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post #31 of 91
Are the buttons "real" buttons that push down or are they touch-sensitive?

I just got the 20Gb Zen, which i'm guessing is the same device inside. But the Sleek looks much nicer
post #32 of 91
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Originally Posted by chow_ahbeng
Are the buttons "real" buttons that push down or are they touch-sensitive?

I just got the 20Gb Zen, which i'm guessing is the same device inside. But the Sleek looks much nicer
The buttons on the Sleek are traditional 'push-buttons' (combined with the touch-sensitive vertical strip).

Good choice with the Zen 20GB - don't forget to grab a Micro remote to go with it.

Actually, that reminds me - is there a remote for the Sleek? If so, it'll probably be compatible with the Zen Micro/20GB, and the Micro remote will probably work with the Sleek too.
post #33 of 91
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Originally Posted by DoNotBugMe
The buttons on the Sleek are traditional 'push-buttons' (combined with the touch-sensitive vertical strip).

Good choice with the Zen 20GB - don't forget to grab a Micro remote to go with it.

Actually, that reminds me - is there a remote for the Sleek? If so, it'll probably be compatible with the Zen Micro/20GB, and the Micro remote will probably work with the Sleek too.
At the moment there are no specific Zen Sleek extras but Maybe the micro's romote is compatible
post #34 of 91
Actually there is a dock and remote (Sleek only I believe) buried on their site somewhere.
post #35 of 91
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Originally Posted by DoNotBugMe
Actually, that reminds me - is there a remote for the Sleek? If so, it'll probably be compatible with the Zen Micro/20GB, and the Micro remote will probably work with the Sleek too.
There is a remote. It's $19.99 at the US Creative Store.

Zen Sleek Wired Remote



post #36 of 91
Oh and don't forget about the $40 Docking Station!

Zen Sleek Docking Station



It would have been great if Creative included this and the remote for free, but hey at least a Zen player finally has some accessories!

post #37 of 91
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Originally Posted by GSTom1
There is a remote. It's $19.99 at the US Creative Store.
Ah yes, I was just about to report back about that. Interesting blurb:

"On your next flight to Paris keep your player in your purse, briefcase or backpack and use the wired remote to have convenient access to all your favorite music."

My next flight to Paris? I haven't even been overseas

Strange that there's a separate remote for the Sleek, as it seems to have the exact same functions as the Micro's remote (which is also compatible with the Vision and Neeon, too). I'm going to go out on a limb and say the only difference is the design - I reckon the Sleeks remote will work with any of those players.
post #38 of 91
Thread Starter 
I have a feeling I'll be purchasing that dock, now only if they would make a case.
post #39 of 91
Electric_Mofo, having played with your Zen Sleek for a few days now, and knowing what you know, you would purchase it over a 20GB Color iPod?

post #40 of 91
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GSTom1
Electric_Mofo, having played with your Zen Sleek for a few days now, and knowing what you know, you would purchase it over a 20GB Color iPod?

When purchasing the Zen Sleek I had already made my mind up that I would be walking home with a 20GB Ipod colour, but I settled for the Zen Sleek because Of essential feautures I needed such as radio and adjustable EQ. So yes I would purchase this over the Ipod.
post #41 of 91
Now that you've had a couple of xtra days, does it feel well built?

What 'phones have you used with it?
post #42 of 91
ya give us more.
post #43 of 91
Thread Starter 
After having the device for a few days now the player seems to have a solid and well built feel to it. Nothing rattles, everything seems well placed in terms of the location of the buttons etc. The headphone jack is located on the very edge on the far left of the device which causes my earphones to bend from the headphone jack when being put into my pocket. I wish It would of been placed nearer to the centre but Its no big deal. Another thing impresses me is the brushed alluminium. It makes the player almost impossible to scratch and leaves me comfortable knowing that if I drop it or something its unlikely to cause a great deal of damage.
The FM reception is fine depending on where you are and selecting and recording radio station is very simple unlike the IHP-120. The microphone is quite impressive offering clear recordings. Recording from Radio is also very impressive and easy to do unlike a certain other device. Playlist are easy to create, just a matter of selecting a song from the now playing list. The DJ option is just a menu that allows you to view albums of the day, random play, most popular and rarely heard.

Tommorow I'll post pics of the menu's and explain the interface better.
post #44 of 91
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Originally Posted by LFC_SL
Now that you've had a couple of xtra days, does it feel well built?

What 'phones have you used with it?
ATM I'm using Westone UM2's with the device and Im surprised to find that I have to turn the volume up quite abit compared to my previously owned players. The sound is more clear but I am begining to notice that sibilance problem that the UM2's are notorious for (hope I spelt that wright). The Zen Sleek is the first device I have experienced this problem with.
I also own Audio-Technica A500's but the sound is weak, bassless and lifeless when pluged into The Zen Sleek. Nothing compared to the VAIO pocket which has enough power to drive them. Im also surprised to find that my E2c's sound like crap combined with the Zen Sleek aswell. I'm lucky I upgraded because I would of been very annoyed with the sound.
post #45 of 91
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Originally Posted by Electric_Mofo
Im also surprised to find that my E2c's sound like crap combined with the Zen Sleek aswell. I'm lucky I upgraded because I would of been very annoyed with the sound.

Wonder how they'd sound with the Shure E4's?
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