The Aurvana In-Ear3 Stereo Headphones from Creative provide high-quality audio in a compact and stylish design. The lightweight housings provide a sleek and minimalist look. Dual balanced armature drivers put a woofer and a tweeter in each ear to provide studio-grade sound. Passive crossovers deliver an accurate and smooth audio response, while the angled sound tubes provide a snug, natural fit. A patent-pending acoustic partition design separates high and low frequencies for a more defined soundscape.
The headphones have an AuraSeal design with 3 sizes of soft silicone eartips and 2 pairs of memory foam eartips. This allows you to find a proper fit to create a seal in the ear for maximum noise isolation, blocking out environmental noise by as much as 98%. A proper seal also improves sound quality and increases bass performance so you can enjoy your music in peace. The earpiece cables loop over the ears for increased stability.
The cable features premium oxygen-free copper wiring and a gold-plated 3.5mm plug to ensure high-quality audio transmission with reduced distortion and friction noise. The plug provides wide compatibility with a variety of MP3 players, CD players, laptops and other devices. The headphones come with a variety of accessories to help you maximize your enjoyment. There is an acrylic case, as well as a travel pouch with a cable management holder for convenient storage and transportation. A dual-prong airplane adapter makes it easy to connect to in-flight entertainment systems.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Use it going to and from work on the train. Noise is not quite shut out with foam plugs. I expected a better isolation at 98% reduction but it does not seem that only 2% is coming thru. That said they are comfortable to wear and you do have to be careful not to use the cord in removing from your ears. I will purchase I think an extended warranty if it is available since the cord gives me pause about it's durability.
The Aurvana In Ear 3's are impressive, not at first, I have several good earphones, but then I noticed the difference, it's in the musical detail. These earphones don't seem to alter the music, the bass is not boosted the treble isn't too bright or harsh. But it the way music sounds, what sounds like random percussion on some of my other earphones sounds like conga's on the Aurvana's what sounds like electronic bells on others sound like a cow bell on the Aurvana's. In short it is very easy to pick out the individual instruments that are being played, and vocals, especially deep male vocals are stunning. They also seem to get better the more you use them, they sound 'warmer' now than when they were new. I think the biggest negative is that the are a little bit light on bass. (I do like my bass!) I've found that they sound best on music produced in the '80's and '90's which tends to be produced without over emphasized bass and treble. Also, they sound really good with non-electronic music. I use the Aurvana's almost exclusively with a Creative Zen Vision W, A bulky but powerful old school MP3 player. The earphones have the same driver technology of earphones costing 5 times as much, they are a great option for those who'd like to try a pair of 2 way balanced driver earphones without breaking the bank. I love them.