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Old 10-13-2010, 05:17 AM
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This reminds me a lot of my Creative Vision W - same dimensions, same screen 4.3" 480x272. This is not 2008 tech - its 2006 tech! LOL At least my Vision W does not have a touchscreen.

But guys how are you going to use the device? I don't use my Vision W as a mobile device on my person. It mostly stays in the car linked to my stereo and I watch video while waiting in the car. The size does not matter, even the screen specs do not matter. What matters is you have a large HDD, great sound quality and an open system which you can mod. It is still better than an Ipod or Zune.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:11 AM
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I'd like to get the X7, but it's GIGANTIC!!! And the screen res is BLAH!!! WTF is Cowon thinking. This was sitting in a warehouse somewhere, and Cowon must have just re-discovered it. 2008 is a long time to keep this under wraps, considering how the entire thing REEKS of old tech. AAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I waited for THIS?!?!?!

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I agree although wait one year and Cowon will hopefully release the X8 or whatever they will call it - an improved X7 with modern tech. Maybe like the S9 to J3 deal. One can only hope.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:30 AM
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It's too big and I can't afford it anyway.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:46 AM
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I don't think it's expensive, I read somewhere it's only 300$ for 160Go. If it has the SQ of the J3 or even better my brother's gonna love it for he litteraly eats music :P. He intends to go flac, it was a hard way to convice him but I did it . HDD and bad resolution are no problem, but if the quality of the screen is not good it would bother me and I think it's the same for my brother. This one isn't AMOLED right ? It's impossible on a 4,3 inch screen ?
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:44 PM
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With the recent V5 player's 800x480 screen, it is anyone's guess why they downgraded their next player to this one. An HDD player? WTF?

I have a O2, which is still going nearly two years. Glad that it keeps working. The next player that will make me look twice is NOT this one. I mean storage size is great, but why oh why is it so hard to put 128GB of flash on a player? Have you seen the microXD cards that have like up to 64 GB? I have had my three 32 GB cards for over two years now. All fit in the palm of my hand. Another time I'll ask WTF?

I will keep looking around if my O2 craps out.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:24 AM
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Price keeps 128gb of flash from being put on a player - simple as that. The other specs are anyone's guess.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:36 AM
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Export Prive now has the Cowon X7 up for preorder, and the pricing actually isn't that bad IMO: Cowon X7 @Export Prive

It comes in black, white, and purple BTW.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:37 PM
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if this is gonna be just an o2 with a hdd it'll fail. It'll need to have the same audio tweakability in the video section as the music section, this was my main gripe with the o2 and its audio for video was beyond terrible.
They went the wrong way for the x7 imho, it should have been a hdd DAP not a pmp.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:50 PM
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X7's photoshoot
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:16 PM
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Wow, that's really awful, with all the willy-nilly background pics per screen. None of them match together or enhance/improve the UI, it's just like a cheap generic website design template.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:31 PM
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agreed.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:48 PM
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Here it is vs the S9:

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:57 PM
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I'm still looking for a 'in home bluetooth mp3 player remote type thing'. Summin that i can just sync and copy my winamp playlists and files onto and control music around the home via this rather than going back and forth to the pc. With 100hrs battery life for audio, 160gb hdd and am sure good SQ its still a contender. BUT i will have to see for reviews, at this price I have to know everything, as folk have said its 2006 tech with a 2010 price tag :S
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:26 AM
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I should be ordering mine in around a week. It's (IMO) just an O2 w/a HDD and different UI, coupled w/better battery life-I want.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:30 AM
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Hulk smash puny o2!!!
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:58 AM
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Heh,...nice. TBH, I'm getting this because my eyes are getting bad, so I know I'll be able to see the screen. I hope it's good for my needs, that's all. I will miss my J3 BTW!
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:39 PM
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Scrapz from iAudiophile began ripping the X7 UI from the currently released firmware, so S9 and J3 owners can give it a spin: http://iaudiophile.net/forums/showthread.php?t=37948
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:00 PM
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Here it is vs the S9:
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It's really not that big IMHO. I thought for a second you had already ordered yours and received it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:09 AM
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Here you go TDS

http://www.amazon.com/COWON-160-MP3-...8364863&sr=1-1


$319 sounds...ok. not the most competitive but still...
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:11 AM
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Thanks, I'll be ordering in a week or so. I do like the purple 1, but black will suffice.
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