iRiver Clix 4 gig VS Cowon D2 4 gig
by Jerry9254 - 1/24/07 7:47 PM
what are your opinions about these two players?
the d-click vs touchscreen, ease of use, durability, etc.
i'm not sure between these 2
so i'm asking you guys
by: Jerry9254 January 24, 2007 7:47 PM PST
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Oh, and what about that Clix2? just found out about that one today.
Whadda you guys think about it?
I always go for Cowon these days because they consistently produce the best sound. I have my D2 on order,so haven't heard it yet, but I can't wait. They have bumped up theoutput power, so it should drive some big headphones.
Still, go for what you prefer. I have owned a couple of iRivers too (not a Clix), and they are also quality.
Hey where do you order it from? I want one but cant get any store who sell them.. ..
Another rhing, Does it play sd card that is greater than 2 GB?
I ordered from advancedmp3pleyers.co.uk (I am in the uk).
It was supposed to arrive in stock tomorrow, but has been delayed until Feb 18th. Bit disappointed but it's done now. I have ordered from them twice before and never previously had any problems.
The D2 can take 4Gb, although not all makes. It's worth checking on the forums before you get one. Apparently it is a firmware issue and they will fix this soon (Cowon are generally very good about firmware).
It probably won't support the new SDHC format, even though they are the same size, so 4Gb will be the limit.
"It probably won't support the new SDHC format, even though they are the same size, so 4Gb will be the limit."
A new firmware update has made at least 8gb SDHC cards compatible, but ive heard of 32gb SDHC being used....
Looks like cnet did a Prize fight just for me.
In my opinion though, i'm leaning more toward the clix.
I'm a CNET fan but the prizefight bet them was truly stupid.
I am a regular viewer of the prize fight but this time they got it wrong.. I really feel that the D2 packs a lot more than the clix.. Its audio output is the best int he market right now, better than the earlier best Creative Zen vision M (With a SNR value of whooping 98).. The touch sensor screen is a big plus and could make a new revolution over the current MP3 Player in the market. The features are even more powerful.. I truly am waiting for my D2 and i think they clearlt overtook the clix...
by alext - 2/13/07 3:33 AM
My D2 arrived yesterday. Love it
I'm walking round with full sized DJ headphones (AKG K81DJ) and it is driving them no problem. Massive bass, great sound, no hiss. The U3 and X5 are the best players I've heard and this is better.
Wasn't sure if I would like the touch screen, but it works really well. It is great being able to jump straight to the right point in a long podcast or video.
It has dedicated volume buttons, so you can operate it in your pocket.
Love it, love it, love it.
btw, the Clix does not support FLAC.
Lean torwards the clix because you are an idiot
The D2 out performs the clix on EVERY level. IN fact except for over all storage space the D2 Out performs every IPOD on the market. The D2 is the best on the market right now
um... since my last post, i have been leaning towards the D2...
yeah, i bet i'm still an idiot you punk.
Hey got my D2 on the 21st of Feb and i love it.. Somply awesome..My reviewon Cnet.. Do read, its all you need to know..
Thanks. The review was great. I'm going to get this player as soon as i can.
Thanks, and good luck with your new player..
Only an idiot...
... or perhaps a Cowon shill would hype up the D2 like that.
I like the D2 to a certain extent. Very long battery life, expandability, lossless support which is made practical with the long battery life, The self databasing facility in the latest firmware is very handy. The battery life does make the player fairly titanic for a 4Gb machine - but it does still fit in your palm.
I'm in a mixed mood about the touchscreen. It actually slows down your navigation compared to almost every other player with decent controls, but it doesn't feel too bad in actual use.
The basic sound is OK. Nothing special. A 'big' iPod (or Creative, Sony, yada yada) can beat it and a Nano can also slightly trump it in terms of fidelity if you take EQ's and FX out of the equation. And in terms of FX's and EQ's, there are some complaints out there that it's not as well implemented (if you could call the sound quality degrading Jeteffects 'well implemented') as previous Cowon players. I don't use Jeteffects much, so I can't say a lot about that yet.
Personally as far as navigation is concerned I preferred the Clix, and I think the iRiver is better / more slickly designed overall and is more usable. I expect this to continue with the Clix 2.
The D2 has plenty of nerd/geek appeal, but the Clix 2 looks to be better for the smarter not-quite-rabid-geek looking for an alternative to the Nano.
I would most definately buy a clix if it had expandable memory, 2-4gb just isnt enough for me.
That and the fact it has a long battery life are the only reasons i'm buying the d2 instead of the clix.
...would you buy notably more storage before a better player came out?
yes... well... *shifty eyes* it supports napster to go! ha! yes i know about the problems.
I just bought a D2 and so far I love it but...
Anybody know what music services are compatible with the D2? I like the selection on the Napster service but it is not compatible with the D2 as far as I can tell. I have a lot of music on CD that I have transferred to the D2 so I am not in a short for music but would like at some point to be able to use a music "to-go" service. Any thoughts?
What's the price on the D2?
Also, should i keep my iriver H10 or replace it with the D2?
I bought it on Amazon witht he visa card offer which will result in a $30 credit to my visa account (and thus the Net $200). I gave my IRiver to my son. I continue to be pleased with this unit but would really like Napster compatiability.
The other thing is it does not come with a carry pouch or arm band. I will need to find an arm band becuase while it fits convehiently in my pocket I am concerned I am going to forget it is there when I am working out sometimes and end up breaking it.
For just pure music there may be better options from a value stand point. The creative vision M looks like a good value but that is just an opinion.
That's about it for now, but the scene's beginning to change a lot. Un-DRM'd services seem to be springing up here and there and who knows where it might go. The D2 has just got MTP by a recent update, but at this time as far as I'm aware it's not PlaysForMaybeonagoodday compatible. I don't doubt they're working on it - but given Cowon's very poor track record on bug-free firmware and timely delivery of features, I wouldn't exactly hold your breath.
Thanks for the input. I have owned various MP3 players (IPod, Napster, iRiver, Creative, Epson (P4000), a few small capacity ones I don't even remember the names of, and now the Cowon). When I am done I usually give them to my son or wife. My only real gripe with the D2 is the Napster compatiability thing. It may force me to move to another unit in a few months but for now I can just use one of my other units for the Nabster "to go" service.
So does it play this?
This is where all my music is from:
i've got like 60 songs from Napster (the pay-per-song, not to-go)
A bunch from CD's
And now i get most of my music from EMUSIC and
So which of those is the D2 compatable with?
Good to go with Napster after Firmware update
Following the Firmware update it works perfectly with Napster.
I own a clix and a D2
I've owned a Clix1 for 1.5 years and just bought the D2 based on the buzz. The Clix is great player, but repeated use has worn down the battery. IRiver's website said the batteries are "sold out". This is why I'm trying the Cowan instead of Clix2.
I don't think there is a clear winner between IRiver and the Cowan. They look similar, but they are very different. You should choose based upon your needs.
The Clix is for Drivers, the D2 is for passengers. Maybe it better to say the IRiver is Better than, but similar to an IPod. The D2 is a home AV system that fits in your pocket.
Both sound great, but the D2 sounds better and has many more features for both sound and video.
You can't operate the D2 without looking at the screen. Consider that if you use your MP3 player as an execise companion.
The IRiver screen is smaller, but the hands-down winner for image quality. The D2 screen is bigger and has twice the battery time. It's also easier to convert video and load it into the D2 player.
Rhapsody doesn't support Cowon devices (yet) but URGE does (according to CNET). IRiver works with all subscription services.
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