Originally Posted by olear
Have you heard the Sony Z series?
I did consider Cowon J3 but that's before reading that more than a few found the UI not intuitive and not easy to use.
I only like Cowon players. I dislike Sony's volume cap which can be bypassed on Cowon players by changing your region though Z series is apparently very good.
J3 user interface is fine for playing music, I find that all a little far fetched - internet nit picking. I can tell you now, owning a Clip+ and two Cowon players, you will notice a huge difference between them. Detail, higher powered internal headphone amp, higher output, Jeteffects 3.0, much wider soundstage, the list goes on. What you have to remember is although the Clip+ is great it's "$30" . I know this because I've tested them both for months now, there's no Mach3bass, BBE. I've said it before. Clip+ play's music, Cowons a music player.
It's only Apple players I think are far to expensive for your money which rightfully makes the Clip+ look good. Not Cowon imo.Edited by H20Fidelity - 8/19/12 at 6:53pm