Creative Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Improved audio performance from combination of Balanced Armature driver and acoustic grille design
- AuraSeal in-ear design offers superb noise isolation up to 95%
- Ultra comfortable and secure fit from soft, hypoallergenic eartips in 3 sizes
- Compact and robust metal body construction
- Tangle-free Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cabling with cable-fit slider for manageable, distortion and noise free listening
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Leveraging on the award-winning Aurvana In-Ear, this rejuvenated model sports a refined acoustic tuning and bolder aesthetics. The precise Balance Armature driver is mated with an acoustic grille design for a detailed and smooth audio response complemented by punchy bass; leading to an overall warmer and fuller presentation suitable for a wide genre of music, vocals or soundtracks. The Aurvana In-Ear’s ultra comfortable fitting and superb noise isolation remains unmatched, offering listeners bliss when enjoying their favourite tracks. The refreshed Aurvana In-Ear’s styling fronts a more contemporary outlook, raring to tame any track with accurate finesse. Relish now to a redefined level of sonic excellence.
From the Manufacturer
Creative's Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones offer the rich, detailed sound quality of the original Aurvana Headphones and a whole lot more. The Aurvana 2 features a full, well-rounded sound profile that's punctuated by rich bass and ideally matched to diverse vocals and a wide range of musical styles. Featuring an AuraSeal design that provides excellent noise isolation, the headphones are compact, lightweight, and durable. And to ensure a comfortable, customized fit, they come with three sets of ear tips.
Creative Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones
- Balanced armature drivers with acoustic grille for detailed sound and rich bass
- AuraSeal in-ear design reduces up to 95 percent of ambient noise
- Uninterrupted transmission with oxygen-free copper cable
- Three sizes of soft, silicon ear tips for custom fit
- Travel-ready with case, airplane adapter, and cleaning tool
- Durable metal body and lightweight parts
Refined Acoustic Tuning for Clear, Detailed Audio
Whatever your favorite genre of music is, Creative's Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones deliver a high-quality, realistic listening experience. Featuring a design that incorporates precise, balanced armature drivers with an acoustic grille, these headphones allow for a smoother, warmer, and more detailed sound profile that includes deep, rich bass.
In addition, the Aurvana 2's premium-quality, oxygen-free copper cable and gold-plated plug team up to reduce distortion and deliver clear transmission from your favorite player to the headphones. For increased flexibility, these headphones also feature a cable-fit slider, which allows you to adjust the length of the cable. This doesn't just keep the cable out of your way and prevent tangles; it also reduces the unnecessary disturbance that can be caused by a long cord brushing against your clothes.
Ergonomic Earbuds for Comfort and Noise Isolation
Creative's trademarked AuraSeal in-ear design offers superb noise isolation, blocking out up to 95 percent of ambient noise. This means that you can listen to your favorite tracks without interference from engine noise, nearby conversations, or other environmental distractions.
The Aurvana 2's earbuds are ergonomically contoured to fit comfortably in your ears. Plus, soft hypoallergenic ear tips, in three different sizes, are included with the headphones, so you can select whichever fit is right for your ears. This precise fit keeps the earbuds in place while you're working out or running to catch the bus, and it also works to minimize the type of sound leakage that can mar bass reproduction.
Compact Design, Contemporary Look
A black color scheme, on-ear accents, and contemporary lines give the Aurvana 2 a sleek appearance that will complement your favorite music player. And these good looks don't come at the expense of durability, since each headphone's lightweight components are encased in a durable metal body. This minimalist design also helps keep the Aurvana 2's comfortable during extended listening.
Convenient Travel-Ready Setup
The Aurvana 2 headphones are part of a complete kit that includes a convenient travel case with cable management, so you don't have to worry about untangling cords before you listen. In addition, an airplane adapter and a cleaning tool complete the setup, and keep you ready to enjoy your music anytime, anywhere.
The Creative Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones are backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Creative Aurvana 2 In-Ear Headphones, travel case, cleaning tool, airplane adapter, and ear tips in three sizes.
Top customer reviews
At the moment of this writing, they are on sale for 54.99, which I think is an excellent value. I am very glad that I snatched these up at this price. Compared to budget IEMs at this price range, such as offerings from Meelectronics and Brainwavz, the Aurvana 2 In-Ear not only has better sound quality, but more importantly, much better build-quality and design.
The packaging is simple and compact, yet feels very high quality. One gripe I have about the packaging is that it is near impossible to unbox without breaking the box one way or another. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to IEM unboxing. I always try to preserve the box as near brand new unopened condition as possible. Regrettably, you either have to tear up the top two flaps which are glued together, or the bottom four flaps that are very very tightly folded into each other that you have to break one side to open it up.
