1. techfreakazoid

    Sony X Series Walkman, COWON S9, Apple iPod touch 2G, SanDisk Sansa Fuze Impressions with the Shure E500 / SE530

    Over the past several weeks, I've been getting acquainted with these players' features and sound signatures. I wanted to share my experience and thoughts on their strengths and weaknesses. A/B testing was with the E500 listening primarily to hip hop, electro, freestyle, euro, trance, R&B, and...
  2. wolfetan44

    New music player or a new Portable amp?

    What would be the best idea? I already have a 64GB iPod touch. So would it be worth it to get a new music player or just get a portable amp for it? Budget is $275 because that's what I would probably get for it.
  3. animalsrush

    Portable source .. what next

    I currently have a Sony X1060 32 GB. I use it with Pico slim and Westone ES5.. However i am finding the space to be limited. Can you please recommend a replacement to Sony. I am looking for something with Line out so that i can use it with amp. I absolutely love the sound quality of Sony and i...
  4. torchwood1203

    Portable amp for dt 1350

    I'm looking for a portable amp to pair with cowon s9 and dt 1350, is fiio e11 good at this price range?
  5. GregVDS

    Into better source search: Cowon S9 vs. Sony NWZ-A847

    Hi,   I'm searching a very good portable source. I need a lot of place (64Go would do :-) ) and the best SQ possible. Battery time is also into consideration. Picture/video/game is surely not needed. At the mo, I use a Sony MDR-E818, which is not bad, but reminds me sadly my last MDR-E575...
  6. ImSikhWithIt

    First Headphones

     I was looking into buying new headphones. I used to have some crappy Sonys that I got for like 10 bucks but now I feel like upgrading. It'd be great to get some suggestions for first headphones. I mostly listen to music with heavy bass such as Rap and Dubstep, but I don't want everything else...
  7. logicalform

    Galaxy s / nexus s vs cowon

    Hey guys,  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 crap, while the Cowon sounds amazing (as expected). This is my second Cowon player and I am definitely spoiled at this...
  8. twinraven

    Question on er4s from a noobie

    Hey guys, I recently bought a pair of er4s from a head-fier. The earphones was great, all the clarity that i wanted, but i cant help noting a hissing sound whenever a song/ music hit certain notes. It sounds like "ssssss". It only appear in some songs, and can be annoying at times. Sorry, but...
  9. wildlyesoteric

    iPhone 4 digital out quality

    I was considering picking up a Cowon J3 or S9 today, but I realised that the $300 or so could be put toward an iPhone 4 that I've been secretly lusting for.  My question is if I use an LOD (I think it's called) to the iBasso D12 I have in the mail, will the source be as good as a digital...
  10. Fernito

    Portable player for US$200

    Hi there!    Well, I want to buy a new audio player, and I count with a budget up to US$ 200. I will use unamped HiFiMAN RE0 phones and I'll be listening to lossless and high bitrate MP3 audio files. I'm aiming specially towards sound quality and expandability (i.e. memory card(s) support)...
  11. GuruTech

    S9 Headphones ?

    Hey ! Atlast i am going to get S9...Please let me know the headphones that best suite S9....I can buy headphone of any range just don't care about my wallet :) Thankyou
  12. tianqi

    Cowon s9 pairing phones.... UM3x or W3 or Ortofon e-Q7?

    I'd like to know what ear phone would pair to make the sound quality of the S9 even better? I am currently thinking of Westone um3x or Westone 3 or Ortofon e-Q7? Would they work well with S9?     Thanks for the input.
  13. Ashwin

    If you have a good set of earphones, does the player matter in terms of the overall sound quality heard?

      Hi,    I was wanting to ask if the audio player mattered as much if you've a really good / decent set of earphones to go along? (not considering FLAC files or lossless of course, more like MP3s, where its already been highly compressed and lossy)   More specifically would the...
  14. FuzzyLlama

    Sansa Clip+ or Cowon i9 or iPod Nano or Sansa Fuze+ or...? (Need a replacenent for my iRiver iFP)

    Hi all, I've been using an iRiver iFP-899 for nearly 6 years. It was a perfect little DAP,with unbeliviable SQ, powered with simple AA battery (so I could still play my tunes while hiking in some God forsaken mountains, provided that I have a backpack filled with AA batteries), easy to use...
  15. BoogieWoogie


    I'm looking for good sound quality and I have narrowed it down to Cowon i9 and D2+. These have buttons to operate it in the dark right. Which you think would be a better choice and why ?
  16. jaykarnik

    PMP with lyrics playback

    Hi,   Do you know of any PMP which can display synchronized lyrics embedded in the MP3 files?
  17. faisal2003456

    Cowon S9 Impressions

    I know that this product is old, but I am trying to get a feel for writing these kinds of articles, so here I go.   This is probably the best DAP I have ever owned. After doing some research on Head-Fi it seamed like the way to go, was Cowon (if you wanted video playback at least). I was...
  18. yliu

    Help choosing a new mp3 player!?

    I have the iPod classic 160GB (late 2009 version) and after I heard my friends Cowon S9, so I decided to get a new one. After some research, I narrowed my list to the Cowon S9, iAudio 9, Sony A84x, or the Walkman S-series.
  19. TheRH

    Cowon i9..... a good upgrade?

    Hello,   I have been looking at current audio players to replace my Sony NWZ-E344. Reason being the screen is getting very scratched.   There are a few questions I have about eh i9:   How durable is the screen   Is the sounds quality on par with other Cowon devices   Is the...
  20. authistic

    Order by sound quality

    Hey guys..   I know this is a quiet .. stupid thread but I am quiet new to mobile sources.. I need to get a good overview..   So I would love to know which players are "omg-damn-nice" and which are the "bah-dat-sux" =) So could anyone please order the following players by sound...
  21. sphynx

    Source Woes

      This is my first post, and my first step into hi-fi so any & all advice is appreciated.     I'm trying to decide which to buy between three DAPs, Cowon's S9, iPod Touch, and Nationite S:flo2.  I've been reading what head-fi'ers have had to say about the Cowon S9 over the past couple...
  22. tianqi

    Would S9 and 10 Benefit From An Amp?

    Anyone have any suggestions for Amps that would work wonders with Ultimate ears 10 pro? Within reasonable price range? So less or equal to the price of 10?
  23. mralexosborn

    How much of an improvement is the Cowon S9 over the Droid?

    I got my SR-225i's today and now need a decent source. My Droid has only 16GB of space, the headphone jack wobbles and lacks built in FLAC support. So I was wondering would the S9 be worth $200 as an upgrade? Or should I just get a uDac to use with my PC. I will be using it at home mostly but...
  24. R0ck43

    iRiver P7

    Hi, have you any experince with this player ? Any comparison with a cowon D2 or S9 ? I thinking about this player, but i am not sure if that so good like cowon ?
  25. oak3x

    Cowon S9 (Jet Audio) and a new Mac Pro OSX...question

    Hello   Being an owner of a Cowon S9, I recently changed operating systems to a Mac OSX.    I noticed that Jet Audio does not run on Mac OSX...  What is your suggestion to importing my CD's via FLAC with a Mac?   Thanks   Dave