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For those important lectures, the voice recorder in the Cowon C2 acts as a perfect note-taker. The Notepad feature enables you to jot down a phone number or email addresses when you can't find a pen or paper near you. With other notable features like FM Radio, Calculator, Stopwatch and Alarm Clock, the device can be more than your regular music player, serving a multitude of functions.
DesignThe Cowon music player has a compact design, with dimensions of 53 x 78.7 x 12.8 mm and weighing just 84 g. The C2 MP3 player has a metal chassis, with curved edges along the screen, which together give it a visually appealing design and rigid build. The 2.6-inch LCD screen shows off videos and images in 320 x 240 pixels resolution. You can navigate the menu on this resistive touchscreen with simple swipes of your finger.
When held horizontally, the left edge of the Cowon C2 houses the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The USB/AV port and the microSD card slot are tucked on the right, covered by a flap that protects these slots from dust. To the top edge of the screen are the other control buttons that include the power/hold button, the menu button, the volume rocker and the microphone input.
Battery and StorageThe Cowon C2 comes with a built-in storage capacity of 16 GB, which can be extended up to 32 GB using a microSD card. The MP3 player is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery that can be charged by either USB cable connected to PC or plug-in adapter.
While USB charging takes the battery to fully recharge in 4.5 hours, with the adapter the time to recharge is just 2.5 hours. Once charged fully, the battery of the C2 PMP can give audio playback time of 55 hours and 10 hours of video playback.
FunctionsThe C2 MP3 player supports various audio (MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, APE, WAV) and video (AVI, WMV, ASF) formats that save you from the hassle of file conversion. The photo viewer of the music player shows high resolution JPG format pictures.
The built-in speaker of the Cowon PMP lets you play the music and videos loud with a frequency range of 1 KHz - 20 KHz. The stereo headphone bundled with the C2 music player has maximum power output of 29 mW + 29 mW and 95 dB of signal to noise ratio, giving you distortion free sound.
The Cowon C2 comes with 8 preset equalizers - Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Pop, Vocal, Metal and User - which you can use to match the sound quality to the genre of music being played. You can connect the C2 player to a PC or laptop for transferring songs, videos and images. The drag and drop feature helps you transfer content easily and quickly to your MP3 player.
The Cowon PMP is compatible with PC/laptop with Pentium III, 500 MHz processor or higher and Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 or ME, Mac 10.X and Linux v 2.4 or later operating systems.
|In the Box|
|Sales Package||Earphones, USB Cable, Software CD, User Manual|
|Memory Size||16 GB|
|External Memory||32 GB|
|Audio File Format||MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG, APE, WAV|
|Audio Playback Time||55 hrs|
|Sound Settings||Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Pop, Vocal, Metal, User|
|Video Playback Time||10 hrs|
|Video File Format||AVI, WMV, ASF|
|Display Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Display Size||2.6 inch|
|IO Device||USB (2.0)|
|Recharge Time||2 hrs 30 mins (Adapter), 4 hrs 30 mins (USB)|
|Recharging Method||USB-based, Adapter Based Charging|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|MP3 Audio||320 kbps|
|WMA Audio||320 kbps|
|Additional Features||20 - 20000 Hz Audio Frequency Range, 95 dB Signal to Noise Ratio, 87.8 - 108 MHz FM Radio Frequency Range, AV OUT: Composite Video, NTSC, PAL Video Format, Stereo Channel, 0.5 W Mono Speaker, 1 - 20 kHz Speaker Frequency Range, Resistive Touch Screen Interface, Display Flash UI, Thin Amplified Mini Sisonic Microphone, Meta Tag: ID3 V1, ID3 V2.2, V2.3, V2.4, Vorbis Comment, LDB 1.0, 2.0 Lyrics,39 Presets Jet Effect 3.0, Mach3Bass, 3D Surround, MP Enhance, Stereo Enhance, Reverb, 5 Band Equalizer EQ, UTF-8 Unicode, Text Viewer, Supports 20pin USB Connector|
|Warranty||1 Year Cowon India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.|
1. Opened the package - contents were player itself, usb cable, earphones, one manual (only 2 pages english).
2. Tried to turn on the player... it would not turn on... probably it was fully drained.
3. Plugged in the player to the usb - very hard to push... keep pushing to get a click... otherwise it will connect/disconnect repeatedly.. but the connector looks and feels sturdy. (complains in the forums were refering to this. There is no problem if the cable is properly connected.)
