COWON Plenue D High-Resolution Audio Player (32GB, Silver/Black)

COWON Plenue D High-Resolution Audio Player (32GB, Silver/Black)

COWON Plenue D High-Resolution Audio Player (32GB, Silver/Black)

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Product Highlights

  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • 2.8" Capacitive-Touch LCD Display
  • Physical Controls for Playback Functions
  • High-Quality JetEffect 5 Sound Control
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery
  • Up to 100 Hours of Playback
  • Supports Lossless Audio File Formats
  • 100 Levels of Volume Control
  • Includes Micro-USB Cable
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Color: Silver/Black

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COWON PD-32 overview

  • 1Description

The silver & black Plenue D from Cowon is a high-resolution audio player featuring a professional-quality DAC that is capable of 24-bit, 192 kHz playback of lossless audio files, and is well suited for hi-fi enthusiasts or anyone looking for portable mastering-quality sound reproduction. The Plenue D offers up to 32GB of onboard memory and up to 128GB of expansion via the microSD card slot. The 2.8" capacitive-touch LCD features a wide viewing angle display for reduced color distortions and crisp, clear image quality, as well as offering an intuitive GUI with two interchangeable player skins, high-quality album art, and multi-favorites and quick-search functionality. The JetEffect 5 offers sophisticated sound correction and compensation controls with an integrated 5-band EQ, BBE+ sound-harmonic control, Mach3Bass, 3D Surround, MP enhance, and reverb algorithms.

Additional features include 100 levels of volume control, support for two lyric formats, and gapless playback. The anodized aluminum body provides elegance and strength with a proper ratio from an isometric view for a minimalistic design of perfect proportions. Physical buttons for power, volume, playback, and browsing populate the enclosure ensuring a user friendly design with the ability to operate from within a pocket. An optional leather case is available for adding additional protection to the player. The Plenue D ships with a micro-USB cable.

Portable Hi-Fi Audio
  • The Plenue D is equipped with a high-quality, 24-bit/192 kHz stereo DAC designed to deliver outstanding sound performance including 123 dB of SNR, 0.004% THD+N, and -105 dB of stereo crosstalk. The Plenue D is a portable Hi-Fi audio device that provides lossless, high-resolution sound quality
JetEffect 5
  • JetEffect 5 and BBE+ combine to correct sound distortions and phasing issues caused by either the physical limitations of a receiver or the listening environment and reproduce sound closest to the original studio recording. In addition, users can create their own optimal sound according to their personal preferences via the use of BBE+ and EQ filters
    • 5-Band EQ Filter: Advanced settings to adjust the frequency and width of each band
    • BBE: High-definition effects to sharpen sound
    • Mach3Bass: Bass booster to enhance super low-end bass
    • 3D Surround: Three-dimensional sound for an enhanced sense of space
    • MP Enhance: A feature for compensating lost sound segments
    • Reverb: A reverb effect for enhanced realism
Support for Lossless, Uncompressed High-Resolution Sound
  • Users can enjoy the highest quality music of a variety of genres through the perfect reproduction of 24bit/192kHz lossless and uncompressed formats such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC
Robust Performance and 32GB + 128GB of Storage
  • The Plenue D is capable of up to 100 hours of continuous playback for MP3 files and 51 hours for high-resolution lossless files via its power-saving circuitry and battery. It features 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 128GB) for increased flexibility in storage options
Intuitive GUI and Wide Viewing Angle Touchscreen
  • The Plenue D features a wide viewing angle display for reduced color distortions and crisp, clear image quality as well as an intuitive GUI for easy control of all music playback functions with minimal input. In addition, two skins are provided so that users can set up the music playback screen to their liking
Multi-Favorites and Quick Search
  • The multi-favorite feature allows users to put their favorite music on multiple playlists, allowing for the creation of playlists of varying tastes. Furthermore, the search function enables quick access to the desired song
Gapless Playback
  • The gapless playback feature seamlessly plays the next track to provide listeners with the feeling of a live performance as intended in the original composition
Convenient and Intuitive Control Button
  • The physical music playback buttons blend together with the Plenue D's GUI for convenient operation, providing a contextual usage environment even when the device is in the user's pocket
UPC: 826487522374
In the Box
COWON Plenue D High-Resolution Audio Player (32GB, Silver/Black)
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    COWON PD-32 specs

