Product Comparison: Cowon Plenue D vs Sony NW-A45


General Specifications
Brand
Cowon
Sony
Model
Plenue D
NW-A45
Origin
Korea
China
About the Product
The PLENUE D is small and light, yet its powerful performance is capable of faithfully reproducing original studio sound anytime anywhere.
Designed to fit your life effortlessly, the NW-A45 series has been refreshed with the range of h.ear colours to sync with your style.
Key Specs
Memory
32 GB
16 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Cowon Plenue D High Resolution 32GB Music Player with microSD Expansion Slot Colour SILVER
  • It is what it is, a music player, no nonsense camera, internet, apps, it is an MP3 player and it does that well.
  • This player has huge storage, 100 hours battery life and great sound.
  • Now we have an excellent touch screen, 10 easy to use playlists, small size and superb build quality.
  • Good touch screen response, small shirt pocket sized, 51 to 100 hrs battery life.
  • Dragging music files to both the inbuilt 32GB storage and the microSD card is simplicity itself. Each shows up as a separate disc drive: store the files on whichever you wish.
Sony NW-A45 3.1 Inch Touch Display High Resolution Audio Walkman 16 GB
  • The screen is high quality and bright and looks nice and sharp and touch sensitivity is responsive
  • Screen quality is very clear. I never noticed this as an issue personally, I find the screen fantastic, bright and clear
  • Lovely bright contrasty screen. Colour album art and sharp black and white text - think sony e-ink on kindles...
  • I have a 32gb card inside and along with the onboard 16gb it's ample space
  • The expandable memory allowing you to tailor it to your requirements without paying the sequential and extortionate prices of the apple touch lines
Size & Weight
Color
Silver
Black
Height
3.0 in.
3.84 in.
Width
2.1 in.
2.21 in.
Depth
0.6 in.
0.43 in.
Weight
3.3 oz.
3.5 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Cowon Plenue D High Resolution 32GB Music Player with microSD Expansion Slot Colour SILVER
  • Excellent product in all the right ways. Physical quality is excellent
  • The player feels great in the hand and sounds out of this world with Hi Res tracks. Highly recommended.
  • Excellent sound, easy to use and very portable.
  • This unit is so much smaller than the old one so easier to carry around.
  • Brilliant sound from this Cowon. Sturdy design.
Sony NW-A45 3.1 Inch Touch Display High Resolution Audio Walkman 16 GB
  • The Nw-A45 is a quality digital audio player with a premium build and although plastic it still feels premium.
  • Sturdy design, small form factor so fits nicely in a breast pocket.
  • Despite being plastic, it's solid and well made.
  • The unit itself is smaller than i expected, mostly made out of plastic so is very light , easy to handle , but well put together nonetheless.
  • Reasonable price for what you get. Seems to be well made and not likely to fall apart in a few months.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
MP3, OGG, WMA, AIFF, ALAC, APE Fast, APE High, APE Normal, FLAC, WAV
AAC, APE, Apple Lossless, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, WMA
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack, USB port
3.5mm Jack, USB port
Usability
2.8” Wide Angle Touch LCD (240x320)
3.1" TFT colour display capacitive touch screen
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
No
Yes
Extras
Multi-Favorites and Quick Search, Intuitive GUI, JetEffect 5, Built-in clock, 5-band equalizer
6-band equalizer, Plays and decodes MQA™ files, Ambient sound mode, Digital noise cancelling, DSD playback, S-Master HX™, USB DAC function, NFC™ One-touch for instant connectivity
What customers say about "Features"
Cowon Plenue D High Resolution 32GB Music Player with microSD Expansion Slot Colour SILVER
  • It has an easy UI (User Interface) which generally easy to use; one does not need to look at the manual -- it's easy to work out.
  • What you get is good detailed sound, providing good detail for each musical element with good separation, lovely sound smoothness and great battery life.
  • The second I got the player I fell in love with it. The sound quality and the equlizer options, omg!
  • There are basically endless options for altering your experience through equalizer presets or just by setting up your own presets (4 available slots).
  • You can just drag and drop your music no silly programs needed.
Sony NW-A45 3.1 Inch Touch Display High Resolution Audio Walkman 16 GB
  • I listened through headphones and earphones, and it all sounded great.
  • The player is a delight to use, and even I got the hang of it pretty quickly - the user interface really is very good
  • Connecting to Bluetooth devices and wireless headphones were also very quick and simple.
  • The buttons have a nice easy to use layout on the side of the device which is handy to have so you can skip a track or adjust the volume or play/pause without getting it out of your pocket to look at the screen
  • The sound quality is excellent probably the best I have heard to date. It supports all main music formats such as mp3,AAC,FLAC and DSD.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable
USB cable
Power
Battery Life
100 hours
45 hours

Cowon Plenue D

Sony NW-A45

What customers say about "Power"
Cowon Plenue D High Resolution 32GB Music Player with microSD Expansion Slot Colour SILVER
  • Battery life is great. The device feels really robust.
  • Excellent sound quality, exceptional battery, lasts all week on one charge.
  • Battery life is outstanding. Despite listening to lossless files about 2-3 hours a day I only need to recharge about once a month!
  • The most impressive thing though is the quite amazing battery life. By far the best battery life of any similar product I've known.
  • The battery is phwoar. I've messed with this thing constantly for 24 hours and the icon hasn't gone down a jot.
Sony NW-A45 3.1 Inch Touch Display High Resolution Audio Walkman 16 GB
  • Can't comment on battery life as I've not had it long but so far so good (lasts me a few days on a single charge).
  • Overall this is a well made and well thought out player, battery life is good and the ability to play WAV, AIF, etc is a good plus point.
  • Sound is excellent as well as battery life, touch screen very responsive, SensMe channels are very useful
  • The battery is incredible, he uses this on a daily basis and only needs to charge this maybe once a week based on 6 hours play a day.
  • I don't use it a lot, about 5-6 hours a week and after 3 weeks use the battery indicator still shows full.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

Cowon Plenue D

Sony NW-A45

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