Conclusion: I'd be exaggerating if I said that these lightweight headphones should be the go-to pair for serious home listeners, but their versatility between sedentary and active use pleasantly surprised me. While the mere thought of wearing anything around my ears in the hot months ahead initially brought beads of sweat to my Italian brow, the comfort and sound of Aurvana Live! soon put any misgivings to rest.
Excerpt: Creative’s Aurvana line of headphones has a new member, the Aurvana Live, which complement the existing in-ear Zen Aurvana and noise-canceling Aurvana X-Fi headphones. The new model is a set of regular full-size cans that fit all the way around your ears, and they block some noise without any extra electronics. The Aurvana Live sound surprisingly good for the money, and they’re comfy enough for daily use or cross-country flights.
Pros: Well-balanced sound; comfortable padding; blocks most noises
Cons: Bulky non-folding design; ears get hot during use
Conclusion: One of the best things about Aurvana Live headphones is that they deliver solid sound quality across all genres of music. These are definitely everyman's cans. The headphones offer a nice balance across the highs, mids, and lows -- you don't get a sense that there is any leaning towards a particular spectrum of sound, which is nice for the average listener. Bass response is nice and tight, though not as thumping as some competitors.
Pros: Closed-back design can cause ears to sweat, Headphones don't fold down for easy transport, taking away from their portability
Cons: Comfortable design with little to no sound leakage, Sound quality is very good with a pronounced low-end, Useful extras such as a cable extender and 6.3mm adaptor
Summary: These headphones are designed with the idea that you may want to listen from analog as well as digital sources. They're everyman's cans, delivering solid sound quality across all genres of music.
Pros: Comfortable design with little to no sound leakage, Sound quality is very good with a pronounced low-end, Useful extras such as a cable extender and 6.3mm adaptor
Cons: Closed-back design can cause ears to sweat, Headphones don't fold down for easy transport, taking away from their portability
Summary: Der Creative Aurvana Live! Kopfhörer bietet zwar einen sauberen Klang und hohen Tragekomfort, was wir aber auch von unzähligen, teils günstigeren, AKG Headphones behaupten können.
Selbst der üppige Lieferumfang rechtfertigt nicht den übertriebenen Verkaufspreis von über 80 Euro.
Angesichts dieses großen Mankos können wir -leider- keine bedenkenlose Kaufempfehlung aussprechen - zumindest nicht für Multimedia-Anwender mit geringem Budget.
Ordentlicher Klang um die Ohren: Kopfhörer Creative Aurvana Live
14 January 2008
Summary: Die Creative Aurvana sind hervorragende Kopfhörer mit ordentlicher Gesamtperformance. Kritische Ohren werden hier und dort einige Schwächen ausmachen, aber für circa 100 Euro bieten diese Kopfhörer ein tolles Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.