Cowon Plenue D2 (Black/Silver) Portable High Resolution Audio Player

Cowon Plenue D2 (Black/Silver)

Portable High Resolution Audio Player

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£259
”A class-leading budget portable music player.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

An award-winner made better

As a multi-award-winner, the original Cowon Plenue D impressed with its capable Hi-Res sound, long battery life, compact proportions and great value. All that stays the same with the D2, but now there’s more. Built-in storage has doubled from 32 to 64GB. Native DSD128 files are supported and there are impressive Cirrus Logic twin DACs at hand. A balanced output also offers a wider choice of headphone options.

Next generation High Resolution
Hi-Res sound is already widely regarded as a huge step-up in quality above MP3 and CD. Featuring the latest Cirrus Logic CS43131 DACs, that High Resolution sound just keeps getting better. The new chipset not only enhances battery life but also gets the very best from High Resolution, including native support for DSD files.

Native DSD support
Taking a step up from the original model, the Plenue D2 features native DSD support (up to DSD128). Originally designed for SACD players, DSD (Direct Stream Digital) encoded music files offer stunning levels of detail and resolution. Thanks to powerful new processing, you get effortless streaming of DSD files with the huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and all the subtle detail you’d expect from the format.

Handles a wide range of Hi-Res and standard formats
As well as DSD files, the Plenue D2 is also compatible with a wide range of other files types, too. These include FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC/APE/MP3/WMA and OGG.

Now with balanced output option
Featuring a 4-pole headphone socket (2.5mm), the Plenue D2 is ideal for use with balanced headphones. Using a balanced signal between the source and headphones reduces noise and interference and is especially handy on the move. A standard 3.5mm output is also fitted, for regular headphones and AUX hi-fi links.

Enhanced storage
As standard, the Plenue D2 now has 64GB of built-in storage – enough for a decent music library. Thanks to the MicroSD card slot, though, this can be expanded by up to a further 128GB, giving a total of 192GB - enough for a serious music collection.

Built-in rechargeable battery giving up to 45 hours playback
Recharge the player in around 3.5 hours and you'll have an impressive battery life of up to 45 hours (MP3). Even with the highest quality Hi-Res files the battery life is around 30 hours – twice as good as many rivals and comparable smartphones.

Compact and stylish
Measuring just 79mm by 53mm, the Plenue D2 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.

Leave your smartphone for calls and apps and take a listen to how music should be heard on the move – with the sparkling Cowon Plenue D2.

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”A class-leading budget portable music player.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

An award-winner made better

As a multi-award-winner, the original Cowon Plenue D impressed with its capable Hi-Res sound, long battery life, compact proportions and great value. All that stays the same with the D2, but now there’s more. Built-in storage has doubled from 32 to 64GB. Native DSD128 files are supported and there are impressive Cirrus Logic twin DACs at hand. A balanced output also offers a wider choice of headphone options.

Next generation High Resolution
Hi-Res sound is already widely regarded as a huge step-up in quality above MP3 and CD. Featuring the latest Cirrus Logic CS43131 DACs, that High Resolution sound just keeps getting better. The new chipset not only enhances battery life but also gets the very best from High Resolution, including native support for DSD files.

Native DSD support
Taking a step up from the original model, the Plenue D2 features native DSD support (up to DSD128). Originally designed for SACD players, DSD (Direct Stream Digital) encoded music files offer stunning levels of detail and resolution. Thanks to powerful new processing, you get effortless streaming of DSD files with the huge dynamic range, ‘inky’ quiet backdrop and all the subtle detail you’d expect from the format.

Handles a wide range of Hi-Res and standard formats
As well as DSD files, the Plenue D2 is also compatible with a wide range of other files types, too. These include FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC/APE/MP3/WMA and OGG.

Now with balanced output option
Featuring a 4-pole headphone socket (2.5mm), the Plenue D2 is ideal for use with balanced headphones. Using a balanced signal between the source and headphones reduces noise and interference and is especially handy on the move. A standard 3.5mm output is also fitted, for regular headphones and AUX hi-fi links.

Enhanced storage
As standard, the Plenue D2 now has 64GB of built-in storage – enough for a decent music library. Thanks to the MicroSD card slot, though, this can be expanded by up to a further 128GB, giving a total of 192GB - enough for a serious music collection.

Built-in rechargeable battery giving up to 45 hours playback
Recharge the player in around 3.5 hours and you'll have an impressive battery life of up to 45 hours (MP3). Even with the highest quality Hi-Res files the battery life is around 30 hours – twice as good as many rivals and comparable smartphones.

Compact and stylish
Measuring just 79mm by 53mm, the Plenue D2 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.

Leave your smartphone for calls and apps and take a listen to how music should be heard on the move – with the sparkling Cowon Plenue D2.
Brand Cowon
Colour Black/Silver
DAC Cirrus Logic CS43131 x 2 (Twin DAC)
Flash Memory Capacity 64GB
Output Balanced 2.5mm and Unbalanced 3.5mm
Memory Card Supported 128GB (192GB Total)
Wireless LAN No
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 53 x 15 x 79
Battery Life Up to 45 hours (MP3), 30 hours (Hi-Res files)
High Resolution Audio Yes
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 97g
Bluetooth No
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent MP3 player The Cowen Plenue D2 is an interesting device, you're not going to buy it because it has a slick user interface and a high definition screen, you're buying it because the sound it generates is really good. It really does seem to be able to squeeze the best out of the twin Cyrus DACS, I use it with a set of RHA T20s and audio files encoded using the Apple Lossless codes and the sound stage it generates through that combination is brilliant. You can place every instrument really well and the sound of each instrument comes across really clearly with very little hint of colour to it. The device itself is really well made, its pretty small, but easy to use and the battery life does seem to live up to the claimed 45 hours.
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound I use this through a hi-fi amplifier and high-end floor standing speakers and the sound produced is impressive although the various settings do take a while to perfect: base response can become quickly overwhelming over other frequencies if you are not careful. Based on that one statement, I have no hesitation recommending the D2 to those who are looking towards upgrading their personal players. However, and this may seem somewhat minor depending on your priorities, the display is abysmal by any standards - my 6 year old MP3 player beats the D2 hands down. In this respect, one annoying thing (for me anyway) is that the track titles do not roll which means if you have downloaded a track with a long file name, say for example in the format author-album- track description, you can not easily select a particular track to play because there is not enough room on the screen to see the track tiles; nor can you scroll them across. Unless I'm missing some hidden "menu setting" I think this omission is unforgiveable. That aside and the above being my only criticism, and for the fact that the sound quality is superb for the money, I would recommend the D2.
Date published: 2020-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice A nice bit of kit. Takes a while to get to know it, and the limitations of the controls, but it's so much easier to load up and use, and reproduces sounds so much better than an ipod, and it matches for price (well, sort of).
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Bought recently when I was seeking a compact High fidelity player capable of playing all types of lossless file types with great sound.Sound profile can be shaped using various parameters to suit personal tastes and music tastes.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cowon plenue d2 excellent little dap Bought this for Christmas great sound small enough to take anywhere well worth the money, ui dated or would have given it 5 stars.
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Best bit of kit I've bought this year. Living on a boat so was really missing my stereo and CDs. Wanted something that I could either plug into boat stereo or use with headphones. So easy to use and the sound is fantastic.
Date published: 2019-11-16
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Cowon Plenue D2 (Black/Silver) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
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For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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