Cowon iAudio U3 review: Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted There’s also a hold switch, and a soft plastic flap covers the USB 2. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The player ships with earbuds, a gold-plated 3. With all the sound options off, the included earbuds plugged in, and the volume set to a comfortable listening level, my audio battery-rundown test yielded 19 hours and 45 minutes of playback time, which is pretty good.

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Like most of Cowon’s players, the U3 has extra features such as A-B repeat, variable-speed playback, an FM tuner with up to 24 presetsa dynamic playlist, and adjustable skip length a handy feature for language-learners. Overall the U3 offers very good sound quality, though I’m not crazy about the earbuds that come with it. It included an updated reverb algorithm, allowing the user to choose between nine different types of reverb timbresincluding ChamberRoomClubHallAuditoriumCathedralStadiumCanyon and Long.

This page was last edited on 8 Mayat Specifically, once you leave the attractive, colorful main menu which consists of six straightforward options and delve into your media collection, it’s not always obvious how to maneuver.

Digital audio players Portable media players South Korean brands Consumer electronics brands. Cowon rates the battery for 20 hours of continuous audio playback. Instead, you have to press the iaudoo joystick.


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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. Joystick can be tricky to push straight in. I do wish the video played back at a higher frame rate, but as an audio player, the U3 is about as ciwon as they come.

This does not affect our rating. Both players used the same Sigmatel chipset.

Cowon announced in May that the X5 series had been discontinued. The Bottom Line The feature-packed and swell-sounding Cowon iAudio U3 may ooze cool as one of the smallest PVPs, but its somewhat tricky controls and its high price tag spoil the party. Lots of audio options.

Cowon iAudio U3

The screen is too tiny for photos and video. The sound was far more appealing with my Ultimate Ears super. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

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

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Its excellent video-conversion software lets you watch your favorite clips on the go. It requires two different desktop utilities.

The T2 was a necklace type audio player. Apple’s iPod Touch gives you a good portion of the iPhone 6 experience in a tiny package, As for viewing photos and watching videos, it’s cool at first but later feels a bit like punishment.

What set it apart from other players was the fact that it had different backlight colour combinations.

Cowon iAUDIO U3 (2GB)

Available in “Noble” white or “Platinum” black, the iAudio U3 has more features than the Apple iPod nanoand that’s reflected in its slightly higher price. Broad features and format support, including lossless compression.

He is also a working trumpet player in and around New York City. The headphone jack is on the top end, which also has a 3.

Visit manufacturer site for details. The interface is difficult to navigate.

While the capability is commendable, we just can’t see using this player for anything except audio functions.