Our Verdict It’s no sonic thriller, but the Creative is likeable and affordable For Fun, fairly robust design good format support smooth sound and crisp pictures Against Lacks the sonic insight of the best Reviewed on 8th October 2010 At £100 for 16GB, the Creative is a multi-media portable with a very impressive pound-to-memory ratio. With good video format support, FM radio, and a built-in mic and speaker, it ticks all the spec boxes, too. As well as handling the free downloads from BBC iPlayer, the Creative will play AVI video files without conversion. It looks great, with very decent detail and bright, natural colours. For sound, though, you should swap-out the bundled headphones as a matter of urgency, and avoid the daft ‘Crystaliser' and ‘Expand' settings. Play hi-res files (FLAC and WAV are supported) and you'll get decent weight and solidity, though others are more detailed. More after the break See all our MP4 player reviews Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News Miro is an all-in-one media centre that can fit in your bag Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 11:18am The world's first portable player for 4K video and hi-res audio? Mon, 22 Aug 2016, 01:28pm UK government legalises CD, DVD and Blu-ray copying for personal use Thu, 02 Oct 2014, 11:37am Sony unveils a trio of video Walkmans Wed, 27 Jul 2011, 01:04pm Philips launches GoGear Muse 3 portable player with 'swipe' sound control Wed, 13 Jul 2011, 09:05am Creative Portable Video players Zen X-Fi Style 16GB Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.