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Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 3 months ago

Creative Outlier Gold

Very high-performance True Wireless In-Ears with Super X-FI certification

Creative completely cable-free In-Ears Outlier Gold are sweat- and water-resistant and have a very long battery life. The lightweight, stable earphones support the Bluetooth standard 5.0 and high-quality audio codecs such as aptX or the AAC format. The free app connection also enables a personalised,...


Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 7 months ago

Creative SXFI Air

Bluetooth / USB Over-Ears with Holographic Sound

Imagine slipping on your headphones and enjoying sound as if it were coming from a high-end multi-speaker system in the recording studio, or as how it was recorded originally. Imagine being able to immerse yourself into audio with staggering levels of depth that showcases all...


Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 10 months ago

Creative Outlier ONE Plus

Lightweight Bluetooth In-Ears with integrated MP3 player

Creative have the Outlier ONE Plus wireless headphones with good sound in their range, which should also be suitable for sporting activities due to their secure fit and sweat- and water-repellent design. A highlight here is the integrated MP3 player with a storage capacity of...


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Editor's recommendations: Creative

There is not much to criticise about Creative Outlier ONE Plus. On the contrary, the Bluetooth-In-Ears sit well and sound good, radiate robustness and are universally applicable everyday companions at a fair price. The MP3 player and the free app connection give the headphones real added value. As music can also be listened to independently, this increases the range of use through maximum flexibility.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 13. February 2019

Creative’s Outlier Gold is a real standout in the field of lightweight, True Wireless headphone tech. The impressive battery life of over 14 hours is a real win, while the universally tuned sound profile provides great levels of flexibility for the user when it comes to everyday music listening and other entertainment applications. That’s true whether you’re comfortable at home devouring your favourite media, or cutting through your favourite playlists while you’re on the go. The optional Super X-FI technology on offer here is perhaps the only major downside of the overall package, with no discernible added value for the user when listening to music.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 1. October 2019

It was somewhat difficult for me to judge the sound of these headphones comprehensively. The Creative SXFI Air sounds discreet and underwhelming in normal operation, falling more in the midrange. Certainly, when it comes to this mode of operation, there are cheaper available alternatives that deliver sound with a finer resolution and crisper transients. If you also consider the Super X-Fi function, evaluating these headphones becomes even more tricky. The resulting audio is too disparate, with pieces sounding too different, depending on the genre. Admittedly, telephoning with the technology enabled is great, while the 7.1 surround capabilities deliver a more immersive experience when watching movies or playing games.

What remains is a headphone that has implemented an exciting new piece of technology, with a slew of functions that work better in some instances than in others. If you’re interested in the technology on offer here, it’s definitely advisable to listen to the Creative SXFI Air over a longer period of time than the length of this test, allowing you to decide whether it fits with your own individual listening preferences and usage behaviour.

Pete Schloßnagel
Pete Schloßnagel 22. May 2019