhc card full of music and audiobooks untill October 26, 2010 when it was miserably stolen from me in a Transmilenio bus (Bogota's public Transportation)...I do not know how it happened, the only thing I remember is that I was trying to get into the bus and I felt that someone was pushing me, at the moment I was listening one episode the Twilight Zone Radio Series. Suddenly the sound was cut and my Cowon J3 was gone forever!!! Someone took my Cowon from my pocket and I could not identify who...it was my mistake...in Spanish it is called "to give papaya" and I gave a huge papaya that day with my Cowon half showing from my pocket, and the pocket thiefs have no mercy. Anyways, after weeks of mourning and lamentations, I was ready for a new purchase, I decided to upgrade and I considered (and tried) some of the top noch brands: the new ipod touch, Sony amoled walkman, Samsung mp3, Archos., etc; none of the could fill the shoes left by my previous Cowon J3...so I bought another one, this time I cought an offer of a refurbished one for 144,99 sold by JetAudio and I don`t regret it...I still can't tell if it is refurbished or not because to me it looks as new as the previous one, same warranty and there is no sticker or label saying it is a refurb unit.

It is highly recommended if you want high sound quality.
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