- Advertised Specifications
- Design, Fit and Build Quality
- Functionality and Performance
- Testing Methodology
The headset comes neatly packed in a box with a transparent window which displays the headset in their full glory and could lure someone into a purchase just by their streamlined design and gloss finish. The box describes its features, specifications along with some illustrations and pictures. On un-boxing, we have the headset, manual, charging cable and a soft velvet carry pouch.
The headset is very light weight (~108 grams) and portable in terms of the size of the cups as well as the slim headband so one can easily wear them around in the public without attracting weird stares from people.
Only gaze one would perhaps get would be the jealous one’s for the awe-inspiring design and looks of the headset. The overall construction of the headset is very good and does not feel flimsy at all. The cups seem to be made out of plastic with a matte rubbery finish and glossy faceplates on the side. The left side faceplate has the Creative logo while the right one carries 4 neatly positioned buttons for the various functions and music control.
The buttons function as described below :
1) Play / Pause
2) Forward (long press) and next track on short press
3) Rewind on long press and previous track on short press
4) Call answer / Call end button (also acts as power button with long press)
The same cup(right) also holds the Volume and mute control on the sides and a very small duct for the mic which Creative terms as the “invisible mic”. The left cup also houses the micro USB port for charging the headphones with the provided cable.
The ear cups cushioning is made of soft artificial leather and the overall fit of the headset is quiet comfortable and non fatiguing. The headsets sit over the ear without much pressure and can easily be worn for long hours. The headsets are pretty small in size so listeners with very large ears might have some issues getting a relaxed fit, for small/medium sized ears these fit perfectly fine.
The only flaw I could think of in the design is not implementing a 3.5mm socket along with a cable in the headphones.
Though the headphones are meant to be used without wires there would be occasions when it might run out of battery juice or one would wish to connect them to their personal desktop without a BT connectivity. This would just be an add on basic connectivity for the unexpected situations. I have seem similar implementation by a few other manufacturers and I am sure Creative can do the same next time.
DESIGN, ACCESSORIES AND QUALITY RATING : 4/5