Cowon iAudio U3 review: Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Be the first to review this item. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery, with 20 hours of playback, takes just three hours for normal charging.

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There’s also a hold switch, and a soft plastic flap covers the USB 2. Continue to next page 01 The included JetAudio conversion software does a nice job of transcoding plenty of different file types for the U3, and it’s reasonably easy to use. It now supports up to Q8 with V1. Cowon iAudio U3 review: The joystick can be difficult to iauido straight in without accidentally nudging iaudik on one direction.

You can bookmark files so you can easily return to specific points without having to scan through the entire file; bookmarking is simple iajdio, but all your bookmarks disappear after you plug in the U3 to a PC. It was also Cowon’s first player to feature a navigational joystick instead of the 2 rockers found on most previous releases.

It was produced in Korea. Fans of FM radio can enjoy the U3’s capabilities in that area; it not only plays and records FM but also lets you record at scheduled times. Long Playback Nearly a full day’s worth of playback does a lot to lighten your load.


Some people liked this concept, others were not so fond of it. Meanwhile, the iAudio U3 has room for 24 FM presets, but it doesn’t offer an autopreset option–another surprising omission. The player supports ID3 tags, but despite having that option enabled in the Settings menu, the Now Playing screen only showed the folder and file name for many of the tracks I loaded. The X5 includes a color screen on the unit.

Cowon iAudio U3 review: Cowon iAudio U3 – CNET

Part of the problem lies with the screen. For other products manufactured by Cowon, see List of Cowon products. Both players used the same Sigmatel chipset. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It took us a while to master these and other interface intricacies, but eventually we got the hang of it.

With the firmware version 1. There is hardly a source you can’t capture and enjoy.

This allows you to play back music that is encoded with PlaysForSure, such as that available from Napster, Rhapsody and other online music services. The support for audio files was also enhanced from previous models: Tiny flash players such as the iAudio U3 all but demand to be worn, yet Cowon doesn’t supply a neck strap, an armband, or a carrying case, though there’s a hole in the iAudio Iaudo for a lanyard.

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Its excellent video-conversion software iaudoi you watch your favorite clips on the go. It requires two different desktop utilities. Visit manufacturer site for details.

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They’re not all that bad, but the bass response isn’t great, and you don’t hear the detail and crisp highs that the player is capable of producing. The by pixel LCD is bright and sharp, but at izudio.

Don’t show this again. Cowon, in its pure geek way, manages to cram a lot iwudio song information into that u33 space, but the result is squint-inducing text, even for users with sharp eyes.

My favorite navigation feature is that you can customize the Menu and Rec buttons to do things like add a bookmark, add songs to the iaaudio playlist, change playback mode, or go to various menus when you hold them down. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from October The player ships with earbuds, a gold-plated 3.