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Creative ZEN Stone review | Conclusion

Published on: Friday, June 20th 2008                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

Creative Test Conclusion

T he Creative Zen Stone and the Stone Plus are both reasonable MP3 players. The sound is not superb but the external speaker makes up for that. If you are looking for superb sound quality, however, you won't find it in the two Creative Stones. The sound is good enough for daily use, but does not level the sound of an iPod for example. Furthermore, the MP3 players are small, have a nice hand-fit and are extremely portable. They are straightforward although the menu structure and the operation need time to grow accustomed to. I'd go for the Stone Plus music player since it offers a few more functions and to be honest the LCD monitor is essential and crucial. You can't do without it; more so because you can store an incredible amount of songs on the device and if you don't have a menu at your disposal, it will take you quite a while before you find your favourite song!

Creative ZEN Stone review

 

Creative MP3 navigation

Creative MP3 navigation

Positives [+]

• Solid MP3 Player
• Extremely good external speaker
• Compact and portable
• Handy accessories
• No software required

Creative earphones

Creative earphones

Negatives [-]

• Bass does not show to full advantage
• Sound quality needs improvement
• Operation takes time to get used to

MP3 player protection case

MP3 player protection case

Review Score %

• Creative Zen Stone: 65%
• Creative Zen Stone Plus: 70%
• Recommended

 

Music menu

Music menu

Equalizer menu

Equalizer menu

FM Radio menu

FM Radio menu

Microphone menu

Microphone menu

 
 
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