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Creative ZEN

Creative ZEN
alaScore 92

5849 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5849 reviews of Creative ZEN. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and price are overall positive. The sound and usability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Creative ZEN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative ZEN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 987 user reviews of Creative ZEN 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The sound and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability.

design, usability, sound, size, price

reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative ZEN

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3409 user reviews of Creative ZEN from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the performance and price are on the whole positive. The sound and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and reliability get negative opinions.

design, usability, sound, price, performance

reliability, connectivity

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

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Creative Zen Flash-Based MP3 Player

 

Gadget lover's player may lack Wi-Fi, but it has lots of other features, supports a wide array of formats, and accepts SD Cards.

Feature-heavy, SD Card slot for instant memory upgrades

One-handed operation a little tricky, Skimps on bundled accessories

But it's a great choice for gadgeteers and audiophiles alike. If the 16GB's $150 price tag is too rich for your blood, buy a lower-end Zen and make up the difference with SD Cards

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen

 

video player. In terms of general wow factor or ease of use, it's no iPod touch, but it does have a larger screen than the iPod nano and more features, including an FM radio and a voice recorder. The 4GB and 8GB ZEN flavors match or beat Apple's prices...

Bright 2.5-inch screen. SD memory card slot. FM radio and voice-recording capability. Supports unprotected AAC files

Erratic start-up times. No FM or line-in recording. Plays only WMV video files. Poor battery life

Place it next to an iPod nano and the ZEN looks positively bulky, but it also packs a larger screen and more features. And unlike the nano, the ZEN comes in a roomy 16GB capacity.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Creative ZEN

 

The new ZEN may lack design flare, but it offers plenty of value.

Bright 2.5-inch screen. SD memory card slot. FM radio and voice-recording capability. Supports unprotected AAC files.

Erratic start-up times. No FM or line-in recording. Plays only WMV video files. Poor battery life.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Creative Zen review: Creative Zen

 

Creative Zen

The Creative Zen sounds fantastic and features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. The player offers a smorgasbord of desirable extras such as an SD card expansion slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and a user-definable...

The Creative Zen only comes in black, the control pad feels cheap, and it doesn't come close to matching the max 60GB offered by the player it's replacing.

We're hard-pressed to find anything not to like about the Creative Zen. It's a great option for anyone looking for a great-sounding, pocketable MP3 player with an excellent, video-capable screen and plenty of extra features.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Creative Zen review

 

In a move that surprised many a Creative fan, the company has ushered in a flash-based replacement for its Zen Vision:M , a full-size, hard-drive player that offered up to 60GB of space. Though the news was not well-received by some proponents of...

The Creative Zen sounds fantastic and features a brilliant color screen capable of displaying photos and video. The player offers a smorgasbord of desirable extras such as an SD card expansion slot, an FM radio, a voice recorder, and a user-definable...

The Creative Zen only comes in black, the control pad feels cheap, and it doesn't come close to matching the max 60GB offered by the player it's replacing.

We're hard-pressed to find anything not to like about the Creative Zen. It's a great option for anyone looking for a great-sounding, pocketable MP3 player with an excellent, video-capable screen and plenty of extra features.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Creative Zen V review: Creative Zen V

 

The Creative Zen V offers a cute, pocket-friendly design without sacrificing screen real estate, and the vivid OLED display is viewable from any angle. The player packs in some nice features, such as voice and line-in recording, photo playback, and...

The Creative Zen V's joystick is really small and has a cheap feel to it, and we wish Creative had included all the buttons found on the Vision:M. The screen is difficult to see in bright sunlight, and there's no UMS support. Also, you don't get the FM...

The Creative Zen V is a good choice for anyone looking for a compact flash MP3 player with recording features and great sound quality. However, the more feature-filled Zen V Plus is a better value.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : James Kim (cnet.com)

Creative Zen Aurvana review: Creative Zen Aurvana

 

Lightweight, durable, and low profile; comfortable fit; good noise-blocking capability and balanced clean sound.

Should come with foam earbud option and 1/4" adapter jack

If you need lightweight and quality in-ear earphones for under $100, check out the Creative Aurvanas, which match up quite well against the Shure E2cs.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Howard (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Portable Media Center

 

For a first iteration, the Creative Zen Portable Media Center delivers on the promise of PMCs and Windows Media Player 10.

Stylish looks. Exceptional battery life. Good audio and photo playback.

Screen is susceptible to glare and smudges. Recorded video looks bad on a full-size TV. No kickstand.

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Sep, 2004

Expert review by : James Kim (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Creative Zen Portable Media Center

Intuitive onscreen interface; big and colorful screen; solid battery life; impressive integration with Windows Media Player 10.0 and Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE).

Bulky design; lacks a built-in kickstand; reflective screen not ideal for outdoors use; no audio- or video-recording capabilities; works with Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10.0 only.

Eight months after its announcement, the Creative Zen PMC is finally here. Despite its bulk, the player is solid, but it's the Microsoft Portable Media Center software that deserves most of the praise.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Newbie (newbie.org)

Expert Review

 

Great sound quality, good battery life, storage space and so much more.

Earphones could be better.

Dec, 2009

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