Summary: This item was highly recommended by my library for listening to downloaded books. It will take all formats of books available. Unfortunately I have yet to get the books on the player I think,in part, because I am not as tech savy as I need to be. Also, controls are not as clear as I'd like-one has to remember a lot of movements to get where one is going. The player has lots of features, like an FM radio, and a large storage capacity,for a very good price.
Summary: Pros: Creative Zen X-fi is not a bad MP3 player. It holds a lot and supports big SD cards. Sound quality is good and the enclosed earbuds are not bad. Screen is big and easy to see. Battery life is very good for audio, fair for video. Unique feature for e-books- has progressive fast-forward so the longer you press the faster it goes. No pressing for ten minutes to find your spot. Bookmark feature works well and allows multiple marks, even in one story or song.
Most difficult clamshell package I've ever encountered!
Nom De Plume "Nom De Plume", Amazon
15 September 2010
Summary: I've not yet used it. Will update review later, but for now, just want to say - it took me 15 minutes to open the package and I was concerned that I would damage the player or earbuds trying to cut it open or slash my own hand. It's in a clear (invisible!) plastic case, and that is encased in another clamshell - you will probably end up breaking the clear plastic case trying to open it.
External speaker is great. Otherwise, Ipods are much better.
Sam Archer, Amazon
14 December 2008
Summary: Got this for a parent who wants an external speaker mp3 player and it seemed like the best one on the market. Pros: 1. Video looks excellent. Clear, crisp video. 2. External speaker: as of right now this is the best product (aside from my Iphone) with this function. Volume is loud enough and sound quality is good. 3. SD card slot. ipods need this. 4. Very nice earbud headphones. 5. FM radio. I wish my ipod had this. Cons: 1.
Summary: By monoblocks In the nearly four weeks that I've had the Zen X-Fi, I'd have to say that the player itself is an excellent device. It's certainly one of the best sounding players available, although personally I think that the X-Fi signal processing is more gimmick than benefit. The built-in speaker is cute, but it seems hardly worth it given its transistor radio-like fidelity.
Summary: Good mp3 player, though you'll have to struggle with its poorly implemented software. It could have been great if only they had debugged it.
Pros: Great sound and good earphones
Cons: Buggy software that gives a new meaning to the 'reset' button; No "mass-storage" mode, the only possibility to transfer music is with this awkward MTP protocol; No integration of the SD card, which is mostly useless as it is
Excerpt: "Creative were making players before Apple and have come up with some brilliant deisgns over the years. The Zen X-fi has loads of features from Wifi to stream music and message friends using popular messengers like MSN, to photo and video playback, a calendar, organiser and a host of audio tweaking settings. The best of these has to be the Crystalizer. It remasters the full range of audio so treble sounds clear and crisp while bass is far richer ...
Pros: Top notch sound, rich bass and full med/high end . Feature packed .
Cons: Buttons are fiddley and not very logical . Pain to use really .
Excerpt: Tal y como comenta otro usuario tengo el mismo problema, lo adquirí en una web y de la web me envian al fabricante para la garantía como hacen muchas webs, no la menciono por no hacer publicidad, compro casi todos mis gadgets por internet y hasta ahora no habia tenido problemas pero bueno, alguna vez tenia que pasar...
Summary: God lyd. God radio! (Feil i spek på siden her. Denne _har_ radio!
Pros: God lyd!
Cons: Treg oppstart (16 sek), Navigasjonstatene er feilkonstruerte. Håpløst å bruke i mørke uten overfølsomme fingrer., X-Fi funksjonaliteten merker jeg ingenting til. Equalizer gjør ingen forskjell på lyden. (Men lyden er meget bra.)