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Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1653 reviews of Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker. 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. Opinions about the price and size are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity, and there are some mixed views about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 425 user reviews of Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and sound are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the battery and performance are different. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Zen Stone Plus 2GB MP3 Player - BlackCreative Zen Stone Plus 2GB MP3 Player - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 user reviews of Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and battery. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and headphones.

design, usability, sound, price, size

headphones, connectivity

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Zen Stone Plus 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)Creative Zen Stone Plus 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Creative ZEN Stone Plus with Speaker

 

Preview of the Creative ZEN Stone Plus with Speaker.

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Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Creative Zen Stone Plus review

 

Creative has a penchant for offering a wide array of choices for the MP3 player consumer, so it comes as little surprise that the company decided to add a screen and some extra features to the ultra-basic Zen Stone . The new Plus version, which comes...

The Creative Zen Stone Plus comes in a choice of six colors and offers 2GB of storage for less than $70. It includes some handy extras, such as an FM tuner, a stopwatch, and a voice recorder. The player also has good sound quality.

The Zen Stone Plus interface is not totally intuitive, and the screen is too small to display full track info. It also doesn't offer full ID3 tag sorting for music, and the rated battery life is unimpressive.

For those who want a supersmall and cute MP3 player that offers more than just simple music playback, the Creative Zen Stone Plus fits the bill nicely.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Creative ZEN Stone Plus

 

The latest in Creative's simple player line is a mixed bag; it's got more storage space and features, but it's no longer dirt cheap, and you'll find the interface clunky.

Small and lightweight. FM radio. Voice recording. Stopwatch and clock. EQ options. Can delete songs on device itself. Snazzy date/time display.

Short USB cable. So-so earbuds. Annoyingly long start-up time. No way to monitor voice recorder.

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Creative Zen Stone Plus Review and Prices

 

The Creative Zen Stone Plus is a tiny MP3 player which, despite a few lingering issues, offers a dependable music listening experience for those leading active lifestyles. This skipping-stone sized player is just a half-inch thick and weighs less...

Value price, good sound, LED display

Not large finger friendly, light user documentation, low battery life

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Amanda Lian (hardwarezone.com)

Creative Zen Stone Plus (2GB)

 

The Creative Zen Stone Plus is a tiny, minuscule player that includes all the necessary portable music functions at a reasonable price and more.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

Creative Zen Stone Plus Review

 

Shortly after Creative released its screenless Shuffle competitor, the Zen Stone, they upped the ante and released the Zen Stone Plus. For around thirty dollars more, the Stone Plus added a screen and a few fairly standard MP3 player features such as...

Solid Build, Small form factor, Nice selection of optional accessories, MSC (any OS)

Awkward interface, Cannot browse individual songs, Lagging interface when music is playing, Poor FM reception

First I would like to say I am a fan of Creative's Zen line of MP3 players. Although they have their issues and deficiencies like any MP3 player, overall they are a solid product line. The Zen Stone Plus has some good things going for it such as MSC...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Creative Zen Stone Plus 2GB 70PF219100111 Review

 

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Creative Zen Stone Plus with Speaker

 

There's nothing drastically different in the new Zen Stone Plus except the built-in speaker. If you've read my review on the previous model , this may seem rather redundant. But for those of you who haven't, let me clue you in on one of the smallest...

Coming to the most obvious feature that sets it apart (the speaker, that is) I have to say that while it may not be loud, it can easily take on most cellphones. If you were expecting it to sound like an iPod Dock or something in that league, think...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

Creative's ZEN Stone Plus is another good entry into the digital music market. It does suffer from poor battery life and a slightly slow interface, but if you're after a small and relatively stylish unit, it is a reasonable choice.

Stylish small design, Some nice features, Drag and drop, Now comes with a screen

Screen a little small, Interface sluggish, Poor battery life

May, 2008

Expert review by: (macformat.co.uk)

Creative Zen Stone Plus

 

The iPod may be a cultural phenomenon, but that doesn't mean it's the best media player ever. Step forward the Creative Zen Stone Plus, a featherweight marvel that features twice the storage of the 1GB shuffle and yet manages to cost less

Costs less than the shuffle for more, Includes a screen, Recognised by iTunes, Available in six colours

Available in six colours, Can be sluggish to use and fill

Not as well-integrated with the Mac as an iPod shuffle, but it's cheaper and cuter

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The Creative ZEN Stone Plus with Speaker is powered with a built-in speaker, this means that now you can share your music out loud at the touch of a button. The perfect companion to avid sportsmen, the player captures personal bests with its stopwatch function, while letting you run to the invigorating beat of the music. Simply switch to radio anytime you fancy a change.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Channel separation:60
Frequency range:20 - 20000 / 200 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:320 kbps
RMS rated power:0.4
Sensitivity:106
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):75 / 90
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1
WMA bit rates:320

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Functions:Radio / Voice recorder
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital voice recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):20hour(s)

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Pink / Red / White

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / ADPCM / Audible / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM 9) / WAV / WMA/ADPCM / Audible / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM 9) / WAV / WMA

Digital Storage

Capacity:2GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:1.4in
Weight:1oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Display Resolution:64 x 64
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery life (max):21
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 9.5
Number of batteries supported:2
Rechargeable: Yes

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Stone Plus with Speaker
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative ZEN

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:109

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:2.0
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):75

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Champagne/Pink

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Audio recording formats:IMA ADPCM (8 kHz, 4-bit, mono) / IMA-ADPCM (8kHz, 4-bit Mono) / IMA/ADPCM
Battery Type:1 / Li-Ion polymer
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) / XP 64-bit\nMicrosoft Windows Vista / Windows XP SP2/XP 64-bit/Vista / Windows XP(SP2) / XP(64-bit) / Vista / Windows XP/Vista
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector(s):3.5 mm, 5 - 7 mW
Dimensions (W x D x H):2.19 x 0.5 x 1.39 / 2.2 x 0.7 x 1.4
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):2.19 x 0.5 x 1.39 / 2.2 x 0.7 x 1.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.11 x 0.5 x 1.4 / 2.19 x 0.5 x 1.39 / 2.19 x 0.504 x 1.39 / 2.19 x 0.689 x 1.41 / 2.2 x 0.697 x 1.4 / 2.24 x 6.82 x 1.29 / 55.6 x 12
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Audio Line-out\n1 x USB
Media types supported:AAC/MP3/WMA/Audible 2,3,4 / MP3, WMA, Audible / MP3/WMA
Music memory capacity, MP3:500
Type:Portable speakers
USB cable:USB
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Performance

Firmware upgradeable: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):21
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Continuous audio playback time:20 / 9.5
Number of batteries supported:2
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Preset Station Qty:32
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 2 / 4

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:Microsoft Windows XP/XP 64-bit/Microsoft Windows Vista / USB
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.5 / 0.504 / 0.697 / 1.39
Height:0.504 / 1.39 / 1.4
Weight:0.65 / 0.737 / 0.741 / 3.2 / 5.64
Width:2.19 / 2.2