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Suberb Music Player... with a "few" extras.,
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This review is from: COWON X7 160 GB MP3 Player (Black) (Electronics)
I'd love the sound of this player.
Everyone interested in buy one must know that this is a Music Player with a "few" extras (video, recording, radio, pictures), it means that the main reason to buy a Cowon X7 is the sound quality. So if the quality of sound isn't your priority look for something else cos' and iPod Touch or and iPhone does everything else better than the Cowon X7 except by the sound quality.
Everybody I'd shown this player gets surprised by it's sound.
It plays MP3/2, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE, WAV.
If you are interested about all the spec you can download the manual at:
Something relevant to mention it's that the sound is highly customizable. After experimenting about a week with the 35 Default Preset of the JetEffect an the 5 band EQ I'd create an User Preset (with only the BBE [to top], the MP Enhance [On] and the Stereo Enhance [to top]) cos' the default presets, in my humble opinion, modify too much the sound. Now it sound as I really like.
Take note... The BBE and the MP Enhance really improves the sound. The Stereo Enhance works like a crosstalk which is very useful to listening with headphones.
I'm very happy with my purchase.
It worth the money? Every penny... I would pay for anything "like" but best sounding than an iPod.
IMPORTANT: Reading the Cholly Wheels "Mahatma" review of the Cowon X7 (1 star) I'd decide to make some research (prior to purchase) and I'd notice that the default Firmware (2.05) had serious problems that could "brick" the device if you transfer to the X7 any file below 4k. So the first thing I did when unpacked mine, was upgrade the Firmware and almost everything is going fine. I said almost cos' I had problems with the gapless playback. It seem that the gapless playback works better with APE files than with FLAC but I'm still looking for a definitive solution for this issue.
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Initial post: Jan 28, 2011 10:26:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2011 10:28:16 AM PST
H. Drain says:
I found mines having loading problems too but I didnt have the latest firmware installed the correct way. but when I got it booted up to the desktop I quickly changed the usb connection mode to msc mode so I could do the update the correct way because before when I did it in mtp mode the screen change random colors and it looked horrible so after I done it the correct way it seems to be functioning ok for now. Im using media monkey to synchronize my music to it, because media monkey makes the files on the device play in order and it gives the albums cover arts.
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