If all the brands that have flirted with sound in recent decades have jumped on the bandwagon of True Wireless headphones, it couldn't be less with the case of Creative, a firm that has been part of most computer desks and tables of our childhood and adolescence with its 2.1 sound packs for the most complete multimedia experience.
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Materials and design: Less risk, more confidence
As is the case with all Creative devices, both its construction and its design give us a fairly high perceived quality. Combinations of aluminum and plastic, yes, with a taste for LED lighting that the most traditional users of this type of gadget do not usually share, but that delights the younger public.
We have a box in rectangular format, with huge curves and a considerable thickness. It has a side extraction system that certainly does not make it the most compact or lightest case on the market, although it does give us a feeling of durability and solidity.
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- Box contents:
- Charging case
- USB-C to USB-A cable
- Pads in three sizes
- Quick Start Guide
- Perspiration-proof thanks to IPX5 certification
On the other hand, the headphones with a huge informative LED ring, they are in-ear with pads of different sizes included in the case, as well as quite light. Personally, these in-ear headphones are not my favorites, but their comfort and use are popular voice.
To take advantage of the different functions and qualities allowed in terms of wireless headphones, these Creative Outlier V3 have technology Bluetooth 5.2, this adds to the compatibility with the most common audio codecs, SBC for most products and AAC for those Apple products that, as you well know, navigate their own river.
In addition, it has Super X-Fi technology that comes to recreate a virtualized sound system from different locations or areas. An alternative that reminds us a lot of Dolby Atmos and other similar technologies. However, this contrasts radically with the fact that it does not have an aptX codec, something that its little brothers, the Outlier V2, do have.
The headphones are comprised of a 6-millimeter biocellulose driver system, Although Creative has not provided us with data regarding the tolerances, Hz and dB that these Outlier V3 handle, so we are going to have to tell you about our only subjective experience.
Autonomy and noise cancellation
Regarding autonomy, these Outlier Air V3 we are promised 10 hours per charge, 40 hours of total playback if we take into account the three additional charges from the charging case. Obviously these data are taken as a reference with the different noise reduction alternatives turned off. In a traditional use with ambient mode we find rather about 7 hours of autonomy per charge.
The device allows us to take advantage of wireless charging with the Qi standard, although we can also charge them through the USB-C port on the front of the box, where we also have the different LED indicators intended to provide us with information about the remaining autonomy or the state of the charge.
Through the application of Creative, which we have talked about previously, these headphones allow us to use two noise cancellation alternatives:
- Ambient mode: A mode that will allow us to amplify certain noises, especially if we are outdoors, with the intention of not leaving us totally "disconnected"
- Cancellation Noise: A total cancellation of noise as we know it traditionally.
We find an ambient mode sufficient, and a noise cancellation mode that is penalized by passive cancellation that is not excessively remarkable either.and. We stop hearing small and annoying repetitive noises, enough, but far from isolating ourselves with noises such as voices, doorbells or traffic.
Calls and synchronization with attendees
These Outlier Air V3 have dual microphones for each earphone, This allows us, first of all, to use them independently, that is, they do not have a "slave headset", and on the other hand they improve our calls as much as our voice is better captured. In this section they have performed well and the calls are heard loud and clear.
For its part, we have compatibility with both Siri and Google Assistant, no problem picking up our orders. In this way, and taking into account that they are totally independent headphones, we also find that we can interact with the aforementioned voice assistants using only one of the headphones.
In addition to that, It has a series of customizable touch controls through the Creative application itself which, as you have seen, has a fairly leading role.
In this way we find ourselves as we see with headphones that despite the absence of the codec aptX They offer a good high volume, with clarity in the middle tones and bass that, while being quite forceful, do not become invasive, something to be thankful for in the most “commercial” headphones that are seen lately.
In the same way, we have an autonomy within what is expected. Although we do not find its design or the charging case so attractive, and we find noise cancellation that, despite being present, does not make an excessively noticeable difference. compared to other alternatives of a similar price.
These headphones have a usual price of 49,99 euros, even with discounts of 10% on Amazon through the latest coupons. Undoubtedly a very interesting alternative in terms of its value for money, especially considering the reliability that Creative gives us as a brand.
- Editor's rating
- 4 star rating
- Outlier Air V3
- Review of: Miguel Hernández
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- DesignPublisher: 65%
- Audio qualityPublisher: 80%
- ConfigurationPublisher: 80%
- MicrophonePublisher: 80%
- AutonomyPublisher: 75%
- Portability (size / weight)Publisher: 90%
- Price qualityPublisher: 80%
Pros and cons
- Price range
- unattractive design
- Without aptX