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I've resigned myself to finally realize that Apple is not the end-all-be-all of portable audio and I would like to make the switch to something different.

If you have any first-hand experience using the J3 please enlighten me.

 


 

EDIT (9/17/11):

 

I feel the need to update the OP.  I had purchased two J3s on separate occasions since I created this thread.  

 

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Both had problems connecting to my Windows PC (likely cable issues).  One of them also had an issue with a flickering screen (likely a power supply/regulator issue).  When I had the J3 I loved the UI and the sound quality.  BBE does amazing things!  However, the two isolated issues forced me to move on from Cowon.  Since then I have replaced our Windows based home PCs with Macs and I am now back in the Apple camp.  Sure, Apple has its down-sides, but what it does well, it does really well (IMHO).  Kudos to everyone who owns and loves their J3.  I held so much hope for this device, it just let me down.

 

Please keep this thread alive for everyone who owns and loves their J3.


Edited by SoulSyde - 9/17/11 at 12:51pm
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Edited by SoulSyde - 8/10/11 at 7:28pm
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it hasnt been officially released...dont expect a lot of reviews on this...
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Does anyone know "officially" what version of flash it will support?
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There's a few people who have the J3 already on iaudiophile.net - head there for a q & a session, and tell them The DarkSide sent you.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post
There's a few people who have the J3 already on iaudiophile.net - head there for a q & a session, and tell them The DarkSide sent you.
!!!

those importing bastards!
Cowon J3 - Now official - Page 38 - iAudiophile.net Forums

i am waiting for a release here in the states.
post #7 of 3099
What's the expected price for the 16gb ?
post #8 of 3099
Judging by the eBay prices for J3s, the 16GB and 8GB are not far away in price. Right now, the 8GBs are selling for around 280-290 USD, and the 16GBs are around 310 USD.
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^That's a lot of money for a DAP if you think about it :/
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Hrmmm... from reading the few comments. Seems asif its just a redesigned s9+d2 mixture, with very similar SQ as the s9. I'll wait until a few more people purchase and comment before i jump.
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Originally Posted by Young Spade View Post
^That's a lot of money for a DAP if you think about it :/
Nobody said this hobby was cheap.
post #12 of 3099
should atleast drop the S9 price right? I will wait.
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post
Nobody said this hobby was cheap.
well

time to find a new hobby.
brb, cap collecting.
post #14 of 3099
Haha yea.... this hobby has really made me spend a LOT of money :/
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so its really not that much different than ths S9 or D2 in terms of SQ? lol
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