Creative Zen X-Fi 32Gb With Wireless Lan £169.99 @ AmazonUK (RRP £239.99)
Creative Zen X-Fi 32Gb With Wireless Lan £169.99 @ AmazonUK (RRP £239.99)

Creative Zen X-Fi 32Gb With Wireless Lan £169.99 @ AmazonUK (RRP £239.99)

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First post so I hope I get it right!

Seems to be around £200 elsewhere online. £2.50 less if you were in the first 200 of the Christmas card competition!

On offer for one week only.

Product Features
Capacity: 32 GB (8,000 songs or 120 hours of video)
Up to 30 hours of continuous audio playback or 5 hours of continuous video playback on one charge
2.5-inch TFT LCD with 320 x 240 pixel resolution: 16.7 million colours
Supports MP3, WMA, AAC5, WAV (ADPCM), Audible 2,3,4 audio formats
MJPEG, WMV, MPEG-4 video (including DivX and XviD) and JPEG photo formats


A good price for the player, BUT I'd advise caution on spending that much on a Zen.

I have the 8GB X-Fi which I paid just over £60 for and am happy with it, but it does have a number of short comings:

1) It's very clearly plastic - I'd be disappointed if I'd spent over £100 for it.
2) The PC software that comes with it is buggy and junk. After 3 days of frustration trying to load tracks in the correct albums I binned the software and now use media monkey.
3) The X-Fi is a gimmic and makes little difference to the sound experience that a graphic equaliser couldn't.
4) The UI is okay, better than most but it isn't exactly a joy to use.

Having said that as a good MP3 player it works well, and the ability to download and drop on it content from BBC iPlayer is worth the cost (of a low capacity player) alone.

However the biggest disappointment for me is the SD card integration is non-existant. I read reviews and knew the SD card content wouldn't appear in playlists etc. Fine! I was mainly going to use it for iPlayer stuff and Audio books.

BUT there is no way of bookmarking anything on the SD card, or resuming from where you left off. So unless you can listen to a whole audio book or video in one sitting, you spend most of your time finding the mp3/wma file again then FF/RW through the content to find the place where you last got to. Totally frustrating and irks me every time I use the player!


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Thanks for the info Rufus. Thought it compared well for the price but I'll be looking in to it in more depth, and comparing other players, before taking the plunge.
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