Views Read Edit View history. Video frame rate isn’t high enough. The player was Cowon’s first DAP with an integrated 1. Meanwhile, the iAudio U3 has room for 24 FM presets, but it doesn’t offer an autopreset option–another surprising omission. It also offers adjustable line and mic volume, voice activation, and auto-sync for automatically breaking up tracks during line-in recording.

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Still, given the screen size, these aren’t very high-priority improvements. Cowon iAudio U3 review: In our tests, we had problems with line-in recording on one unit, but a backup U3 recorded extremely well. Don’t show this again. About the Author Mike Kobrin. It came with most of the features that users of the CW and CW had been missing. That’s a great way to stock up on, for example, your favorite NPR shows for anytime listening. The player supports ID3 tags, but despite having that option enabled in the Settings menu, the Now Playing screen only showed the folder and file name for many of the tracks I loaded.

The U3 may not be the greatest MP3 player ever, but I like it a lot because it’s small and lightweight, and it has just about all the features I could want, including good battery life. It lacked some of the main features of the G3: The device used a swing-control. It was the first digital audio player to feature a 0.

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The Bottom Line The feature-packed and swell-sounding Cowon iAudio U3 may ooze cool as one of the smallest PVPs, but its somewhat tricky controls and its high price tag spoil the party.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As for viewing photos and watching videos, it’s cool at first but later feels a bit like punishment. Continue to u page 01 My frequency response and distortion tests revealed that the U3’s output with the included earbuds and with EQ and sound enhancement options disabled is fairly strong in all audible registers, with slightly better-than-average bass response and a clean signal even at maximum volume.

Become a fan of PCMag. Like most of Cowon’s players, the U3 has extra features such as A-B repeat, variable-speed playback, an FM tuner with up to 24 presetsa dynamic playlist, and adjustable skip length a handy feature for language-learners. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

Cowon iAudio U3 Specs – CNET

The built-in 4GB Flash memory can store up to songs. It also boasts solid sound quality and performance. Most reviewers also regarded it as having a higher build quality.

The “L” version of the player is a little thicker and heavier though and iaudik slightly more. Although colors are a bit drab, the bright backlight makes them look more vivid than they do on the iPod nano’s comparatively dim screen.

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Meanwhile, the iAudio U3 has room for 24 FM presets, but it doesn’t offer an autopreset option–another surprising omission. The CW had audio playback capabilities, an FM radio and voice recording through a built-in microphone. It took us a while to master these and other interface intricacies, but eventually we got the hang of it.

Its excellent video-conversion software lets you watch iauudio favorite clips on the go.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. I do wish the video played back at a higher frame rate, but as an audio player, the U3 is about as versatile as they come. Iaudip Specified by Manufacturer.

Fans of FM i3 can enjoy the U3’s capabilities in that area; it not only plays and records FM but also lets you record at scheduled times. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from January Articles with permanently dead external links Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from October