Originally Posted by n00kie
So I wanna know how Zen X-Fi users think about the X-Fi sound. Describe your own audio experiences while listening your favourable genre. What are your settings? (format, bitrate, loudness level of the player...)
I find that my preferring genre (Rock, Metal, Hardcore [Punk]) benifits from the X-Fi Crystalizer. The drums sounds much more lively and clean so does the whole acoustic spectrum. Maybe sometimes the bass should be a bit more present beneath the drum attacks but ok
X-Fi Crystalizer @ max.
X-Fi Expander @ off
mp3s mostly static @ 192 kbs - 320 [maybe vbrs sounds even better?]
loudness level 17/18 for full listen enjoyment
I have found this too but unless i'm listening to iron maiden i keep it off.
The original firmware my x-fi came with made x-fi sound vastly different
White 30GB Creative Zen Vision M (Deceased), Black 30GB Creative Zen Vision M, Black 30GB Ipod Video (deceased), Sandisk Sansa c140