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Cowon S9 16 GB Video MP3 Player with Touchscreen (Titanium Black)

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  • 16 GB capacity for about 4,000 songs
  • 55 hours of audio or 11 hours of video 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 and WMV video formats; JPEG image formats
  • One-year limited warranty
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameCowon
Item Weight2.7 ounces
Product Dimensions0.5 x 2.2 x 4.2 inches
Item model numberS9-16TB
Operating SystemPC
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001NXDC4O
Best Sellers Rank #72,684 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 19, 2008
  
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Technical Details

  • Album Art Supported: Yes
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Audio Output Connections: 3.5 mm headphone socket
  • Battery Life: Approx. 55 hours audio 11 hours video
  • Battery Type: Lithium Polymer (Li-Po)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

With its stylish, curved-back ergonomic design, the 16 GB Cowon S9 Video MP3 player is quite the eye-catcher--and the perfect way to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, photos, and music on the go. With the S9 resting comfortably in your hand, you'll enjoy a vibrant 3.3-inch widescreen touchscreen display, Bluetooth support for wireless devices, a voice recorder with built-in microphone, FM radio/recorder, and plenty more, proving that the S9's beauty is way more than skin deep.

An eye-catching way to enjoy your favorite movies, TV shows, photos, and music on the go. Click to enlarge or view controls.

Song control buttons conveniently placed at the top of the S9. Click to enlarge.

The S9's intuitive user interface makes using it a pleasure. Click to enlarge.

Freely adjust the zoom with your fingertips. Click to enlarge.

Get a quick preview of your videos before you watch. Click to enlarge.

3.3-Inch AMOLED Display
The S9 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 motion pictures.

Intuitive Touchscreen Interface
Cowon S9's interface has been optimized for its durable anti-scratch touchscreen, with gesture recognition features like zoom-able album art, pictures, and text; TrueType fonts for clear visibility at any zoom level; and more.

Video Player
The S9 will play AVI and WMV video files, with codec support for Xvid SP/ASP and WMV9 SP/MP. Enjoy all your favorite clips and shows, and just tilt the unit to switch to 16:9 widescreen viewing.

The S9 also makes browsing your content fun and easy. Preview thumbnail images of all your videos before choosing which one to watch. The "Quicklist" feature allows you to preview the files surrounding the one being played--check to see the next file in the queue, whether you're enjoying music or video.

Finally, the S9 features a composite video out for sending your signal to your television.

Music Player
The S9 is a full-featured music player with support for MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and APE formats so you can stick to the format you like.

Get detailed track info on the S9's screen with meta tag support, and view LDB 1.0 and 2.0 lyrics files while you listen.

The S9's track control buttons are conveniently placed at the top of the device for easy access while carrying in your pocket--perfect for use on the bus or subway.

JetEffect Music Enhancement
Dial in the perfect sound no matter what you're listening to, with Cowon's various enhancement tools:

  • BBE: clarifies music
  • Mach3Bass: enhances low-frequency bass spectrum
  • MP Enhance: restores distorted digital music
  • 3D Surround: provides 3D sound effect
  • 5-Band EQ: customizable equalizer with adjustable band and bandwidth filter

FM Radio and Recorder
Enjoy your favorite FM radio programming, using the S9's unique "jog shuttle" touchscreen control for selecting stations. Store your favorites in up to 24 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.

Bluetooth Freedom
The S9 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 also can use the clock to schedule FM recording for a particular time.

Voice Recording
Record voice memos, lectures, meetings, or whatever else you need for later, using the built-in microphone. The S9 also supports line-in recording, for grabbing audio from external devices like CD players.

Energy-Efficient Entertainment
The S9 will give you up to 55 hours of music playback, up to 11 hours of video playback, and up to 350 hours of stand-by sleep mode on a single charge.

Flash Player
The pre-installed Adobe Flash Player lets you enjoy Flash games and other utilities, along with the Flash content present on many websites.

What's in the Box
Cowon C9, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, manual CD, and quick start guide.

