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Creative Zen X-Fi 16 GB Video MP3 Player with Wireless LAN and Built-In Speaker (Black/Silver)

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  • A firmware bug could result in the player locking when playing the FM radio; to fix the problem, upgrade the latest firmware (1.04.08) posted on support.creative.com
  • Capacity: 16 GB (4,000 songs or 60 hours of video); up to 30 hours of continuous audio playback or 5 hours of continuous video playback on one charge
  • 2.5-inch TFT LCD with 320 x 240 pixel resolution: 16.7 million colors
  • Supports MP3, WMA, AAC5, WAV (ADPCM), Audible 2,3,4 audio formats; MJPEG, WMV, MPEG-4 video (including DivX and XviD); and JPEG photo formats
  • 1-year limited hardware / 90 days service warranty
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Product Information

Capacity: 16 GB
Technical Details
Brand NameZEN X-Fi
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions3.3 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches
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Item model numberZXFI16GBBK
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Power Source TypeAC & Battery
Wireless Comm Standard802.11B, 802.11A, 802.11G
Operating SystemDOS
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001CB0RSG
Best Sellers Rank #73,906 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 22, 2003
  
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Technical Details

Capacity: 16 GB
  • Brand Name: ZEN X-Fi
  • Model: ZXFI16GBBK
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 16 GB
  • Color Name: Black And Silver
  • Supported Audio Format: MP3, WMA (DRM 10), AAC (M4A), WAVE, Audible
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Product Description

Capacity: 16 GB

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Experience your MP3 music as the artist originally intended with the Creative 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, crystal-clear audio when you listen to your music, as the detail that's lost during file compression is now beautifully restored and played through premium-quality, noise-isolating EP-830 earphones.

Creative ZEN X-Fi, built with X-Fi technology and wireless LAN--the sound of perfection. Click to enlarge.

A pocket-sized player that weighs a mere 2.4 ounces, the ZEN X-Fi sports attractive curves with a graceful finish. Click to enlarge.

The included EP-830 earphones provide optimum comfort with excellent noise isolation. Click to enlarge.

A control/feature schematic. Click to enlarge.

Immerse yourself in the brilliant 2.5-inch TFT screen with 16.7 million colors as you watch your movies and view your pictures. Click to enlarge.

Sleek Beauty
A pocket-sized player that weighs a mere 2.4 ounces, the ZEN X-Fi sports attractive curves with a graceful finish. Immerse yourself in the brilliant 2.5-inch TFT screen with 16.7 million colors as you watch your movies and view your pictures. Built with X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity Audio technology, the player lets you 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. Plus, the included EP-830 earphones provide optimum comfort with excellent noise-isolation capability. Or, be the life of the party as you share your music out loud with the powerful built-in speaker.

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 connected with friends on Yahoo Messenger or Windows Live Messenger on the go (at region-specific public wireless LAN hotspots).

More Content, Endless Enjoyment
Listen to your music in multiple supported formats such as MP3, WMA, and (non-protected) AAC (m4a) from iTunes Plus. Download Creative Centrale to rip, transfer, and manage your media content easily. Enjoy the ultimate collection of free video and audio podcast channels on www.zencast.com. Manage all of your favorite subscriptions with ZENcast Organizer, and experience the best of the free-to-share formats available. Tired of your own music? Switch to the FM radio. The 32 station presets let you switch stations with ease. 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 on your player.

Packed with Features
Record your important meetings or personal audio memos with the integrated voice recorder. Set audio effects to enhance your overall music-listening experience. Choose from eight EQ presets or customize your own EQ, and enhance it all with bass-boost and smart-volume controls. 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.

What's in the Box
Creative ZEN X-Fi 16 GB, installation CD, quick start guide, wireless function quick guide, EP-830 noise-isolating earbuds, and USB 2.0 cable.

Customer Reviews

And if you press wrong button it takes time to get back.
FloridaGuy
I would highly recommend this puppy to anyone looking for a good MP3 player.
Daniel Schackart
The sound is good from the speakers and great from the headphones.
Sharon

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

379 of 389 people found the following review helpful By D on September 14, 2008
Size Name: 32 GB
First, an introduction: Recently I've owned and used and liked an iPod 4th gen 80gb, zune 80, iPod 5th gen 80gb, creative zen vision: m 30gb AND 60gb versions (the holy grail to so many mp3 player fans), and I am a power user with a music library of 35gb, all tagged using the free Media Monkey software. I know what I'm talking about. (If you're curious, the two ipods were returned, the ZVM30 was given to my cousin when I got the 60, the ZVM60 was destroyed in iraq and so was the Zune80)

Looks extremely sexy, definitely on the iPod and Zune level of sexiness.
It's ridiculously lightweight and weighs just a bit more than a nano and about half as much as a harddrive bearing zune or ipod.

