REVIEW – WHATHIFI.COM – ”An affordable portable music player that sounds great.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ 2018 award winner.
“… The midrange is clear and detailed too. We play a 24bit/192kHz file of American Idiot by Green Day, and Billie Joe Armstrong’s superior snarl as he sings of the paranoia of the people comes across clearly.
Compared to the sound quality you might get from even the best smartphones, there’s more detail and nuance.
Verdict – Certainly, the Cowon Plenue D is a player worth its salt. It can handle a range of files, has an open and insightful sound quality, and is easy to use.
Those looking for a simple, realtively low-cost, pocket-sized player should definitely give this a go.”
High Resolution sound – a new standard in listening to music
For the finest sound quality, High Resolution Audio files take music to the next level. The difference between HR (High Resolution) music and typical MP3/AAC compressed music files is immense. Hi-Res music offers a deeper and wider sound stage, more precise imaging and, above all, a far greater sense of realism.
Handles a wide range of Hi-Res and standard formats
Fitted with a top quality 24-bit/192Hz DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) the Plenue D is compatible with a wide range of files types. These include FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC/APE/MP3/WMA and OGG.
As standard, the Plenue D has 32GB of storage – enough for a modest music library. Thanks to the MicroSD card slot, though, this can be expanded by up to a further 128GB – enough for a pretty serious music collection.
Built-in rechargeable battery giving up to 100 hours playback
Recharge the player in around 3.5 hours and you’ll have a class-leading battery life of up to 100 hours (MP3). Even with the highest quality Hi-Res files the battery life is around 51 hours – around five times better than many rivals and comparable smartphones.
Compact and stylish
Measuring just 77mm by 53mm the Plenue D easily fits the palm of your hand. The aluminium case is both strong and light – as well as giving the player a high quality feel. An easy-to-use touch screen makes navigation easy and comes as second nature after using a smartphone. Physical buttons fall easily to hand for major functions, such as volume and power.