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Anybody going to get the Zen X-Fi?

by tcardone05 / July 9, 2008 3:54 PM PDT
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under condition that..
by Akimo / July 10, 2008 1:40 AM PDT

I might be interested, too, but for me it depends on what codecs are supported. I have both CBR and VBR mp3s but also want to be able to play back my AAC files purchased from iTunes when I had an ipod.

Nice design, it seems.

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X-Fi and Zens use AAC
by hr35hrn / July 15, 2008 12:44 AM PDT
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or itunes unprotected; i got mine off the creative website, pretty excited for it to come and the 32 GB is only 279

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no
by Kennethj2010 / July 12, 2008 12:11 PM PDT

Too expensive.
Not much capacity
Don't like the buttons (just odd looking)
thick?

But toher than that, its pretty cool, that online thing and all.

But I just got the Zune 80. Love the crap outta that thing.

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not much capcity?
by Kdm4cntry / July 15, 2008 1:12 PM PDT
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not much capacity...32GB of flash memory...do you live in a cave? $279 is a good price for this player. Thick...you must be an Apple lemming. Pay your high price and be happy, just leave the rest of us alone and go back to your apple.

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No.
by Dochjm / August 8, 2008 4:37 AM PDT
In reply to: not much capcity?

I won't get it because I don't like T9 input. It's annoying, so I wouldn't use the online, and I'm not interested in X-Fi.

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Feature set not quite there
by fbbbb / August 8, 2008 6:11 AM PDT

Features overall just strike me as half-assed. The wifi functionality is lackluster. The codec set still lacks other far-more-common-around-the-web video formats. The sound quality will undoubtedly be decent, but the Touch isn't hugely worse for people who don't engage in EQ juggling. The memory expansion also isn't as versatile as the year-plus-old Cowon D2, which in terms of core functionality is not exactly hugely inferior to the Zen either. At the other end of the spectrum that the Zen represents, the Sony NWZ-A8xx or 7xx are much more focused music / light video players which perform very well.

I'm sure that there are many people who will go for it, but to me it's a bit of a shotgun approach to the featureset. Given the competition I wanted it to be better thought out than it has turned out to be.

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