Creative Zen Mozaic EZ300 4 GB Review

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Another small music player I review this week after Meizu M3. My work colleague just bought it last week and he kindly let me borrow it and let me test it. It is the first Creative portable music player I tried so far.

Physical Form

I’m not sure if it is to be a rival of iPod Nano cause they have similar physical form, though Zen Mozaic is a bit shorter yet thicker.

Sound

When I first tried to listen to it, I’m not really disappointed. I can hear some bass punching. Then I tried to check it’s sound settings, and this is where I felt a bit disappointed. There is only one significant sound setting, which is the EQ settings, and it didn’t help much.

Another thing that disappoint me is when I cannot tried my playlist of songs in FLAC and WAV formats I always use to review music player and earphone or headphone.

Display

With 1.8″ screen, I think it’s big enough to show all the informations needed. It’s definitely better size than the Meizu M3 that only has 1.5″ screen.

The resolution however is a bit low, makes it look like an old Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone. I’m not saying that it’s bad, I’m just not saying that it’s cool also.

Extra Features

Probably this player has a lot of plusses when it comes to extra features.

First, it’s able to play video files (although you need to convert it to its format first (.cmv))

Second, it’s a small player with an external speaker. I love external speaker, and I haven’t see any small portable music player with external speaker before this one.

Third, it has microphone so you can record important conversations as a solid evidence (like when your boss said he will double your salary).

Price

In Indonesia it’s tagged at $67. A bit expensive I should say.

Conclusion

I don’t wanna sound mean, but I’m not impressed with this Creative Zen Mozaic 4 GB. Having listened to Meizu M3 earlier this week probably skewed my judgment this time, makes me expect something more from Zen Mozaic to impress me.

If you are looking for a small music player with a video playing capability, probably this is a good player for you.

If you also need a microphone, then I think you might like this player also.

However, if you are a sound afficionado and can be only satisfied with nothing less than a high definition sounds, then this player is not for you.


Author: Trijito Santoso

I’m Trijito Santoso, a Seventh-Day Adventist, a medical technology graduate, and a software developer. The reason why I shifted from medical technology to computer science is because I love to create things (design, software, articles, anything), and being a software developer allows me to create things everyday. I’m currently studying Master of Science in Computer Science at Northeastern University, Boston. My Google Profile+

2 thoughts on “Creative Zen Mozaic EZ300 4 GB Review”

  1. wow this DAP rock….i want this cool gadget since long time ago…even though meizu has great bass sound but i’m worried with its quality. i dont want to waste my money just for a six-months product…

    by the way, if any of you have a crush with Mozaic, just let me know. i want to sell my mozaic….

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