Creative Zen X-FI 8GB MP3 Player Reviews

29 customer reviews

+ This MP3/MP4 player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 29 reviews.
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Calum, Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
cheaper and better tnan comparable ipod.
Bad points:
no bad points at all.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2009

paul, neton Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
beats i pods hands down and any other similar device.
Bad points:
None at all.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2009

Mortobn, Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
sound is fantastic. the fact that you can use a memory card is great, it means that you can keep putting music on cards and just swap the cards over, very handy.
Bad points:
Using software to put music onto internal memory was a little confusing. Button configuration is a bit odd, there are nine buttons on the middle area, which do various tasts depending on which mode you're in, but the four corner buttons don't seem to do anything?
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 6.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jun 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sound quality, built-in speaker, screen quality, o/s.
Bad points:
Can't separate audio books from music so the shuffle will play a book as if it was music. Media on the memory card is treated separately to media stored internally so is not properly integrated in the library. The Creative Centrale PC software is a bit flaky - it did not always transfer the CD cover images to the Zen . . . and it managed to corrupt my media player library on the PC.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It is very small, slim and light. Also has good quality radio. Excellent quality video. My first choice anyday for an mp3 player.
Bad points:
The creative software for organising your media etc didn't properly install onto my computer.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser Music lover

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good sound Quality and easy to use. Screen resolution good so its very good for watching videos on. High capacity for the price and the option to add an SD card means you can cheaply expand the capacity
Bad points:
Switches its self off randomly when using and then you have to reset the unit before it comes back on. files on the SD card are not integrated with the operating system so they dont appear in the music menu - you have to navigate to them manually
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 May 2009

Richard, Warrington Gadget lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Creative are superior to apple in every way! - i laughed at people on the train the other day with their brick like i-phones and I-touch ha!
Bad points:
Wish it came with some kind of case! The cases you can buy aint to great.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2009

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 8
Extra functions FM radio
Playback formats WAV
Playback formats MP3
Playback formats WMV
Playback formats WMA
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats AAC
Playback formats MPEG 4
Touchscreen No
Media format Built-in
Music playtime (Hours) 25
Music playtime (Hours) 36
Video playtime (Hours) 5
Type of memory card SDHC
Display technology TFT
WiFi No
Bluetooth No
Height in cm 5.5
Depth in cm 1.3
Width in cm 8.3
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 240
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 32
Weight (g) 68
Weight (g) 70
Release date 2008-07-03

Also known as: Creative Zen X-Fi, Creative ZEN X-Fi -

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Manufacturer's Description

The Sound of Perfection

Experience your MP3 music as the artist originally intended with Creative ZEN X-Fi – the first MP3 player to restore the quality of compressed music with award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio technology.

Indulge in rich audio where you can hear your music in crystal clear clarity. Take in guitar strumming, crisp cymbal clashes and deep pounding bass as detail lost during file compression are now beautifully restored. The built-in X-Fi technology intelligently moves a conventional left/right earphone stereo source away from your ears, virtually expanding it for an audio experience with a breathtakingly realistic depth of field. You’ll feel as if you were listening to your music from a pair of high end speakers.

Built with X-Fi technology
Experience the very essence of music perfection as you listen to audio in crystal clear clarity. Hear your music the way it was always meant to be heard.

Premium quality in-ear earphones
The EP-830 earphones give you optimum comfort together with excellent noise-isolation capability. The EP-830 is a $49.99 value sold separately.

Sleek beauty
A pocket-sized player that weighs a mere 2½ ounces , Creative ZEN X-Fi MP3 player sports attractive curves with a graceful finish.

No need for external speakers
Be the life of the party as you share your music out loud with the powerful built-in speaker.

More content, endless enjoyment
Increase the size of your portable media library with an SD or SDHC card. Transfer your files easily to enjoy more videos, music and photos in your MP3 player! Creative ZEN X-Fi supports a wide variety of SD/SDHC memory cards.

Rich pictures, sharp detail
Immerse yourself in the brilliant 2.5" TFT screen with 16.7 million colors as you watch your movies and view your pictures.

Switch to radio
Catch the latest hits on the music scene with the integrated FM radio. 32 station presets let you switch stations with ease.

Wide audio support
Listen to your music in multiple supported formats such as MP3, WMA and AAC, including non-protected .m4a from iTunes® Plus. Download Creative Centrale to rip, transfer and manage your media content easily.

Get ZENcast
Enjoy the ultimate collection of free video and audio podcast channels on www.zencast.com. Manage all your favorite subscriptions with ZENcast Organizer and experience the best of the free-to-share formats available.

Capture important information
Record your important meetings or personal audio memos with the integrated voice recorder.

Create the right mood
Set audio effects to enhance your overall music listening experience. Choose from 8 EQ presets or customize your own EQ and enhance it all with bass boost and smart volume controls.

Personalized alarm alert
Start the day on the right note with your very own alarm tone. You can even set the alarm for any day of the week.


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