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The Cowon D2 is a flash based MP3 player with above average battery life, sound quality and full SD/SDHC card integration.

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Pros

FLAC Support

7 agree

Battery Life

6 agree

SD/SDHC support with full integration

6 agree

Sound Quality

6 agree

Size

6 agree

Standard USB connection

5 agree

Customizable themes

3 agree

Clear and crisp screen

3 agree

Wolfson DAC

2 agree

Robust internal amplifier (74mW)

2 agree

Touchscreen provides quick and accurate navigation of menus and media

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Very sensitive about mp3-tags

3 agree

Fiddly to operate

2 agree

Only Plays video encoded at 320x240 resolution.

1 agrees

No true line out

1 agrees

Firmware updates not the easiest to execute

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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  The Cowon D2 is a flash based MP3 player with above average battery life, sound quality and full SD/SDHC card integration. It comes with a touchscreen and tactile inputs to navigate through files. While it is readily available at online stores, it is not possible to find this product at a brick and mortar, since Cowon does not even supply to those kind of stores. The GUI is clean and works quite well. If you do get bored with the look of it though, there are many themes available for free on different forums.

General
Brand COWON
Series D2
Model D2-4096BL
Type MP3 Player
Color Black
Height 2.2"
Width 3.1"
Depth 0.7"
Weight 3.2 oz.
Display
Screen Size 2.5"
Screen Format TFT
Display Resolution 320 x 240
Display Colors 16 M
Memory / Storage
Storage Medium Flash Memory
Storage Capacity 2-16GB
Support Cards SD/SDHC
Video
Video Playback Formats MPEG4/AVI/WMV
Images / Text Viewer
Images Formats JPEG
Text Formats TXT
Digital Audio
Supported Audio Formats MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC
Frequency Range 20 Hz-20 kHz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio(SNR) 95 dB
Microphone Built-in
EQ Normal, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classic, Vocal
Connections
PC interface supported USB 2.0
Headphones Jack 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
Power Source
Battery Type Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback) 52 hours
Battery Life(Video Playback) > 6 hours
Recharge Time 3 hours
Post Review
8leanne4
01/24/2009 05:39

To fix this bug, first make sure you have the latest firmware, then format the player using a tool called Panasonic SD formatter. This also decreases boot time as well as fixes database issues. You can Google this for further details, or visit www.anythingbutipod.com forums. This is a tried and tested method. It worked for me when the problem was so bad that certain songs just wouldn't play or would force the player to re-boot.

Mtgeekman
11/03/2008 12:23

I purchased this player to replace my Trekstore Vibez. I like the player over all but there are a few things that I don't like.

The play list management is not very strait forward. Though not to bad once you know what to do.

The other is a known bug even in the latest firmware. When this happens the player doesn't properly show the names of file or the ID3 tag information. Some times some of the info with show and other times it just says unknown.

I searched google and a few people say to basically load small amounts of music at a time and let the DB build after each artist or 2. I haven't tried this just yet only had the player a few days.

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