Excerpt: After reviewing the Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, I thought that I would never experience quality like that again... I was wrong. Creative have come to the noise cancelling party with their latest endeavor to the market call the Aurvana X-Fi Noise Cancelling Headphones which even contains similar protective case as the Bose QuietComfort 3. Needless to say, it's style from start to finish.
Conclusion: These chunky headphones from Creative could be a bit more comfy, but they eliminate as much noise as the Quiet Comfort 2, sound much better, can operate passively, and can play more loudly.
Pros: Pleasant audio performance—much better than Bose's Quiet Comforts. Excellent noise cancellation. Well-defined bass. More powerful output than the Quiet Comfort 2's. iPhone-compatible extension cable.
Cons: Cable fits awkwardly into headphones. The X-Fi 3D special effect isn't great. Set is less comfy than Bose's Quiet Comfort 2.
Summary: If you’ve got room in your holiday bags for a plastic sombrero, there should be room for the Aurvana X-Fi. A great commuting gadget too, especially if not all your MP3s are ripped at the highest quality.
Summary: The Creative Aurvana X-Fi is not inexpensive. But the nearest competitor, Bose's QuietComfort 2, costs just as much and offers half the features. Which would you rather have - headphones that merely block noise, or headphones that block noise and improve your music? The choice is obvious.
Summary: They also consume batteries at an alarming rate: Having neglected to turn them off before leaving for the day, we came in the next morning to find their two AAA batteries completely drained (they behave like normal headphones without power, so the lack of batteries doesn’t render them useless).
Pros: Active noise-cancellation works well; good sound.
Cons: Active noise-cancellation still detectable; harshes midrange tones; drains batteries.
Excerpt: Creative’s luxe fancyphones let you toggle surround and noise canceling effects on or off, but the big deal is a button that actually sweetens sounds. The Aurvanas sport a proprietary technology, called X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity, to enhance the audio from music, movies, and games. This is essentially trademarked digital signal processing, similar to DSP effects in computer sound cards and stereo receivers. But X-Fi Xtreme is different because it’s, um, extreme to the max.
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Summary: The Aurvana X-Fi is not inexpensive. But the nearest competitor, Bose's QuietComfort 2, costs just as much and offers half the features. Which would you rather have – headphones that merely block noise, or headphones that block noise and improve your music? The choice is obvious.
Pros: Improve quality of MP3 files, fit comfortably
Cons: Expensive, surround-sound feature doesn't work well