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Creative Aurvana 3 In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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Creative Aurvana 3 In-Ear Noise-Isolating Headphones
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 176 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Music4.8   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Noise4.7   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Fit4.4   average
Price4.4   average
Range4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Design4.2   average
Plug2.9   below average
Size2.7   mediocre
Cable2.1   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"My only real complaint about them would have to be the cable quality."
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"Construction = Have not had them long enough to comment, but right now these feel cheap (plastic), and flimsy (cable is very pliable, thin, and feels frail)2."
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"However, because of the way they press on the antihelix and where the cables get routed, they do start to become uncomfortable if I wear them for longer than an hour or two."
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"These have a very thin non-replaceable cable and the odd shape is not comfortable to sleep with."
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"The main problem (only problem) I feel this earphones have is that because the cables go over the ear, they don't always stay in place."
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"They are made of durable plastic and the only negative point is the thin cable that dusn't really look thrustworthy but it's a great product and I love it."
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"I wish they had made these with modular cables that could be replaced easily."
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"While the cable is nicely flexible, it is also fragile."
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"Make the cable changeable and this could be one of the best 200-300 earphones"
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"The cables are too thin and they break easily."
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"The cables are still in great shape and I haven't had to replace the foam attachments yet either."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Extremely comfortable in eat headphones, the wires are little flimsy so be careful s*** that and depending on how you wear them the plastic of the ear bud cash hurt the back of your ear when it tests tightly in your outer ear."
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"Says they're comfortable and excellent for sound value."
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"Bottom line: If you want something that's comfortable and looks good then these are for you!"
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"Pro's: They look good, very comfortable fit and come with a handy carrying case."
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"Accessories:They come with a decent array of tips, so I was able to find ones that fit my ears, were comfortable wearing for an hour or more, and provided a good seal."
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"Comfort and Functionality:For my ears, they fit very well."
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Design

Design:
"These earbuds are NOT good at all, not the design, not the build, not the quality, not the sound, definitely not the price."
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"Now that does come at a few expenses like the design being a bit bulky and not as sleek as other brands."
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"Unfortunately, what appeared to be a pretty impressive design doesn't really deliver."
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"It is also worth noting that for those who are new to this design, these headphones wrap around your ears comfortably and are perfect for those who are athletic."
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"The design fits pretty well and I am very impressed with the quality and sound of these in-ear monitors."
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"Furthermore, the around-the-back-of-the-ear design is really comfortable, and prevents the buds from being ripped out of your ears (running, sleeping, active listening, etc.)"
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"I'm not used to the over the ear design, but they work well."
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"It also comes with a very well designed packing case."
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Fit

Fit:
"Not all earphones are for everyone and while most manufacturers work to be all things to all ears it is still a challenge and you have to make some effort to find ones that fit your ears."
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"So it is always frustrating to see reviews from people who trash headphones because they don't fit well."
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"SO, my conclusion is that it can fit you (and you will love them too) or it will be too big or too short for your ears (and you will hate them)."
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"I can loosen the fit in my ears, but then the isolating aspect is compromised."
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"Without the right fit these puppies don't sound great."
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"but the sound is really good as well as the fit."
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"Pro's: They look good, very comfortable fit and come with a handy carrying case."
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"These fit great and don't hurt, plus they sound great too."
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"Ergonomics = perfect size & even better fit2."
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"The design fits pretty well and I am very impressed with the quality and sound of these in-ear monitors."
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Music

Music:
"That's also a function of the device you're using: My old 2nd generation IPod isn't quite as flexible as I'd like as far as volume, and combined with the Aurvana headphones, it's a challenge to get the sound where I want it for some music."
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"It worths the price and u will never feel uncomfortable when putting it on and listening musics."
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"Just great , love the sound of the music through these earphones."
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"Great choice for slight music."
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"I'm not super technical about the sound specifics, but the music sounds great."
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"the price is right and it you like your music for the price I don't think you could go wrong."
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Noise

Noise:
"Incoming noise is not as good as a set of heavy duty headphones, but still better than any other earbuds I've used."
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"For my part, I need to be able to take the headphones out of my ears quickly fairly often; this, and the very effective noise reduction, makes these not the best headphones for me to be wearing while at work."
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"pros:noise isolation: 4.5 very good compared to many other earbuds, in fact you need to pay attention to your surroundings when you're walking on the street;comfort: 4.5 sits tightly in my ear, not heavy at all, can run with theselots of accessories: airplane adapter, leather case, rubber buds, etc.. and fancy packaging;cons:Sound quality 3.0 : good and accurate in mid to high freq."
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"Sound is quite neutral to my ears, noise isolation is good."
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"This ones stay in and the the noise insulation is very good!"
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"Thus finding a comfortable and actual noise isolating headphones has proven difficult for me."
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"These are great headphones and the passive noise isolation is great."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The only criticism I have is the packaging is a bit extreme, but that seems to be the way of it with small electronics these days."
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"Looking at the retail box alone, this product certainly looks quite luxurious and high-end, though excessively packaged."
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"pros:noise isolation: 4.5 very good compared to many other earbuds, in fact you need to pay attention to your surroundings when you're walking on the street;comfort: 4.5 sits tightly in my ear, not heavy at all, can run with theselots of accessories: airplane adapter, leather case, rubber buds, etc.. and fancy packaging;cons:Sound quality 3.0 : good and accurate in mid to high freq."
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"Great packaging for the price you pay with clear, deep, unmuddled bass."
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"Packaging was very nice and earphones were well displayed."
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"Packaging: Nice package."
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Performance

