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Cowon J3 32GB MP3 Player Colour - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • 3.3 16:9 Wide AMOLED 480 x 272 (16million colors)
  • Audio
  • Channel - Stereo
  • Frequency Range 20Hz ~ 20KHz
  • Max Output 16 Ohm earphones : 29mW + 29mW
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  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 5.6 x 1 cm ; 77 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: COWONJ3-32GB-BLACK
  • ASIN: B003O6904E
  • Date first available at 25 Jun 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,615 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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-J3 32GB MP3 Player- Could this be the best sounding MP3 Player EVER!? For those of you out there that have been following Cowons J3s journey from the moment of its announcement to the date of its release…you will be pleased to know it was worth the wait! Here at AMP3 we couldn’t wait to get a hold of this product and put it through its paces and it was most definitely clear from the off that the Cowon J3 is as feature packed as they come! Give your eyes a treat with the stunning capacitive ‘touch screen’ AMOLED user interface.... The stunning 3.3 AMOLED screen produces over 16 Million Colours with a 480 x 272 resolution to give you the most accurate and vivid display you can get. The capacitive user interface will understand recognise and respond to your every touch making controlling the J3 effortless. The J3 takes a leaf out of the S9’s book and makes full use of a great feature the Zoom UI just one of the browsing benefits the J3 offers. Pick up the J3 swivel it to the side and watch the fascinating G-Sensor technology kick in! Your J3 display has automatically been turned on its side by the J3’s use of G-Sensor technology. The J3 understands which way its being held and reformats the display for your benefit giving you a choice of how you browse your MP3 player. The easy access and responsive controls on the side of the player all add to this player’s ease of use and control. You know what your getting with UI on the J3 nothing but quality with its intuitive 'Touch Screen' interface but what are you getting when it comes to audio performance? Those of you who know Cowon will be thinking thats a silly question...and it is! With Cowon comes an audio performance of the highest calibre. We are all aware that Cowon have a reputation for providing the highest quality of audio reproduction in their players the J3 again doesn’t disappoint! If you haven’t heard the difference in the audio quality in a Cowon player compared to any other portable player you must

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. MUCAJ on 30 Jun 2010
Colour Name: WhiteSize Name: 32GB
Well,up till now I've had the Cowon S9 32GB and it was excellent but it was getting full, therefore I decided to upgrade to the Cowon J3 32GB version mainly because of the prospect of having a MicroSD card slot, so when the 32GB is finally full I can add a 32GB MicroSD card and that will give me a total of 64GB, which is superb. The Cowon J3 does support full integration with the external MicroSD card as I tested it with a 4GB MicroSD card.

In contrast to the S9's beautiful curves the J3 looks like its been working out to achieve that slim and beautiful body, making it very sleek indeed. I also like the fact that Cowon have kept the physical buttons for play / pause, volume, next / previous track and power / lock, while the USB connector holds down the final slot on the bottom next to MicroSD card slot. However, I was a bit disappointed that Cowon have still kept the proprietary USB connector; in other words, you can forget syncing / charging the J3 without the special cable that comes bundled in.

The J3 still has the AMOLED 3.3in 480x272 screeen as found on the S9, which is gorgeous to look at and consumes a lot less battery than a normal LCD screen. Videos look superb, images are unbelievably sharp and bright. I won't go into much detail about the sound quality as everyone knows that Cowon is the undisputed champion at that. And the support for a huge variety of audio files, from MP3 to APE and FLAC; TV out (with optional cable); Bluetooth; an FM radio tuner; plus, finally, the bonus of support for Flash games with its nifty embedded Flash player, just makes it that extra worthwhile.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By K. Jamal TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 July 2010
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 16GB
Having been seen with the 32GB version which I bought recently, a member of family decided to buy the 16GB version. The review for the 32GB and the 16GB is basically the same, except for storage capacity of course. Already have a Cowon S9, so learning how to use this was quite easy, though newcomers to Cowon may have to play around a bit to see all the possibilities. That is fun in itself anyway. Firstly, unlike some versions of the S9 which because of a design fault which partially obstructed bluetooth broadcast, on this the bluetooth actually works and works really well with external Bluetooth speakers. I have managed to pair it with 5 different devices and the J3 has managed to keep information on them all.
For those with a large collection, there is the joy of being able to add micro SD cards to increase capacity. Another great advance is that once the micro SD card is in, the player sees them together, so the whole collection can be seen seamlessly...not having to move from the internal storage to the external. 8GB micro SD cards are now quite cheap, 16GB is affordable; 32GB is way too pricey but I expect the prices will head down rapidly. When that happens, you can have a 48GB player if you wish. You can store your videos and other stuff which you may not use that often on separate cards and insert them when you wish.
The amoled 3.3 inch screen on the J3 is quite fantastic. I guarantee you won't see any better. Touch on the screen is hugely responsive and needs the merest of touches. Pictures and icons run smoothly and video quality is quite amazing. Videos default to widescreen but all other views...such as album list and art respond to how the J3 is held. Very quick changeover too.
The legendary sound quality of the Cowon continues.
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53 of 55 people found the following review helpful By mr vengeance 360 on 16 May 2010
Colour Name: BlackSize Name: 16GB
The Positives:
Sound quality is def above the average mp3 player esp above most ipods, esp with a decent set of headphones(included are not so good)
Incredible Battery Life (aprox 64hrs+ for music)-Major Selling point!
Sharp colourful display(new OLED touchscreen display)
Touchscreen is quite responsive (capacitive) but not quite as easy to use as ipod
Drag and drop onto cowon as an external drive on pc so no need to mess about with unresponsive provided software(better than encrypting like ipod/sony)
Memory Expandable/Upgradable(Put in a micro sd for instant extra capacity.-ie add 16gb card to get a 32gb player and more in future)-Brillant
Wide range of video formats acceptable,eg divx(but not all and Not ipod mp4 video files!)
Supports flash but don't have clue how to do anything with that??-def nothing like an app store
Light and ok quality build for an mp3 player, display does smudge but its glass so cleans up easy
Actual physical buttons on side of player, which means you can use in your pocket, unlike other touchscreens
Digital radio and photo viewer as standard, plus recorder, from radio or inbuilt microphone, so good for long lectures/meetings

The Negatives(which lose a star)
Display, while exceptional + sharp indoors, is almost unwatchable in bright sunlight, and def. dimmer in comparasion to ipod on brightest settings
However over 10 hours video so better than most.
As said, does not support ipod/psp movie format (yet?)-Big let down for anyone with a sizable movie library.
No wifi, or internet browser if that matters to you, but is bluetooth.
interface is not great as sometimes hard to find way to what your looking for, but not too bad and you do get used to it.
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