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.
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 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.
Summary: i can only compare these to my sony mdr cd 770 and my dad's beyerdynamic dt 990 premium as well as some koss porta pros.
i haven't had them for that long yet but i like the construction and that they're light. they clamp pretty tight on the head and are comfortable enough to wear for longer periods.
Pros: overall good sound quality, lightweight, sit good on the head
Cons: deepest bass, not super comfortable but ok, sound isolation
Summary: The Creative Aurvana Live! is a closed headphone that I recently had the opportunity to try and I believe that it is definitely one of the best ” value for money” purchase as well as an excellent headphone at the sub 100 cost.The Creative Aurvana Live!
Pros: good clean sound, balanced presentation with warmth. Great comfort.
Summary: The Creative Aurvana Live! solved a major problem for me—how to listen to good audio while walking the dog at night. I live near a commercial and bar district in Center City, Philadelphia and I'm not interested in attracting attention with my headphones. Enter the CALs.
Pros: Clean sound with decent bass and a good soundstage. Lightweight and comfortable. Inexpensive and rather low-key in a good way.
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.
Conclusion: In addition to pitting them against the TriPorts, we compared the Aurvana Live to less-expensive models like the Sennheiser HD280 Pro (originally $199.95 USD but usually found online for around $100) and the Sony MDR-V6 ($75 USD); the Aurvana came out favorably against the V6, but Sennheisers’ deep,...
Pros: Well-balanced sound; comfortable padding; blocks most noises
Cons: Bulky non-folding design; ears get hot during use
Summary: The Creative Aurvana Live headphones offer balanced audio response and a comfortable, closed-back design that won't leak sound. They're a great choice for the average listener who wants to enjoy private audio in the home.
Pros: The Aurvana Live headphones offer a comfortable design with little to no sound leakage. Sound quality is very good with a pronounced low-end, and Creative includes useful extras such as a cable extender and quarter-inch adapter.
Cons: The Aurvana Live's closed-back design can cause ears to sweat. The headphones don't fold down for easy transport, taking away from their portability.