    Capacity Built-In Memory: 32 GB
    External Memory: MicroSD SDXC (up to 128 GB)
    Display 2.8" / 71.1 mm wide-angle capacitive-touch LCD (240x320)
    Case Construction CNC-cut aluminum
    Buttons & Controls Power, Play/Pause, Vol+, Vol-, FF, REW
    Output Port Earphone Jack: 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Player Matrix browser, multi-favorite
    Audio Characteristics
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 123 dB
    THD + N 0.004% (24-bit, 48 kHz)
    Crosstalk Stereo Crosstalk: -105 dB
    Output 1 Vrms
    Output Impedance 0.5 Ohms
    Volume 100 levels
    File Formats FLAC, WAV, ALAC, APE, MP3, WMA, OGG, AIFF
    Audio Codecs FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC: 24-bit/192 kHz, 32-bit WAV, WAV tag supporting
    MP3: MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, ~320 kbps
    WMA: 320 kbps, 48 kHz
    APE: Fast, normal, and high compression rates (16-bit/48 kHz)
    OGG: Q10, 44.1 kHz
    Lyrics LRC, LDB
    Processing JetEffect 5:
    48 presets (44 presets + 4 user presets)
    EQ: 5-band equalizer (EQ filter)
    BBE+: BBE, Mach3Bass, 3D surround, MP enhance
    Special Effect: Reverb (9 modes)
    Power and Battery Options
    Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery
    Playback Time Approximately 100 hours (mp3) / 51 hours (24-bit, 96 kHz, FLAC)
    Charging Time Approximately 3.5 hours (with 5 V/1 A or higher micro-USB DC adapter)
    System Requirements
    CPU Pentium III 500 MHz or higher
    Operating System Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME: All functions supported
    Mac OS 10.x / Linux v2.4 or Higher: File transfer supported
    USB Port 2.0 High Speed (recommended)
    General Specifications
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.1 x 3.0 x 0.6" / 53.1 x 77.2 x 14.9 mm
    Weight 3.3 oz / 94.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 3.8 x 1.0"

