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Creative Zen X-Fi 16GB MP3 Player With Wireless LAN

Released on 01 August 2008

Manufacturer: Creative

4.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The Sound of Perfection

Experience your MP3 music as the artist originally intended with ZEN X-Fi - the first player to restore the quality of compressed music with award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio technology.

Indulge in rich audio where you can hear your music in crystal clear clarity. Take in guitar strumming, crisp cymbal clashes and deep pounding bass as detail lost during file compression are now beautifully restored. The built-in X-Fi technology intelligently moves a conventional left/right earphone stereo source away from your ears, virtually expanding it for an audio experience with a breathtakingly realistic depth of field. You'll feel as if you were listening to your music from a pair of high end speakers.

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Built With X-Fi Technology
Experience the very essence of music perfection as you listen to audio in crystal clear clarity. Hear your music the way it was always meant to be heard.

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Premium, High-Quality Earphones
The EP-830 earphones give you optimum comfort together with excellent noise-isolation capability.

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Sleek Beauty
A pocket-sized player that weighs a mere 2½ ounces, ZEN X-Fi sports attractive curves with a graceful finish.

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No Need For External Speakers
Be the life of the party as you share your music out loud with the powerful built-in speaker.

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More Content, Endless Enjoyment
Increase the size of your portable media library with an SD or SDHC card. Transfer your files easily to enjoy more videos, music and photos in your player! ZEN X-Fi supports a wide variety of SD/SDHC memory cards.

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Rich Pictures, Sharp Detail
Immerse yourself in the brilliant 2.5" TFT screen with 16.7 million colors as you watch your movies and view your pictures.

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Switch To Radio
Catch the latest hits on the music scene with the integrated FM radio. 32 station presets let you switch stations with ease.

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Wide Audio Support
Listen to your music in multiple supported formats such as MP3, WMA and AAC, including non-protected .m4a from iTunes Plus. Download Creative Centrale to rip, transfer and manage your media content easily.

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Get ZENcast
Enjoy the ultimate collection of free video and audio podcast channels on www.zencast.com. Manage all your favorite subscriptions with ZENcast Organizer and experience the best of the free-to-share formats available.

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Capture Important Information
Record your important meetings or personal audio memos with the integrated voice recorder.

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Create The Right Mood
Set audio effects to enhance your overall music listening experience. Choose from 8 EQ presets or customize your own EQ and enhance it all with bass boost and smart volume controls.

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Personalized Alarm Alert
Start the day on the right note with your very own alarm tone. You can even set the alarm for any day of the week.
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  • Capacity: 16GB
  • Size WxHxD: 3.3" x 2.2" x 0.5"
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • LCD: 2.5" TFT 16.7 million color LCD / 320 x 240 pixels
  • Storage Capacity: 16GB (4,000 songs or 60 hours of video)
  • Battery Life: Up to 36 hours of continuous audio playback / Up to 13 hours of continuous audio playback with speaker / Up to 20 hours of continuous FM radio playback / Up to 5 hours of continuous video playback / Up to 4 hours of continuous video playback with speaker
  • Video Playback Formats: MJPEG, WMV, MPEG-4 including properly encoded DivX and XviD. Included software can transcode from other formats providing appropriate codecs are installed.4
  • Audio Playback Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC5, WAV (ADPCM), Audible 2,3,4
  • Photo Formats Supported: JPEG. Included software can transcode BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIFF.6
  • Wireless LAN Supported: IEEE 802.11 b/g with WEP, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK security
  • Battery: Built-in Li-ion battery
  • FM Radio: 32 preset stations
  • EQ Settings: 8 presets and 5 band custom EQ
  • Organizer: Calendar, Contact, Task List
  • Power Charging
  • Album Art
  • Voice Recording
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP (SP 2 or higher), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista / USB 1.1 port (USB 2.0 recommended) / Windows Media Player 10 or higher / 1130MB free hard drive space (more for audio content storage)
  • True mobility: You can now stream music and photos wirelessly from your PC to your player within a home network. With the ZEN X-Fi, experience the sound of perfection wherever you go
  • Stay in touch on the go: Stay connected with friends on Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger on the go.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (12 reviews)

 Simply Brilliant

| | See all SoulGamers's reviews (2)

Well what can I say this to me is better than the Ipod and I own both, the software is more user friendly, if you have a Divx file and the system doesn't support it the software doesn't throw errors at you complaining it simply begins converting it by its self and then transfers it to the Zen, the Wi Fi is brilliant all my music and videos stored on my Windows home server are simply played through it so rather than only having 16GB of space it actually has 2TB of space from my server, so when I'm at home I have no need to transfer all of my music to the Zen just play them from the server, and when I want to go somewhere transfer them to the Zen simple.
The Zen GUI is fast and very simple to use the on board speaker is not great but why do you need it? same with the microphone but these are features I have no need to use.
For simplicity this is bliss far simpler than the Ipod and much smaller.
Picture quality is great I don't think I would want to view an entire movie on it but if I was travelling for a while this would suffice for a sort avi film.
Great device well worth it.

 What a Great Piece Of Kit !

| | See all keanew's reviews (1)

I have always bought creative products and been please with their performance. However when the X-fi Zen was released i thought just another product, but i was wrong. The claims by the pro mo is spot on. The enhanced sound is fantastic and plugeed into my high end hi fi is as good if not better than a CD, Guys and Girls buy this you will not be disappointed, it out performs other makes of players in this price range yes i mean the gimmicky Ipods.

 Great player!

| | See all Ysalamiri's reviews (1)

I've got it and it's truly amazing :d the sound is indeed perfect for someone who listens to music occasionally (i mean, it's very nice but i assume you won't reach "full hd studio sound" with it :p). The x-fi feature is more than just commercial talk. It works, i've tested it with some of the songs i listen too and you really notice a difference with and without the x-fi. The music sound much clearer and you reach a broader spectrum.

The picture is also very nice. I've seen a few films on it already, including bolt, which has a lot of bright colours and looked really great :)

The ears you get with this player are also super (that is, if you like in-ears of course, i know people who hate those kind of ears :p) they cost about €50 alone in the stores here (in belgium), so that's really a plus.

This is my third creative and i'm very pleased with it :) i recommended it to everyone who's looking for a new mp3-player.

 zen xfi

| | See all biggles84's reviews (1)

This is the best player i have bought, and iv had so many of them. Iv always liked creative than the ipod anyway, this is a must buy for anyone looking for a new mp3 player couldn't be happier with it, sounds really good with my skullcandy headphones.

 quick question

| | See all blurman's reviews (9)

No doubt this is a powerful piece of kit but to those who have bought this. Does it come with any memory card. Cos specs say it can handle memory cards, just wondering if it comes with any.

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