Originally Posted by shiorisekine
Hey Achmed, I see you have a cowon X9 how is that?
Quick X9 thoughts.....
It takes forever to fill the 32GB internal memory, holy crap. The internal reader is slow as hell.
As usual for Cowon, the manual is useless, and it takes a couple days to get used to how to do stuff.
Now that I have custom settings saved for a couple headphones, I am listening a lot....good sound, and plenty of power. Even with the HFI-780's I can't go over 25/40 unless it is a really old quiet album. (No MP3Gain used here since I don't shuffle with this player)
Don't bother asking about video capability or any of the other stuff....I am only using this player for music, nothing else.
The resistive screen isn't that bad. Occasionally it will make a sound but not register the input from a fingertip(like if you are close to the edge), but if you then use the fingernail it will register.
As I've said before, the various sound tweaks can work wonders, if you are careful....it's easy to end up with a wildly artificial sound though. Without anything enabled, though, it doesn't stand out in any way at all....so to get your money's worth, you have to take the time to tinker with the DSP effects.
As is always the case, most of the presets aren't worth your time...set up a custom setting to truly appreciate what a Cowon is capable of delivering.
The battery life is rated at 110 hours for audio. Don't know just how accurate that is, but after about 25 hours, always with some DSP settings enabled, the battery icon is still full.