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iAUDIO X5 Black 30GB MP3 / MP4 Player X5L

  • USB 2.0
  • 30GB
  • LCD
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The iAUDIO 30 GB X5L Portable Black Multimedia player from Cowon allows you to play your music and video files on the go. With excellent quality sound output powered by a 5-band EQ and the BBE, Mach3Bass, MP Enhance, 3D Surround, and Pan sound effects, you’ll never want to take off your earphones! With the FM radio/recorder, you can keep yourself updated with latest news, sport reports, and even record your favorite shows and listen to them later! Additionally, the built-in microphone provides high-quality voice recording.

You can easily convert and transfer video files of up to 15 frames per second with the help of JetAudio software. The colored TFT LCD displays 260,000 colors, enhancing the experience of viewing videos. This player is capable of direct encoding that allows you to record the output from an external audio device such CD or MD player. This 30 GB player is automatically recognized as a removable disk drive when you connect it to your PC via the USB cable and provides you with abundant storage capabilities. Its built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery provides a continuous playback time of up to 35 hours with full charge.

  • newegg Portable, Stylish, Slim Design The slim, ultra-compact iAUDIO X5L delivers maximum portability and stylishness in a high-quality aluminum finish.
  • newegg Massive 30GB Storage A massive 30GB storage capacity stores all your digital entertainment—7,500 songs, thousands of photos or countless hours of video.
  • newegg Wide and Luxurious Color LCD A single glance of the stunning 160 x 128-dot, 260,000-color TFT LCD tells you all you need to know anytime anywhere.
  • newegg Video Playback Support The iAUDIO X5L plays MPEG4 video at 15fps with a resolution of 160 x 128. With JetAudio Software, transcode other video formats for playback in the iAUDIO X5L as well.
  • newegg Built-in FM Radio With the built-in FM tuner, tune into the latest sports, your favorite talk shows and more FM radio programming on the go.
  • newegg Up to 35 Hours of Music Playback With a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, enjoy up to 35 hours of music playback on a full charge! Long battery life ensures non-stop music enjoyment anywhere you go.

Learn more about the COWON America X5L

General

Brand
iAUDIO
Series
X5
Model
X5L
Type
MP3 / MP4 Player
Color
Black
Height
4.1"
Width
2.4"
Depth
0.7"
Weight
5.1 oz.

Storage

Memory Type
HDD
Memory Capacity
30GB

Screen

Display Type
LCD
Display Resolution
128 x 160
Display Colors
262 K

Support Formats

Audio Formats
MP3/WMA/WAV/OGG/FLAC
Video Formats
MPEG4/XviD

Data Transfer

Connection Type
USB 2.0
Compatible Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Apple MacOS 9.x, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows XP, Linux 2.2.x or later

Connections

Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack

Battery

Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
35 hours
Recharge Time
6 hours

Audio Properties

Frequency Range
20 Hz-20 kHz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio(SNR)
95 dB
Supporting Bit Rate
320Kbps
Microphone
Built-in
Audio Extras
Normal, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classic, Vocal

Radio

Tuner Bands
FM

Minimum System Requirements

Peripheral(s)
CD-ROM/USB Port
System Requirements Details
Windows 98/98SE/2000/ME/XP - Pentium - 200 MHz - RAM 32 MB - HD 40 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Daniel F.
  • 5/23/2007 10:42:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest MP3 player ever

Pros: Over 30 hours of playback.
Plays every audio file I have.
Durable as anything (I've dropped this on the street before and it played through the drop).
Completely Linux/Mac Compatible.
Customizable down to every last audiophile's detail.
Rockbox compatible.

Cons: Video can only be 160x120 15fps XviD with mp3 audio.
Scroll stick can be a little annoying at times.
Little subpack is annoying. I'd like another charger.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy this for video playback.
Rockbox firmware is not pretty looking on the X5L.

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  • George R.
  • 5/2/2007 4:37:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIaudio vs. Ipod? Iaudio by farrrrrr..

Pros: Many. Lets start with you can plug it into any computer and start transfering files without any software and it supports many different softwares, where as 'the popular' brand supports 1? Record audio, listen to radio, line-out option to record direct (I use this for turn tables), hold pictures, use those pictures for backgrounds. Ive have this mmp for nearing 2 years, and ive dropped it at least 3 times and not a single problem has occured. The software that comes with it is very easy to use. People are impressed with the quality of sound and bass. 'The popular brand' glassy surface makes for easy scratches, this product can take a beatin and still look good. Battery life? I charge it once every week/2 weeks. Theres so many reason why iaudio is better than 'the popular brand'.

Cons: The screen is a little small, and the subpack kinda gets in the way, and can break the port if not careful while its plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Its easy to use, you can transfer files in and out with ease, supports many medias and is very reliable.

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  • George R.
  • 5/2/2007 4:35:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsIaudio vs. Ipod? Iaudio by farrrrrr..

