Summary: By Engr. Jay Mendoza The In-Ear 3 from Creative offers superb quality. I have been using the In-Ear 2 for a long time since its inception, and I have been very happy with the quality. I have tried several earphones for its price range*, and I know I am a proud owner of In-Ear2. And then In-Ear3 came out, with a hefty price tag. Even until now, the price stands at $150 from the official Creative store. I got one here at Amazon for under $99. What I got surprised me.
Summary: By Spence I couldn't believe how good these thing sound. They have a great range reproducing Bass, mids and trebles nicely giving you overall fantastic sound. I have a few sets of over the ear headphones including studio sets. I have to say for the price and for these being ear buds they hold their own very well in comparison. I have think for the price they are the best buy out there. You may want to note, if you are new to using ear buds.
Summary: By DJ "IEM Fiend" I have 8 IEM's ranging in price from $100 to $200 and the Creative Aurvana 3 is very good for its price (I got them for $104 but even at $150 its still worth it). I've been wanting a mid-centric sounding IEM but didn't want to spend $300 or more on some Shure's or Ortofon's so these were right in my price range. The come with a nice case and travel case with plenty of extra tips.
Summary: I recently broke down bought the creative aurvana 3 iems from micro center for $87 after tax. If you love the sound of a smooth mid centric iem with neutral bass and non fatigue on the highs, these are the best deal I have come across. I have always been a mids lover but now I'm really a mids head. I have had experience with many dual armature iems I own Both the sony xba2 and the ue700. To my ears the tuning of the aurvana 3 Is what I really am amazed by.
Pros: the smoothest mids, punchy bass, smooth treble. amazing price!
Cons: not much Sub bass. plug is straight instead of L shape.
Summary: ##### Update Dec.13, I have changed my score from 4 to 5 stars, after many months of listening, these earphones are just amazing. I've tried many other quality ear / headphones since, and nothing has come close ##### I rarely give 5 star reviews, as very few products are near perfect, but I was very close to giving these headphones 5 stars. Never before have I gone back and forth between 4 and 5 stars so much.
Summary: These are a bit fiddly to put in but very comfortable once they are in place. There are lots of different size & type ear pieces. I use the foam ones - just squish them up to warm them & make them a bit more pliable. A great sound for the size & the noise reduction means that I can put my big ones away when I need them at the dentist.