Performance:
"If you are looking for performance and great sound then do not buy these! "
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"great performance for the price."
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"I wish the wires held up better considering how well these perform technically."
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"great performance and cheap price."
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"I am not an audiophile, and honestly do not what the mid, trebel and all that performance indicators mean for the Aurvana, but if you like a good sounding, a reliable earphone, go for the Creative Aurvana 3."
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Plug

Plug:
"The wires used in this earphone is too thin and the ear plug connections isn't well made."
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"My 1st generation had broken plug after 3-year serve and a little work on it gave it another 2-year."
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"I broke mine, as I broke my In-Ear 2 plug."
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"When i broke my In-Ear2 plug, the wires are visible."
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"This means that they'll fit practically anything that can take a 2.5mm plug, but it also makes it pretty hard to remove."
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"Lot of earphones in the market breaks easily because of its straight plug and it is unfortunate that Aurvana 3 uses straight plug."
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"and I am happy to see an update on the plug which is more ipod earbud style i. e. with solid plastic around the softer rubber."
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"the design of the ear plugs is pretty."
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"What I don't Like:(-) The plug is a little easy to break because it uses a straight plug."
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Price

Price:
"Cheap piece of junk!"
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"Construction = Have not had them long enough to comment, but right now these feel cheap (plastic), and flimsy (cable is very pliable, thin, and feels frail)2."
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"Recently my earphones broke and I was in the lookout for some nice buds at this price range (between $40 and $70)."
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"Very useful carrying case, and - not the least - reasonable price."
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"I find this comparable to the Shure SE215 and the TDK BA200s, but at the price of Klipsch S4s (which aren't that good)."
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"Its price drop by $3 even before I got it,..made me not very easy, All in all, it's a good headphone to buy, will not disappoint you"
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"It worths the price and u will never feel uncomfortable when putting it on and listening musics."
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"Best sounding earphones at this price point."
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"Sound quality is good, but I expected more from Creative, especially in this price range."
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"Nice earphone but others in it's price class better it all round."
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"great performance for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"range, awful base, sound is too crisp, sound quality not impressive at all, sound quality worse than apple's new earbuds; i know balanced armature requires lots of engineering, but it just isn't worth it if you retained a high definition, but ignored people's ear feel to the sound."
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"My only real complaint about them would have to be the cable quality."
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"Uncomfortable, keep falling out, average sound quality."
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"All in all, I was a bit disappointed, mostly in the sound quality."
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"pros:noise isolation: 4.5 very good compared to many other earbuds, in fact you need to pay attention to your surroundings when you're walking on the street;comfort: 4.5 sits tightly in my ear, not heavy at all, can run with theselots of accessories: airplane adapter, leather case, rubber buds, etc.. and fancy packaging;cons:Sound quality 3.0 : good and accurate in mid to high freq."
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"The quality is so good!"
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"good quality and nice ear phone."
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"Aesthetics are nice, but the picture gives the impression of better quality materials."
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"Sound quality is good, but I expected more from Creative, especially in this price range."
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Range

Range:
"Recently my earphones broke and I was in the lookout for some nice buds at this price range (between $40 and $70)."
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"I can't understand why Creative continues to use a narrow frequency range for their high end earphones."
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"Sound quality is good, but I expected more from Creative, especially in this price range."
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"(some sound pro foam)it I am very sensitive about the low and high range of sound, an good quality sound process, this delivers better sound than any of the current HQ headsets, such as bose, sensheizer, shure, sony...beats can't be even belongs this category"
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"If you like Creative products and these are in your range, then I'd recommend them."
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"just was very thin and couldn't produce all the range sounds appealing to my year."
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"Recently my earphones broke and I was in the lookout for some nice buds at this price range (between $40 and $70)."
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Size

Size:
"But maybe for people with small ears not so comfortable."
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"The cords and attachment points are a little thin so be careful and sticky rubber around the cords gets caught so be extra careful; however those complaints are small compared to the overall value."
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"The size of the ear pieces makes it hard to detangle them when they invariably get tangled."
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"I even tried the foam tips, but they are too small for me and not nearly as efficient as the ones included in my old Etymotics."
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"I used the best tip size for me and the seal just isn't that great."
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"You may also experience some discomfort with the incorrect size tip."
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"Ergonomics = perfect size & even better fit2."
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"That being said, if you have a portable amp with even a little bass boost, even something as small as the Fiio e6 ( which I highly recommend for someone starting out in the audio world), nothing will beat these!"
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"They're comfortable to wear, despite their size."
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"First, the sound, lows,mids and highs were all exceptional, far better than I ever expected for being such a small earbud."
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"Soundstage is very cohesive over all in that its not huge but defiantly not small, everything is just centered nicely."
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Sound

Sound:
"You will hear sound effects, and dialog you may have missed in the theater or with lesser headphones."
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"range, awful base, sound is too crisp, sound quality not impressive at all, sound quality worse than apple's new earbuds; i know balanced armature requires lots of engineering, but it just isn't worth it if you retained a high definition, but ignored people's ear feel to the sound."
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"Sound is terrible, - no lows, no midrange, only high frequencies."
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"Apart from the hideous color, which was ok as long as I got good sound, unfortunately, something was clearly lacking in the gratitude."
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"The sound is ok but not as bassy as my last set of Creatives."
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"Just great , love the sound of the music through these earphones."
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"If you're just around the house and want something that sounds good, this will probably do the trick."
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"These headphones sound great as an in ear monitor on stage, I've used these for a couple of years, and so has my singer and bass player."
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"got this on sale, I love the sound of it, the only thing that I didn't like is the chord, too thin for my taste."
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