The Creative Zen Micro is Creative Labs answer to Apple's iPod Mini. It packs a 5 GB hard drive and comes in 10 stylish colours. It comes with a built in FM radio and a rechargeable battery. If you own one let us know what you think by writing a review. Otherwise read the Creative Zen reviews to find out why you need to own one of these amazing MP3 Players.
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Written on: 07/01/2009 by DanPartridge (1 review written)
So yes this is not the best MP3 player on the market however it does what its meant to you can get your music on there quick and easy and get listening, but if your a sound quality perfectionist im afraid this is not for you. (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2008
The first year or so it was doing good, no problems which weren't easily sorted.
After that it started freezing every now and then, which requires you to take the battery out then wait for the reboot for about 10 minutes.
I stopped using it for about 4 months. I tried to turn it on again, it wasn't working, so i left i on charge over-night, thinking it was a dead battery. Next day it continued to do nothing doesn't work for no apparent reason.
You can be sure my next MP3 will be an iPod. Much... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by caitlinhoney (2 reviews written)
The Creative Zen Micro is a good equippment to enjoy, but will have to take care while playing. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008
Creative Zem Micro is the worse thing I have ever received in my life. My parents bought it for me for Christmas. It took me 4 months to figure out how to make the player work with my computer. After that it work perfectly. It was the best thing in the world. Then when I went to charge it, it went completely blank. I have tried everything to make the player turn on, but there is nothing. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
I have had my Creative Zen Micro for several years and it is still working well and i am very pleased with it. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008
When I first got my Creative Zen Micro, I was impressed, to say the least.
It has been around 6months now, and I have been effectively turned off any Creative product.
Between the earphne jack breaking completely, the pathetic battery life, and the extremely irritating and ineffective customer service, I have to admit, I am running back into the safe and comforting arms of Apple and the Ipod. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2008 by kavdogg
I liked mine at the start and still do because it s easy to use, but the jack plug went on mine so sound in one ear same thing with one of my sisters my other sisters one wiped all her music and wont turn on any more. I now have an iPod classic don't know if I like it or not yet.
ps theres a run down on the net on how to fix your zen jack plug if you want to give it a go. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2008 by xfento (1 review written)
I bought this after a recommendation from my friend. Once you can use the buttons it is very easy to use. It has a lot of settings and easy to upload songs onto. However after just 18 months mine died and it only came with a disappointing 1 year warranty. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2008
It was pretty bad after 2 years when it broke down and no one seemed to know how to fix it, plus my battery was dying. To fix it, i bought a new battery and restarted the zen (take out the battery, hold it on "on" and put the battery back in while holding it) and afterwards, it worked out fine. It's been like 5 months since i did that and now it works fine. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2007
Other than the sound there wasn't much to like about the Zen Micro. Since I got Zen Vision M which is great. I really don't have anything to compare the Zen Micro with since it was my first MP3 player. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2007
If you don't want your player to last very long, then this is a great choice for initial quality. However, as time has gone on, I have had more and more problems, like refusing to link up to the computer (I usually have to take it out and plug it in again several times before the program recognizes it), and starting after about 2 years of use problems have occurred with the memory (see bad points section). (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2007 by testingguru (1 review written)
Honestly, with the craze that Apple iPod has created, I was also willing to hop on one - iPod Nano. However, as luck may have it, I didn't get any new piece in my area! So my shopper suggested that I should try Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player (1 GB, 250 Songs) - he said this is a new entrant in digital music player market, and has quite promising features. With a little scepticism, and my pressing desire to purchase a digital MP3 player, I dared to buy the Zen player.
