For hi-fi sound at a low price, it's hard to beat Creative's Aurvana Live! After almost a year of use, they are still holding up well.
7 June 2013
Summary: Aurvana Live! headphones from Creative solved a major problem for me—how to listen to hi-fi audio while walking the dog at night in my South Philly neighborhood. I live near a restaurant and bar district in Center City, Philadelphia, and I'm not interested in attracting attention because of my headphones. Enter the Aurvanas. Nothing about them says, "Hey, there's $300 sitting on this guy's head." And yet, that's how they sound.
Pros: Clean sound with good bass response. Lightweight and comfortable. Inexpensive and rather low-key in a good way.
Summary: I got these a little bit ago as a compulsive buy and I gotta say they are veryy good! Specially for their price. The little Fostex driver :) I used them for music and sometimes gaming in single player (maybe multiplayer when voice chat is not needed). I own a pair of Razer Carcharias and I gotta say that these headphones are 100x better. The sound is richer and fuller and warmer than the razers.
Pros: The sound is very good! Much better than any headset I have tried under $150, very light, warm sounding, soundstage is decent for closed headphones
Cons: The top of the headband has some odd pressure points that I find uncomfortable over long periods, but may be due to the lack of breaking it in. Also some distortion in the highs and lows during very bass heavy songs.
Summary: By David K. Watson "DKW" The Creative Aurvana Live! Headphones are an acceptable quality mid-range set of headphones. They are surprisingly comfortable when used for extended periods of time. I was able to wear them for as long as six hours with no hearing fatigue or physical discomfort. I wore them with and without eyeglasses and a nasal canula looped behind my ears. I did not experience any additional discomfort when wearing either or both of these devices.
Summary: By Maclen Sound quality is very important to me so I've auditioned many headphones over the years. After trying a set of Creative Aurvana Live! headphones, I found them to be a solid performer. They easily hold they're own against other sets in the mid-level price range. I often listen to music for hours at a time so comfort is important. Because of their light weight and soft cushions, the headphones were easy to wear for extended periods of time.
Summary: By Truth Teller I am surprisingly pleased with these and find the sound to be very nice overall. In addition, the sound isolation is very good. I couldn't hear a word my wife said to me from three feet away while music was playing. At first I was going to say they seemed muddy in the mids, but then after spending a little time playing with my equalizer I found that I just had an equalizer setting that wasn't favorable to them.
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. I would even trade some of that clarity for semi-decent mids. Only thing worse than a headphone with bloated bass is a headphone with buried 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. i will try running/working out with these and i think they'll do the job.
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! is an offering from the Aurvana range of products that Creative offers (as we’ll have it for my typing comfort sake!) is a deceptively simple looking pair of headphones.
Pros: good clean sound, balanced presentation with warmth. Great comfort.