At A Glance

Wi-Fi and video support may be overkill for a device this size, but the 8GB Zune remains an interesting flash player option.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Zune digital media player is easy to use and easy to love. Store up to 2,000 songs, 25,000 pictures, or 25 hours of video in your 8GB device. Express your personality with color and backgrounds. Share music and pictures with wireless Zune to Zune sharing.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.microsoft.com

The Specs

Display
Display type Color
Ports and Connections
USB Yes
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 No
MP3 Yes
WMA Lossless Yes
ASF No
Included Software
Rhapsody No
Included Software
  • Zune Marketplace
  • Zune software
Itunes No
Napster No

Performance

Performance
Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB) 3.1
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV) -4.6
Crosstalk, Average (dB) -44.0
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%) 0.13
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB) 80.0