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COWON D20, really the pimped D2+? Your impressions please...

post #1 of 9
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Much hype around this supposedly optimized D2+...

 

Here's a seller describing Cowon's latest hatch:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-Cowon-D20-MP3-Player-16GB-/261179471134?pt=Other_MP3_Players&hash=item3ccf82751e

 

As my search on head-fi didn't turn out anything, I dared start a new thread for this asking for initial impressions and some practical info from those early birds on head-fi, who got this already...

 

I am espsecially keen on rockboxing and customizing experiences ...

 

Thanks for posting


Edited by bioport - 3/25/13 at 4:30pm
post #2 of 9

http://iaudiophile.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41643

 

http://anythingbutipod.com/2013/03/cowon-d20-back-to-2006/

 

I'd guess Rockbox is doubtful because it appears they've used the C2 UI on this player.

post #3 of 9

aw man, ive been waiting for a small cowon for a long time, but feel horror at the use of the c2 ui

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by ss2625 View Post

aw man, ive been waiting for a small cowon for a long time, but feel horror at the use of the c2 ui

 

Sorry Mate.The UI is identical to that of C2's frown.gif

post #5 of 9
I wonder if it sounds the same as C2, or they kept the D2+ signature. The problem with D2+ and C2 was their soundstages are rather narrow, they sound a touch congested, especially if the IEM already suffers from a narrow stage. Overall they aren't bad little players, if you can get them for the right price. A new UI would of been welcomed.

To me it looks like Cowon are just using up left over bits and pieces, nothing new here.

Back to a spinning disk on the playback screen. devil_face.gif
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by sujan View Post

Sorry Mate.The UI is identical to that of C2's frown.gif

 

yeah i know. which is why i feel the horror. ^^

post #7 of 9

Hi there,

i use this thread to ask if is it possible to install the D20 firmware on the old D2!

Would it be useful? Are there differences between the two firmwares (except for the different bbe version and the loudspeaker settings, I suppose..)

post #8 of 9

bit of a bump here was just looking at this and couldn't see the chipset used. managed to find the this info on the Rockbox site thankfully

 Just for comparison here's the

 

D2

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CowonD2Info

 

 

D20

http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CowonD20Info

 

 

 

 

WM8985  info http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/audio_hubs/WM8985/

WM8960  info http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/audio_hubs/WM8960/

 

Anyone know offhand if this is/should be a major or noticeable difference to warrant replacing a D2. I can't see much though I am not well versed here. Just a slight 2.5 db SNR difference in the ADC rating.

 

If I could get a D2 with a bit more resolution/clarity approaching the Colorfly C3 it would be nice


Edited by nick n - 9/30/13 at 12:09am
post #9 of 9

Do note that this Cowon has the Wolfson 8960according to pictures and info here. (this is the same that the C2 uses... meh!)

 

http://habrahabr.ru/company/boxowerview/blog/173603/

 

Not sure if there's a difference.

 

Also, it seems it uses "normal" SD cards instead of microSD like on the C2. The writter on the review says that some people have succesfully used 128GB SD cards... I'm not sure if that's correct but that's what I could get via translate. Some useful info there...


Edited by gelocks - 9/30/13 at 6:09pm
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