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Cowon Plenue J Jupiter Gold Digital Audio Player

$399.00 inc GST

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Cowon has outdone themselves with the introduction of the Plenue J, a portable digital audio player that aims to do away with bulky, subpar, inelegant features and eclipse them with thin, light, and long-lasting capabilities.

Cowon set out on a mission to create the perfect portable DAP. The most important element to pursue was the essence of pure sound. That, and more, is what they have captured with the PLENUE J. They have infused the artist’s passion for that perfect HD sound into the PLENUE J.

24bit/192kHz high-resolution sound sources are the highest-quality audio used in a studio recording process. The PLENUE J provides an unmatched level of sound presence through the highest-quality audio expressing clearer vocals and richer, more magnificent session sound.

The PLENUE J is equipped with a high-quality 24bit/192kHz stereo DAC to faithfully reproduce 24bit high-resolution original studio-quality audio without distortion or loss of sound. The PLENUEJ’s high-performance 24-bit DAC drives superior sound performance, well beyond all expectations.


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“…This player treats low-frequency tones, such as the drumbeat, with the weight and punch they deserve.

There are times when they thwack into your ears with a definitive kick, but the Plenue J doesn’t overstep the mark when it comes to sounds higher up the frequency range by trying to make them bigger than they are.

Switching to Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend, Ezra Koenig’s singing in the midrange comes across clearly and with insight. The natural sibilance in his delivery is recognisable without being overstated, and midway through the song when the rest of the instruments drop out – leaving just Koenig’s voice and an uptempo drumbeat – both elements are balanced nicely.

The Plenue J manages to keep instruments separate and present them spaciously, while still delivering the song as a cohesive whole. The distance between voice and drumbeat is palpable, but you never lose the sense it’s building to a crescendo in the climactic chorus.

The Verdict – With their very similar sound and price, choosing between the Cowon Plenue J or the smaller Plenue D comes down in large part to personal preference about design. The Plenue J is easier to use, has more built-in storage and is slimmer, whereas the Plenue D has a bigger battery and is £40 cheaper. Ultimately, if the J tickles your fancy, you’re not going to be disappointed by the way it delivers your songs.


In short, the Plenue J can be encapsulated with the following descriptions:
Pure, uncompromised listening
Long-lasting battery life
Engineered to perfection
Numerous commendable features
Unprecedented sound resolution
Exceptional delivery
Jeteffect 5 for refined audio

Superb Sound
The matchless sound that transcends clarity is the hallmark of Cowon’s Plenue J. The 24-bit DAC is the driving force behind this refined audio performance. To provide listeners with an experience that goes “well beyond all expectations”, Cowon felt compelled to implement the 24-bit DAC and give quality audio a whole new meaning. The 24-bit DAC, coupled with JetEffect 5 & BBE+, makes for a crisp, undistorted, top-notch audio journey.

Impressive Lifespan
Not 30, not 40, but a remarkable 53 hours of non-stop listening can be had with the Plenue J. Longevity is the cornerstone of any successful listening component, and Cowon did not miss the mark. This long-lasting battery life can be attributed to Plenue J’s “power-saving circuit design.”

Luxury Design
Above all else, the Plenue J has an undeniable aesthetic appeal. Described as having a “cylindrical” design approach, Cowon wanted the Plenue J to embody a rounded, elegant outline. The Jupiter Gold and Misty Ocean colour options further highlight Plenue J’s refined essence.



  • Memory: Built-in 64GB / External microSD card Max 128GB
  • Display: 2.8″ Wide Angle Touch LCD (240×320)
  • Size: 53.2mm(W) x 102mm(H) x 9.2mm(D)
  • Weight: 78g
  • File Format: FLAC / WAV / AIFF / ALAC / APE / MP3 / WMA / OGG
  • Battery: Playback Approx 53 hrs (MP3 128kbps) 27 hrs (24 bit, 96kHz, FLAC)
  • Charge Time: Approx 2 hrs
  • Output: 3.5mm
  • Player: Matrix browser, Multi-Favorite
  • System Requirement: CPU Pentium III 500MHz or higher, OS WIN 10/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ 2000/ ME (All functions supported) MAC OS10/ Linusv2.4 or higher (File transfer supported), USB 2.0 High Speed Recommended
  • In the box: Plenue J, Micro USB Cable, Quick Guide, Warranty
  • Available in 2 different colors, Misty Ocean and Jupiter Gold.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

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Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.

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