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Creative Aurvana X-FI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 reviews of Creative Aurvana X-FI. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the comfort and noise isolation. The price and sound also get good feedback. Comments about the mids quality and portability are mixed, while many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Creative Aurvana X-FI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Aurvana X-FI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Creative Aurvana X-FI from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and noise isolation. The comfort and design are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and portability get critical reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

sound, design, comfort, noise isolation, price

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Aurvana X-FI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Creative Aurvana X-FI from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the noise isolation and price. The usability and sound also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

design, sound, usability, price, noise isolation

reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi Headphones

 

Noise-canceling headphones improve audio quality.

Improve quality of MP3 files ; Fit comfortably

Expensive ; Surround-sound feature doesnt work well

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...

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

better, and the Aurvana headphones, our new Editors' Choice, slam-dunk the Bose Quiet Comfort 2s in terms of audio performance.

Pleasant audio performancemuch 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.

Cable fits awkwardly into headphones. The X-Fi 3D special effect isn't great. Set is less comfy than Bose's Quiet Comfort 2.

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.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

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....

Full, rich sonic performance. Superb noise canceling thwarted ambient sounds, even when the music stops. Hard shell carrying case protects phones from drunken post-club smashing. Lookout, Frodo! 3-D effects do a great job of simulating surround sound....

Expensive! Two seconds of silence when switching on effects. Surround effect more like echo chamber when listening to acoustic or acappella music

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (audioholics.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones Review

 

Creative recently sent me their Aurvana X-Fi noise-canceling headphones to evaluate, and after a few flights and some time to listen to them, I can tell you that they worthy contenders if you are

Comfy memory foam ear cushions ; X-Fi Crystalizer function improves music & podcasts ; Effective noise-canceling

Expensive ; Bulky & heavy full-size headset

Many of you audioholics out there are chomping at the bit to jump all over me about the poor quality of MP3's and the seemingly contradictory discussion above of improving the fidelity with processing, etc. To you I would say, lighten up. Take it all...

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi Headphones

 

We've never liked headphones that use active noise cancellation because they simply mask environmental noise by generating background hiss. But Creative's Aurvana X-Fi headphones are almost good enough to win us over.

Active noise-cancellation works well; good sound

Active noise-cancellation still detectable; harshes midrange tones; drains batteries

As much as we like Creative’s X-Fi Crystalizer technology, as great as the Aurvana X-Fi headphone’s sound, and as nonintrusive as their noise-cancellation circuitry is, we still prefer the passive noise-blocking technology offered by in-ear phones such...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

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Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (washingtonpost.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi

 

The Aurvana X-Fi headphones are a set of noise-cancelling over-ear from Creative. The X-Fis are priced at $300, which puts them in the price range of other noise-cancellers. Though they have a similar price, the X-Fis have more features than the...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The Creative Aurvana X-Fi headphones are a mixed bag of interesting and lame. We liked the ability to choose to apply different playback augmentation tools, and we’re sure mainstream consumers will as well. The audio quality was pretty average,...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (computershopper.com)

Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

Creative's answer to the Bose QuietComfort series of noise-canceling headphones, the Aurvana X-Fi delivers excellent sound quality—and some crippling design problems.

Very good sound quality in ordinary conditions; X-Fi Crystalizer option enhances compressed audio; on-ear volume switch; lots of extras included

Poorly designed, with bulky earpieces and problematic adjustable headset and audio connector cable; X-Fi CMSS-3D essentially useless

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Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones

 

At its core, Aurvana X-Fi was clearly designed to be a competitor to Bose's popular QuietComfort 2 noise-canceling headphones: Creative went with similar-sized circumaural earcups, which use soft interior memory foam padding with very similar silver...

Overall, we'd recommend the Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Cancelling Headphones as a very good option for their $300 asking price-superior in sound, though not comfort or battery life, to the Bose QuietComfort 2s-and to the extent the Boses are never discounted,...

Sep, 2007

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