At A Glance

Boasts a large, 3-inch LCD and limited Wi-Fi connectivity, but it lacks PlaysForSure compatibility.

Manufacturer’s Description

Zune starts with a 30GB digital media player and adds a twist. You can wirelessly share selected full-length sample tracks, playlists, pictures or your home-grown tracks directly from Zune to Zune. You can listen to the full-length songs that you receive up to three times in three days, flag the ones you like and easily buy them the next time you sync up. You can discover new music in the Zune Marketplace, and show off your favorite pictures and videos on the big, bright screen. Zune has all that and a built in FM tuner, too. Let your inner DJ run wild.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microsoft.com

The Specs

Display
Display type Color
Ports and Connections
USB No
Firewire No
Microphone input No
Line Out No
Headphone Jack Yes
USB Host Adapter No
Supported Video Formats
H.264 Yes
DivX4 No
DivX5 No
mpeg1 No
mpeg2 No
MPEG4
  • Yes
  • Yes
XviD No
wmv Yes
Motion JPEG No
Supported Image Formats
BMP No
GIF No
JPG Yes
PNG No
Supported Audio Formats
AAC Yes
Apple Lossless No
AIFF No
FLAC No
WMA Yes
OGG Vorbis No
Audible No
WAV Yes
MP3 Yes
WMA Lossless Yes
ASF No
Included Software
Rhapsody No
Included Software
  • Zune Marketplace
  • Zune (customized Windows Media Player)
Itunes No
Napster No

Performance

Performance
Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB) 3.2
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV) -5.3
Crosstalk, Average (dB) -49.0
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%) 0.02
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB) 85.0