Pros Sound is good.
Cons This product is not yet all good. I have purchased 1 Zen and 1 mozaic. I just used for 1 week and after that I got an OS problem in 1 player and other player is not allowing me to access at all.
Summary I really unsatisfied with Creative players.. I have written lot of mails to creative support centre. They have provided me address for service center, those guys didnt repair and not giving players back. I have lost 200 CAD.. who is going to pay for that...Creative is not giving my money back or not giving good players..
"great mp3 player"on by junkie86
Pros great sound, easy to control, nice storage tht too wid a MMC card option.
can play almost evry file possible.
Cons battery life.. thts it...
Summary I WOULD RECOMMEND evryone this product coz it is the best value for money buy...
Pros This is a great little MP3 player. It holds a great deal of music, sounds great, and best of all has bookmarking capability
Cons A bug causes the player to disconnect and reconnect itself from your computer continuously when you're trying to sync. Creative is aware of the problem but hasn't taken any steps to fix it. This bug makes it difficult to load your files.
Summary Great player except for the bug that renders it virtually useless.
There's a bug that causes the player to disconnect and reconnect itself from your computer continuously when you're trying to sync. Creative is aware of the problem and yet has not taken any steps to fix it. This bug makes it VERY difficult to load your files as you have to restart the track you're trying to load every time it disconnects and reconnects.
See this forum for other users who are having the same problem.
My zen is plugged in to my computer and in the last 5 minutes it's disconnected and reconnected itself 12 times.
Pros It has all the features you really need and want in an MP3 players.
The bundled software is actually pretty decent.
The screen is one of the best in this price range.
Easy to transfer music to.
Cons The sound quality is not as good as my $30 Sansa Clip.
Dirt can easily get trapped forever between the buttons.
Summary When I set out for my first mp3 player, I made up my mind that sound quality would be my top priority. So I read the reviews here on CNET for about 15 different players. My interest was peaked for the Zen because of all the features and the noted sound quality.Whoops, forgot to add the SD slot as a PRO for this little thing. That almost made me keep the Zen.
To Walmart I go. I bought 3 players: The Creative Zen, the Sansa Clip, and a Philips Go Gear. After reading the package and finding out that the GoGear didn't even support purchased music, there was no need to open that one.
I tried the Clip first, which is neat and tiny. It sounds awesome even with the bundled headphones.
Then, the Zen.
My test song was 'Fix You' by Coldplay. On the Zen, everything was muffled and flat, so I tried some of the preset EQs...nothing made a difference for the better. Then I set my own custom EQ. A lot better, but still not as good as the little Clip.
I switched to my best set of phones and tested both players again. Same result - the Clip beat the Zen no contest. Different songs, different phones, different settings...none of it made any difference. The Zen's sound is just lacking clarity and details. Its just music coming through your headphones; it has no character.
I pretty much made up my mind right then that it was going back, but... I fell in love with the features.
Videos are easy to convert with the software, but it does take a few minutes. However, when its done converting, the transfer to the players is licketty split. Videos look darn good on this little thing, too. The screen is crystal clear and the little YouTube movies I put on there look better than they do on my laptop.
The Zen comes with a lot of pre-loaded stuff, and the pictures that are on there look really nice. I put a few photogenic pictures on it and they showed up beautifully.
I didn't use the FM radio or the voice recorder.
Also, you can do some neat stuff with contacts and stuff, but I didn't get into all that, either.
The Zen's menus are eye pleasing and pretty easy to navigate. It breaks songs down into artist, album, even genre. If you're a neat freak, your music will be nicely organized on the Zen.
So really, the only let down was the sound. And that's more important than anything else for me, so I can't give it 5 stars. But if music just sounds like music to you, then this is a 5 star mp3 player for you. The price is right for all the features you get, and Creative is a respected brand. Its fun to play around with and your friends will all say 'nice'.
Updated on Mar 21, 2009