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Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR

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Overall 4

Decent sound, but very fragile

Jonathan D., Newegg
21 May 2014
  • Summary: Pretty pricey, but if you are very careful with it, you might get some value. But I would recommend reading or looking at other reviews before deciding.
  • Pros: The sound quality is rather good, and I did enjoy using the android control software. Bluetooth connectivity works well between my laptop and tablets. Noise cancellation seems to be pretty good. ( I live next to a train yard, so there is always a constant hum in the background the headphones did a decent job of blanking out). Using it for voice chat wasn't a problem, either synced to my desktop or my tablet.
  • Cons: Durability. I found that the plastic support pieces between the ear pieces and the headphone have cracked and broke. Even after patching that back together, the battery now seems to not take a charge or last longer than a few seconds.
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Overall 4

Not sure what the problem is really.

Amanda P., Newegg
16 March 2014
  • Pros: When plugged up by themselves through the mic and headset port these sound fine.
  • Cons: The first pair I had just stopped being recognized by my computer out of nowhere. Now this pair I cannot download the software because it says there is no recognized set on my computer. I will be returning these.
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Overall 4

Ceeative Sound Blaster EVO Zx & ZxR

Wayne O., Newegg
4 March 2014
  • Summary: I always Loved Creative Sound Blaster Products and used them since 1997, but Creative Sound Blaster needs to spread their wings much more to accommodate a broadening business. You slammed the door on older Sound Blaster Products, made exclusively for Windows Computers. Then years later you started writing software for Apple/Mac to broaden your sales. Creative labs wake up start writing software for LINUX. Just like all the other big names like AMD or HP.
  • Pros: Works with Ubuntu right out of the box. analog, digital & USB Bluetooth capable Sound Blaster not needed. "Thank You UBUNTU Linux Team!" Works in Windows if your Laptop has a built Bluetooth Works with all Hand held Devices Nice fit over ears Great built in Microphone
  • Cons: Windows has absolutely no USB Bluetooth Support for anything older than Windows 8.1
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Overall 10


Zachary L., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Definitely better than the A50's in my opinion, won't be going back to them just so you know I sold the astro's for a loss of 100.00 just to get rid of them.
  • Pros: Excellent sound quality, great durability, I had a pair of astro A50's and they were ok other than needing their own transmitter to be able to use them. I don't really consider that as wireless. these work great straight out of the box yes you have to plug them in to play computer games but... it is definitely worth it also another website they won't let me name has them cheaper by about 40 bucks and they are brand new also.
  • Cons: sound begins to distort if you use crystalizer and turn the volume up high.
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Overall 4

User Review

Wendell H., Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Pros: Very versatile, feels great over the ear. Very easy to connect and the product feels good overall.
  • Cons: The sound quality is disappointing. This headset is useless. I could not make it sound acceptable using the equalizer in the iPhone app, and it sounds just as bad on a laptop. It sounds like the sound is coming from another room and all you get is the deep bass. I'm returning this today.
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Overall 4

Could be great

nigel m., Newegg
9 January 2014
  • Summary: I have babied these things like a new born child because they cost $300 and they just fall apart after two weeks. Shame on you creative. The side walls for the adjustable headband is way too thin. These things are expensive. So Newegg will be getting my call first thing tomorrow.
  • Pros: 1 good sound 2 look great 3 easy to use 4 good with smartphones and tablets
  • Cons: 1 mic for gaming even when plugged in USB gets me yelled at for how bad I sound. 2 open these on Christmas and today while simply adjusting the headband to put them on the left side falls apart. 3 you CANNOT use the bluetooth for gaming, you have to plug them in 4 no bluetooth dongle comes with the headphone (so your pc better already have bluetooth) 5 false advertising (they are marketed as wireless gaming headphones) and you can't use them wirelessly to game.
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Overall 6

Love them but.....

gregory m., Newegg
5 December 2013
  • Summary: really wish they where made little better. Maybe better support. hate to spend 300 on headphones that have fallen apart and have to super glue together to have them useable
  • Pros: Great sound Ok Mic Bluetooth Good battery life (6 to 8 hours) Feel good
  • Cons: After about few weeks the right side started to come apart. I try to contact Creative about the problem. Waited a week no email back. I went ahead and super glued the part that was falling part so i could use them once more. I love them but be careful.maybe i just got a bad unit. I also never step or drop the. Keep them in the case they came in and in my laptop backpack if wasn't in use.
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Overall 4

The sound quality was very good when tried on both my PC and PS4

Cronstown8, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: The sound quality was very good when tried on both my PC and PS4. Crisp, clear surround sound was way better than anything I had tried however my voice over the mic was not very loud (the mic is contained in the ear piece and not on a boom) and crackly. I returned the item for a refund and will spend extra money to buy the new Astro A50s which sound awesome!
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Overall 8

Very good sound. even DJ friends were impressed

Mr Nigel R Evans, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • Summary: Very good sound. even DJ friends were impressed. Please note that you only get surround when connected via USB cable.
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Overall 10

Really good headset, glad to have bought it

PengJu Chang, Amazon
2 July 2014
  • Summary: Bought this headset to replace my razor one. And I got to say, it's a Great headset, especially for gaming and movies when there are lots of explosive action. The music plays nicely too. I did a bass test straight when I got this and it was amazing. The sound is crystal clear and bass is really nice. The noice cancellation and talk through is a really good feature which I actually use quite often when I'm with friends gaming or movies etc.
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