Archive for September, 2007

Aurvana X-Fi® Noise-Canceling Headphones

September 18, 2007


The Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones are the world’s first noise-canceling headphones to feature award-winning X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity™ audio technologies to enhance audio playback and deliver virtual surround sound. Priced at S$499.00 (US$299.99), the Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones will be available in Singapore from early October.

“The Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones, with our X-Fi Crystalizer® and X-Fi CMSS-3D® technologies that dramatically improve audio playback, provide so much more than the noise cancellation in Bose headphones,” said Steve Erickson, vice president of audio for Creative. “Noise cancellation sets the stage for an excellent listening experience, and the X-Fi audio technologies up-convert MP3 and AAC music to bring out the best in music and movies.”

The Creative X-Fi Crystalizer utilises algorithms to make any digital audio sound better by intelligently and selectively restoring the highs and lows that were lost during MP3 or other compression. The Creative X-Fi CMSS-3D virtually transforms stereo headphone playback into the more enjoyable and immersive listening experience of a surround sound speaker system. Movies sound like they are played on a home theatre system instead of being trapped between the listener’s ears.

Each set of the Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones includes an iPhone-compatible cable in addition to a hard carrying case for secure transport.

Additional product specifications of the Creative Aurvana X-Fi Noise-Canceling Headphones include:

40mm Neodymium magnet drivers
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Impedance: 450ohms (on), 72ohms (off)
Sensitivity (1kHz): 105dB/mW (on), 95dB/mW (off)
Noise Reduction Level: 20dB
Oxygen-Free Copper cables
Gold-plated connectors, including airline adapter
1.5m (5 ft) standard cable and 1.5m (5 ft) extension (iPhone compatible)

Cnet reviews the Creative ZEN

September 2, 2007


Cnet did a pretty good job summing up the new Creative ZEN.
[Full Review]