"Great for its price ($135US for me)"4.0 starson by Pjahster
Pros: You can hook it up to any computer and sync music
Obviously, the free earphones
I like the design; I think it's awesome
shortcut button is helpful
beautiful screen and video/photo playback
Cons: You cannot listen to music while browsing the SD card library.
FM recording is gone(I guess to avoid legal stuff, so not a big deal for me)
the 9 button layout for the non-wifi 8gig is useless(no chat or apps to use it on)
it will randomly freeze
Summary: I like the zen x fi alot. It does a lot more than the nano for a smaller price. The physical design looks good and I like the voice recording and FM radio. However, the player will randomly freeze up sometimes. it hasn't done it in a while, but it's still worth mentioning. The fact that browsing the SD card will stop music playback is a slight annoyance. Also, the Creative Video Converter I use to sync videos is slightly annoying, because it cuts the vid's title short, forcing me to go into the Zen through the computer and rename it.
Overall, the Zen X Fi is good for the common user looking for a good deal. 8+ gigs and a load of features for $130 is a good deal to me. With the exception of the Video Converter, all of the cons listed are minor annoyances that wouldn't really change the experience.