Summary: I've had mine from when they first came out. I'm a professional musician and have used this for many events besides personal use. The customizable EQ is priceless (not like the iPod). Music sound is superb, (I advise the Sennheiser PX100 foldable headphones). It is bulky, but the newer Creative screen is only 3" compared to Vision W's 4.3". Why squint when watching movies? All the features to me are just right.
Summary: I have had this almost 2 years now and use it constantly, Between music and movies I couldn't ask for an easier to use mp3/ video player. Video is excellent and the sound is excellent. Don't bother with the earbuds that come with it, they are uncomfortable and the sound will not impress you. there are earbuds out there for 20 dollars that sound excellent compared to the originals. Battery life is imressive.
If only Apple's Marketing campaign wasn't so well-funded
J. Lyles "abandonware extraordinaire", Amazon
23 September 2008
Summary: What to say about the single-best mp3 player out today...For those of you not just looking for a gym tool to shuffle through the same songs time and time again, take a look at the Creative Vision W. The screen is amazingly large and the images crisp. A nice feature of the Creative Player is its search options. You can search audio or video files by first letter of the name or by specific words, which cuts down on scroll-through time when you find the file.
Summary: I bought the Creative Zen Vision W in October after figuring out that I would need more space than my Sansa e260 was currently offering. Before I bought this product, I had researched the Zune 30 GB and the iPod Classic. I ultimately decided on this product because I had read from various reviews that the 6th generation iPod was a lemon and the Zune software left something to be desired. I have been satisfied so far with the Creative.
Summary: I love this product. I had originally bought the Zune, but the software for Zune is such a pain to use (typically getting my song titles and artists mixed up, somehow, I don't know why). I decided to get rid of the Zune and buy this one, it works very well with Windows Media Player, it's very easy to use. I also like the little speakers it comes with (not separate ones, but built-in ones) so if you don't have the earphones you can still listen to it.
Summary: I've had my Zen for 7 months now and absolutely love it. PICTURE: The picture quality is amazingly crisp and clear. The widescreen on this player really adds to the quality as well. When you convert a movie using the included software you will never lose any of the video quality in conversion. With this picture you are able to see a clear picture no matter what angle you have the player at.
Summary: From an owner of a Zen and an I-pod. The pros: nice, big, sharp looking screen. Pretty good sound quality. Dependable, strong sturdy body. Removable battery. Slot for a memory card from a digital camera to download photos directly to the player. Comes with audio-video cables so you can run video from the mp3 player to your tv. I haven't actually used these two features yet though. Comes with a charger, carrying pouch, and good ear buds.
Summary: Everything you throw at this baby will play nicely. I've tried everything, MPGs, xvid, Divx, it always plays perfectly and without a glitch. I never had to convert anything I got from the net. I only converted my own DVDs (into Divx). The plus side is that all the videos look very nice in the screen, even those that don't look very good on the TV. The screen is large enough for the watching to be pleasant.
Summary: Terrific Music & Video Device that suited my need for the additional compatibility with Audible Books. I also wanted to use it for travel photo storage & this has a CompactFlash port built in for file transfer. I really wanted the 60GB version but Amazon didn't carry it at the time of this purchase. I have since found out that the 30GB version has been discontinued & replaced with a new (slimmer?) 60GB device!