While I am a fan of Creative computer speakers, I had never tried their earphones before. The Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus is the newest earphones by Creative. We have the chance to test and let’s see if it could produce a nice sound like other Creative audio products.
Design & Features
I really like unboxing experience of the earphones. The packaging is slick and it manages to show off the earphones in a clear acrylic display box.
Inside the box, there are the Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus earphones, a nice carrying case, an airplane adapter, a cleaning tool, some silicone eartips and a pair of foam eartips.
Unlike many other earphones that are using rubbery cable, the Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus features braided fabric cable to prevent messy cable tangles.
The in-line remote has only one button and a volume slider. Actually I prefer a digital volume control than this slider because it is simpler, two volume controls are totally unnecessary.
Overall, the earbuds look nice with angled sound tube design which holds Balanced Armature Tweeter and Woofer inside. Wearing the earphones is very comfortable as it provides a snug fit in my ear canals as well as outer ear.
I had some problems with the earphones on the first few days when I wore them the wrong way. The result is a boring sound with almost no bass and subdued treble. I thought this is just another overpriced stuff, then I tried it again with another placement and eartips. It was a totally different experience. Many people complained about the bass of Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus and I guess they might have the same mistake as mine.
When you find out a suitable pair of eartips, you can see that the lows are much better now. The earphones absolutely don’t focus on the bass and many people might find it boring. On the other hand, I appreciate that Creative keeps its sound signature consistent throughout its product range. The earphones still deliver a very well-balanced sound. There is no bass boost, the mids and highs are smooth and clear. Soundstage and stereo separation are good for in-ear headphones.
I’m also impressed with its great noise cancellation. I tried the earphones on the street and they can block background noise pretty well.
- Good design providing snug fit on my ears
- Well-balanced sound
- Great noise cancellation
- I don’t like the volume slider
The earphones are on sale for less than $140. This is a very good price if you love an accurate sound for your music.