Cowon Plenue R - All Round Player
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Hi @Rockwell75,

I might had already said this to you but the PR is definitely good value DAP & certainly very enjoyable to use.

Subjectively & personally, it is definitely sonically more enjoyable than the ZX300.

Cowon tends to be pretty foolproof UI as it is basically a clone across all their DAPs with variations.

PR is more Reference Sound (Closer to Balanced Sound with no emphasis in any frequency range) compared to something like both PD & PD2 sonically though depending on your mileage on how you hear things, using JetEffects won't yield much difference from not using JetEffects but still nice to use.
Personally & subjectively, I also like the pretty much black background on the PR over both the PDs but in the long term, subjective once again, sound has more impact for me on the PDs.

Hope you enjoy your PR when it finally arrives, I doubt you will be disappointed...

Just as a general statement, it would be interesting if a revision of the PR ever came out with certain added futures but time will tell.

Hope you have a great day !
I have three daps that i use, but the PR is my favorite, sound wise and for sure UI wise, pretty fast, and JetEffects.
 
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My opinion. I had fiio players, hiby r6,r3, shanling m0, m5. And I think the R sounds better.
Plenue DAPs are some of the best on the market. In my opinion the only thing that needs improving is for Cowon to add an alphabetical screen to eliminate having to scroll all the way from A to Z (very annoying).

My ZuneHD makes it so much easier. Aftet choosing "artist", "album" or "song" I get an alphabet screen. I can then choose "V" and then scroll through the V's to get to Vivaldi; currently, I have to scroll from A all the way through the alphabet to get to V......I have a ton of music on my Cowon so this takes an irritating amount of time. Could be completely avoided with an alphabetical screen....or at the very least, the artists can be subdivided via alphabet.

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Outside of that annoyance (and sometimes absent artwork) the Plenue DAPs top the charts and are a sound value proposition. Half the time I have to add the artwork manually. It's another slight annoyance but the sound quality makes up for both annoyances.
 
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Plenue DAPs are some of the best on the market. In my opinion the only thing that needs improving is for Cowon to add an alphabetical screen to eliminate having to scroll all the way from A to Z (very annoying).

My ZuneHD makes it so much easier. Aftet choosing "artist", "album" or "song" I get an alphabet screen. I can then choose "V" and then scroll through the V's to get to Vivaldi; currently, I have to scroll from A all the way through the alphabet to get to V......I have a ton of music on my Cowon so this takes an irritating amount of time. Could be completely avoided with an alphabetical screen....or at the very least, the artists can be subdivided via alphabet.



Outside of that annoyance (and sometimes absent artwork) the Plenue DAPs top the charts and are a sound value proposition. Half the time I have to add the artwork manually. It's another slight annoyance but the sound quality makes up for both annoyances.
In all honesty I've found Plenue DAPs the easiest to get artwork working. I always just had a file "cover.jpg" in the album folder, and it would show on playback. I didn't bother using tags at all until I got a ZX300 and the Sony required quite a bit of work getting appropriate tags in the right place to get artwork to work. I find the Cowon solution so much easier!
 
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In all honesty I've found Plenue DAPs the easiest to get artwork working. I always just had a file "cover.jpg" in the album folder, and it would show on playback. I didn't bother using tags at all until I got a ZX300 and the Sony required quite a bit of work getting appropriate tags in the right place to get artwork to work. I find the Cowon solution so much easier!
May not be preferred, but i always embed my cover art into my flac or whatever file it happens to be with mp3tag, decent program for tagging. I try to keep them 500x500 or near this parameter.
 
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Friendly PSA regarding album art on DAPs,

800 x 800 tends to be friendly limit though depending on how image file was embedded, preferrably .png, rarely sometimes Cowon DAPs can squeeze in higher though said 800 x 800 is still recommended for easy compatibility across different DAPs.

Hope everyone as a great day !
 
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Hi
I have some problem with my sd card Samsung evo + 256gb
Update database crah when its fulled ?

What is your ? Toshiba ? ...
 
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Hi
I have some problem with my sd card Samsung evo + 256gb
Update database crah when its fulled ?

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Toshiba? I think SanDisk micro SD cards are the most common (worldwide). No issues here, though one of the cards I bought from Amazon turned out to be fake; had the same issue as you are having where file index got corrupted once I filled it up.
 
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Do anyone of you who have or had the cowon R can compare the sound between the M11? I may bevselling my R to get this one
 
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Do anyone of you who have or had the cowon R can compare the sound between the M11? I may bevselling my R to get this one
Yep the 11 is more neutral.
 
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Has anyone had to have their Plenue R repaired for anything? I'm based in the UK and it seems options for repair is limited. Unfortunately, my LCD screen cracked whilst being in my bag (seems something most of pressured the middle of the screen) and have a crack right down the middle.

Advanced MP3 Players have a dedicated repair engineer, but on initial emails; they have yet to receive any parts from Cowon for a Plenue R. I'm waiting for them to get back to me when they can get an LCD replacement and cost etc. I'm bit a gutted it happened, but learned a big lesson to not have it naked in my bag (I will get a protective bag in future).
 
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