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Old 12-12-2012, 02:44   #1
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Cowon just posted some news about a new product, the Cowon EM1.



The Cowon EM1 come in two versions: One with controls and a microphone, and a version without these extras.

Prices:
- The regular version costs 21,900 KRW which is about 20 US$ / 15 €.
- The other version with microphone and controls costs 29,000 KRW = 27 US$ / 20 €.
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Old 12-13-2012, 15:08   #2
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Interesting...The color schemes remind me of the D2's color schemes♥
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Old 12-13-2012, 18:12   #3
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I might be interested in a set or 2,...
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Old 12-22-2012, 21:42   #4
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Probably not the best time to enter into the earphone market... Most price points are covered, and I'm not sure these have anything unique to offer.

What we need is a successor to the J3 or D3 that actually works exceptionally well. EX: The Pantech Burst is $160, runs Android on a 4" Super OLED screen with a 1.5Ghz dual core processor and 1Gb of RAM... Why can't Cowon create something based on that with BBE put on it, along with a quality Wolfson DAC? Get incredible battery life after removing the cellular amps and antennae.
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Old 12-29-2012, 17:02   #5
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Probably not the best time to enter into the earphone market... Most price points are covered, and I'm not sure these have anything unique to offer.

What we need is a successor to the J3 or D3 that actually works exceptionally well. EX: The Pantech Burst is $160, runs Android on a 4" Super OLED screen with a 1.5Ghz dual core processor and 1Gb of RAM... Why can't Cowon create something based on that with BBE put on it, along with a quality Wolfson DAC? Get incredible battery life after removing the cellular amps and antennae.
Yeah! I'm waiting for something to replace my old S9... the power-seifch has been removed and I'm currently using the metal-part only (for about a month or so) so I don't think I can wait for much longer before I need to replace my S9 and I really want to keep on using a mp3 from COWON, even thou I already own a iPhone 4 for two years since 20th December :/
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Yeah! I'm waiting for something to replace my old S9... the power-seifch has been removed and I'm currently using the metal-part only (for about a month or so)
Same thing happened to my S9. It got real annoying so I bought I used D2 off someone else. Still though, I hope COWON comes through and creates something awesome. Otherwise my next smartphone will probably also be my dedicated music player
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they have to, the phone people are catching up.
they cant fool people with beats audio forever.
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I'd like to try these myself,...but don't they remind you of counterfeit beats?!?!?!
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:02   #9
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Dont even try them. I got mine about half an hour ago from exportprive.
They sound horrible... Lots of hissing noise and not enough punchy bass. ATh-sj5 sounds like sweet heaven after 10 minutes of this torture.
The ear-tips are getting dirty very easily (only 30 minutes has passed).

One thing good about them, they look nice and cable is flat, doesn't get tangled.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:31   #10
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I almost ordered a set of these yesterday! Really that bad, huh? I am a little surprised, honestly.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:39   #11
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Well, Blackberry 9900 with ATh-Sj5 sounds much better than this EM1 with my D2
If I try them with blackberry, it is a huge fail... And I paid ~ €24 euro for that :/

Stock earbuds sound better to me. Strangely, I did not find any bad reviews on the web about them before ordering. I wonder why they are so bad, it cant be a fake one, right? I mean, who would fake Cowon... and it was shipped from South Korea anyways. On earphones its written that they are made in China, but usually it is always like that.
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I wonder why they are so bad, it cant be a fake one, right? I mean, who would fake Cowon... and it was shipped from South Korea anyways. On earphones its written that they are made in China, but usually it is always like that.
I wondered this also, but I really doubt it's a fake. It seems like it would be way too hard to make any money faking Cowon buds of all things.
Sounds like I really dodged a bullet then...
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If these were ordered from Exportprive they're real. They just sound crappy,...and I wanted these.
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:15   #14
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glad i bought my hf5's rather then more cheap iem's

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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