Pros: style, size, battery life, SD card slot, Touch Screen, Power and Sound
Cons: propriatary usb cable, just like everything else.
I love having something no one else has, that’s how I live my life making my own path. At least that’s how I feel when someone gawks at my J3. Every third person on earth has an IPOD, nothing to talk about, no fun, typical, average, yawn. Now the J3 is a special player in every aspect. When you pick up this shiny black glossy unit you expect a lead weight. However the unit is light as a feather but strong like titanium. Then you power it on as a thin blue line scrolls across the screen and then the touch screen icons which react to orientation of how you hold the J3.
However I couldn’t truly enjoy my love for the J3 until I added and upscale IEM. After weeks of searching, reading, asking (Then being rebuffed for not searching) then more searching. Flopping from one device to another. Should I spend a lot or spend a little and get several $50 and below. Will ebay ship me a Chinese fake since they lead the world in that area. Back to asking an be rebuffed for not searching. Finally I settled on getting the best I could afford the Weston UM3X.
Making the purchase click, the wait begins. Then the sound thoughts float in. Buyer’s remorse, read more reviews, maybe I should have gotten…
Look for affirmation. Read, Read Reading everything while the family goes waning for my attention.
Then the UM3x arrives, I immediately grab the J3 and plug it in. I go to setting and turn off EQ’ing off so I would have a good baseline reference. Tapped the music icon and my ears fill with the most warm punchy bass, clear highs and better than expected Mids! Tap, Tap to double check that I don’t have BBE+ enabled and it confirmed no EQ’ing and it sounds wonderful.
Bottom line I love my J3 pared with the Cowon J3 my search for quality music listening is over the ripping continues.