Summary: This product is not the best output of what Creative is capable of, so for those who intend to buy this product get ready to be dissappointed. To put it in a different way, this product is not competitive enough to stand in the market which is why Creative has stop producing more of these. The touch screen would sometime get random freezes, but quickly resume after a few second. A few of the song that I put into the music folder of the mp3 does not show up in the mp3.
Summary: The first day I started using my creative I noticed that the bottom that you have to slide to turn it or or lock the screen was slack and not functioning properly. By the fourth day of usin it the button stopped working altogether.
Summary: I just wanted to mention that although the ZenM100 that I bought at the tail end of last year seems to work fine as an mp3 player I charged it MAYBE 3 times and then the battery refused to hold a charge and because it is internal you are now f"d. Try to go to Creative and ask what to do. "Contact Us" is a perfect endless circle that should be used in Physics because there is no way you can talk to them.
Summary: I have used Creative for a long time and really like their mp3 players, however, I believe this mp3 payer has several flaws. This may be an early bug that they haven't fixed yet (I bought mine when it was first released) but it is really annoying. For example, sometimes, no matter what button I hit (up, down, play...) it assumes I'm hitting the back button and takes me back a page. Now, if it only did that once in a while it would be okay.
Summary: I purchased this after having a Creative Zen 4gb for two years. I was fairly happy with the 4gb model, and thought this model would be the same with more memory. Wrong! New Firmware is slow in loading files. You can sync music files with WMP11, but none of the ratings transfer, and no playlists will sync (just tracks). Playlists take forever to load. Moving among menus is tediously slow.
Summary: The only con about this product is that the product feels like a cheap, plastic mp2 player. It has no weight compared to the normal mp3 players like ipod/zune/etc. Another con is that the products sound volume is really low. Let's just say the highest volume is equvilent to listening to an iphone with the volume halfway turned on.
Summary: Bought the 8 gb MX to replace its predessesor which I really liked and which gave me two years of trouble free use before I dropped it into water ending its life (don't ask). The MX is virtually identical to the earlier model except for one feature that is a definite downgrade from the original: the SD card memory expansion cannot be instantly accessed. Instead, to listen to music stored on a SD card the player first asks "ready to build music library?
Summary: I bought this to replace using my cell phone to watch videos when I travel. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I have used Creative mp3 players in the past (always audio) and have been fairly pleased with them. I thought I would give them a go for portable video. I should have saved my money. I first tried to convert the videos to the Creative specs i.e. mpeg4 w/out gmc or opel, Avi wrapper 320x240 30 fps@800kps mp3 audio@128kps.
Some flaws that really make this player not even worth the low price.
Patrick Claflin, Amazon
20 April 2010
Summary: I have had many Creative MP3 players. Most of them have been very satisfactory usually with a couple of minor flaws that I was able to work around. My latest Creative purchase, the Zen MX, has caused me to seriously consider whether I will ever buy another Creative product again. That Creative has not addressed a glaring flaw in the firmware of this player, blows my mind.