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Is the Vision M Underrated?

by Tallcoolone / January 30, 2006 9:18 AM PST

I previously posted this in the Digital Music Forum instead of the MP3 Players forum, so here it goes again.

CNet recently reviewed the Zen Vision M and gave it an 8.0/10--certainly nothing to scoff at, but it's lower than the iPod 5g's score of 8.3. I find this strange, since it seems better than the iPod in every aspect except size (and CNet even says they prefer the extra thickness).

What does everybody else think?

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I concure
by bufu3284 / January 30, 2006 2:28 PM PST

I think it was unfair that they paired the Zen Vision:m with the ipod 5g 60gig ($400). Hey, lets just face the facts here, C|net has always and will continue to kiss Apples a*s (a direct result of their bias reviews) and no player will ever out score an ipod no matter how good it is. I thought it was funny how they wouldn't even give the vision:m an editors choice award and knocked the vision:m for scratches but not the 5g ipod. The largest insult was "the vision:m isn't as elegant as the ipod", thats a con? If you want a real reviews I suggest you visit dapreview.net and other "thrid party sites" Don't waste your time here.

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I also agree
by Glorybox3737 / January 31, 2006 1:47 AM PST
In reply to: I concure

I;m a big iPod fan because they are beautiful and easy to use. However from a specs point of view the Vision M is in fact better. I would think that it would have gotten a better score from Cnet. Isn't this a technology site. The Creative player does have the better technology. Maybe though they scored it lower because the 8 hours wma playback when the iPod has a solid battery life. Also the software involved my also lower the score.

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Yeah
by Tallcoolone / January 31, 2006 8:18 AM PST
In reply to: I also agree

I agree. About the 8 hours WMA though, you'd think having only 2 for video would compensate for that. And they didn't really complain about the software anywhere in the review. But yeah. I guess I should be happy it got a decent score.

CNet, less bias please! DAPreview is a much better site for reviews and news about mp3 players.

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*drool*
by superal / February 1, 2006 2:05 PM PST
In reply to: Yeah

zen vision m looks so awesome a while back i was gonna get an ipod video then changed my mind to gmini 402 but wanted more memory, thank goodness that i didnt get one, the only thing is i want a green zen vision and they arent out till march, the black ones still look nice but... i dunno GREEN!

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