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Cowon C2-16BS 16 GB Video Player, Black with Silver

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  • 2.6-inch TFT LCD display
  • Video and audio player with FM tuner, voice recorder, and text and photo viewer; 320 x 240 touchscreen LCD with 262 K colors
  • Up to 55 hours of music playback (10 hours of video) on one charge
  • Micro SD card memory expansion
  • DRM-protected content and BBE+ support
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameCowon
Item Weight9.6 ounces
Product Dimensions10 x 4.4 x 1.5 inches
Item model numberC2-16BS
Batteries:1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
Operating Systempc, mac, linux
Number of Items1
Item Display dimensions L x W x H12.8 x 78.7 x 53 millimeters
  
Additional Information
ASINB005C3GYE6
Best Sellers Rank #84,365 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableJuly 10, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cowon
  • Model: C2-16BS
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB
  • Color Name: Black/Silver
  • Battery Average Life: 55 Hours
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Product Description

Video and audio player with FM tuner, voice recorder, and text and photo viewer; 2.6-inch TFT (320 x 240) touchscreen LCD with 262 K colors; Up to 55 hours of music playback (10 hours of video) on one charge; Micro SD card memory expansion; DRM-protected content and BBE+ support. What's in the BoxCowon C2 (Black with Silver), simple manual, earphones, USB cable, USB Gender

Customer Reviews

Sound quality seems good to me.
Bahman Gholami
User Interface--People have complained about the poor UI, but I have no problems with it.
Revolver Ocelot
The lack of a reset button makes things all the more annoying.
Deepak

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Scott Bronner on August 31, 2011
Verified Purchase
I was surprised to see the 1, 2, and 3 stars on this player because this player isn't bad at all, especially considering the price. The build is excellent. It is kind of like a smaller version of the iPod Classic considering the metal back and a plastic front (for a much cheaper price!). It has everything essential including a micro sd card slot, support for pretty much any file format, gapless playback, superb sound quality, and a bunch of EQ settings (and not to mention the amazing battery life). Anyways I'm sure you've already heard of the tech specs so I'm going to mention the "cons".

So why are people complaining?

For mainly 4 reasons:

1. The User Interface

2. The "scratch magnet" Metal back

3. Weight (a little on the heavy side)

4. The Tactile Touch

I honestly do not have any problems with the things that I listed. The User Interface needs getting used to, but if you use it for 3 days, you would get used to it. Same with the Tactile touch, you just got to use your nails instead of your fingers which makes sense on a small screen. Metal back is not really a problem for me, considering that iPod Touches and iPod Classics uses metal backs too. And weight? I didn't meant to use it in the gym, only for music at home.

So here you go, personally I don't have any problems with the Cons that are mentioned by many people. So if you don't have problems with the list that I mentioned, this player is for you! If you have struggle figuring out the UI, Hates scratches on the metal back, hates tactile touch, or want to use it in a gym, than this is not for you :(.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nova on August 3, 2011
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This little player is excellent for my needs, and likely many others'. After owning a cowon iaudio 7 for many years, this was my recent replacement. You can tell what i needed from the "pros" list; i listed some "cons," mostly to inform potential buyers. none of these has a big impact for my uses.

pros:
sound quality
battery life
storage (micro sd)
extended codec support
size and build

cons:
nonstandard (outside Korea) usb connection
somewhat awkward UI
composite video out only
nonstandard usb accessory needed for line in
hit and miss radio
no mkv file support (so far)

I am very satisfied with this product.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 19, 2013
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I have had my C2 for almost 3 weeks now, and I have wanted to say SOMETHING about it, hopefully that is not redundant, but would help prospective buyers. There is no getting around having to touch on SOME things other people have already said, but hopefully I can lend some insight anyway.

Besides this player, I own an iPod (on iphone) - SONY A and S series - Samsung Q1 - Sansa Clip and Sansa Fuze. Like many music and pmp lovers in the know, I have been familiar with the Cowon name for a while. I have also been familiar with their high prices, which have always kept me away. I have no problem buying refurbished or discontinued players, but with Cowon, this does not necessarily translate into great savings. I had been looking for a small touch screen player, and last summer I bought the SONY NWZ A865 - and sold it. Not only was it a bit larger than I wanted, but it did not offer me anything that my tactile-buttoned SONY already gave me. I saw the new small touch screen iPod nanos 6th generation and thought I could bring myself to buy one of those, but.... The fact is, after hearing Sansa, SONY, and Samsung, iPods simply do not measure up in sound quality!

About 2 months ago, I started searching for a small touch screen player again, when I came across the C2. I had never heard of it before - and shockingly - it had everything I was looking for: small size, touchscreen, expandable memory, plays lossless files.. and it is a COWON - at $135, I just drooled over the thing. And then I read all the horror stories about the UI and learned it had a resistive touchscreen. My dilemma was that I did not want to pay for a product - that not only would frustrate me, but would, in the end, sound no different than my Sansa - which a lot of people claim is the case.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Duan Diederik Joubert on April 17, 2012
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I got this because I wanted just a music player with great sound.
The android based players that don't do gapless playback was not an option for me.

The audio quality did turn out to be everything it was hyped up to be, and the battery does last well - on a full charge it will go almost a week with a few hours listening per day.

The menu interface is not bad, and after about a day you do get perfectly used to how the little routine works to go finding [...]

It should be said that everything is instantaneous, there is no lag jumping to other folders or songs or menu I've taken this for granted now.

I downloaded a custom playback skin which has all the most frequently used playback features permanently onscreen and it is great.

Charging is needlessly complicated: you have to hold the flap open fairly hard at the same time you press the cable in but I pretty much charge it only over weekends.

As for audio quality, I use in ear monitors, over the ears headphones and an amp/speaker combo and I have no concerns with any set when using this.

This is the only music player I've used that has significantly less hiss than what my tinitus is currently. :-)

It also has no other audio artifacts like the push/pop sound apple's kit makes when an audio stream ends and the amp is switched off.
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