"An excellent music player"4.5 starson by GSOgymrat
Pros: Responsive and brilliant screen, good build quality, well organized and attractive interface, good sound, lots of music options
Cons: Needs 64 GB model, remote on earbuds would be helpful
Summary: I really enjoy my Zune HD. The Zune folks have created a player that is focused on music. It is small but not too small to have a functional screen. The touch screen is brilliant, very responsive and smooth. The Smart DJ function is great, especially with Zune Pass and has introduced me to a lot of new music. The sound quality is very good once you upgrade the earphones (I'm never happy with the earphones included with music players). I really like the Zune software and find it easy to use and attractive in design. The HD radio works well and being able to tag songs for download is great. With my existing music collection, HD radio and Zune Pass there is always something fun to listen to. The internet browser works but I don't like surfing on such small devices. There are few apps but nothing to get excited about. Because the Zune's track controls are on the touch screen changing songs without looking at the player can take some practice.
I also have the iPod Touch and would says that if you want games, apps and PDA features Touch is the better choice. However if you want to listen to music the Zune provides a better experience.
PS- I also have to say I don't own a Mac but on my PC the Touch and iTunes does strange things: It says it synchs but then sometimes the songs are not on the player, it changes the genre of my music files and it often can't find album art. I've not experienced any glitches with the Zune.