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Cowon Plenue R - All Round Player

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by kel77, Jul 14, 2017.
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  1. technobear
    Hmmm. I don't see how that is remotely competitive against the Onkyo Rubato or Pioneer Private. Both of those have balanced out and twin slots. The cost of the extra 128GB mSD card will not take these two anywhere near £535 - more like £435 for the Onkyo and £385 for the Pioneer.

    The Plenue D is still the only DAP that makes any financial sense as it is the only one with sufficient battery capacity to have a long service life ahead of it. All these overpriced wonder toys will be little more use than bricks in two years time.
  2. Raketen
    These Plenues are breeding like rabbits!
    Looks pretty cool though & nicely spec'd, weirdly close in price to the M2...
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  3. bluedolphin
    So cost around 450-500 euro then is good for me, Cowon need a player between Cowon Plenue D and Cowon Plenue M2
    Anyone can comment if the software buttons is same Plenue M2 it had 3-4 themes that could be changed that what i like with M2
    but i got Plenue D over Plenue M2 because of Price was too high for M2 for me, Plenue R look like the best player so far i like everything how it look
    but need to know if software theming is same as M2.
    And release date for Europe is not up on Cowon france yet, hope it be up for sale on advancedmp3player

    this is the theme i like on M2, i think plenue 1 has same theme
    so would be good if plenue R is same
    And this Theme on Plenue 1 and M2 which would be good on Plenue R
    I like the Triangular buttons
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  4. AndrewPL
    Yes it's going to have same skin themes including the skin with UV meter
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  5. Niyologist
    This DAP will replace my Cowon Plenue D. Or at least replace most of my DAPs.
  6. Quarzer
  7. Ghisy

    I got to try it a few days ago here in Japan and it's a really nice player! The overall design is really cool (I enjoyed the texture on the back) and it's very light.

    It's much smoother than the PD but that 17 hour-battery life is a no no. Make it 50 and we'll talk Cowon!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  8. Niyologist
    That's good that the sound is smoother. I need a more natural sounding DAP.
  9. Ghisy
    Sorry, I meant the UI is much smoother than the D. As for the sound, not too sure as I could only demo the songs they put on it (not my music).
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  10. Niyologist
    Oh. OK. I'm really happy that the UI is very smooth. I really want to test out the Plenue R.
  11. Raketen
    For those that are in the US the Japanese import version has shown up on Amazon for $575 : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07543TPS3
    though personally I would wait for the official US Cowon/Jeteffect on ebay/amazon

    It's crazy how crowded the DAP market is & so many new daps out all at once. Leaning ZX300 - for fanboy reasons I guess, but not having 2.5mm & finally being able to get USB DAC capable DAP from Sony also nice. Though as usual the Cowon more transparently spec'd (at least Sony finally providing some power, though I'm assuming their specs are into 16ohm, cowons are usually 32 afaik?) for much better price, and even a little smaller in volume according to provided dimensions (96513 vs 103512 mm^3... and the new shanling m3s even a little bit smaller 86841)... ok now maybe I am talking myself back into R....:money_mouth:
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017
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  12. claidler
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
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  13. stoobot
    Can't wait to see howthis stacks up against the Sony ZX300 and AK70ii. Going to be a LOT of competition at this price point in October!
  14. bluedolphin
    Hope Cowon Plenue R will be avaible in spain, that player atleast
  15. fish1050
    Does the release of the Plenue R spell the end for the Plenue D as it came out in 2015 and still no updated model? I've never been able to figure out how Cowon handles their DAP releases.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
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