Pros: Many. Lets start with you can plug it into any computer and start transfering files without any software and it supports many different softwares, where as ipod supports 1? Record audio, listen to radio, line-out option to record direct (I use this for turn tables), hold pictures, use those pictures for backgrounds. Ive have this mmp for nearing 2 years, and ive dropped it at least 3 times and not a single problem has occured. The software that comes with it is very easy to use. People are impressed with the quality of sound and bass. Ipods glassy surface makes for easy scratches, this product can take a beatin and still look good. Battery life? I charge it once every week/2 weeks. Theres so many reason why iaudio is better than ipod.

Cons: The screen is a little small, and the subpack kinda gets in the way, and can break the port if not careful while its plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Its easy to use, you can transfer files in and out with ease, supports many medias and is very reliable.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 4/5/2007 3:14:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: I love the batery life and the ability to change almost everything on it to the way I like it.

Cons: It is larget than the I!@d but it comes with more and does more.

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  • Hector F.
  • 4/1/2007 2:46:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Ever

Pros: First of all the battery life lasts well over 30 hours. I continuously played music on it at 320kb/s at volume level 20 which is about halfway, and it lasted for 31+ hours. Another great feature is it doesn't use a root menu. You can create sub folders and organize your stuff just like you want it. Also you don't have to use any dumb software to use it. You simply plug it to your PC and it detects it and you can click and drag to it just like any HDD. Sound quality is quite good and the options and settings are quite easy to understand. I haven't messed around with the radio or recording features. I really like the repeating feature while playing a song. You can tell it to repeat a section of the song you are playing over and over, which is great to practice if you are a musician.

Cons: A flaw is that it doesn't bring a cover or case to carry it in. I haven't even used the head phones but apparently they are quite bad. But honestly people who orders a mp3 player for the headphone quality. They are bound to be bad. Simply buy new ones they aren't that expensive. Don't take it out on the mp3 player because the free headphones aren't any good. Other than these two things there is nothing more to complain about.

Other Thoughts: Let me just say that if you are looking for a mp3 player that doesn't use any software to do everything for you this is the one. If you like to manage and organize your own music without any dumb programs doing it for you buy this player! I researched for over a year comparing products and reading reviews and this is what I chose. I am really glad I chose it because it is great.

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  • Kathleen M.
  • 3/16/2007 4:10:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery Disappointed

Pros: Good sound quality

Cons: Instruction manual is illegible. I still have not been able to get it to sync with my media player. No customer support number. Power indicator on/off is not clear. Picture on website shows headphones-one of the reason I ordered this product-it actually comes with earbuds-horrible quality.

Other Thoughts: Would NOT recommend way too overpriced.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2007 7:41:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plays OGG, FLAC, MP3, basically anything you throw at it. The sound quality is far superior to any other audio player I have listened to. The player itself is sleek and full of features like FM Radio and voice record. The alternative firmware Rockbox is showing a lot of progress so it would be hard to say if it will ever stop getting more features. It also offers great battery life. You also don't have to use any bad software to sync it.

Cons: It uses a sub-pack for USB, charging and line-in/line-out which is annoying to carry around. The screen is a little bit smaller than I would like and the video is not that great but this is being improved upon with Rockbox.

Other Thoughts: This is the best purchase I have ever made. It has served me well for over a year without any problems and I still love it.

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  • Joseph H.
  • 2/28/2007 6:54:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than an Idiot Pod

Pros: I purchased mine from Newegg over a year ago. This thing will do anything you want. Folder system is great! Playlist management is great! Never lost a song and crystal clear sound. Will go at least 12 hours play time without recharging.

Cons: Could have more/better FM transmitter options.

Other Thoughts: I love my X5L. I have my entire audio collection on it. Much easier to carry on a road trip than your CD collection.

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  • BRIAN F.
  • 2/23/2007 9:07:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great sound quality, supports FLAC and Ogg Vorbis, supported by rockbox (and installation is incredibly simple, just drag n' drop), battery lasts an eon and a half, very solid construction.

Cons: I've had this player for over a year now, and I can't come up with any cons. Sure, it's a little thick, but I don't feel it in my pocket.

Other Thoughts: This player is amazing. I see no reason to downgrade to an iPod. If you want a DAP that can play FLAC and has a hard drive, this is still the one and only choice on the market.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2007 4:50:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsalmost perfect

Pros: Color screen, ogg support, small (compared to my previous mp3 player), attractive design, Rockbox firmware compatible

Cons: needs special connector to use line-in/out, connect to the computer, or charge; low resolution screen; joystick isn't the highest quality; no tag database unless you use Rockbox firmware

Other Thoughts: I bought this player because it has great batterly life, ogg support, plenty of storage space, and Rockbox firmware for the tag database which is a must for me. I have to dock it one point because it doesn't support a tag database on the official firmware and the connector issue.

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