Creative Zen X-Fi 16GB Deals

By Jonathan Bray



August 24, 2008, 11:19 am

Looks like a poor man's Archos really...


August 24, 2008, 11:31 am

Well Mr Bray...

This might well be a first, as I 'pretty much' agree with your review, only differing with your opinion regarding the control layout, which I (personally) find unnecessarily convoluted and counter-intuitive, and the (still) abysmal SDHC card implementation.

It's a decent effort by team Creative, but they still need to work on the annoyingly low output volume and over-all 'feel' of the player to be seriously competitive.

Mikko Lahti

August 24, 2008, 4:14 pm

"DaHarder said: ...annoyingly low output volume"

Headphone amp anyone?


August 24, 2008, 9:29 pm

yeah, dude. i use a chumoy amp, same case a the "fire in the head" column from TR. brilliant bits of kit, never leave home without it, literally.

anyway, how does the sound quality of this compare to the original zen?


August 25, 2008, 12:24 pm

What's the firmware on the zen xfi? I just realised that they have a latest firmware ver1.03.01 said to improve the sound with x-fi. How does it sound? From what I understand the x-fi expand seems to be more for movies just the x-fi cmss3d on their x-fi sound cards.

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