GA-Hardware heeft een review in elkaar gedraaid van de Creative Labs Nomad II 32MB, een mp3-speler met aan-boord FM radio. De reviewer is errug enthousiast over dit dingetje, en dan vooral over zijn features: voice-recording, radio, optioneel docking station en afstandsbediening. Ook ontvangt dit MP3-spelertje van hen een wopping 95% voor de geluidskwaliteit. Vooral de goede koptelefoon zorgde hiervoor:
MP3 music performance was very nice on the player. The headphone quality was better than the ones included with most other players, even if they do look rather odd. Most players come with the "earbud" style headphones, while the Nomad II has bigger sized headphones. They are an unusual style which is hard to describe if you haven't seen it. The headphone pads sit on your ears, and the plastic rails go over and around your ears, and around the back of your head. The only downside to this design is that you might have problems wearing certain sunglasses while wearing these, but it worked fine with the ones I normally wear.
One particularly nice thing about having larger sized headphones was that they definitely gave better bass response than any earbud set I have listened to. This combined with the DSP settings (as well as manual bass and treble control) really gave a good sound. Also they tended to do a little better job blocking outside sound. Depending on your personal feelings, this could be a plus or a minus. I appreciated it, as it widens where you can use the player. Even at the loudest volume settings, no MP3 player is really all that loud, so blocking some outside noise helps you hear the music better.