It now supports up to Q8 with V1. The X5 includes a color screen on the unit. Meanwhile, the iAudio U3 has room for 24 FM presets, but it doesn’t offer an autopreset option–another surprising omission. The built-in microphone works well enough, and the adjustable input volume really helps in quiet or loud recording situations. The sound was far more appealing with my Ultimate Ears super.

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Cowon iAudio U3

Become a fan of PCMag. While it may be the world’s smallest PVP, the tiny screen is more showy than useful for video and photo.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The built-in microphone works well enough, and the adjustable input volume really helps in quiet or loud recording situations. Cowon’s iAudio U3 Cowon audio players have long been critical favorites here at CNET, especially the iAudio U2which received an Editors’ Choice award for its extensive feature set, excellent sound quality, and stylish design. The frame rate of video playback was limited to 15 frames per second.

The player ships with earbuds, a gold-plated 3. The U3 does not perform gapless playback, however, despite its support for OGG and FLAC files, both of which are designed so they can be played back without silence between two continuous tracks such as those ciwon on concert albums.


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The interface is difficult to navigate. The iAudio U3 also bears a hold switch.

Cowon iAudio U3 – Review – PCMag UK

Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. The X5 includes a color screen on the unit. The device used a swing-control.

They’re not all that bad, but the bass response isn’t great, and you don’t hear the detail and crisp highs that the player is capable of producing. This page was last edited on 8 Mayat This article needs additional citations for verification.

We’d say that this new joystick is a tad mushier than the iAudio U2’s pinpoint control.

Part of the problem lies with the screen. Its casing is a silver color instead of the black X5. It was produced in Korea.

The U3 now supports WM DRM 10 for online download and subscription services, but you’ll have to make sure you download the latest firmware from www. Joystick can be tricky to push straight in. Despite a few shortcomings, the tiny Cowon iAudio U3 is about cown versatile an MP3 player as they come.


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Not only do movies look small, they look jerky as well. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Video battery life is unspecified. Fans of FM radio can enjoy the Iaudko capabilities in that area; it not only plays and records FM but also lets you record at scheduled times.

Cowon iAUDIO U3 (2GB)

For other products manufactured by Cowon, see List of Cowon products. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted There’s also an “L” version available, which features enhanced battery life.

It now supports up to Q8 with V1. Using my Etymotic ER-4P “audio microscopes” I didn’t hear any anomalies or glaring deficiencies in the sound; it’s well balanced, with good bass response. The iAudio U3’s recording options don’t end with FM; the player also supports voice and line-in recording. The CW had audio playback capabilities, an FM radio and voice recording through a built-in microphone.