To cut... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2007 by ajewj
It impresses people with cheaper players but would think twice before getting a Creative Zen Micro again. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2007 by phil marsh (1 review written)
Half way through the new Mika album my Zen Micro died and would not turn on, it's as dead as a parrot. Nothing Creative suggests will work, my friend has also had similar problems with his too. Unit is two years old and hardly used. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by shebas1 (1 review written)
I believe that this product should be recalled immediately. I have never seen an electronic product with so many problems. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2007 by jackie120 (5 reviews written)
I was really happy with my ZEN Micro when I first got it, and am now really disappointed with it. I would definitely go with another brand next time. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by mbuhl (1 review written)
I have never written a negative review before, but I feel it is my responsibility to convey my experience as a warning to others. I bought a Creative Zen player less than a year ago. After only 10-20 hours of use, it broke (the power switch did not work). I returned it to the company and was charged $25 to fix it even though the device was essentially new. I received it, used it sparingly again, and same problem occurred. I sent it back to them, and now they want $71 to fix the device. I... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2007 by clemmyboy
Anyone else had the same prob? If so please let me know how you overcome this. (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2007 by nall (1 review written)
I still like creative and will buy from them again. I'm just a little disappointed in there overall service, and quality. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2006 by SuzyW (1 review written)
I bought the Creative ZEN Micro MP3 player over a year ago. It was well reviewed and slightly cheaper than an iPod. It lasted well. It was dropped a few times and carried on working, and the software is fine. However, it now doesn't switch on or off, which is fairly annoying. When it first started being temperamental about it I looked on several review sites, and it's a common problem. I now use it by taking the battery out when I want it turned off, which isn't great long-term, as it's not... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2006 by stumoo (3 reviews written)
This MP3 player looked the bee's knees during my research, and so it proved until month two of ownership, when it started to freeze on boot up. It was eventually sent back to Creative, who 'repaired' it. It then fell back into its old ways, freezing completely. The warranty expired not long ago and now we have a £150 piece of junk doing nothing except reminding us why we will never buy from Creative again. The support was a joke too - absolutely no accessories were available for it... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2006 by islandsnow7 (1 review written)
I have owned the Creative ZEN Micro MP3 player for over a year now, and I loved it when it worked. The player is perfect for anyone who likes an unreliable waste of money. Not only did my headphone jack break like everyone else's, but it consistently freezes or turns off for no apparent reason. Recently, I turned it on and everything I had on it was gone completely. I tried to reload all my songs, but they were mysteriously deleted a few days later.
Overall, I loved the player when it... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2006 by locdup
I had my Micro MP3 player for around a month or so before experiencing problems. I bought it refurbished off Ebay, directly from Creative Zen manufacturing. Things were going fine until I began having problems with my headphone jack. Every time I wiggled or moved with the thing, I'd lose half my sound! After dealing with that, it died on me. Two months of ownership, and it died. It acts as if the battery is low, but I've charged it forever and it still won't revive. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2006 by ellecoops (2 reviews written)
I have had this MP3 player since March 2005, and it's a great little player! I've managed to fit 1500 songs on to the 5Bb memory. It's simple to use and to download songs to, and I have had no real problems up until now.
I was making a 3 hour train journey, and as the train left the station I noticed the sound quality was poor. I wiggled the headphones and the quality improved, but every time I knocked the player or moved it, the quality varied from appalling to bad. Hence that journey was... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2006 by meinsmiths
Mine keeps jamming, both while playing and while downloading music. Now it won't even charge at all. I am unable to update the software from the site. It kept showing as disconnected on the computer when it still registered as a drive.
The Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player is a BIG disappointment. I would not touch this product and would look carefully at any others. (read more)
Written on: 08/08/2006 by nightingale2006
The Creative Zen Micro MP3 player was a present to me about 1 year ago, and I was thrilled to receive it. While I found the interface difficult at first, I persevered as I was so excited, and now I find that it's still as difficult to use as it ever was. I can't count the number of times I have deleted albums or songs while using it. I bought the remote control accessory though (€30 extra!) and it helped. I did read up on the web forums that some players have issues, and pressing down on... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2006 by Tomomo (1 review written)
My story with this little device is much the same as other people's. When I got this Creative Zen Micro Portable MP3 Player I could not point out a flaw, it was simply amazing, my thoughts were "well done creative, it's great". However, after about 7 months it kept resetting itself and kept deleting all the songs on it.
