Creative Compliment - Loving My Zen!
I have gone through two other MP3 players that were total pieces of crap, I finally found the right one for me. The Creative Zen.
This credit card-sized MP3 player does everything I ever wanted it to. It plays videos, it hold enough songs (I got the 4GB version) and has expandable memory (now it's 8GB). I used to own a 2GB Sandisk Sansa e200 series and that turned out to be a total waste. One of the sides of audio went out and I couldn't connect it to my Mac. I gave that one away as it was given to me. Then I had a little RCA player which I got and didn't like too much and the battery ran out withing 6 months. Plus, the menus were REALLY slow. The sound is great and gets pretty loud. It also has great equalizer settings. Videos and pictures play magnificently on the 320x240 pixel screen. I forget the actual size, but it does look very impressive. At first, I could not connect to my Mac, but I soon found a program the does its job very well called XNJB. I have heard of several complaints of a WSOD (White screen of death), but I haven't experienced anything of the sort.
So far, I love it. It hasn't crashed or anything like that. The battery is amazing (about a day for music; don't watch enough videos to know about that lifespan). And it all only costs $70 refurbished (about $100 new), which is just as good as the original. Definitely recommended to anyone who is starting to use MP3 players.