The X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio technology present in the Zen X-Fi mp3 player lets you listen to your mp3 files with the clarity and quality that the artist intended for it to have. The quality of you compressed music files has never sounded better. The rich audio details that are so often lost with other mp3 players have been restored and comes through crystal-clear on the Zen X-Fi's premium noise isolating headphones.
The Zen X-Fi weighs in at just 2.4 ounces, making it far lighter than its Zune and iPod counterparts, and is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet large enough to immerse yourself in the 2.5-inch screen as you view your videos and photos. The included EP-830 headphones are quite comfortable and offer great noise-reduction capabilities. If you would rather hear your music without headphones though, the powerful integrated speaker lets you do just that.
Music and photos can be streamed wirelessly from your computer when you connect your Zen X-Fi to your home network. You can also communicate with your friends via Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger when you are within a public wireless LAN hotspot.
The Creative Zen X-Fi mp3 player lets you enjoy your audio files in several different formats. MP3, WMA, and non-protected AAC, or m4a from iTunes Plus are all supported. Once you set up your Zen X-Fi, you can download a program called Creative Centrale, which will allow you to rip, transfer, and manage your media files easily and effortlessly. Zencast.com is a site you can visit to enjoy a wide variety of free video and audio podcast channels once you own a Zen X-Fi. As if that were not enough, you can easily manage all of your subscriptions with Zencast Organizer, and utilize some of the best free-to-share formats that are out there.
If you get tired of listening to music from your own library, you can turn on the FM radio. With thirty-two user defined preset stations, you will not get bored quickly, and can easily switch between stations to catch your favorite songs. If you find that there just is not enough storage on your mp3 player, you can easily increase your storage capacity with an SD or SDHC card. Quickly and easily transfer your video and audio files, along with your photos, and start enjoying them all with your Creative Zen X-Fi.
When you need to record important things, or make a personal note, you can utilize the integrated voice recorder found in the Zen X-Fi. The audio effects on the mp3 player can be set to achieve the music listening experience that is just right for you. The equalizer comes with eight presets, and even allows you to customize your own equalizer with bass boost and smart volume enhancements. Need an alarm? The Zen X-Fi has you covered with your own personalized alarm tone, which can be set for any day of the week.
Overall, the Creative Zen X-Fi video mp3 player is a great device at a great value. The mp3 player comes with an installation compact disc, a quick start guide, a guide for the wireless functions, earbud headphones, and a USB 2.0 cable.