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Creative EP-830 In-Ear Earphones
Premium audio with ergonomic design
Pamper your ears with the ultra-lightweight Creative EP-830 Earphones. Ergonomically designed, these in-ear earphones offers extra comfort and excellent noise-isolation capability for your music listening pleasure.
|Enhance your music listening experience|
The powerful 9mm Neodymium magnet provides outstanding audio clarity for all music genres. Together with the in-ear design, the EP-830 reduces external noise and minimizes sound leakages significantly, letting you immerse fully in your favourite melodies.
|Perfect fit for extra comfort|
The EP-830 comes with three different silicone earbud sizes to ensure optimum fit. Sit back and listen to your music in pure comfort now.
Retrieve your earphones easily from the included travel pouch while keeping them clean and tidy.
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46 of 46 found the following review helpful:
EP-830 vs. EP-630Apr 21, 2010
By Clint Pachl
I owned the Creative EP-630 ear buds for a year until I stretched and broke the wires. I replaced them with the Creative EP-830 ear buds. This is my comparison:
The overall sound quality of the EP-630 is slightly better than the EP-830. The EP-630 produces crisper highs and cleaner mids; however, the EP-830 is much stronger on the low-end. I adjusted my EQ to filter the 80 Hz and 250 Hz bands, but the EP-830 still sounded a hair muddy.
The rubber grommets and wires on the EP-830 are more substantial and should resist normal usage much better than the EP-630. However, The EP-830 do sport a heavier ear bud, which is less comfortable and, with gravity, tend to come loose when during activity (gym). This issue is paramount because breaking the seal in the ear canal greatly diminishes the sound quality. I find myself constantly pushing in the EP-830 buds. I never had this problem with the EP-630. They were light and remained sealed and in-place during my entire workout.
The aesthetics of the EP-830 are definitely cooler. They utilize a vented driver and top off the look with silver detail. The EP-630 are very generic looking.
Overall, the EP-630 and EP-830 ear buds are awesome at their price points of $30 and $50, respectively. If you're not too active, have bigger ear canals (i.e. can use the larger silicone seals), and enjoy deeper base, the EP-830 are right for you. Otherwise, the EP-630 are a better value.
14 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Best value for the money - and more.Nov 03, 2008
I got these with the Creative X-Fi, which I returned for the Apple iPod Touch. I liked the sound so much I bought these immediately to replace my JVC noise-cancelling headphones and my Sensenhauser in-ear phones. I tred several different brands and types of earphones, and I was surprised how well these guys block out plane noise. Almost as good as the JVC noice cancelling headset!! Since the JVC's are much bulkier and all that, I'm selling them and just using these Creatives. BTW: I also tried the Creative Aruvana's - and though they were twice the price, I preferred these EP-830's. Comfortable, great quality sound, and really well made. Thicker rubber type cables, too. Love 'em.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good sound for the money!Jan 11, 2010
Like many people, I got these with my Creative Zen X-fi player. I'm going to include a comparison between these and the Creative 630s just for those who are trying to decide between the two.
The 630s have less of a bass range and have better treble, but the highest frequencies have a "tinny" sound to them at times. The 830s have good response at all frequencies, but the bass makes music sound "muddy". I prefer the 830s - even with the muddier sound they sound slightly better than the 630s.
On to the review. They are fairly cheap, which is both good and bad. The build quality is average - after only a month or two of use the rubber/plastic on the 3.5 jack fell apart and it will slip off of the end of the jack occasionally when I'm unplugging it. It's not that big of a deal, and everything else still works fine. The wires are also very thin and flimsy.
The sound quality is very good for the price range. Compared to those cheap plastic iPod earbuds or similar you can buy in stores, these are a big step up. Like I said, the frequency response is good, but the sound can get muddy because of the bass. The bass is not overpowering, but is stronger than I had been accustomed to.
With all of this being said, the 830s are a good middle-of-the-road earphone. I recently purchased a pair of Shure SCL-4s for $300ish (knock-offs can be found everywhere - including Amazon - for half that much), and I've been able to really notice the sound issues with the 830s.
1. They are limited in their ability to emulate the clarity differences between music files of high bit rates. By this I mean that a 320 VBR MP3 sounds almost identical to a WAV file, whereas on higher-end earphones like the SCL-4s the difference is more easily noticeable.
2. The noise isolation is only average.
3. The muddy bass detracts from the overall sound quality.
This is stuff that's unimportant to the casual listener, but I'm the kind of person that's very nitpikky about sound quality.
For the price, they are a big leap in sound quality compared to cheap starter earphones. If you have never owned a better-sounding pair of earphones before, then I would definitely consider these.
I can answer any questions about the Shure earphones, the Creative 630s and 830s, and the Zen X-fi, so leave a comment if you want and I'll get back to you (hopefully) within a day or so.
*Update* After years of heavy usage the driver in the right earbud is starting to fail. They've definitely lasted longer than I expected them to.
10 of 13 found the following review helpful:
really realy good earbudsDec 30, 2008
By The set of all sets that are not self listing
Firstly, what kind of total loser sits down to write reviews on amazon.com? Me, I guess.
I love good quality earphones, and really hate paying for them. But the entire audio market is priced towards young adults with no mortgage to pay and too much cash to blow. This set, however, is an exception. In my completely authoratative and pompous opinion, it competes well with headphones triple the price. It does, I believe, sound appreciably better than the Creative EP-630 In-Ear Headphones. I've owned the Sennheiser CX 500-B In-Ear Headphone (Black). They're good, no doubt. You won't go wrong with them. But these have a more broad range than the Sennheisers.
FYI, if you're looking for an on-ear phone, don't mind looking like a total fool, and dig that not-yet-in retro 80's look, look at the Koss PortaPro Headphones with Case. Totally awesome. There's a reason why those same headphones are in production after all these years. How many electronics products can claim that?
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
The Best on the MarketDec 17, 2008
By Stephen Daley
"everything tech guy"
I got these headphones with my X-Fi (Please check my review on the X-Fi). I smashed my left headphone by accident and now I am replacing them. These are by far the best set of ear buds I have owned. I have tried everything from Sony to JVC and everything else. Like most ear bud headphones these come with 3 different size cushions to fit anyone's ears. These also don't hurt the inner ear like most the sound quality is great and you can't hear any outside noise with these on. These are a must have for a music lover.
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