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Cowon Plenue D

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by aerosatan, Nov 30, 2015.
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  1. Hi-Fi'er

    Anything IPOD Itouch or not is just junk and distortion. I left the Apple band wagon years ago. You are not spoiled, actually you wised up. A Cowon is what a DAP should be like from the beginning. Apple is a toy for people that don't know any better (like Bose) and Apple banks making money on that. Once you learn you never look back. Welcome and congratulations!
  2. FraterOiram
    Ha thank you for the warm welcome!
    Trust me, I wish I never would have been part of the apple bandwagon, I hitched a ride one day out of necessity and somehow became entangled in their web of useless bloatware and ****ty EQ presets. I can see the light now and it sure is bright!
    I would like to thanks this website for helping me get out of that god-forsaken hole called Apple. 
    It's funny cos I showed my friend the PD and she was surprised by the size of the player. Once I explained to her that it was a music player and nothing else she became confused as to why I would make such a move like that. "Don't you want to check the weather or stocks as you listen to music?"  NO.
  3. Tokyoghoul
    Not a fanboy but Apple isn't that bad...(・Д・)
    Although it sounds crap alone, it has one of the best UI and the most reliable USB output compatibility with DACs...
  4. mrazik
    It is funny, many people dislike iPod and on other hand there is still many companies who produce their products iPod like in some way :)
    I believe, that iPod deserve some credit, in the end it was one of first DAP with decent sound in that time and still good UI even today.
  5. Hi-Fi'er
    I rather have better sound that a good UI anyday. A bad sounding DAP is useless even if it has the best UI on the market as it is all about audio quality that counts in the end. Some DAP have no UI and are better than anything Apple can over charge for.
  6. mrazik
    In these days, I absolutely agree with you. But 12-15 years ago, how many other alternatives you got on market? Comparable to iPod. Is true that since that many new names are developed, but 15 years ago, most of them even not exist.
    Luckily today is PD one of good ones one can get. I had one, sold it, I have one again. Lovely tiny player with ultra capable battery and decent sound for reasonable money.
  7. Hi-Fi'er

    It just boggles my mind trying to figure out how Apple's iPod took over the world with compressed MP3's and no real usable equalization.
  8. Niyologist
    My Cowon PD and HiFiman Edition S are perfect together.
  9. Hi-Fi'er

    I like Cowon and HIFIMAN too. They pair well with RE-600.
  10. Ghisy

    Marketing/hype/brainwashing (pick one) and uninformed sheep.

    I took a look at it at the time and realized it wasn't that good. I waited and got a Cowon X5L a few years later. (didn't travel so much back then)

    Sent from my Nexus 6P
  11. imackler
    Personally, i think the ipod classic 7th gen was an excellent dap. Wish they still sold them.
  12. Hi-Fi'er

    I have it and I'm not impressed with it compared to the Cowon. The Ipod sits in a box hardly used not a scratch on it.
    For the last 2 years my most used amp has been the C&C BH2 because of long battery life, low noise floor, and bass/treble switches.

    The Cowon PD has ticked all the boxes above and then some. Budget iems like the Urban Fun, Shozy Zero, and Narmoo S1 are more than adequete for the PD.

    Now I go ampless. Instead of switching a bass ir treble knob on the amp I just tap an EQ set on the Cowon. After three weeks my favorite presets are Maestro, Feel the Wind, and Mild Shore. When I want more bass presence I go with Maestro. Feel the Wind is somewhere in the middle while Mild Shore tames my iems that have more bass.
  14. Hi-Fi'er

    The C&C is a great amp. I like my Aune better being a Class A amp with the D.
  15. slowpickr
    I'll have to try those presets.  Still working my way through them in alphabetical order lol.
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