Creative Aurvana Air Review

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Creative Aurvana Air

Michael Aulia
Review summary

Creative Aurvana Air is stylish and provides a high quality music to your ears on the go. It’s specifically designed with ear-hooks to make sure that you have uninterrupted music in all of your activities

My rating: 4.5 stars
****1/2

Aurvana Air Review - earphonesThe Creative Aurvana Air is a stylish set of earphones from Creative, designed to deliver a rich music listening experience with the EaseFit™ ear-hook design.

Powered by Neodymium magnet drivers with ultra-slim high performance diaphragms, the Aurvana Air is one true acoustic powerhouse”.

The packaging is one of those that you don’t feel like throwing away after you open it. The Creative Aurvana Air sits nicely and tightly inside a see-through sturdy glass acrylic case.

Creative Aurvana Air Review - Packaging

But of course, you don’t buy a product just because of the nice packaging. So how does Aurvana Air perform as earphones?

With the Creative Aurvana Air, music really comes to live – sharper and richer. You can clearly listen to each instrumental being played when you hook your Aurvana Air up. I’ve tested listening to music with my Apple’s earphones (the one that comes when you buy an iPod) and also a TDK headphone. I could definitely hear the difference and I don’t need to be an audiophile to feel it. It’s as if the music was being muffled using my old earphones. The Aurvana Air sounds  “crispier” especially with music involving acoustic instruments. The bass is good too but because the Aurvana Air is not an in-ear design, some “oomph” seems to get lost in the process unless if you press the earphones deeper into the ear.

Aurvana Air is designed with an advanced ear hook construction and it’s a sturdy, yet flexible one. The inert coating is catered for those who are sensitive to Nickel and the ear-hook will also retain their shape when flexed.

This is my first time ever trying earphones with ear hook design and I actually quite like it. It’s taking a few seconds longer to hook these up around your ears but they are very comfortable. The hook doesn’t feel like it’s pressing my ear but at the same time it’s very sturdy even when I’m running around or jumping up and down (I actually jumped around like crazy to test it out). Because of this, the Aurvana Air is the perfect earphones if you like to listen to your music when you jog or running on a treadmill (or even when you are taking dance lessons).

Because it’s not in-ear, there will be sound leaks. So unfortunately, the Aurvana Air might not be perfect if you want to listen to podcasts or audio files on the road as the traffic noise kicks in (you might want to look at the Aurvana In-Ear2 for this purpose)

Creative Aurvana Air Review - Ear hook design

Besides the acrylic case, the packaging also includes a compact leather pouch – feel free to use either both to store/carry your Aurvana Air earphones. The pouch is no ordinary pouch though. It actually contains a cable management holder for the Aurvana Air!

Creative Aurvana Air Review - pouch

This is truly a smart way to store earphones and I’m really happy with what Creative team comes up with. It’s a smart and elegant solution for storing the Aurvana Air.

Aurvana Air Review Conclusion

The Creative Aurvana Air is no ordinary earphones. The sound coming from it is crispier, clearer, and the music really comes to live with the Aurvana Air. The ear hook design is also stylish, sturdy, yet comfortable on the ears, perfect for runners or activities that involves lots of movement. The earphones just won’t come off from the ears even if you jump around like crazy!

The included acrylic case and the leather pouch also come in handy to store and carry the Aurvana Air. The acrylic case is really sturdy and a good place to keep the unit out of dusts. The leather pouch comes with a perfect cable management holder and doesn’t make the cables entangled.

If you are looking for earphones with a high quality sound that doesn’t come off from your ears, look no further than the Creative Aurvana Air!

NOTE: Review unit provided by Creative. Photos taken with Canon EOS 500D.




Winner of the prestigious 2009 Red Dot Award for Product Design, the Aurvana Air is clearly in a class of its own. Crafted with precision, the earphones' very own EaseFitTM ear-hook design offers a secure music listening experience. Its lightweight FlexniumTM ear-hook leverages on Nickel-Titanium alloy (Shape Memory Metal) to offer a flexible and robust design. This is well-complemented by luxurious champagne-gold finishing and polished metal accent to give it an air of timeless sophistication.
Get ready for a visceral acoustic performance with the powerful Neodymium drivers and acoustically-tuned Bass-Slots. Combine this with pristine delivery from the high-purity Oxygen-Free Copper cable and gold-plated plug, and you will find the Aurvana Air ideal for all your digital entertainment needs.
Feature
Driver Units: 15.5mm Neodymium magnet
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 32ohms
Sensitivity (1kHz): 102dB/mW
Cord Length: 1.2m Oxygen-Free Copper cable
Input Plug: 3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug
Net Weight: 0.56oz (without packaging)
Package Contents
1 pair of Creative Aurvana Air earphones
2 pairs of foam ear-cushion
1 leather travel pouch with integrated cable
management
List Price:$199.99 USD
New From:$64.99 USD In Stock
Used from:$47.98 USD In Stock

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