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Creative Nomad Jukebox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 767 reviews of Creative Nomad Jukebox. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The performance and design are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the durability and reliability, and opinions about the price and portability are mixed.

usability, design, performance, sound, size

battery, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Creative Nomad Jukebox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 user reviews of Creative Nomad Jukebox from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the price and sound are generally positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability and battery, and there are some mixed opinions about the durability and size.

usability, design, performance, sound, price

portability, battery, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Labs NOMAD 6 GB MP3 Player SilverCreative Labs NOMAD 6 GB MP3 Player Silver

May, 2018

Expert review by : Carol A. Mangis (

Creative Nomad Jukebox 20GB

Nov, 2001

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Creative Nomad Jukebox


Expert review by : M. Wiley (

Nomad Jukebox Review


I can't believe this review is finally going up. It was an unbelievable pain in the ass to get one of these magnificent players. I can see why, though...

Oct, 2001

Expert review by : Ilya Gavrichenkov (

Creative NOMAD Jukebox Digital Audio Player Review


This is an MP3 player of a totally new generation. Due to a 6GB hard disk drive, it is capable of storing up to 100 hoursof music. EAX support it features, should satisfy even the most pretentious listener.

Unfortunately, Jukebox is not ideal and it also has its disadvantages. The major drawback of this device is the increased power consumption because of the HDD used in it. That's why 4 AA batteries will last Jukebox only an hour listening at the most....

Nov, 2000

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Creative Nomad Jukebox


Your entire music collection in one hand - this is the promise of the Jukebox, Creative's new state-of-the-art portable music archive and MP3 player.

Sep, 2001

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Great MP3 player. but too big


Excellent player. Very flexible (Firewire/USB) and lots of extras (EAX, IR remote control option etc.) However, the menu system is a bit cumbersome, and the release of the Zen NX has made this player practically obsolete. The Zen NX costs the same...

Aug, 2003

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i agree with the other reviewer. this thing is a must buy. expandable, replaceable batteries, 98db s/n ratio, easy to use interface. its perfect. im telling all my friends to get one too because of how magnificant it is. what i was pleasntly suprised...

Mar, 2003

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Best player for your money


Forget the Nomad Jukebox Zen, this is the best MP3 player out on the market. It has the most features than anything else in Creative's lineup. The Zen may be a neat compact system but it lacks a lot of the features the Jukebox 3 has. It's easy to use,...

Mar, 2003

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Big on MP3's, but big on size too!


Massive storage, upgradable operating system

Not the most portable MP3 player ; a bit expensive

Jan, 2007

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Best One Out ThereNo...There IS another, and it's BETTER



No Downloading BACK to the computer, price

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Merge your entire collection of MP3s and CDs in one compact device, and you'll never run out of your favorite tunes. With its 6GB storage capacity, NOMAD Jukebox allows you to store an amazingly large collection - over 150 CDs of digital music! All from a compact, portable design. NOMAD Jukebox features EAX audio technologies to enhance your audio experience. Enjoy surround sound with the FourPointSurround speaker support, or change the Headphones Spatialization Settings for realistic music environments, anywhere! EAX's adjustable playback speed lets you adjust the playback of your MP3 music and voice files without compromising audibility. Ideal for picking up tips from digital audio books and for running through the details of that meeting you just had. The NOMAD Jukebox supports advanced recording features via the line-in jack. You can record from external devices - even replacing a DAT with dual band recording up to 48 kHz. Your recordings can then be ported back to the PC with the bundled Creative PlayCenter 2 software, for editing and encoding using your favorite music or audio production tools. NOMAD Jukebox offers support for MP3 and WAV formats. Its firmware is designed to support additional digital audio formats and software extensions. Hardware-ready, NOMAD Jukebox is geared for access to future releases of SDMI compliant content too. Finally, you can turn your PC into an entertainment powerhouse. Creative, the leader in PC audio and digital entertainment now offers fully integrated Personal Digital Entertainment (PDE) Solutions. PDE leverages the power of the PC to create enhanced audio and video entertainment experiences.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording
Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player/Digital player / Digital recorder
Sound Effects:EAX
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / SDMI/MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage


Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic/Parametric


Compatibility:Mac/Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Jukebox/Jukebox C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative Nomad

MD System

Type: None


Color:Metallic blue/Silver

Remote Control

Type: None