Open the box and design
Cowon Plenue D style canned extremely simple compared with the same range as the music player iBasso DX80 or Fiio X5ii. We have a small paper box packaging machines and associated accessories including: 1 MicroUSB cable, warranty and manual. So is too little accessories with a player whose prices are not cheap as this.
Regarding design, machine design impressed by the compact, only fit in the palm. The size of the machine respectively 77.2 × 53.1 × 14,9mm, barely larger than the Fiio M3. Of the hi-res music player with high prices are usually much larger in size, such as Aune M2 or iBasso DX80. Cowon Plenue D back is made from metal and shells honed smooth than other such Aune M2, Fiio X5ii or iBasso DX80 but the grip feels not the same metal.
At the upper edge, next to the 3.5mm headphone port is characterized power button cartouche-shaped bottom with integrated LED notifications.
The right side of the layout of the controls, used to manipulate the screen off. This edge is arranged too easy to press the wrong button.
The machine uses a standard MicroUSB, can be used to copy music and charger but do not support DAC for PC or OTG protocol. Thus, Cowon Plenue D will not use this port to read music on external storage or DAC output. You can only use the machine via the 3.5mm headphone jack. It had no line out and no digital audio output port.
Cowon Plenue D is available in 32GB memory, unlike other music players with no memory range. In addition, the machine also supports adding a 128GB external memory card slot, very comfortable to store.
The front of the machine is a 2.8-inch touch screen resolution of 240×320 pixels enough to display information, an easy way to browse music. Induction of the original machine was somewhat less smooth, after updating to latest FW 1:10 has also been improved though still not very smooth. However, with the player unlikely to require much, as this is also better than the DX80.
Cowon Plenue D supports majority formats common lossless and lossy, max 24bit / 192kHz. Generally you do not need to think much because most of the current music source Cowon Plenue D can run well. The machine does not support DSD is the current trend, but most of the players in this price range are moved DSD to PCM decoding normal before, so it was not too important.
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We use the following as a reference headphones: Aurisonic ASG2.5, AKG K3003i and Fitear Togo 334. Along compare players form within a same range Aune M2 and iBasso DX80.
First, when coupled with the highly sensitive headphones like Fitear 334 and AKG 3003i, Cowon Plenue D which also did not meet the phenomenon of noise hiss. It had no gain adjustment which allows for a fixed gain, for a very large volume. However, but the capacity “pull” Cowon Plenue D headphone not really good, but only passable, coupled with the headset as Yuin PK1 (150 ohm) power deficiency symptoms can be easily noticed. So this Amp circuit is rumored though pulling a “healthy” but not good by the Aune M2.
On the bass range: Cowon Plenue D bass at fitting and neutral, not so many, if you’re used to hearing what the bass player whose band hit like DX80 or X5ii will feel the lack of a bit with this sound range. This bass strips similar to the trend of the models sound like Hidizs AP100 or Aune M2 – a sound range and precise fit. When listening to music through the metal from Nightwish, may find Cowon Plenue D bass range with good accuracy, neat, no tail phenomenon. Negative strips concentrated in mid bass, sub bass plump but not really quite good. Overall, negative strips also have many similarities with Aune M2 but added a little more lightly on the mid bass.
middle strip Cowon Plenue D good smoothness, color slightly lighter. Experience with the lyrical vocal tracks like Blowing in The Wind, Renewable vocals are good, inspiring high, very easy to like. Bands are not silky and smooth sound much more neutral iBasso DX80, nevertheless color and flatter than Aune M2. Further comparisons, we can see the upper mid section (central part of the strip up) Cowon Plenue D are not airy, spacious as Aune M2, partly to hear the high notes brought little less experience , along with details of tonal range is also less Aune M2.
Overall, the details of the Cowon Plenue D fairly good, renewable tracks a sharp and clear, natural sound morning so it feels more detail, but when the switch to hear M2 Aune Cowon Plenue D still poor level of detail than, no high-resolution detail is as Aune M2. Cowon Plenue D soundstage provide spacious, even better than Sony ZX100, however mostly on horizontal width, depth is not good, with Aune M2 will give a better experience.
In addition, an interesting point on the player, it is the sound effects are very famous jetEffect. There are plenty of EQ effects are available so you can easily select and 2 custom EQ option (custom preset) for users to tweak to your liking. These effects are quite strange and funny listening ear but to provide better sound quality is not done, which so far they also are not familiar with EQ on the player as well so.
Summary: Cowon Plenue D has good sound quality, smooth, easy listening and large volume produced.
Cowon Plenue D strengths as touch interface more friendly and very good battery life up to 100 hours.
+ Good processing quality.
+ Good sound quality, nicely balanced, smooth and easy to like.
+ Up to 100 hours and up to 70 hours of music lossy to lossless.
+ Friendly touch interface is easy to use.
+ The various sound effects.
+ Extremely compact size, very convenient to use
– Still a few bugs with the software
– No line out, digital or DAC output to another device.
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