Conclusion: The dodgy touchscreen really lets down the Zen X-Fi 2 in a big way, but if this isn’t going to bother you, you’ll be hard pressed to find a music player with better sound quality. Of course, if you’ve got the money and the patience, it may be worth waiting for the Zii Egg to hit the market – but it’s likely this will be expensive. The X-Fi 2 has enough audio quality to easily warrant its price.
Summary: Priced at Â£99 the Creative ZEN X-fi2 is a good PMP for its wide format support and sound quality. However, its rather slow response and the non-responsive touchscreen stopped it from becoming a superior product.
Summary: Despite not being an iPod touch , Creative’s Zen X-Fi was a more than capable portable media player that offered several unique features and standout style. Announced last month, the follow-up Zen X-Fi2 carries over all that was good from the original, while adding some touches that will grab any gadget lover ’s attention. The 2.6-ounce player might be tiny, but do not underestimate its capabilities.
Excerpt: The Creative ZEN X-Fi2 is the first touchscreen based Portable Media Player (PMP) from Creative's stable. It is a nice looking PMP that has many improved features over the previous X-Fi based players. But as a touchscreen device it may not offer the best experience.
Excerpt: With Apple around, it can be difficult for other brands to get noticed, but compared to its rivals, the Creative 's apparent value seems obvious. That said, while the X-Fi2 is relatively cheap, it feels it too: its 3in touchscreen is somewhat small, and very frustrating to operate.
Pros: Price, large colourful menu system, long battery life
Cons: Sluggish touchscreen, music lacks clarity and detail, cramped screen when watching video
The Creative Zen X-Fi2 is portable media player with a touch screen and 16GB of inbuilt storage
Good Gear Guide.au
11 June 2010
Summary: Creative has impressed us with the latest addition to its gutsy range of media players. One could easily mistake the Creative Zen X-Fi2 for an Apple product, and overall it's a lovely lightweight portable media player.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, plenty of features
Cons: Interface can sometimes be slightly sluggish, the body feels cheap and flimsy
Excerpt: It seems strange to think that one-time MP3-player market leader and current "catch-up merchant" Creative has only just arrived with its first touchscreen player, but in an attempt to appeal to the tactile generation it has upgraded its impressive Zen X-Fi for just this purpose.
Pros: Excellent audio quality, decent set of ‘bud earphones supplied, bright and colourful display, good value for money
Cons: Touchscreen operation isn’t overly responsive, no dedicated volume controls