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Creative ZEN X-Fi MP3 player review | Introduction

Published on: Thursday, January 1st 2009                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 Test

C reative Labs Europe, founded in 1993, is famous for its Zen media players and its excellent sound Technologies. Creative keeps on surprising; again with the new Zen X-Fi, the first media player with integrated X-Fi technologies. According to Creative, listening to music on the Zen X-Fi becomes a genuine experience. Whether that is true will become clear from the test. And as if X-Fi isn’t already enough, also Wi-Fi is available on the Zen. From the moment the Zen X-Fi MP3 player was placed in the market, it already won several Awards. Read the full LetsGoMobile review for more information.

Creative ZEN X-Fi MP3 player review


Creative Zen MP3 player test

Creative Zen MP3 player test

Design of the Creative Zen X-Fi

The appearance of the Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player is almost similar to that of previous Zen models, although the current model is somewhat thicker and has a solid grey back made of plastic. The front of the X-Fi Zen features 12 buttons on the right side and a large 2.5 inch monitor with 16.7 million colors. All of this is nicely surrounded by a shiny silver-colored line. The microSD card slot is found on the topside of the device, and the external speaker on the bottom. On the right side we find, from top to bottom; the 3mm head jack, the USB connector and the reset button. The latter is easier to access than the one on previous Creative media players. Dimensions of the Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player are: 2.1 x 3.2 x 0.5 inches and its weight counts 70 grams.

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player review

Creative Zen X-Fi MP3 player review

Menu of the Creative Zen X-Fi

If you have owned a Creative Zen MP3 player before, you will be familiar with its interface, while it is almost similar to that of previous Zen models. A sleek design, nice and fast to learn. And the best thing is; you can adjust the entire menu to your own taste. Not only theme, background, color intensity and brightness are adjustable, but also what you want to find in your menu. The main menu can be completely configured, ensuring your favorite menu is always available from the main menu. Secondly, you can adjust the submenu, making your own submenus accessible for every category. For example; the main menu consists of a number of items such as photo, video, music and settings. You can click the box to make them invisible. And also a submenu such as music can be changed; currently playing, album, artist etcetera can also be made invisible. In short, it is possible in many ways to adjust the menu and reproduction of it to your own preference.

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