Cowon i9 and E2 Now Shipping in the US

cowon i9 us sale Cowon i9 and E2 Now Shipping in the US

Cowon just dropped two of its new players in time for the holidays here in the US. The iAudio 9 or sometimes called the i9 is the next generation i7 but this time it looks like the buttons are much more accessible. The i7 was a great sounding player (review) with some great output but it was hindered by a horrible UI with cramped touch controls.

From the photos it looks like it could be more comfortable even though the swing touch controls are still present. At Journal de Geek there are a few other photos of the UI in action sized up against the Cowon s9. You can also check out the full pitch and specs on the official Cowon i9 landing page.

The player is available in white, silver, black, and red with capacities of 8GB and 16GB. Right now only the black 16GB is available on Jettmall for $170 and should roll out to Amazon shortly. Oh, yeah and the E2… available for $65 for the 4GB screenless player with style.


jetpack on November 3, 2009 11:33 PM

I like that it has the headphone jack on the bottom and I like the UI but 170$ is too much seeing as the 16gig D2+ goes for 17$ less. I would consider selling my D2+ and getting this if they had a 32gig version for

klevin on November 4, 2009 12:11 AM

I’m a big fan of the audio quality and codec support of Cowon players, but the lack of storage capacity is a deal breaker. I’ve been looking for a replacement for my iAudio X5L. My primary requirements are support for OGG and FLAC formats, which only seems to come from Cowon. However, I also need large storage capacity (my collection eats a little over 40GB these days). I could live with the smaller onboard capacity if there was expansion, such as SDHC, but no dice.

Sikieiki on November 7, 2009 1:49 AM

The biggest plus about Cowon is their sound quality and battery life. Rated at only 30 hours music, the I9 isn’t intriguing at all. At that battery life, its just one player among many with good sound.

Robin on November 15, 2009 9:12 PM

So it looks like the USB-Cable might fit the charge plug from the D2(+). If so it would probably be a nice cheap alternative to an AC-Charger.Can somebody investigate this?

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