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Zune HD (16GB, black)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Zune HD (16GB, black). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the performance, and the reliability and battery get mixed opinions.

durability, design, price, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Zune HD (16GB, black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Donald Bell (

Zune HD (16GB, black)


The Zune HD's brilliant OLED display, HD Radio tuner, long battery life, movie rentals, and subscription music integration finally give iPod expatriates something to shout about.

You still can't use the Zune with a Mac, Marketplace purchases require "Microsoft Points," video format support is limited, audio quality lacks advanced controls, you'll need to purchase a dock accessory for HD video output, application and game...

The Zune HD delivers one of the best portable music and video experiences money can buy. At a time when many people have shifted their focus to games and applications, providing a killer media experience may not be enough for potential Zune buyers.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: dianemarie123 (

"Almost madly in love with it"


So I had an aging Creative Zen player (starting to freeze all the time) and a Rhapsody To Go subscription. Coincidentally, my teenage son had a careless incident that sent his Creative Zen player to MP3 Heaven. I looked at the list of players Rhapsody...

Attractive, nice and sturdy (not cheap plastic like Sansa), amazing sound, even more amazing video, apps are fun, controls are easy to learn even though I wasn't used to a touch screen, apps are fun.

Really disappointing availability of music with Zune Pass.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: saodell03 (

"Great MP3 Player!"


I love this player. I really didnt want to get an Ipod and have been pleasantly suprised with the performance of this player. I like the Zune player on my desktop too. I was able to keep all of my existing windows media files without converting them to...

Zune Marketplace is awesome! With zunepass you can search and stream music straight to the player.

Havent figured out if it has a standby mode. Cant figure out how to make it continue where it was in a playlist when you shut it off and turn it back on. The screen seems to get dirty quickly. Marketplace lacks applications. Browser seems slow.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: hawknj (

"Good Starting Point"


I have spent 2 days working with the Zune HD

OLED Screen

No video playlist

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: deitiphobia (

"Excellent user interface, cool design very thin"


I have owned Zune 30 gig, Zune 8 gig and now ZuneHD. All have been great! Solidly built products with excellent software. I have confidence that Zune build quality is excellent as well, all of my Zune's still work without any problems!

Really bright screen! So much better than 2nd Gen Zunes and even iPod Touch and iPhone.

Not allot of apps at launch. Facebook and twitter apps are coming in november but would have been great to have them at launch.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: AlexKotewa (

"Amazing music player and can only improve from here"


It is a brand new product, but i love mine and my only wish is they release an update fixing the internet browser. Try using one of these before you get an ipod, unless you like wasting money on games that get old fast. Don't blame its app store, apple...

The screen is great, and you can look at new artists while on the device, music playback is amazing, and the software is a million times better that itunes. If you love music, you will love this!

The internet browser is kinda slow, can't open multiple tabs, and if you have wifi on while doing other stuff the battery seems to go very fast. You can't watch youtube, but hopefully they come with an update that fixes this stuff soon.

Sep, 2009