Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review

Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review – In a market flooded with wireless headphones, finding a pair that stands out can be a daunting task. Whether you’re an avid swimmer, a dedicated runner, or simply someone who enjoys a good tune, the quest for the perfect pair often leads to a compromise between functionality and comfort.

Enter the Creative Outlier Free Pro+, a unique set of wireless, waterproof, bone-conduction headphones designed to bridge the gap between performance and convenience. With up to 10 hours of playtime and built-in storage, these headphones promise to be a game-changer for active individuals. But do they live up to the hype?

Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review – Packaging Contents

The packaging box contained the Outlier Free Pro+ headset, three microphone plugs, user guide, two ear plugs, and a 0.6m magnetic clip-on cable.

Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review – Design and Features

The Creative Outlier Free Pro+ features a soft silicone material and adjustable bone-conduction transducers. It is lightweight and has a sporty look. The fiery orange colour also makes it easy to spot underwater. The headset is powered by Bluetooth version 5.3, omni-directional microphone, and multipoint connectivity for up to two devices. The wireless connectivity can reach up to 10m and it has voice assistant support built in (Siri and Google Assistant).

Performance-wise, Creative Outlier Free Pro+ is waterproof after the microphone plug is used, making it the perfect headphones for swimming. Creative Outlier Free Pro+ actually has an IPX8 rating which supports submersion in freshwater up to a depth of 1.5m for up to 40 minutes at a time. The IPX8 rating does not include submersion in salt water or liquids with similar properties however, so it’s best not to wear these while swimming in the ocean.

To hear better while swimming, you can put on the provided silicone earplugs to block out underwater noise. It also has 8 GB of built-in storage so you can listen to your choice of music without it connected via Bluetooth to your smartphone (so you can technically leave your phone behind while jogging or swimming), and it supports multiple music formats (MP3, FLAC, WAV, and APE).

The bone conduction transducers are easily adjustable, and capable of delivering a richer sound output by directing the vibrations and sound waves to the best possible position. On the flipside, the sound reproduction is not as good as the traditional in-ear headphones and the sound leaks easily.

The layout of the buttons is universally placed with the on/off button in the middle, between the volume buttons. The functionality of the headset was laid out in the user guide and nothing too complicated for those who may not be tech-savvy. The charging port has a magnet for easier charging and we can use the same cable to transfer audio files too.

One downside is that the product may not fit well if you have a smaller-than-average head size as the soft silicone material can easily slip from your ears. The headset can be quite uncomfortable to be worn and it’s difficult to keep the headphones in place, especially with activities requiring a lot of movements or if you have long hair. The microphone sound is not as clear as the omni-directional microphone picks up a lot of background noise and therefore not ideal for isolating a specific sound source.

Furthermore, the transducers get a bit warmer after about 30 minutes of playing music, making it uncomfortable to wear during exercises, or warmer weather in general. The headset offers up to 10 hours of playtime and requires up to 2 hours for a full charge. It is priced $254.95 on their website. A fair amount for the functionality it provides.

Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review Conclusion

Creative Outlier Free Pro Plus Review

The Creative Outlier Free Pro+ offers a unique blend of features that make it particularly appealing for swimmers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its waterproof capabilities and built-in storage, it provides a level of convenience that is hard to find in other headphones. The bone-conduction technology is innovative, although it may not deliver the same audio quality as traditional in-ear headphones.

However, the product does have its drawbacks. The fit may not be ideal for everyone, particularly those with smaller head sizes or a lot of hair. Additionally, the microphone’s performance in noisy environments leaves something to be desired. The transducers also tend to get warm after extended use, which could be a concern for those planning to use them during long workouts or in hot climates.

Considering its performance, features, and the A$254.95 price tag, the Creative Outlier Free Pro+ offers a fair value for the functionality it provides. While it may not be perfect, it fills a niche in the market, especially for those looking for waterproof options.

Disclosure: Creative Outlier Free Pro+ review sample was supplied for reviewing

Creative Outlier Free Pro+ Review


The Creative Outlier Free Pro+ are wireless, waterproof, bone-conduction headphones with up to 10 hours of playtime and built-in storage, designed for active lifestyles but with some limitations in fit and sound quality

About Kezia Danella

Just your everyday accountant with practicality in mind. Always keen on the latest technology to make life easier.

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