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55 of 56 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
By Amazon Customer
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.
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.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Superb headphonesApr 14, 2013
This headphones are the best headphones I used in my life. I first used them when I bought a creative x-fi mp3 player in 2007 and they came with it. I liked them so much that I decided to buy another pair just in case my current one wears out from the heavy use. so I bought this one in 2008. Both these headphones are still working flawlessly until this review date in 2013 (the only effect the time and the heavy use had on both these headphones was last year when the small piece of rubber below the silver piece in the headphone came loose but has not affected the sound quality or the cord in any way)
I don't care what the audiophiles say about this , but I compared them to many other headphones including the beats in-ear phones. This one is by far the loudest of them, the best noise isolator too. As for the sound quality, it's very clear and not muffled and it offers deep bass.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
No need to spend more.Dec 07, 2011
By K. Merritt
I have had these earphones for about two years with heavy use. I wind them up on themselves and cram them in my computer bag when I'm not using them on a plane. The rubber boot around the jack came loose but I just hit it with some crazy glue.
In terms of sound, I have not been compelled to buy anything else and I have tried several sets up to $500 in stores. For perspctive, I have a reference B&W two channel system in a dedicated sound room at home. While the buds are not perfect, they are very, very good. Under $100, I have not found anything even in the ballpark. Good noise isolation. Comfortable. Strong low end and a bit soft on the high end. Purchase with confidence.
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