So I sent it back to creative and they gave me a brand spanking new one, great I thought. Then, the new one broke, it just came up with a 'firmware' problem on the screen. So... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2006 by NumberTwo (2 reviews written)
I bought my Creative Zen Micro over a year ago. For the first 6 months could not fault it. Nice simple player to use - see my original comments on this site about this player. A year in however and the player seems to crash more often. (Take out battery, put back in will fix the crashes). The Zen also looks a bit out-dated now. I am looking for a new mp3 player, an upgrade to the Zen. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2006 by Ludders
I got my first Zen Micro for Xmas 2004, and am now on my third model. The first kept freezing and the headphone jack became loose. This was exhanged for another (by this time it had gone up to 6g). Within 2 months the on/off switch had broken so the player was completely unuseable. At this point I have to be highly critical of Dixons (now Curry's.com). Dixons refused to issue a replacement based on the receipt because they said that the original one was purchased over a year ago and... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2006 by Jammin0o (1 review written)
I really liked Creative Zen Micro this MP3 player and it's just the right size for when I jogging, walking to lectures or just generally on the move. Sometimes I use it when I can't be bothered to turn on a CD, just listen to it on me, or around the house! (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2006 by indie
However when I rang the creative people up for help they immediatley sent me a new player, with no quibbles. If your having trouble I recommend that you ring their help services that can be found on their website. Another issue I have with it is the battery life. It does not last 12 hours more like 3 at the most. I read somewhere that this could be down to the backlight. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2006 by shardonnay (6 reviews written)
Never wanting to conform, I decided not to opt for the iPod and bought myself a Creative Zen Micro MP3 player last April.
Really, none of the photo's on any of the websites do it any justice, and until you hold it in your hand you don't know how CUTE the little thing is.
I installed the software, and I think it's brilliant. I've never had any problems! It's never crashed, even on my old computer which had about 3Gb of storage.
Ripping tracks and putting them on the Zen was easy peasy,... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2006 by angelina666 (1 review written)
Creative Zen Micro - It took a while to get used to the sensitive touch pad but once I got the hang of it I really enjoyed my Zen Micro. It was so easy to download songs without the hassle of converting every song.
The headphones were fine although I replaced mine with some Sony MDREX71 Fontopia In-Ear Headphones (I can highly recommend these by the way!) which greatly inhanced the quality.
I started off with a dark blue one, then a light blue. My last one was purple. That was the only... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2006 by emma1986 (1 review written)
I decided to get an MP3 player towards the end of last year, and I was aiming to buy an iPod, luckily everywhere seemed to be out of stock and I bought a Creative Zen Micro instead. It was the same price as the iPod I was going to buy with twice the memory. I love the Zen Micro, the sound is incredible, the memory is more than I'll probably use, it looks great, comes in at least 8 colours (I opted for black), skins and others accessories are easy to get hold of, and although I know a few... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2006 by nvhfden
I got the Creative Zen Micro player for Xmas and am so far very disappointed. Ok the player looks nice, and for the first two weeks or so it is a lovely player, but since Xmas I have got through three, it freezes, it crashes, the hard drive dies, the headphone jack breaks and every so aften it complains of a 'firmware error', so you can't use the player at all. To top it all off, Creative aren't very helpful at all, when you fill out the warranty form on the website, you will be lucky to get... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by ksegers (1 review written)
I got the creative Zen Micro MP3 player for my birthday in June last year. Very soon it developed a problem with the on/off switch. I could only switch it off by having it idle/timeout, and on by docking it. Because I used it every day and didn't want to miss it for two or three weeks (estimated repair time), I decided to live with it. Big mistake! It's now finally come to a point where I can only switch it on by connecting it to a power point. This made me decide to finally bring it in for... (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2006 by greenmark (2 reviews written)
You know that if you have to replace a product once under warranty, then maybe you were unlucky with your purchase.
However, there is something intrinsically wrong with the design of this Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player. I have now had to replace my player three times (once because the hard disk froze, then the touch pads did not work in the replacement, then the headphone jack became faulty).
My warranty has now run out and - surprise - my player has developed another fault. The LCD screen... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2006 by prachar
I wanted to buck the iPod trend as everyone else seems to have one. The Creative Zen micro looked the best alternative, small, stylish etc.