    COWON PD-32 reviews

    Plenue D High-Resolution Audio Player (32GB, Silver/Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third Cowon Player--Still The Best Sounding Players! While I still have two other Cowon players (D2 and S9) and have been very pleased with both, I decided to purchase the Plenue D as it can play all types of Hi-Res audio files. What is unique about the Plenue D is that it does just one thing and does it exceptionally music with outstanding sound. There is not a picture viewer or video player is strictly a very high quality portable music player. Just like my other Cowon players, the sound quality is very warm and clean. Unlike other brands which over emphasize bass, the mids are very well represented. This is very appealing to fans of classical and jazz music. With the Cowon Jet Effect settings, you can easily customize the EQ to your preference, in addition to choosing from a myriad of presets. The build quality is excellent and feels good to hold. Transferring files to the device is very easy. The one negative aspect is the user interface is a bit quirky and non-intuitive (as I have experienced with my other Cowon players as well). The price is very reasonable as you would expect such a high quality player to be more expensive. I highly recommend the Cowon Plenue D!
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little player that can deliver a big system's audio quality. I bought this audio player based on my positive experience with a Cowon A3 media player that has been working really well for many years. The A3 can play many audio and video file types. However, it's a few generations old in terms of audio fidelity so I decided to get a new player for my frequent long flights where I use a noise canceling headphone to turn the exterior world off. The Plenue D maintains Cowon's tradition to deliver high quality products full of features. I just came back from a business trip for what I loaded the Plenue D with several FLAC, WMA and high-quality MP3 files. It played all flawlessly and I could discern many instruments and audio subtleties that only high-end music players can deliver. It's size allows for easily placing it in my shirt's pocket along with my mobile phone and I use my Bose Quiet Comfort to enjoy the music. It has a 32Gb embedded memory but also hold a Micro SD card, where I stored my music files. There's a trick about the exterior card. It must be formatted using FAT32 system, which can be easily achieved using a small app for Windows called Guiformat. The menus are very Spartan but intuitive and easy to navigate. Musics are easily loaded by connecting the device to my PC using a USB cable that also recharges it. It can also be recharged using a portable USB battery bank. Cowon estimates around 100 hours charge duration and it's probably right since I used it for near 20 hours and the battery meter barely moved. The music reproduction settings are very flexible and allow for many preset types (Rock, Jazz, Classic, Vocal, Pop, etc) as well as custom ones that can be stored.
    Date published: 2017-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound. EQ Recipe included. Can't go wrong. Recommendation: Plenue D with Sennheiser HD650's and FiiO A5 amplifier. I've had my Plenue D for a few months now. Love it with the Edifier H180's. Eventually got an appetite for Sennheiser HD650's and learned that I truly needed an amp. Got the FiiO A5. Great choice. The quandry.. while to my taste, without any amp, my favorite sound EQ preset on the Plenue D, was Headphone.. WITH an amp and better headphones, the Preset EQ's needed mods. So.. I spent hours on exploring the custom EQ settings, on the Plenue D, and arrived at the following, below. Again this is ONLY for HD650 cans, and the FiiO A5 as the amp. I've programmed these settings into USER 1 on the Plenue D, and run it with the volume set to 65. I can't imagine you not being happy with these settings. Try listening to the Natalie Cole, Take a Look album, and you'll understand what this setup is capable of, without all the hours I spent to discover the proper EQ. Also, I highly recommend, that you convert your CD's to FLAC files, and you'll have all the fidelity of your CD's on your Plenue D, at approximately 1/6th of the file size, with the fidelity far greater than Mp3's. Mp3's only hold approx. 15% of the information of your original CD's. Don't bother with them. Convert CD's to FLAC files, with the above setup, and you'll be amazed what comes out of such a small package. It's incredible. Enjoy. You can set the EQ settings below, to User 1 on the Plenue D, and copy them as desired, to User 2, 3, 4, and just adjust to your tastes. This way you can easily do A to B testing. But I think you'll find the my recommendation below solid, without all the work. Add spices to taste & Enjoy! Also, B&H has got the best price on the Sennheiser 650D's. You can't go wrong. USER 1: 80 wide 8 220 wide 4 1.1 wide 7 2.4 wide 5 11.7 wide 9 BBE 8 M3Bass 3 3D sur 3 MP on Reverb off
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nifty little machine!!! I wanted something that would handle Hi Res formats at a reasonable price and this one fits the bill. Transferring files is a breeze but navigation is a bit vague and the manual not at all helpful. I still haven't worked out how to disable the manual controls. Sound is very nice and overall I'm pleased with the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sound is great, hardware is lousy! Bought the first one week ago. Smart enough I checked it out being still in the shop. Turned out the SD card slot was defect (player couldn't read any SD card at all). Changed it for another one. Now, after one week, it seems the micro USB slot is already damaged (firmware is up to date, tried several computers - with windows 7 and 10 and several USB cables - nothing!!). Two out of two is how many percent.....? B&H shouldn't ruin it's reputation with such flimsy merchandise!
    Date published: 2018-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound, pretty cute this fits in your hand and is much smaller than it looks in pictures. You may have problem preparing the SD card, I was using 32GB but only able to use it after following specific formatting steps. (windows format did not work). Look up the google. Other than that I'm happy with it. Oh, yeah no bluetooth options either.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great audio quality but inferior user interaction experience I bought it for its sound quality and user control over the sound settings and effects.� In that regard, I was not disappointed.� The audio quality is excellent. I play it mainly in-house connected to my Sony speakers via A Sony STR-DN1080 AVR. � Using volume settings of about 75% on both the Plenue D and the AVR, the speakers are loud enough for a large room. The battery is outstanding.� The charge lasts tens of hours depending on the volume and sound effects settings. The UI is somewhat inferior to other players in the price range.� The volume and play controls on the side are touchy and inconvenient. I bought from Walmart a holster to store, carry, and protect the player. (“Rugged Case Durable Pouch Cover Holster Metal Clip with Belt Loop for Samsung Rugby 2 / 3 / 4 / Convoy 4 / Kyocera Cadence / DuraXV / DuraXA / Pantech Breeze 4 / LG Cosmos 2 / 3 / Casio GzOne Ravine 2”)
    Date published: 2018-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I have only had this for two weeks. It is working great. 32GB is a lot of music. I use it everyday for about 2 hours and have not had to recharge it yet. The touch screen works good. You can set it to turn off or on the touch screen and side buttons while you are listening with the touch of just one button. That way if you bump it nothing happens. The sound is very good. You have to use the cable that came with the Plenue or your computer will not see the unit. Once your are connected it works like any other drive. Just add the files you want and you are on your way. It has a lot of features that take a little playing with to figure out. Moving from screen to screen and can be frustrating until you learn you way around. I have mine set to play all my music in random order. I turn on the music push the top button to lock the screen and side buttons (see set up) put it in my pocket and I am good for hours.
    Date published: 2018-08-22
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