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Old 04-19-2005, 12:58 AM   #5
ignatz
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sarasota, FL
Device: Nook STR/iPhone 4S/EVO 4G
Wrap up and Pros/Cons

I am very happy with my M3. It's not the perfect DAP for me, but I don't think that one exists at the moment. It is a little unusual and is not for everyone. Not everyone wants a remote, and certainly many people don't want the remote to be their only control over the unit, especially such a small remote with small controls. However, the overall quality of the unit is very high. I think that the price is about mid-range for what it is. I bought mine from NewEgg for $260.

I use the damn thing every day through most of the day. My only real problem is with the cables, which can become unruly fairly easily. Overall I love this player and give it a 9 of 10 stars.

Pros:
  • Very small and light
  • Good remote
  • Frequent firmware updates
  • Clear, strong sound
  • Long battery life
  • Plays many formats (mp3, ogg, flac, wma, wav)
  • Also voice recorder, line in recording, FM tuner
Cons:
  • No screen on main unit
  • Remote is small and interface is not intuitive
  • Does not organize by ID3 tag
  • Cables can become tangled
I hope that this review has been informative. Sorry for the crappy pics.

Cowon will shortly release a successor to the M3, the M5, which has a color screen on the main unit, so those who are interested in pics on your DAP may look there. It should have a remote too, but I have not seen any pictures of that yet.
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