Top positive review
29 people found this helpful
on 7 May 2011
If you want something which just looks cool, buy an iPod. If you want truly awesome, outstanding sound quality, buy a Cowon X7. I bought this because my iPod was getting on my nerves (volume limiter, poor sound quality), and I don't regret it at all. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but play around with it for a couple of hours and it's fairly straightforward really!
The real selling point is the sound quality, though: it makes listening to music a real pleasure, and you'll hear things you never even knew existed in songs you've listened to loads of times before. With 120 or 160 Gb of storage, you can afford to rip MP3s at 320kb for added clarity too. And, although you get a CD with the player, you don't actually need any special software to transfer music files, you can do it via RealPlayer, Winamp or simply drag'n'drop with windows explorer.
Forget your iPods; get one of these. I can't recommend it highly enough.