Cowon iAudio J3

  • Cowon iAudio J3
87
Based on 14 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Very good sound quality.
  • Simple interface.
  • Multiple file format support.

Cons:

  • Low maximum volume output.
  • Limited apps support.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Fighting against the might of Apple isn't easy, but unlike the now-defunct MP3 player manufacturers that did the rounds in the early 2000s, Cowon soldiers on. The J3, is remeniscent of a cross between an old-style iPod nano and an iPod touch....

By Anything But iPod on

“Good news, everyone,” as Hubert J. Farnsworth would say. One might believe not much has changed since Cowon released the S9. On paper, the J3 is basically the same player, just with and additional MicroSD slot and a speaker. Fans of Cowon...

By TechRadar on 100

The Cowon J3 is a considerably more fancy player than the Cowon i9 and offers much greater capacity (an 8GB model costs £165). What’s more, it includes a micro-SDHC slot so you can add up to a further 32GB of removable storage, a highly...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The J3 sees the reappearance of one of Cowon's star features: the microSD slot that was missing on the S9. All in all, the J3 is probably still not the ultimate portable multimedia player, but it's certainly one of the best products currently on...

By PCWorld India on 84

The Cowon J3 offers some new features that the older S9 missed out like memory card support, longer battery life and built-in speaker. It carries the same Cowon's traditional sound which is very good. Coupled with wide file format support and many...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The Cowon J3 has excellent video format support and battery life, but niggling audio quality and interface issues prevent it from getting an unconditional recommendation....

By RegHardware on 85

All the core strengths of the Cowon S9 are still in place, including superb sound and excellent video quality, while the addition of a memory expansion slot and improved battery life are very welcome. The wholly unexpected and unheralded appearance...

By TechTree on 80

The Cowon J3 is priced at Rs. 10,750, Rs. 12,500 and Rs. 14,500 for the 4GB, 8GB and the 16GB models respectively. Now let me make this absolutely clear, the J3 is no iPod touch. It does not support games and applications and it does not have Wi-Fi or...

By Tech2 on 90

The FM radio worked out quite well too, although it did take over 15 seconds to locate most of the channels. The radio also allows for recording over the air as well as access to the EQ settings. The J3 also has a built-in microphone for the voice...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 88

This compact player provides an excellent movie viewing and music listening...

By Channel Pro on

A fabulous portable media player that improves on its predecessor in most areas. It's pricey, though. The Cowon S9 blew us away when we first came across it at the beginning of 2009. It was so good we voted it our favourite MP3 player, and it has...

By PC Pro on 83

A fabulous portable media player that improves on its predecessor in most areas. It's pricey, though...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

For everything it squeezes into its weight, we really can’t...

International Review By Magnus.de on 87

Dort wirken nicht nur CD-Cover, sondern auch Bilder und Videos scharf und kontrastreich. Aber vor allem liefert Cowons J3 einen klasse Sound. Positiv auch, dass er alle gängigen Audioformate abspielt. Über ein UKW-Radio verfügt der Player...

International Review By Chip.de on 93

Lange Zeit war es eher still geworden um den südkoranischen Media-Player-Spezialisten Cowon. Mit dem Q5W hatte der Hersteller 2008 einen hervorragenden und mit allen Schikanen ausgestatteten Video-Player veröffentlicht, der lange Zeit den...

International Review By pcmasters.de on

Der Cowon J3 kann als erfolgreiche Weiterentwicklung seines Vorgängers S9 gesehen werden, der uns bereits vor einem Jahr überzeugen konnte. Während er auf dessen Stärken aufbaut, sind spürbare Verbesserungen in einigen Bereichen...

International Review By Focus on

Es muss nicht immer Apple sein ... Der Cowon J3 ist ein würdiger Kandidat für MP3-Player-Käufer, die mit ihrem Gerät nicht vor allem spielen wollen – denn der riesige App-Store des iPod Touch fehlt ihm. Dafür hält er...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Le J3 apporte ce que tout le monde attendait : le port microSD qui manquait au S9. Ce n'est pas encore le baladeur ultime, mais c'est sans aucun doute ce qui se fait de mieux sur le...

International Review By Le Journal du Geek on

Vous l’aurez compris, le Cowon J3 est sans aucun doute le meilleur baladeur audio du moment, mais aussi le plus complet. Si vous avez déjà un S9, le passage vers ce nouveau modèle ne semble pas obligatoire à moins de manquer...