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Creative Introduces the Sound Blaster EVO Series Headsets

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Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Creative Sound Blaster EVO ZxR and Sound Blaster EVO Zx - the world's first wireless headsets that utilize a built-in multi-core Sound Blaster SB-Axx1 processor for enhancement and customization of audio quality for playback of music, movies and games and for voice communications.

The audio-enhancing capabilities of the Sound Blaster EVO ZxR and Sound Blaster EVO Zx fill a dire need in an age where mobile device users tolerate the sound quality from compressed sources of audio played on smart devices - such as MP3 files, YouTube and other video sharing sources, streamed music or mobile games - as a primary source of entertainment on-the-go.

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Creative,

Please stop bombarding us with walls of text on why your products are so awesome and catered to professionals, when all of us, bar the exceedingly stupid consumerbase that bought your headphones, are fully aware of how poor-to-average your devices and hardware generally is.

We all know since your recent release of the sound blaster chip, cellotaped to a PCB and reportedly attempted to be sold as a dedicated sound card of some sort, you are in a difficult position. So die with dignity. Stop spewing out desperate attempts at competing with your extremely average (but decribed as awesome, in phenomenally LONG F****** DETAIL) hardware, and die. Please die.

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Aren't their speakers quite good for the price, in general? (I know these are headphones)
 

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Aren't their speakers quite good for the price, in general? (I know these are headphones)
They range from exceedingly poor to exceptionally average.
 
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For that price you can buy some semi professional headsets from Audio-Technica, Bosse, etc...Common Creative!!
 
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I guess I will be that ONE guy that defends Creative.

Creative picked up on aptx fast...and aptx is good. Is it wired-level FLAC awesome? No. Is it I-have-no-wires-and-and-music-sounds-pretty-damn-decent awesome? Yes.

AFAIK they are STILL one of the few companies that make cheap aptx cans that don't suck completely by design (WP series) as well as usb aptx transmitters, and I think they both sound pretty darn good for their price/convenience. I use them with my phone, computer, and ipod when not using a better wired set connected to an aptx receiver necklace.

I looked around at upgrading to simply better aptx cans (to rid myself of the wires and still hav better sound), and the only serious pair I could consider (that are not bass-focused for hip-hop and such) is the Logitech UE 9000. Those cost approx $400.

Now, when I see options ranging from 130-170-229-300, with a balanced set of cans and some decent electronics/tech, I find that appealing.

I think this is a ripe market and Creative is hitting exactly the price-points people want. It's above the fairly-decent bass-focused units, and below the audiophile-like high-end units (if the top-end not being fairly similar for cheaper). This is pretty much an untouched segment for the over-ear design beyond a few famous-person-endorsed mediocre sets, and knowing how Creative products have a tendency to be found for a bargain, these could actually end up being a pretty good deal.

Like I said, I know it's cool to shit on Creative, but they have appealing products in certain niches. This could be one of them.
 
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I guess I will be that ONE guy that defends Creative.

Creative picked up on aptx fast...and aptx is good. Is it wired-level FLAC awesome? No. Is it I-have-no-wires-and-and-music-sounds-pretty-damn-decent awesome? Yes.

AFAIK they are STILL one of the few companies that make cheap aptx cans that don't suck completely by design (WP series) as well as usb aptx transmitters, and I think they both sound pretty darn good for their price/convenience. I use them with my phone, computer, and ipod when not using a better wired set connected to an aptx receiver necklace.

I looked around at upgrading to simply better aptx cans (to rid myself of the wires and still hav better sound), and the only serious pair I could consider (that are not bass-focused for hip-hop and such) is the Logitech UE 9000. Those cost approx $400.

Now, when I see options ranging from 130-170-229-300, with a balanced set of cans and some decent electronics/tech, I find that appealing.

I think this is a ripe market and Creative is hitting exactly the price-points people want. It's above the fairly-decent bass-focused units, and below the audiophile-like high-end units (if the top-end not being fairly similar for cheaper). This is pretty much an untouched segment for the over-ear design beyond a few famous-person-endorsed mediocre sets, and knowing how Creative products have a tendency to be found for a bargain, these could actually end up being a pretty good deal.

Like I said, I know it's cool to shit on Creative, but they have appealing products in certain niches. This could be one of them.
Let me join with you, i would also like to add as a XFI Xtreme music card user, which has been serving for almost 6 years, i am a very satisfied customer.