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52 of 60 found the following review helpful:
Sound NirvanaOct 21, 2011
Sound quality is very important to me so I've auditioned many headphones over the years. After trying a set of Creative Aurvana Live! headphones, I found them to be a solid performer. They easily hold they're own against other sets in the mid-level price range.
I often listen to music for hours at a time so comfort is important. Because of their light weight and soft cushions, the headphones were easy to wear for extended periods of time. The ear pads rested comfortably on my ears without putting too much pressure on them.
I wanted to make sure these were appropriately burned in before writing this review, so after approximately 50 hours of listening, I can say the sound reproduction of these was great. At first, the highs were a bit shrill and the bass a bit muddy, but once the drivers were burned in, they produced a balanced sound. The bass was not too boomy, the vocals stood nicely in the foreground, and the highs were clear. The soundstage was not as broad as I would have liked but this was probably due to the closed design. However, because of the closed design, the headphones are able to prevent you from disturbing anyone. This is very helpful when listening in bed while you're other half is asleep.
Even though the headphones are mostly constructed out of plastic, they still feel sturdy. There is a shiny black outer casing on the ear cups that give these a sleek look and feel. The cord is pliable and fairly short, so when your portable music player is in your pocket, any extra length of cord won't get tangled up. There is an included extension cord which is nice. These headphones also come with a small tote bag and a 1/4" stereo plug for use with a home receiver, simple but thoughtful additions to the product.
The Creative Aurvana Live! headphones are an impressive set at this price. I'd highly recommend them.
26 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Like attending a live concert!Oct 27, 2011
By Kay Harrisonburg, VA
From my husband: "I opened the box with the ear phones and told my wife that I would just be a few minutes. I told her that I wanted to try them for a few minutes. I put the ear phones on, plug it into my IPAD and ITunes and planned to briefly explore the sound with a wide variety of music (country, folk, movie themes, Latin hymns, great masterpieces, holiday music and the list went on). Three hours later she nudged me and said that a few minutes was now 3 hours. These Ear Phone are the most comfortable I have ever tried, I do not feel them when they are on. The sounds they produce are rich and when I listen to orchestras I could clearly hear the different instruments. I am not a musician so forgive me for my layman explanation-with pieces where you have a sound slowly build up and then become the main sound in a piece, you can clearly hear the instruments that are building the sound. There is no static or distortions. Now when I put them on my wife waves goodbye because I will be absorbed in the music for hours."
17 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Nice sound, but build quality sucksMay 05, 2013
By J. Mcdougal
I had these headphones for about a month. I really loved the sound, and they were quite comfortable. But the build quality is really bad. The left headphone cup broke off. I did not do anything abusive to the headphones. The left cup just snapped off. Highly disappointed.
35 of 44 found the following review helpful:
Handle with care!Jan 06, 2014
I loved these headphones, infact I loved them so much I purchased another one. Then my kid broke one when he slept with on. The second one broke too...exactly in the same place...this was just with normal use when I removed it from my head.
At $80 I'd expect a bit more reliability. I would not even complain if it was possible to buy replacement parts from Creative, but no dice.
See attached image of broken headsets!
11 of 13 found the following review helpful:
This is what I was missing? Damn... I've been gone a long time.Dec 26, 2012
Music is very important to me. I'm not an audiophile but I do prefer having high quality CD rips opposed to standard quality rips. (320 kbps vs 128 kbps) Also, I'm a die hard PC gamer. So having a pair of headphones that satisfies my music needs AND gaming needs I thought was once impossible. So I bought a Razer Carcharias about two years ago, and it was a huge let down for music. It was comfy and great for PC gaming, but I decided to look somewhere else. I found the Aurvana Live headphones about a week after my headset died, so I asked for them for Christmas. The wait for them was very long.
It was so, so worth it.
These headphones breathed new life into my music and made them sound incredible. Even the low quality songs I haven't re-ripped yet sounded great. Gaming was a treat, and anime sounded wonderful.
These headphones are amazing.
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