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Creative WP-450 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Invisible Mic
The built-in invisible microphone with noise suppression and digital speech enhancement processing in the premium- grade WP-450 headphones let you chat clearly over your mobile phone. When you're done talking, switch to listening to your favorite tunes easily with the versatile one-click answer function. And because it has Bluetooth connectivity with aptX™, it delivers high-fidelity audio from compatible stereo Bluetooth devices, while keeping your hands free to do everything else!Gone are the days when you have to carry a pair of headphones for music and a headset for hands-free phone calls. With the Creative WP-450 Bluetooth® headphones with "invisible mic", enjoy the best of both worlds with excellent audio quality thrown in. Featuring powerful Neodymium drivers meticulously tuned by our acoustic experts, it is engineered to produce accurate and dynamic sound.
Plus, you can easily fold the WP-450 for storing in your bag and bringing it wherever you go. It's the perfect stylish companion to accompany your ZiiO tablet, the latest MP3 players such as ZEN Style M300, and any of today's smartphones.
The durable hinge-fold headband design facilitates easy storage for your travelling convenience. A complimentary travel pouch is also included.
Precisely tuned Neodymium drivers offer an accurate and dynamic listening experience for your music and movie entertainment, while delivering pristine voice calls.
A concealed microphone lets you enjoy crystal clear phone calls without a cumbersome boom getting in your way. The WP-450 is also equipped with ClearSpeech Engine™ technology that suppresses noise and enhances speech, so you won't need to compete with background noise to be heard.
Wires limiting your enjoyment of music and phone conversations? Not anymore. Connect the WP-450 easily via Bluetooth to compatible stereo Bluetooth mobile devices like music phones, smart tablets or laptops, and experience wireless freedom from up to 10 meters.
The WP-450 features aptX* technology that ensures audio content transmitted over Bluetooth
is instant and crystal clear. Enjoy high-fidelity music and movie playback with superb audio-video synchronization from aptX enabled devices such as the CreativeZiiO 7"
or ZiiO 10"
, the new Apple®
mini and iMac®
*aptX is a trademark of CSR plc
Instant access to call and playback controls plus volume level buttons make adjustments a breeze.
Soft leatherette ear cushions let you listen to your entertainment in extreme comfort, even during long hours of extended wear.
Don't fret even if your computer doesn't have Bluetooth
built in. Give it wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication capabilities with the Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver
Want to enjoy superior Bluetooth
stereo music from your iPhone or iPod1
? Simply plug in the Creative BT-D5 Bluetooth transmitter
(sold separately) and transform them into your wireless remote control!
1 The BT-D5 is compatible with iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod classic (this refers to the 6th generation iPod or later), iPod nano (3rd, 4th 5th and 6th generation - iPod nano 5th generation's radio feature not supported), iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
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65 of 65 found the following review helpful:
Worked great. Not for exercise though.Jun 16, 2012
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Video is almost 10-miutes long.
- folds up and comes with travel bag
- connects via Bluetooth easily
- Music worked great and sounds great
- Taking a call was fairly painless
- Stay within 30-feet of your device to ensure good connection
- You can opt to buy a PC/laptop or Apple product accessory if you have one of those devices without Bluetooth today. . .sold separately.
- Can't have both ears blocked when driving in California, so not ideal for that
- Headphones fall off when trying to jog or do other types of high movement exercise
- Great doing moving around (i.e. house chores) and not worrying others might not want to hear what you're listening to or at the volume you are
listening to it
- Perfect for watching a movie on your Bluetooth enabled device.
OVERALL: Everything I expected.
30 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Premium quality!May 22, 2012
"A Dinosaur you can trust!"
I have been creative labs product user since their legacy 'sound blaster' card for the PC and from my experience these people know a lot about audio products. They have been making audio products for decades and do know how to make excellent quality of products. WP-450 is no exception.
The Creative labs WP-450 is no exception. The build quality is superb. It will last a very long time. The folding design is a welcome change in the WP series of Bluetooth headset from creative. It allows you to carry your headphones in the included soft pouch with very good portability during travels.
I paired this up with Creative ZEN X-Fi 3 8 GB MP3 and Video Player withTouchscreen, Bluetooth and FM Radio (Black)and played some high quality FLAC encoded music files for testing and here are the results...
In my tests, the frequency response is perceivably better than the previous generation Creative Labs WP-350 Pure Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Invisible Mic announced last year. While it is still not perfect for audiophiles like me it is very good for `average' casual user who would like to have freedom from wires while enjoying music and having voice conversations with the included hidden microphone.
The lows & highs from music playback are balanced and so are the mid ranges. It is not very bassy or boomy for those who like to have big boom in their ears this may not be the right choice. There is slight hiss at high volume and during those silent music gaps between tracks but not something which will distract you during normal music playback.
There were some issues at 'random' wherein the music playback would suddenly stop (Even though the MP3 Player seemed to continue the BT stream just fine and stay connected) when I changed the tracks from the built-in buttons on the headset. I think it could very well be the issue with the temperamental creative Creative ZEN X-Fi 3 that I have. When I tried the same with a PC I never had any audio dropouts. I concluded that it was my MP3 player which caused the audio dropouts.