4. The player itself feels like a paper weight. sturdy and solid.
5. Charged for about 4 hours (shows full ). the player is detected as an external device allowing us to copy paste files. Data transfer rate is good (8 mbps average). I could fill 12 gb of music in no time.
6. After turn on, it indexes files (takes 2 mins to turn on - first time only). The player how ever takes about 15 secs to turn on.
7. The interface is not as bad as described in reviews. There are 2 options for the theme. One which greets you with the time of the day etc with square buttons and one with round buttons (I personally like the one with round buttons). I felt that the interface is straight forward. Nothing is hidden.
8. The screen is resistive. So I have to use my finger nails to navigate - it is quite responsive, not as feared.
9. Now for the audio quality - I tested with srh440. Listened to a song from my sony walkman for comparison. The difference in quality was just noticeable. The cowon c2 is able to drive the headphone better, the bass, beats etc etc were little more punchy and presence was good. (I was a little disappointed with this - the reviews were great and my expectations have gone high).
10. Meddling with the player more to check for more settings glitches etc. Then I found the equaliser. Set it to BBE. Now I could understand what the reviews were talking about. The sound was rich, clear and "WOW". Some times we get to hear previously un-noticed sounds but with cowon, we will feel that this instrument is not that difficult to notice. (it is not like you hear something new, but it definitely makes it easy for us to get to hear all the "voices in the song")
11. Video is decent, but i have only tried with the default videos which were already there.
12. The display does the job. Even after the screen is off, the buttons let us to increase/decrease volume xor go to next/previous songs, pause the song without turning on the display.
This player came with version 1.15 which acc. to cowon fixes all the bugs like bricking etc etc. Version 1.17 firmware is available, but I am not going to upgrade.
Yeah it is! It is wonderfully small....wonderfully powerful(for big headphones as well)....wonderfully sounding....and WONDERFUL (in one word)
I won't bore you with all the technical specs. I would spare with you some insight about which player to get with this budget. If you have landed with these many bucks in your pocket, its likely u must be considering an iPod Nano which is a great option if you want a no-frills, chic-looking and super-easy device to use. But remember, you will be missing out on this:
1. Unbelievable music reproduction quality
2. FLAC support (Apple! You SUCK!)
3. Awesome battery life
4. Expandable memory (through microSD card)
5. Best radio quality ever!
6. Brilliant quality sound recording (comparable with stand alone recorders)
But to disclose whatever I found out about this little champ: it has got a resistive touch screen (which IMHO, doesn't matter much.......as it is a music player guys....not a mobile phone). Some may complain about its UI but I found it quite good once one gets used to it (which never takes more than 2 days maximum and there are always UI options available for Cowon C2). Video playback is OK. With all these new Android phones flooding the market, I am yet to find someone who is hard-pressed to buy a music player for just videos (rather buy iPod touch (23,000 Rs) then).
All in all.....definitely a great purchase. Its super sturdy, looks great and sounds awesome! Definitely recommended!
P.S.: If you want to gift this to your girlfriend, then she must be A BOY to use this....believe me girls dont want to put their mental faculties into something as small as this! NO OFFENSE, GIRLS! Get them an iPod!
I bought this player after reading the reviews regarding its excellent audio quality and superb battery life. After having bought it, the player does not disappoint. The player is a lot smaller than it looks in the pictures and its compactness and sleekness surprised me.
The head phones that come with the player are just about ok and does not do justice to what it can do. This player demands to be paired up with decent set of headphones to bring out its awesomeness. I am currently using this with bose in ear headphones and it just rocks! I have also tested it with creative ep-630 headphones and those too sound excellent with this.
The UI takes a little getting used to and also be aware that its a resistive touch screen, but other than that I highly recommend this excellent little player.