Summary: The CAL! 2 is a big improvement over the first version.
Creative brands this as a "premium headphone" on the box, but is it?
First thing I noticed was the soundstage. It's MUCH better than the first CAL!. Much more air overall in the music. Good for movies as well.
I thought the bass was too boomy at first, but after some burn-in it became better. Maybe I just needed to adjust to the new sound signature?
Summary: I've had different headphones, ranging from M50, Momentums, and various lesser known brands.
This headphone though is very good! I have to say this: This may be the most comfortable headphone I've ever used. Sure, headphones that cost thousands of dollars may be more comfortable, but I'm not in that League!
I'd really like more treble, it may be a bit too laid back for me. Not ear-piercing treble, but just a tad more present.
The bass is really good!
Summary: I really like this headphone. I've been trying various headphones in this pricerange, and decided on this one.
But maybe the Price is a bit too high, when comparing to the first Creative Aurvana Live?
The bass extension and quality is really good on this one, but I'm not sure if this is for bassheads. Fortunately the bass doesn't bleed into mids (very important for me!)
The treble is also nice, and the vocals too.
Summary: I've auditioned the first Aurvana a couple of times, and I've always liked it, but never purchased it.
Anyway, this new Aurvana is so good! I believe the drivers are the same as the first model, but these are definitely tweaked.
The sound signature is V-shaped, so it's more of a "fun" headphone. Neutralists won't like it, althought it's not over colored like some other Cans.
Vocals are airy and the soundstage is really good.
Summary: Sound Quality
Straight out of the box, it sounded great, pretty much like the original CAL!. I’ve done over 100 hours of burn-in. DAC is FiiO E10. As I mentioned in one of the posts, it reminded me a lot of Sennheiser HD 25-1-II. This can be a headphone for people who really appreciate bass (bassheads included).
Is this a neutral can? No, but it is definitely a fun can with a V-shaped signature.
Summary: Nice headphones, super sound, lightweight, no problems at all. The sound is superb. I listen to a lot of different types of music, and these phones handle whatever you type I play. Couldn't be more pleased.
Summary: The best headphones I've ever had. Although fairly expensive, the sound is incredible. The cord is of reasonable length and has a volume switch on it too. Easy to pack away too. Wouod recommend..
Summary: I got these to replace my Creative Aurvana Live's I had for four years. The left channel finally gave way as the connection had been pulled too hard. The only way Creative could have improved on the Original Aurvana's was if they put a detachable cord into the headphones to stop the cable being yanked. Also a remote control feature would be handy for use with my Android.
Summary: I bought these to go with my creative sound blaster Zx for PC gaming and music and was a bit miffed as to why they sounded so s*** when they are so praised at head-fi.org ([...]) It seems that these headphones come with a strange lead that is really finicky to what device it works with. Plugged them into my sound blaster Zx and there is no vocals and every thing sounds hollow and echo-y . Tried them on my windows phone and they sound superb.
Summary: Compared to the original CAL, this headphone is better in terms of build. Sound is very good with an emphasis in the bass. Very extended in both treble and bass, so overall doing a good job if you enjoy a bass led sound, I'm not sure abiout the red flash. It's a bit 'Christmas tree' red and the cups are prone to fingerprints. Comfortable on the head though. Problem is at the price.