Product Type: Creative MP3 players
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Creative Zen 4 GB
Member Name: blue_jess
Creative Zen 4 GB
Advantages: Ease of use, large screen
Disadvantages: tendency to crash occasionally
I've had my Creative Zen mp3 player for about 18 months now and overall I'm very happy with it.
The sound quality is very good and all tracks are categorised by artist, album and genre automatically so any track is very easy to find quickly. All the different menus on the player are very easy to navigate around which makes the player really easy to use.
The player is very compact and light so great to carry around but the screen is still a good size which makes it good to look at - you can have photos on there and choose one for your background for instance, or view pictures while you are listening to your music, and a nice feature too is that the album cover is displayed while you are playing a particular album.
The zen will also play videos, not something I use myself but the screen is big enough to view them if you wanted to, which is where the option of adding extra storage capacity by inserting an SD card into the player would come in useful. I haven't needed to add one yet but I've got almost 900 tracks on the player now so I will be doing so pretty soon!
The headphones that came with the player are decent. The lead is starting to perish a little now after 18 months but I think that is more down to the wear and tear I have subjected it to than any lack of quality.
I'm not particularly technical but I've found it very easy to download music from my laptop on to the player. Once you have downloaded the software from the CD that comes with the player, the computer will recognise the player each time and simply add any tracks that you have added to media player since the last time you connected.
The only downside with the Creative Zen is that is does occasionally crash, usually with me it has been shortly after I have added more tracks to it. There is a small hole in the side of the player and, as the manual says, prodding something like a needle into this will bring the player back to life, but I just worry that one day it won't!
Overall though I would definitely recommend the player as I think it is great value for money compared to similar players out there. The ease of use is probably its best quality and I think that the option of adding extra storage by slotting in an SD card is also a great feature.
Summary: I would definitely recommend
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