Excerpt: I am an avid gamer and I listen to a lot of music, so I was looking for a pair or headphones that could handle both really well, with a preference toward a bassy sound. After doing a lot of research online, I found the Creative Aurvana Live.This website had the best price, so I went ahead and ordered it.It arrived a week or so later; and I was pumped, cause I'd heard great things about it.
Pros: Ambient Sound Reduction, Balanced sound, Comfortable, Compact, Good Directional Sound, Good Value, Great Detail, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
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. Presentation is adequate for closed headphones. Overall, the sound signature is quite fun for most genres, the only problem I had with them is the extra messy and fast metal pieces.
Summary: I've owned quite a few cans and ended up really digging the sound of Denon headphones. With a pair of AHD-2000's at home, I wanted something just as fun at work. I've auditioned the Audio-Technica M50, Koss DJ-100, AKG 240S, AKG 44, and Triple.Fi Pro's connected to a uDAC for work. The DJ-100's were good, albeit a bit dark. The sibilance in the AKG's were too fatiguing and the AKG 44, though incredibly inexpensive with the Guitar Center deal under $20, lacked body.
Summary: I recommend this Headphones to anyone who likes music with good bass. Not boomy bass but good bass. I also have Audio-Tech M50. As many had said that it's even better than M50 but to me both have substantial difference between them. M50 shines in treble and CAL! in bass. The instruments are best heard in CAL! and voice in M50. And, CAL! is better VFM than M50. Hope this helps in making your choice.
Summary: I had purchased a couple of pairs of 'phones the last few weeks via Amazon as I have no suitable outlet near at hand, and it really illustrated the importance of being able to try before committing to ownership. The more mainstream headphones either disappointed or were outside of my budget so I thought there was nothing to loose trying these Creatives. I already own Creative active speakers and hoped that the headphones would be of similar quality and value.
Summary: These are the best over ear headphones one can buy for the price you pay. The sound is crisp, rich and warm and they perform extremely well throughout the whole range. I have been using these for the pat 2 years and they don't stop surprising me, making me smile and deeply enjoy my music. I pair these with my iPad, Galaxy S4, and hifi amplifier. They are very comfortable - I am absolutely satisfied.