Excerpt: There are plenty of decent closed-back headphones hovering around the $100 mark. But I haven’t heard anything that hits the same of price/performance nirvana as the Creative Aurvana Live .
Pros: Outstanding value — can frequently be found online for despite being able to pass for a headphone costing three times as much. Unbeatable comfort. Deep ear cups with a wide range of motion made these the most comfortable in the test. Manages to deliver bass o’ plenty while never sounding over-blo...
Cons: Plastic o’ plenty feels slightly cheap and fragile. Cups don’t fold down for better transportation. No removable cord.
Excerpt: Enthusiasts recently mourned the death of the Denon AH-D1001 --- a really good sounding sealed headphone at just above $100. Lament no more. This Foster OEM design (model 443741 ) has found rebirth as the Creative Aurvana Live!
Summary: for 50$ (i payed so much for it) this pair of haidphones is uitstanding , amazing sound quality that sounds like it is really played life . strong bass with amazing lows, the only problem i had with the bass is that it took over the mid tones a little bit, but with a equalizer you're fine .
Pros: amazingly comfy, really good sound quality and strong bass
Cons: gets easily dirty, pretty cheap plastic and build
Summary: Overall: Best sounding headphones that you can currently get on amazon for $39.99 if you don't care for isolation.
Build: I wouldn't say it's very durable looking and it is mostly made up of plastic.
Summary: A legendary value performer
The Creative Aurvana Live! (CAL! for short) has a strong reputation for being an excellent choice for beginning headphone hobbyists and an amazingly good sounding headphone for under $100.
Pros: Genuinely impressive sound quality for under $100, Cozy comfy, Lightweight & secure fit, Nice looks, Includes accessories
Cons: Earpads would benefit from being more spacious, Build quality could be improved, Isolation is similar to Denon D2000
Summary: BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
Finally I can send my Superlux 668B where they belong - into the trashcan. Due to a discount at the german Creative store website, I was able to order the Aurvana Live for 49€ (equals ~62$).
Pros: Nicely detailed, laid back, broad and even frequency bandwidth
Cons: Deep bass is slightly unprecise, some classic orchestra can be a bit squishy
Summary: These are wonderful hidden gems of headphone world. Using the same guts as the renowned D1001k they produce a bass driven warm sound without any bass bleed to midrange. Midrange is also well-done, male vocals especially. Treble is nice and has the occasional spark when needed.
Summary: Sound Signature.
If I were to describe this cans, the V shape would be fitting, but it is just a moderate V shape, nothing overly pronounced but not flat by any means.
This is where the cans excel at. The bass is pronounced and continues with a mid bass emphasis.
Summary: These are hard to review especially at the 50 dollar price point. At that price it's probably going to be one of the best headphones you can get in terms of pure sound detail.
But I would be remiss to not mention that it is very very V-shaped. I miss the mids.
Pros: Great detail, V-shaped sound works for much of popular music
Cons: Very very V-shaped, feels like a part of the spectrum is missing, literally the cheapest most breakable plastic.