Pros: Better direct amp than a iPod touch better battery life, compact
Cons: Noise, complicated user interface, pretty glitchy.
I've had my Zune for over a year now and I do still enjoy it greatly. This June I finally got a good pair of headphones and ever since have been beefing up my audio equipment.
The zune can drive headphones directly better than the iPod touch (used to have audio jack broke 2 times). Problems arise when you begin using amps because the amp multiply the sound. including noise which is a problem for me on my Zune. Unlike iPhones or anything like that though. This thing is a brick. I've dropped this sucked more times than i care to imagine without a case and its still a champ. In that sense its better than a iPod, but If you don't care about durability in a portable setup. Go buy an iPod. If you want a brick. Get a zune.