Very good sound quality.
Multiple file format support.
Impressive battery life.
Good display quality.
Good audio quality.
Plenty of audio customization options.
DivX, XviD, FLAC playback.
FM radio with recorder.
Bluetooth stereo headphones support.
Slim and overall great design.
Drag and drop video playback.
Low maximum volume output.
Limited apps support.
High price tag.
Maximum volume could have been louder.
Distortion at high volume with some of the audio presets.
Image viewer takes ages to open when loaded with too many images.
Lag evident when accessing hi-res images.
By Trusted Reviews on April 11, 2011
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....70
By Anything But iPod on November 28, 2010
“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 November 16, 2010
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...100
By DigitalVersus on October 19, 2010
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...100
By PCWorld India on September 23, 2010
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...84
By Expert Reviews on July 29, 2010
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....80
By RegHardware on July 07, 2010
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...85
By TechTree on July 06, 2010
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...80
By Tech2 on June 23, 2010
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...90
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
This compact player provides an excellent movie viewing and music listening...88