Summary: LOVE THIS PLAYER BUT JUST RECENTLY THE CARD READER STOPPED WORKING AND NOW WORKS INTERMITTENTLY IF I HAPPEN TO BE PLAYING MUSIC BEFORE I GO TO THE CARD READER AND THEN NOT ALWAYS. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF I NEED TO DOWNLOAD AN UPDATED DRIVER ETC. OR IF I'M JUST OUT OF LUCK. PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN. THANKS. I DID PURCHASE AT AMAZON IN 2010 AND I WANT TO STICK WITH IT BECAUSE I LOVE IT AND THE LITTLE DOCKING THING.
Summary: I brought this product 2 years ago, it provides with great audio quality, above average battery life, useful FM radio, and the EP-830 noise-isolating earbuds are way better than most, the only issue i found is related to the SD support, not only the integration is mediocre but I also got randomly lockouts when loading tracks from my SD cards (tried several capacities and brands) and IMHO expandable memory is useless if is not reliable.
Problems with fast fwd, rew, since day 1, ZERO help from Creative Labs
7 July 2012
Summary: I owned a Creative Labs "Zen" 4GB model before this one and was VERY happy with that unit. It died so I decided to buy one with a larger capacity. The unit I purchased NEVER WORKED CORRECTLY from day one. I use the unit almost exclusively for listening to audio books, both MP3 and WMA formats. Bookmarks are very important to this endeavor.
Summary: bought this to replace my creative Zen m when it died after a few years. Wanted something similar that worked with Napster go but without the bulk. Found this to be exactly what I needed and then some. It's easy to use, the sound quality is great, battery lasts a decent amount of time and I like how small and light it is. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants an mp3 player but doesn't want to go the iPod route.
Blind lady ripped off. No tech support. No library audio books.
4 August 2011
Summary: The Creative zen X-Fi 8GB is not compatible with OverDrive Media Console, the software used by U.S. Public Libraries for ebooks, and audio books. Same problem with Adobe Digital Editions. Creative Labs Ltd, the manufacturer promotes it as compatible and as a good device for library books. Customers have been seeking help with this problem for 3 years. Customer service does not even try to help.