+Different viewing options
+create playlist on the go
+anything is better than the ipod
Cons -no sleep timer
-cannot play music while connected to PC through USB
-volume too low
Summary It does what it needs to, but theres a lot of important features to me that are missing. When I need to buy a new mp3 player, it will definitely NOT be a Zune or any generation or variation of it. I'll stick with Creative.
Pros solid player, great SQ, sync is insanely fast, love autoplaylist, software is great, nothing to not like except eq
Cons No EQ, this was a dumb move. I almost didnt buy because of this. If the EQ is your only con, consider giving it a try, I was quite surprised.
much more solid than an Ipod, but not as pretty i guess.
Summary great great player, I was not expecting what I got, even after reading many many reviews. would be 10 with an EQ.
Pros Amazing Interface, Podcast Support, HD Video, FM Raidio, Wireless Sync, Share Songs, Great Sound Quality.
Cons Does not work with Mac, Does not have Wireless Media Downloading from Zune Media Center, Does not have a Clock.
Summary The Zune in my opinion is one of the best media players on the market. Its main the competitor has the Ipod Classic The Ipod Nano and the Ipod Touch. The iPod Line up either offers you Large Hard Drive Capacity with a good interface or Not much Storage with a beatiful iterface and wifi. The Zune is the best of both Worlds with a 80 GB Hard Drive, a intuitive interface and great hardware like wifi, and fm raido built in. I am a previous Zune 30 GB owner and I was very pleased with it before. Overall the Zune is a great product that is a better overall value than its competitor the ipod classic.
Pros Microsoft really fixed some of the problems that the first Zune had. New D-pad touch interface.
Cons Not on the device, but there is still no video marketplace.
Summary I think Microsoft really fixed problems that the first Zune had, such as the size.
It's really a great idea that Microsoft put that same firmware for the first Zune users as well(like me). I think that this can really be their official Music player. It's also cool that they got a new technology, the D-pad. It's cool because they got a new thing without stealing ideas from the ipod.
Pros Design interface, big screen
Cons That stupid black button is a poor man's clickwheel, proprietary marketplace and limited wifi applications
Summary This zune looks like the previous shiny black ipod. What does it offer that other's don't? Dont tell me that stupid "squirt" thing. The answer is: nothing. Microsoft didnt make this comply with their OWN Plays for sure standards, it wont work even with URGE!! And it introduced one more Zune store, which we really needed, coz iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Sony, eMusic, etc weren't enough for us.
Compare this player to the Toshiba Gigabeat (which by the way, should really come out with a next gen soon) or the ipod, or with players by Creative, Sansa or Sony and this player doesn't stand a chance.
Lets talk about "squirt". Well I haven't had a chance to "squirt" my songs to anyone as I've yet to find anyone as stupid as me to buy a Zune
And just what the hell is "social"? Looks like Microsoft was thinking really hard as to what features they can add to this player and didnt come up with any good ones, so they just used the bad ones.
TO ALL ZUNE LOVERS: You obviously haven't used the Gigabeat - a much better Ipod alternative.
Also, Microsoft, please stop trying to be the jack of all trades and just concentrate on Vista. And also fire Steve Ballmer, he really pisses me off!