Product Description

The COWON S9's innovative design features a titanium/black face and a curved-back casing surrounding a 3.3-inch Active-Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touch screen display. To complement its sleek form design, the S9 features an exclusive GUI system boasting capacitive touch screen operation, advanced video functionality supporting transcoding-free playback of most DVD-quality MPEG-4 videos and TV output, Bluetooth 2.0 support for stereo headphones, G-sensor accelerometer for auto-pivot display, and extended battery life of 11 hours for video and 55 hours for audio. The S9 is also the first COWON player to offer next-generation JetEffect 2.0 audio technology with improved EQ filter, stereo enhancement and BBE+, which includes upgraded BBE, Mach3Bass, 3D Surround and MP Enhance audio processing.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The touch screen is very good.
Universal man
I doubt this product need much review, for it is one of the best mp3 players available money can buy.
Sammy
Always has great sound, and good build quality.
R. Carey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By B. Chen on December 29, 2008
Size Name: 16 GB
While the ipod Touch has wifi and games, its audio and video quality are mediocre. If you sincerely care about your music and videos, the Cowon S9 is superb at bringing out the best of both. Cowon's legendary sound quality is as one would expect from its latest media player, but the AMOLED screen is what made me decide to purchase this over the itouch. It is 1000x more responsive than LCD and has 10,000 to 1 contrast ratio improvement, making watching videos on this thing quite amazing. Everything is very sharp and high quality videos don't blur in movement. Best of all, there's no need to spend six or seven hours converting a 2 hour movie if it's in AVI or WMV, so it's much easier to enjoy videos. If you're more into music, the S9 supports FLAC and OGG for audiophiles, allowing you to enjoy your music the way it was meant to be listened to.

The UI is not THAT clumbsy. It's not as crystal smooth as the touch, but it's much better than a lot of touchscreens IMO. The UI takes some getting used to, but once you know all the shortcuts, you'll be handling it like a pro, easily getting to where you want to go. With a dual core 500mhz processor, it's more than capable of handling whatever you throw at it, so that's not what's causing the occasional lag, but rather some firmware bugs that will likely be resolved quickly.

Cowon loves the S9 and will be sure to improve it even further than it is now so that everyone can enjoy it. Already people are customizing the interface to how they see fit and soon programmers will fix issues and offer alternatives, so there's no reason not to buy the S9 if you're afraid of its interface being faulty.

The itouch is the jack of all trades, but the S9 is truly the ace of music and video performance. If you're looking for quality over quantity, the S9 is sure to please. If you find the lack of uselessly abundant features a turn off, then feel free to try something else.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By D. Brown on May 3, 2009
Size Name: 32 GB
Cowon is famous for it's media players. Latest in the line is this beautiful S9 Curve. The first thing I look for when I get a new player is the latest firmware. Cowon is on the ball. Version 2.05 came out before mine arrived, and I ordered mine from Jetmall.net the first day they were available in the U.S.. Version 2.06 came out 12/24. We're already up to 2.30 and the S9 just keeps getting better. I've always thought Cowon's players were bulky and not very practical or portable. The S9 changes the rules. Clearly Cowon has noticed that beautiful, innovative looks can help sell players.

What they didn't do was forget it's a media player. Music is best is class. Video is amazing shown on it's 3.3" AMOLED widescreen. Photos follow suite. If you're old enough to need reading glasses the Zoom feature makes apps with text easier to read/see with a simple slide of your finger. File format support is broad. You can drag and drop media directly onto the S9, use Windows Media Player, or use the Jetaudio app that comes included to put media on it.

Now with 32gb capacity you'll have room for movies and photos worth watching on that beautiful screen. Get the inexpensive video output cable and serve up movies to your TV. You'll get up to 50 hours music and 10 hours video playback with one battery charge. Don't forget FLASH game/app support, FM radio with recording, voice recording, and Bluetooth for wireless headphones. There is no Wifi or what it brings, but it's also $100 less than the iPod Touch of the same memory capacity.

Be sure and keep the firmware updated. Cowon is sending updates out each month, and each one has brought significant improvement. Best touchscreen player of 2009 I'll predict.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Fishes on July 31, 2009
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
Pros:
Excellent Sound Quality
Amazing OLED screen
Infinity tweakable interface
Great codec support
Frequent firmware updates and new features provided by Cowon

Cons:
Screen difficult to read in bright direct sunlight
Default user interface can be a bit un-intuitive

Conclusion:
This is a great player. The screen is absolutely great, except in direct sunlight, which makes it pretty much unreadable. The price is great for the capacity, and the fact that you can run different user interfaces (UI) means that if you don't like the way it is by default (which isn't bad), you can just download one that you like. If you know how to program flash, you can make your own, because Cowon makes it really easy.

The greatest thing is that Cowon is constantly updating the firmware, about once a month. Each one brings new features, such as the latest (as of late July 2009) was gapless playback for many music formats. Just make sure that you rip your music properly.

The S9 has great video format support, including Xvid, DivX, and WMV. The videos look great on the screen, and playback is smooth.

It supports both MSC (Mass storage, like a flash drive) and MTP (media transfer protocol, use Windows Media Player or equivalent to sync), so you can get the best of both worlds.

It's really a good player if you want a nice looking, touchscreen player,and you are moderately good with computers, but you don't want Wi-Fi and tons of other features you may not use. My thinking was that I would rather have something that does a few things really well, like the S9, rather than something that stretches itself too thin, like an unnamed Apple product.
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