These are not very comfortable for my large ears. It fits perfectly over my head but lands directly on my ear lobes thereby making it uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. This alone makes the otherwise perfect headset lose a serious `star' in the rating. If you have smaller ears you could get lucky and it may be the perfect choice. I wish creative made the soft leatherette ear cushions slightly bigger then it would be the `ideal' for complete wireless freedom and comfort.
These are pricey! - Certainly is little too pricey for anyone considering the fact that most other manufacturers of similar type of Bluetooth headsets are selling it ½ the price of WP-450, Agreed while the build quality & construction is excellent but the somewhat uncomfortable to wear for extended period of time.
So, in other words it does not full justify the steep price thereby losing another ½ star in the rating.
I have purchased and used several of creative products over the years and mostly had positive experience with them. Some I have been using them over a decade! And they still work and sound great as if I bought them yesterday. That itself clearly shows the good quality build and workmanship of the products.
Last year I reviewed creative labs Creative Labs WP-350 Pure Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Invisible Mic at its launch date via Amazon and as I stated in my review that the sound quality was "average" for that headphone which for me was not for Audiophiles like me and while the WP-450 product itself has improved slightly in the audio frequency response and was also seen to be better built to last longer it was seen to be still very similar to the previous model WP-350 and still too uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time especially if you have large ears.
With all things considered, I will have to rate this product with 3 and ½ stars. Amazon does not allow me to give ½ star rating so I will have to rate this 4 stars to be honest and fair.
Hope this review proves useful to you. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to write in the comments section and I will try to answer them to best of my knowledge and experiences.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Perfect for voice applications and watching TV shows & movies.Jun 02, 2012
"aspiring part time free lance consultant"
Consider my rating 4 1/2 stars. Set up could not have been easier, practically instantly. Connected it to a tablet, an Ipad and a phone almost without effort. Perfect for those that intend to use it more for voice applications which are almost unbelievably clear and tuned accordingly. Because of this makes it great for those that watch a lot of TV shows and movies because the voices are very easy to understand. Since it is tuned for more voice use it suffers just a little when listening to music because of the mid to high range tuning and lacks a little on the low end. My middle age ears might notice the lack of low end more than younger ears. Very comfortable, fit right within the ears for me. Recommended for all but especially recommended for those that plan to use it more for its voice features and watching TV shows and movies.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Fantastic for voice applications, fine for music, but are uncomfortable for larger heads/ears after a whileJun 05, 2012
By Two kids mom
These are absolutely fantastic for Skype (or VOIP) if you do not wander too far from your computer. The person on the other side did not have any trouble hearing me, even when I was going about kitchen chores (running water, emptying the dishwasher and so on). I was very impressed with this, and not having the mic in front of your faces is nice. If you go too far (more than about 30 feet is state in the specs, and I found that to be pretty accurate) then the headphone lose connection. When this happens Skype defaults back to it's original settings, so you hear the sound coming out of the computer. This is useful, at least the connection is not broken. (I realize this is a function of Skype and the computer and not the headphones). Realize, however, that these really isolate sound for you, so if you are planning on keeping an "ear" on what is going on in your house while you chat, these would not be a good choice.
These are also excellent for watching TV without bothering others in the room. Your TV does have to have Bluetooth capability of course. I found these far superior to watching TV than regular earphones, you do not need a long wire and the voices are very clear.
Also very nice for watching movies on the laptop, easy to understand dialogue.
Worked well with Rosetta Stone too...the computer had less trouble understanding with these rather than a boom mic.
Sound quality for music is very good but not excellent. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the headphones are also designed for voice. They are, however, the best Bluetooth earphones in terms of quality that I have used (we have 2 other pairs, an earlier version of these and a Nokia 404 set).
Super easy to pair. Used with a T mobile phone, with Ipod Touch, and with 3 computers without any problems.
Battery time was almost 8 hours over five trials. This is close to what is stated.
They fold for travel, very useful.
These are very comfy for my 13 year old who will happily wear them for hours if I let her. On my bigger head with bigger ears after about an hour they become bothersome (same for husband). The ear cups sit ON your ears, not around them. I could not figure out a way to make them press with less force, which might solve the problem. I am taking a star away for this, I realize that the tight seal is good for noise isolation, but they were annoying after a while. I have other headphones that do not cause this irritation.
I wish they would print the pairing instructions on the inside of the band. I have to look it up (or ask one of my teens) when I need to pair them.
These really are noise isolating, probably not safe to wear when you need to be aware of your surroundings.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Price does not match the valueDec 20, 2012
These headphones aren't bad. They had very good reviews, and for the price range I was looking in I thought they would be a great match...
However, the lack of a cushion on the headband is noticeable for someone with light, non-fluffy, hair.. it literally feels like it sits on my scalp. Also, the headphones are very tight on the head and I don't believe I have an abnormally large head either. They squeeze the ears against your head very tightly making it uncomfortable to wear this headphone for very long.
Audio is about what you expect from any Bluetooth headset, and they did block outside noise fairly decently -- at the cost of tightly squishing my ears.
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