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Cowon iAudio 7 or Cowon D2?
stuub27 
29/6/08 11:24:32 AM
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I like the fact that one can expand the memory on the D2, but I prefer the style and form of the 7. And the 7 is cheaper...

EDIT: (added links) goto-

http://www.cowonglobal.com/product_wide/product_D2_feature.php


http://www.cowonglobal.com/product_wide/product_i7_feature.php

Any thoughts or preferences (hopefully based on some experience)?

Thanks
Stu


Edited by stuub27: 29/6/2008 3:53:05 PM

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MisterK 
30/6/08 6:51:25 PM
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I don't have either, but personally i would go the 16GB D2 ($300)
Id like to be able to watch the odd video on the move
According to reviews the D2 has the stronger amp, and better sound quality ( along with more adjustable EQ )
As you mentioned, being to add SDHC cards is pretty awesome (32GB cards are out and supported by the D2)

Have a look around these forums for more opinions
http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12
http://www.iaudiophile.net/forums/
http://www.dapreview.net/p/forum/forum_viewforum.php?47

Also there is a rockbox firmware in the works for the D2
http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=551ff372f6ec1aaf4faaf1394cda7461&topic=10164.0

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stuub27 
1/7/08 9:49:54 AM
Champion

Cool- thanks for that- the links especially :)

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mr_buggs 
16/7/08 2:46:53 PM
Serf
I'm a bit late to this post and you've probably purchased already but for future reference I have a d2. I bought it around 6 months ago (maybe less, I can't really remember).

Anyway, I can highly recommend it. I use mine for about 2-3 hours daily for music and movies and have been nothing but happy with it.

At the time I was tossing up between the 7 or the d2 as well. I was tempted to buy the 7 because I didn't think I'd watch many movies because the screen would be too small even on the d2. Anyway I now watch plenty of movies and tv shows.

The screen quality and brightness is fine even for watching on the train in the mornings (with bright sunlight). It displays animation particularly vividly. I don't recommend subtitles on it though - it can be tough to read so small (which is a bummer cause I tend to watch a lot of foreign films as well as non-dubbed anime).

The sound quality for music is great. But I only use $50 earphones on the train to work so I can't comment on whether its "audiophile" quality sound if that's what you're looking for.

As for aestethics, I like my little square. :) I have a white d2 and it's nice and simple.

It fits comfortably in one hand for watching movies and also comfortably in my pocket for music. The buttons for volume +/- double as |>> and <<| depending on whether the hold button is on. It's not exactly intuitive but after a couple tries you learn where the buttons are and can easily adjust volume and skip tracks with the d2 in your pocket.

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stuub27 
16/7/08 5:04:20 PM
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Quote by mr_buggs
I'm a bit late to this post and you've probably purchased already but for future reference I have a d2. I bought it around 6 months ago (maybe less, I can't really remember).

Anyway, I can highly recommend it. I use mine for about 2-3 hours daily for music and movies and have been nothing but happy with it.

At the time I was tossing up between the 7 or the d2 as well. I was tempted to buy the 7 because I didn't think I'd watch many movies because the screen would be too small even on the d2. Anyway I now watch plenty of movies and tv shows.

The screen quality and brightness is fine even for watching on the train in the mornings (with bright sunlight). It displays animation particularly vividly. I don't recommend subtitles on it though - it can be tough to read so small (which is a bummer cause I tend to watch a lot of foreign films as well as non-dubbed anime).

The sound quality for music is great. But I only use $50 earphones on the train to work so I can't comment on whether its "audiophile" quality sound if that's what you're looking for.

As for aestethics, I like my little square. :) I have a white d2 and it's nice and simple.

It fits comfortably in one hand for watching movies and also comfortably in my pocket for music. The buttons for volume +/- double as |>> and <<| depending on whether the hold button is on. It's not exactly intuitive but after a couple tries you learn where the buttons are and can easily adjust volume and skip tracks with the d2 in your pocket.



Thanks for the in-depth response :)

But, I think I have jumped ship to iPod land- 160GB for $450ish is hard to pass up...Won't be confirmed until its in my hands, but that is the way the current is going

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mr_buggs 
25/7/08 11:18:37 AM
Serf
yeah I neglected to comment on storage because it depends so much on the person. I comfortably fit within my 8 gigs on the d2 and haven't even had to resort to memory cards yet.

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
25/7/08 6:26:29 PM
Titan

I'm getting a D2 because of its impressive sound quality and features. Storage doesn't mean too much to me, I'm very picky with music, so I don't have too much. :P

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