However the first one I had after about a month refused to shut down, (the only way to stop it was take the battery out). The second one lasted a week before it locked up and refused to play any music. After taking that back I got a Zen Microphoto and now this refuses to charge. iPod here I come. (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2006 by lclark88 (1 review written)
Although my son thought the Creative Zen Micro MP3 player performed well, it slipped out of his pant pocket while crouching to tie his shoe. The product slid onto the carpeted floor (less than a 12 inch fall onto 1 1/2 inches of padding), and the LCD screen cracked.
I sent it back to the company for review, and my concern was that there was an existing problem to have so much damage done from such a minor incident. After two weeks of waiting for a call which never came, I have now spent... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2006 by Angryuser
I would not recommend Creative products to anybody, especially the Zen Micro MP3 player. From the beginning it had some glitches that I tried to ignore. Sometimes it would take too long to start. Sometimes when it started it would display only part of the screen for 10 - 15 seconds. The sound quality was not that great. The headphones were terrible. The control buttons were not very easy to use. It stopped working 60 days after I got it as a present. I was stupid enough to wait two to three... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2006 by blitzkrieg
I bought a Creative Zen Micro 6 months ago, and apart from it being stolen (I had it returned!) there have been absolutely no problems.
I've heard some people complain about the headphone socket but on mine it fits perfectly and holds well. I'd recommend always removing the headphones after you've finished using it though.
I've also found that the Zen is incredibly shockproof. I take it to college everyday and obviously it gets knocked around a lot more in the school environment. I've even... (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2006 by kristalrok (6 reviews written)
The Creative Zen Micro MP3 player is a great alternative to the iPod. It's got 5GB, rivalling the 4GB iPod Mini for the same price; although I think the Zen Micro is slightly cheaper.
Now you can get the Zen Micro with 6 GB!
It is a great little MP3 player. It stores a lot of songs, and I have never had any problems with it, apart from after 8 months when one of the earphones stopped working, which was my fault anyway, and they are easily replaced.
The battery is removable, so IF it breaks... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2005 by hellothereyall (1 review written)
I don't recommend the Creative Zen Micro MP3 player to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2005 by illiquent (1 review written)
I purchased two 5GB Creative Zen Micro MP3 players for a friend for his kids (nice present). After 5 fresh installs, and having Creative suggest that I format my PC's hard drive, AND after getting another USB card, I took it back. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2005 by Mischa (1 review written)
I had my Creative Zen Micro MP3 player for about a month, and then the screen went blank, but I could still hear music. I called customer service and they said to remove the battery, so I did. Then it was fixed. Then it kept happening, so I sent it back. They shipped one back in the mail about 2 weeks later, but this one crashed the day after it came. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2005 by Jacki Hall (1 review written)
I purchased 2 Creative Zen Micro MP3 players via Amazon for my teenage sons. One on December 9th and one on January 11th. They advised that both had broken sockets and did not work anymore, and that their friends had had this problem. I had done a lot of research before I bought the Creative Zens so I came back to the Review Centre, and imagine my horror to find all the problems mentioned. However, I telephoned Creative, gave them the serial numbers and they told me they did have a... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2005 by srwelch (1 review written)
I bought my first Creative Zen Micro in February 2005, which I had to take right back because the touch pad didn't work. Then I spent hours trying to sync music, which just wasn't happening. Customer services then informed me I had to download some new software to upgrade it. Why? I'm now on my third unit after the second one froze on start up. The power switch is now broken, and I have to remove and replace the battery to turn the thing on, leaving it to automatically power down to turn it... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2005 by paula311
I am very surprised that people are still having this problem, as my Creative Zen Micro MP3 Player was brought for me Christmas 2004 and it went wrong in May 2005. This is a very poor show! I thought the problem would have been fixed by now or recalled.
I like the way you could delete the track you didn't want without using the PC. I loved my Creative until it went wrong!
I took it back to the shop where it was brought, and the shop had had 30 Creative Zen Micro's returned to them, so... (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2005 by jtrasmian (1 review written)
I loved my Creative Zen Micro and was constantly defending my choice with iPod owners until a few weeks ago. The headphone socket no longer works properly and I have had the device less than six months. I get lots of static, and either lose a channel or lose the low end. Extraordinarily disappointing and the player is outside of the 90 day full warranty. I feel like I threw away $200. Less than six months and its barely useable because once I get the sound just right if I move it it loses... (read more)
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