Video transfer/conversion does not apply to me, so I will not be reviewing it.

IM chat gimmick is worthless, move along.

wifi connect works and is easy to set up, but there is no link to shoutcast or icecast directories. Instead, creative "media box" will show up with internet access, but has a very limited selection of podcast streams, and almost no streaming music.
Streaming music from a local wireless network is very cool, but chews up the otherwise good battery life, limiting its usefulness.

SD card support is hardly seamless, and has a limited set of browsing functions, but this may be nitpicking as most players don't bother to include ANY expandable memory.

x-fi sounds "different" but not unanimously "better", and uses more battery, not really a selling feature then

The headphones are awesome and while they're compared as worse than the zune 80's included headphones, the zen's fit more comfortably (to me) and sound just as good.
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141 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Alan VINE VOICE on July 29, 2008
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I bought this because I was jealous of my wife's Creative Zen 8 GB player.

But really, I bought this because of the promised X-Fi sound quality. I have an X-Fi audio card for my desktop PC and I really love the enhanced MP3 sound quality and was hoping for more of the same in a portable unit. The Creative Zen X-Fi does not disappoint, straight out of the box I found the sound to be full of the bass tones I love so much. The X-Fi settings add some nice quality to my tones and vibrate my little eardrums with heavy beats. With the included headphones the bass was almost overwhelming for me, but with my Bose Triport IE's I found the sound to be very satisfying.

So lets get down to brass tacks here. So far here's what I love:
*) The new iPhoney sleek look is very nice, an improvement I think.
*) The buttons have a nice tactile feel. With very little practice I can easily find the play button and volume adjustment without looking. Visually its a little harder to figure out which button is where.
*) Even better, the buttons never get pressed unintentionally. This is a big plus since I use it for working out and yard work where I'm often bending over; my clix was constantly getting paused or fast forwarded unintentionally which has been a constant source of annoyance!
*) I found it virtually effortless to hook this up to my PC, connect to my existing MediaMonkey library and download all of my songs and playlists.
*) Great sound for bass lovers. X-fi crystallizer makes for a crisper quality if thats what you like.
*) Wi-fi connection, hooked up to my network easily and I was browsing the Creative Media Center in minutes.
*) Very lightweight compared to most of my other players.
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394 of 417 people found the following review helpful By Jesus Hector Fernandez VINE VOICE on July 23, 2008
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Length: 9:11 Mins
Hi.

This is the Zen X-Fi in action, player seems very good (for me at least) its got many features which I like, the only downside for now has been the software that is bundled with the player which for me it is not a very good software, anyway if you want to see it in action check out the video.
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91 of 97 people found the following review helpful By monoblocks on August 21, 2008
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
In the nearly four weeks that I've had the Zen X-Fi, I'd have to say that the player itself is an excellent device. It's certainly one of the best sounding players available, although personally I think that the X-Fi signal processing is more gimmick than benefit. The built-in speaker is cute, but it seems hardly worth it given its transistor radio-like fidelity. Coming from a wonderfully frustrating experience with its predecessor, the Zen (bricked in less than a month), I knew the design of the onboard UI pretty well already. It's a breeze to learn and navigate, and aside from quirks with playlist generation, is as easy as the interface on an iPod or Zune.

That said, the X-Fi is saddled with some major hindrances, not the least of which is the unstable client software that you use to manage the player. A lot of video formats have to be translated before they will work on the X-Fi; this is done through the aforementioned software known as Creative Centrale. Unfortunately it also has this irritating tendency to lock up on my media machine and destabilize XP Pro when doing so. You also need this software if you want to use any non-DRM AAC files, like those often found on iPods and as well deeply entrenched in my own digital library. These M4A files also need "processing" before an X-Fi is able to understand them, so unlike my experiences with my Sony NWZ-A818, where drag-n-drop management through Windows Explorer is conveniently possible. On the X-Fi (or the Zen, for that matter), drag-n-drop via Windows Explorer or any other file manager is only available with MP3 and WMA files.

The X-Fi also is limited to compressed audio files; it will not understand lossless formats, which is unfortunate given the available storage capacity.
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