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Creative HQ-1400 Headphones
Performance gear for all digital music
The Creative HQ-1400 headphones deliver excellent playback for all your digital music - from your home entertainment system to your portable music player. Powered by studio-quality drivers and complemented with soft velvet earpads on an adjustable headband, the headphones offer the best balance between performance and comfort with its quality components and plush finishing. For easy listening to your CDs, MP3s or digital broadcast music - the Creative HQ-1400 has got to be your ideal choice.
|Designed for comfort|
The large velvet earcups and closed-back design completely covers your ear with plush fittings for better noise isolation and comfort, while the adjustable headband makes it easy to sit comfortably back with cushioned padding for utmost comfort.
Enjoy audio clarity with your music. The high-performance 40mm Neodymium drivers deliver accurate playback whatever the music genre while the quality cable and gold-plated plugs ensure the smoothest transmission from your player to your headphones.
|Expand it further with X-Fi|
Redefine your listening experience. Designed to restore the suppressed details of your music, the HQ-1400 is the perfect headphones for any MP3 players or X-Fi audio systems.
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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Creative HQ-1400 ear phonesMay 14, 2010
By Joseph B. Ennis
I bought these ear phone to go with a Creative brand Digital Player called a Zen. The Zen has rather good audio and I wanted something that sounded better than ear buds.
It was a gift for my girl friend. But it did not work out. My girl friend did not care about audio quality, only her appearance. The high quality ear phones were too big and they messed her hair.
I kept the audio and changed girl friends.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Replaced a pair of AKG 701's that I owned...that should say something!May 19, 2010
By Joshua E. Hunsaker
I've had a laundry list of nice headphone and a couple very nice headphone amps alongside tons of interfaces, receivers and mixers that I've used with them.
AKG K-240 (2 pairs)
Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro
Monster Beats (Circumaural)
Realistic Nova 20
Realistic Nova 40
Realistic Pro II
Antique Soundlabs MG Head OTL Mark III (w/upgraded tubes & tube dampers)
Oz Audio HR-4
Zero 24/192 DAC/headphone amp
The Creative HQ-1400 sounded better hands down especially in terms of overall balance and neutrality (no spry resonances, peaking or response abberations) than any of those other phones listed. The AKG K-701 was especially disappointing - etched and fatiguing. It seems like a whole lot of B.S. to state that a pair of $16 phones (!!!) can seriously take on a pair with a retail of a whole hecka lot more than that (I think like $350 for the 701's?) - I tried to convince myself for a long time after picking up the Creative's that the AKG's had (don't even get me started on the K240's, geez those things are awful sounding and people use them everywhere) more detail and a 'fuller' sound and more rich/seductive sound reproduction. But then I woke up and realized that I was just kidding myself. Every interface/DAC/headphone I used them with, the Creative's just presented music in a way that actually coincided most with what I would have heard in a tuned room with a very decent 2-channel stereo setup.
I have been using them now for years, sold even the Beyerdynamic DT-770s (now those phones did come very close, but there was some critical mid-bass weirdness that screwed up my mixes when I used them). Songs I have mixed on the Creative's came out better every time than any other set I have ever picked up, regardless of what I used to amplify them with. I still would die for a set of Grado GS-1000 (or PS series) phones, but were talking plunking down a grand vs. a 20 dollar bill. No question what I'll be using until I find something to top this. Funny story - I have a friend who purchased the Creative Auravana phones for $100 and then bought these and completely dumbfounded told me that the cheaper set (HQ-1400) sounded better. I had to laugh.
Creative really needs to fix the dismal plastic headband though - serious piece of junk that thing is (very well documented on most forums that they break like crazy). I had to use a hot glue gun to fix the like 3 complete breaks that developed. I suppose I'll have to just have to stock up on them at the current price but it is seriously annoying.
Seriously, just get a pair of them and put them up against your expensive studio sets and be prepared to feel foolish for having bought other stuff.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
BFHOct 09, 2009
By Stephen Simon
Big F***ing Headphones.
The only complaint here is that the chord is a bit too long, but this is easily fixed by keeping the twisty tie or using a Velcro strap. Other than that they are probably the best over-the-ear-headphones for the price range.
Little more than disposable HeadphonesMar 05, 2014
These Creative headphones had Great sound, were priced right, light and comfortable. That is until the cheesy plastic frame broke.
I performed tape surgery on them, and got a few more weeks use.
Creative could have spent a few more manufacturing pennies to make them a bit more fracture-resistant.
I'd have been happy to pay those pennies back to them in exchange.
EASILY BROKENJan 09, 2014
By Sterling C.
THESE HEADSETS SOUND AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER, BUT I DROPPED THEM 2 1/2 FEET AND THEY BROKE APART. I HAD TWO OF THEM SO I USE THE OTHER ONE. THEY DROPPED OFF MY COMPUTER DESK (2 1/2) FEET AND THEY BROKE. SO I BOUGHT 2 JVC HARX900 High-Grade Full-Size... THEY WORK FINE. I DROPPED ONE OF THEM THE SAME 2 1/2 FEET, NO PROBLEM. THEY DROPPED TWICE.
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