Feeds
70%
Cowon iAudio X7

Cowon iAudio X7 hard drive PMP

Media player, meet external HDD

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Solid audio

External controls are limited to two chrome volume buttons on the left, an on/off/lock switch on the right, and a button marked 'M' below the screen that takes you directly back to the main menu.

Cowon iAudio X7

Not a classy look, that's for sure

Next to the menu key are two small but surprisingly powerful speakers. At the bottom, you'll find a 3.5mm audio socket, power jack and a port for the 20-pin "Korean" USB cable.

Format support is solid enough on the music side, with MP3, Flac, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, Audible, APE and AAC all catered for, though Cowon makes no mention of AAC compatibility in its literature.

The only video formats the X7 will play are Xvid/DivX and WMV but at least they play reliably. In use, the X7 played every one of over a dozen AVI files I tried even at resolutions up to 704 x 480 and its ability to manage aspect ratios and subtitles was very impressive.

Cowon iAudio X7

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Next page: In control

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.