You get a very nice hard shell carrying case. It's quite unique and innovative as well, as there is no zipper, but rather a velcro strap that holds the case closed. The case only has compartment for the earphones and cable winder. I wish there was a compartment/pocket for an additional accessory, like the airplane adapter or a spare pair of ear tips.
There is an airline adapter, a earpiece cleaner, and various booklets, including a Napster thing. Nothing much to say here. An assortment of silicon tips are included.
IEMs that only come with silicon tips usually automatically lose a few points with me, but the silicon tips here are some of the softest and most comfortable I've used. The material is gentle on the skin and feels "breathable".
The Aurvana 2 nozzle size makes it compatible with Etymotic tips. So I tried the A2 with Ety glider tips, comply tips, and tri-flanges. In the end, the supplied silicon tips were concluded to be the best sounding and most comfortable. It's easy to get a good fit, and you don't have to pull up your ear and open your jaw.
One grip I have is that the supplied tips are exactly the same color. This becomes problematic because the difference between tips that are one size next to each other is very difficult to tell. I was unable to visually sort by size until I put them in my ears. If they didn't want to color code, at least put some kind of size marking somewhere.
These. Look. Classy. Clean lines and simple curves. The chrome accented housing adds sophistication. The intricate attention to details is apparent in the 3.5mm plug, the cable splitter, and ear piece design. Pictures do not do these justice. You need to feel them against your skin, look at them with your own eyes, to be impressed by how great these look.
Build quality is top notch. Everything is tightly and expertly put together. There are no loose parts, no remnants of glue marks, no rough edges. It is on par with top of the line Sony and Audio-Technica products.
One gripe I have is that the plug is straight. Personally I prefer L-shaped plugs as they are generally more reliable and durable.
The sound, like the rest of the whole A2 package, is full of class and sophistication. Unlike the budget IEMs in the $50 price range that tries to sound more expensive than they are capable of, the A2 is honest and down to earth. It knows its place, and try to sound its best by earnest. That is to say, the A2 sounds like a $100 pair of IEM. You are not going to find details in the sound here that are comparable to the ER4, or vocals similar to SE535, or anything of the sort. This is no EX600 or GR07, IEMs that some head-fi members claim to be comparable to IEMs almost twice their price. (Which I never find to be the case, and there is always some fidelity distorted with those IEMs trying to sound more expensive than they are)
What you get here is a generally clean and musical sound, with a hint of warmth. The sound is a little forward, and the horizontal imaging is pretty limited and 1-dimensional, which I hope will improve after usage. The frequencies move into one another smoothly and without a hiccup. Treble extension, vocal emotions, and bass control are all there. It is pretty well balanced and natural, but there is definitely a slight emphasis on mids. Not nearly as much a Shures though, only a slight hint here.
The sound is generally better bodied and more grounded, i.e. slightly darker, than most single BA IEM in this price range, such as the Meelec A151. The sound then, is more relaxing and thereby slower, but really not by much.
The length and detail of my reviews generally reflect my personal opinion of the reviewed. I believe better products should be respected and treated with a good review. This is the case here, where I find the A2 is a great combination of design and sound. Its sound signature, while not totally unique, is quite rare and doesn't conform to all the FOTM wannabes. The build quality and looks is top notch. Overall, this is a great value at $100, and an absolute steal at $58. This would be a great IEM for anyone, whether a beginner, or a veteran like me. I am more likely to buy more Aurvana products because of the Aurvana 2 In-Ear.
The construction is also 1st rate. These easily outperform headphones 3x their cost. I would highly recommend unless your primarily a hip hop listener, then I wouldn't spend the money. These are especially great for accoustic instruments such as piano, but they really shine with vocals. Well worth the money.
I really want it to be clear how much of a step up these are from the 20-30 range phones, for the crazy price here at Amazon right now, even the audiophile on a tight budget can get what I'd call between entry fi and mid fi sound. The yamahevEPH 100 is slightly better, but 3 times the price. The Yamaha has a bit better impact and depth on the bass, the rest is more preference than better or worse. At this moment I can't think of a better value. Getting better thn the Yamaha EPH100 is leading you into the 250+ range of products. I hope this helps
I only wish that they had better bass. My original headphones (also earbuds) had better bass than these, and which is what I miss the most. All other ranges are crisp, clear, everything. But bass is the lifeblood of music, and these headphones sell it just a little bit short...but not enough to take a star away.