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Originally Posted by alboyce View Post
 

Just a shout out to the J3. Still using mine daily and loving it for out and about. Fiio x5 for home. Was able to get a 128 gig micro to work with it as well. Anyone else?

 

I'm still using my J3 regularly.

 

Not audiophile level of sound quality, but a brilliant little work-a-day DAP in every other respect - I even use the integrated speaker to listen to audiobooks as I fall asleep at bedtime.

 

One of the absolute all-time best purchases of my life, in spite of its little flaws

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I'm still a daily user, but I'm ready to move on. I'm one of the idiots who backed the Geek Wave, so I've been waiting awhile. I'm running out of patience, though. I'm seriously considering a Sony A36, though I don't know that the sound quality is any better.

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Originally Posted by alboyce View Post
 

Just a shout out to the J3. Still using mine daily and loving it for out and about. Fiio x5 for home. Was able to get a 128 gig micro to work with it as well. Anyone else?

 

Mine is still going strong ... 

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Cowon should release an anniversary edition J3, fully pimped out gold or copper with usb audio out, DSD and all those 2016 whistles. biggrin.gif

She'd sell too...
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Cowon should release an anniversary edition J3, fully pimped out gold or copper with usb audio out, DSD and all those 2016 whistles. biggrin.gif

She'd sell too...


Ha!  Ya that would be great

post #3156 of 3161
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Cowon should release an anniversary edition J3, fully pimped out gold or copper with usb audio out, DSD and all those 2016 whistles. biggrin.gif

She'd sell too...

 

 

 

 

 

I agree.

 

Even though there are more-advanced and better-sounding, DAPs now available (Plenue D, too), I totally believe that an updated J3, at an economical pricepoint (say, $200) would still sell very well, and would need very little development effort by Cowon.

 

Loads of J3 fans would love a new and slightly-improved replacement for their beloved J3, and I'm one of them!  (no gold or copper pimping required, though! :tongue_smile: )

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Like several of you - my J3 is my daily use DAP via BT in my car.  Great UI, reliable as can be, gets the job done!

 

However, for IEM play it's my DX90 even over my P1.

 

Cheers,

Tim

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Sadly my much loved Ringke case/sleeve is totally falling apart ... any tips on good cases for the J3?  ... Can't seem to find the silicon Ringke cases anywhere...

 

?>?

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My J3 is still going strong 5 years after I bought it. I still use it everyday, good enough for my on-the-go listening needs.

I use it mainly for my IEMs. I don't use it for headphones though.

 

The Plenue D is a little more resolving, and can play 24/96 files.

The A35 has a warmer and more musical sound, but imo still more of a sidegrade.

 

So far the DP-X1 and the AK70 are what I would consider as significant upgrades for my DAP. I haven't tried the X5 3rd gen yet.

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After some 5 years of happy listening with the j3, as of yesterday I have a problem to which no ready solution seems available on the www: The j3 gets stuck on the boot screen after startup and also when plugged into the PC via USB. I believe I have loaded a defective mp3 file onto the device, however I see no way to remove it or format the player's storage or reinstall the firmware or anything. The reset-button does not help. Does anyone have an idea? Any help is much appreciated!!!

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Just following suit with the other recent posts. Still using my J3 every day. Still works like a dream. Still has crazy good battery life. I agree with the idea of the legacy edition J3, and how awesome that would be. I loved the Plenue D when I auditioned it, but the J3 still has a superior form-factor in my opinion, and better scrolling (though the PD wasn't bad at all). [edit: I forgot to mention the UCIs by Kizune! They drastically improve the J3!] Still, a 64GB or 128GB J3 with no file limits would be the bee's knees.
@sjftk I wish I could help you. I've had my J3 lock up on the boot screen a few times, and you're correct, it is caused by a corrupt file, but if your computer is unable to see the device, I'm not sure what I'd try. Any luck since you posted this?


Edited by dawningistheday - 2/21/17 at 8:32am
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