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6.4 out of 10

Creative Aurvana X-Fi

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Overall 6
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Value for money 6
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Sound 6
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Looks 4
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Creative Aurvana X-Fi review

PriceRunner
25 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Multi-functional, noise-cancelling, and a tech-geek’s deligh, the Aurvana X-Fi headphones splice together some of Creative’s top techy features. But are they as good as some of their more expensive brethren?
  • Pros: Splicing the visual DNA of the Sennheiser PXC 450 with a pair of DJ headphones from Argos, these noise cancellers from Creative are festooned with buttons, blue LEDs and impressive-sounding features such as “X-Fi Crystalizer” sound processing and “CMSS-3D” pseudo surround sound. Noise cancelling is very effective, albeit less so than the Sennheiser PXC 450 and sonics are generally involving if unexceptional. They run for hours and hours on a single AAA.
  • Cons: Like most such technologies, the two sonic processors on here are a bit of a waste of time. The X-Fi arguably adds a bit of body to lacklustre, low bitrate MP3s but you shouldn’t be using 128Kbps rips with your £200 headphones anyway. The CMSS-3D may as well be called “The Sound Ruiner 3000” and gives a disorientating effect not unlike listening to music through a guitar’s reverb pedal whilst wearing a bucket on your head. The blue LEDs are both pointless and indiscre...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound 6
6.0
Looks 4
4.0

Creative Aurvana X-Fi review

PriceRunner
25 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Multi-functional, noise-cancelling, and a tech-geek’s deligh, the Aurvana X-Fi headphones splice together some of Creative’s top techy features. But are they as good as some of their more expensive brethren?
  • Pros: Splicing the visual DNA of the Sennheiser PXC 450 with a pair of DJ headphones from Argos, these noise cancellers from Creative are festooned with buttons, blue LEDs and impressive-sounding features such as “X-Fi Crystalizer” sound processing and “CMSS-3D” pseudo surround sound. Noise cancelling is very effective, albeit less so than the Sennheiser PXC 450 and sonics are generally involving if unexceptional. They run for hours and hours on a single AAA.
  • Cons: Like most such technologies, the two sonic processors on here are a bit of a waste of time. The X-Fi arguably adds a bit of body to lacklustre, low bitrate MP3s but you shouldn’t be using 128Kbps rips with your £200 headphones anyway. The CMSS-3D may as well be called “The Sound Ruiner 3000” and gives a disorientating effect not unlike listening to music through a guitar’s reverb pedal whilst wearing a bucket on your head. The blue LEDs are both pointless and indiscre...
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