Be careful of buying any Creative MP 3 players if you have Windows 8 or 8.1
Zeus "gudguy1", Amazon
30 November 2013
Summary: I used to like this MP 3 player - that is, until I upgraded to Win8.1 The Creative Centrale management software for the player no longer works. Creative does not support Win 8 or 8.1, and after writing to them, they apparently have no plans to release any patches or firmware to support the newest PC OS. Do not buy their players unless you have a Windows Vista or Win 7 PC that you can use to manage your music and playlists.
Summary: DO NOT....I repeat DO NOT buy this item. I was able to load songs on it and they did play. but then it started locking up. You never knew when ansd where but it would lock up and not turn off, not play not do anything. I tried resetting it with pin a could times to no avail. The only thing I could do was set it to the side until it went dead. Great Item huh. Worthless POS!
Summary: I got the Zen XFi2 to replace a Zen Creative that gave out. I loved my previous Zen Creative. Ultimately I choose this device over an Apple product because it offered greater flexiblity checking out audio books from my local library. You are supposed to be able to read books as well, but have never gotten that to work. I love the speaker feature which I use on a regular basis to save my hearing. However, on the whole I've been disappointed with this product.
Summary: Just average. It's quite tedious to import music from my hard drive's folders. The ear piece plug must be inserted just right ---- if too deep you won't hear anything. The touch screen is too sensitive and imprecise. I like the large storage capacity. The unit does not even come with a minimal instruction manual.
Summary: Fist impression build quality not as good as I'd expected. But then the price was about 100 bucks. Screen was fairly responsive. Had problems setting volume right where I wanted to. Sound quality was Great, I'm not real pickey though and listen mostly to audio books. My main reason for buying Creative was the support for bookmarking. This unit was to replace my aging Zeen Sleek, which still works and I use every day.
Summary: The touchscreen is just plain unusable, thus making the product unusable. And this is after installing the latest firmware that creative says fixes the problem. To me there isn't any enthusiasm in the design, very plain, crappy features.
Summary: I received this mp3 player as a gift and I really love it. I have had it for a while now and it hasn't let me down. It is super thin and lightweight like a cell phone. Therefore, you can easily put it in a pocket and it isn't bulky. It's sleek and durable, even though it doesn't weigh a lot. I like the new touch screen features with this one and it is very responsive to your touch. I have never had a problem with it not registering a touch. The sound is great.