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Cowon J3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 422 reviews of Cowon J3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, and many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cowon J3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Cowon J3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the performance and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the durability and reliability.

sound, usability, design, price, performance

reliability, durability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cowon J3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Cowon J3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and usability, whereas reviews are divided on the performance.

usability, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Cowon J3

 

A great choice for audio nuts, this portable media player shows the iPods of this world how it's done.

Superb sound quality, Excellent EQ, Clear AMOLED display

Expensive, Confusing navigation, Limited video support

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Richard Black (techradar.com)

Cowon J3 review

 

An MP3 player that offers expandable memory via SDHC

Good quality sound ; Touchscreen control ; Expandable memory

FM a bit iffy

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Laldinfela Pachuau, PCWorld.in (techadvisor.co.uk)

Cowon J3 review

 

While the majority of the consumers are running after every new multimedia phone that comes out in the market, there are devoted class of people who still prefer to use dedicated portable media players (PMPs). Cowon is a well-known brand among this...

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Cowon J3 16GB review

 

The J3 is the latest is a long line of touchscreen portable audio players from Korean manufacturer Cowan. Inevitably it will be compared to Apple's iPod Touch. However, while the J3 lacks the Touch's built-in WiFi and ability to run a dizzying...

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Cowon J3 review

 

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : electricpig (electricpig.co.uk)

Cowon J3 review: Design, build and screen

 

For everything it squeezes into its weight, we really can't complain

OLED screen, incredibly light

Plasticky, proprietary USB charging slot

May, 2010

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Cowon J3 review

 

A fabulous portable media player that improves on its predecessor in most areas. It's pricey, though.

All told, the J3 is an impressive bit of kit. It's better than the S9 - nippier, slicker and expandable - and, if you don't mind the extra size, a better all-round player than an iPod touch or nano. It's a little pricey, but we have no hesitation...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Cowon J3 Touchscreen PMP

 

Cowon's J3 offers a very in-depth audio experience.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Martin Sägmüller (anythingbutipod.com)

Cowon J3 Review

 

“Good news, everyone,” as Hubert J. Farnsworth would say.

Excellent build quality, excellent AMOLED screen ; Excellent user interface, snappy capacitive touchscreen ; Excellent battery life ; Great assortment of tactile buttons, easy to use on the go ; BBE sound enhancements and 5-band...

Annoying latch/cover for USB and SD slot ; Doesn't support modern video codecs/containers ; Sub-par playlist support ; Sub-par audiobook/podcast support ; Broken, buggy MTP support

Well, that should more or less cover the basics of the J3. Needless to say, it’s my favorite player at the moment. It does very much right and very little wrong. It might look like an iPod Touch or Zune HD on a cursory glance, but it doesn’t try to be...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Prasad Naik (techtree.com)

Cowon J3

 

Media player with good quality audio/video playback. But can it beat the iPod Touch?

Good display quality, good audio quality, plenty of audio customization options, expandable memory, built-in loudspeaker, DivX, XviD, FLAC playback, FM radio with recorder, incredible battery life, Bluetooth stereo headphones support

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

Jul, 2010