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A little Gem !
on 6 February 2012
Yes I really have had them all. Samsung's, Sony's, iPod's, Philips, Sansa's - all of them ! This is by far and above the best music player I have ever bought for the price I paid. Its not just good for the price though, It's good full stop. Made In Korea which I find genuinly amazing considering nearly all the other are made in China which, for me, i have quality issues with albeit a Samsung I had. This is a beautiful piece of kit. There is just nothing else on the market that looks like it. A metal ring at the top with high quality solid plastic elsewhere makes the product feel much more expensive than it is. Its minimalist. No fuss, no nonsense. It is what it is. The controls on the player are well designed but do take some getting used to, but are easily mastered. The sound quality on this player is just extraordainary. I have never heard of Cowon before. I only heard about them on a reviewers website. When I researched for Cowon music players, a lot of reviews came up from the U.S.Virtually all of them said the same thing. "Cowon is a premium brand specialising in premium audio. All their devices sound quality beats iPods and even Sony's." I had to try it out. I am obsessed with good quality sound. I look for clarity, purity, bass and a bit of power in a music player ( to drive big headphones) This players sound quality is beautiful. There is no other word. What impresses me the most is the detail it picks up - even with the supplied earphones. There are notes and pitches this player picks up that I have never heard form anything else before. Plug in a decent pair of earphones, I recommend Sennheiser CX 280 from Amazon, and the sound becomes even more incredible. There are also several different EQ presets built into the player. BBE sound enhancements really do work, and its not described as "rock, flat, bass, classical" or whatever. Its in these codenames that sound the business and really do deliver. I personally prefer the BBE Headphone 3 preset, and BBE Viva2. No you can't make your own, but what do you expect from a player costing this much, and besides which why would you ? The presets are spot on and offer a wide range of different sounds. The player has no problem what so ever at driving large headphones. Just plug in a decent quality pair of phones to get the best out of what the player can deliver.
I hope I have covered everything. This Cowon E2 is a stylish, well made, beautiful sounding, easy to use, affordable music player that knocks the competition out for six. Just try it.