My main hobby is listining to music. I spent more than 30 years replacing hi-fi equipment to the latest models. I ma now retired and I still have some top of the line audio components like Pioneer turntable (Tangital drive) PLL-1000, BIC cassette deck fully electronic, two speed frequency responce is 20 to 25Khz, Pioneer reel-to-reel RT-909, a pair of monitor Yamaha Speakers NS-1000 and another pair of Pioneer speakers HPM-100, Yamaha amplifer CA-1000 class-A and class-B operation, and finally a main-amp and pre-amp Yamaha M4 and C4. I started with a stereo system then upgraded to 7-channel, then I moved to AC3 and dolby digital system.
I have also invested in the following portable system equipment: Cowon S9 (32GB), Cowon iAudio9 (16Gb) Fiio E5 and E7 and Monster Copper pro earphones, Monster Miles Davis earphones.
I can assure you that the Cowon products are the best choice for hearing the music. The reason is that they apply some unique sound enhansment that no other company has. This is the BBE+. since I am a technician I am not going into detail but this BBE+ process recreates the missing frequences and also the harmonics of the MP3's files and the result is that the lost frequences doe to compression will be all created and so, the rinal result will be as if one is playing a DVD/CD.
You can query about my portable components. One thing before I go I have the equilizer and all the other setting of the Cowon S9. If you like you can contact me and i will send you the settings.
Portable system I am using: cowon S9 + Fiio E7 + Miles Davis earphones with double flange earpads.
Originally Posted by logicalform
I currently have a Cowon S9 and I love the SQ I get from it. I also own an Evo 4g and love that as well. The problem is that the Evo sounds like complete and utter sh*t, while the Cowon sounds amazing (as expected). This is my second Cowon player and I am definitely spoiled at this point. I hate having to have two devices with me, however, and the rave reviews I've heard about the Galaxy line's SQ (with the voodoo kernel installed) have gotten me interested in getting the Nexus S 4g when it comes to Sprint to eliminate the need for carrying multiple devices.
My question, then, is how the voodoo'd Galaxy line compares to a Cowon player (the S9 in my case). For anyone who has been fortunate enough to have heard both of these setups, I'd love your (preferably DETAILED) opinion (even if you haven't heard them both but have anything interesting to add, I'd love to hear that too). For some background, I currently have some Grado SR80s that I listen to at home, some cheaper Sennheisers that are mostly for on the go, and also some Beats in-ears that I use mostly on the run as well (and there's probably about a 90% chance I'll be adding to that list soon... I have a problem like most of us here do...)
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.
(BTW, I'm aware there are other threads similar to this, but I wanted a little bit more detailed info specifically regarding the Cowon/Galaxy comparison)