Creative SXFI AIR review

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  • Creative SXFI AIR

Specs / Features


Overview
Type Over-Ear
Volume Control Yes
Playback Control Yes
Noise Canceling No
Specification
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date -
Size 382 x 898 x 949 cm (150.5 x 353.8 x 373.9 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Tom's Hardware

Versatile but Bulky

from Tom's Hardware

A versatile and accomplished headset, the SXFI Air is a great buy for anyone looking to play games, watch movies, and binge TV with great, affordable, but not-quite-top-end audio.

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A versatile and accomplished headset, the SXFI Air is a great buy for anyone looking to play games, watch movies, and binge TV with great, affordable, but not-quite-top-end audio.

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The Streaming Blog

Performed excellently and it delivered high-quality audio

The Streaming Blog

The Creative SXFI Air Headphones is a new and improved product that features the company’s Super X-Fi technology. There are more compatible audio sources to these headphones, so you can enjoy using it with a variety of devices. The Super X-Fi effect on the SXFI Air is also more consistent, which improved its overall performance.

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The Creative SXFI Air Headphones is a new and improved product that features the company’s Super X-Fi technology. There are more compatible audio sources to these headphones, so you can enjoy using it with a variety of devices. The Super X-Fi effect on the SXFI Air is also more consistent, which improved its overall performance.

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RTINGS

Mediocre over-ear closed-back headphones

from RTINGS

Mediocre for mixed usage. The Creative SXFI Air have a decent audio reproduction for music, but they won’t be great for any other use. They practically don’t isolate at all against ambient noise and their design isn’t made for sports. They aren’t stable enough for sports and will make you...More

Mediocre for mixed usage. The Creative SXFI Air have a decent audio reproduction for music, but they won’t be great for any other use. They practically don’t isolate at all against ambient noise and their design isn’t made for sports. They aren’t stable enough for sports and will make you sweat more than usual when working out. Due to their wireless latency, they won’t be great to use wirelessly for watching video content and gaming, but this can be nullified by using them wired with their analog cable.

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Windows Central

A great Bluetooth headset with a lot of fluff

from Windows Central

This is a pricey Bluetooth headset that comes with personalized surround, scanning your cranium via an app. Truth be told, the audio quality is better with the "Super X-Fi" disabled. Despite that, it's a really solid headset with great audio, a comfortable, premium-feeling design, and convenient touch controls.

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This is a pricey Bluetooth headset that comes with personalized surround, scanning your cranium via an app. Truth be told, the audio quality is better with the "Super X-Fi" disabled. Despite that, it's a really solid headset with great audio, a comfortable, premium-feeling design, and convenient touch controls.

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HardwareZone

A pair of headphones worth checking out

from HardwareZone

Compared to the SXFI Air C before it, the SXFI Air is a much better manifestation of the promise of Creative’s Super X-Fi technology. There’s much more versatility in terms of the audio sources you can pair the headphones with so you can really enjoy the Super X-Fi experience everywhere. The...More

Compared to the SXFI Air C before it, the SXFI Air is a much better manifestation of the promise of Creative’s Super X-Fi technology. There’s much more versatility in terms of the audio sources you can pair the headphones with so you can really enjoy the Super X-Fi experience everywhere. The Super X-Fi effect with these headphones also seems more consistent, so there’s less drop-off in performance moving from source to source.

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PCWorld

Surround-sound magic inside Bluetooth headphones

from PCWorld

The Creative Super X-Fi audio technology contained in the SXFI Air headphones is amazing. The headphones themselves? Not so much.

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The Creative Super X-Fi audio technology contained in the SXFI Air headphones is amazing. The headphones themselves? Not so much.

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Techgoondu

Sound great despite plain design

from Techgoondu

Once you get the music going, you will quickly forget about many of the imperfections of the design or the lack of some luxury feature. These headphones bring great sound at a quite unbeatable price.

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Once you get the music going, you will quickly forget about many of the imperfections of the design or the lack of some luxury feature. These headphones bring great sound at a quite unbeatable price.

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Expert Reviews

Phenomenal surround sound

from Expert Reviews

No doubt about it, Creative’s Super X-Fi processing is something special. As to whether these headphones are worth £150, that’s up to you. If you’re looking for general-purpose stereo performance, there are far better options out there, such as the fun-sounding Audio-Technica ATH-M50XBT or...More

No doubt about it, Creative’s Super X-Fi processing is something special. As to whether these headphones are worth £150, that’s up to you. If you’re looking for general-purpose stereo performance, there are far better options out there, such as the fun-sounding Audio-Technica ATH-M50XBT or the noise-cancelling Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2. But if you want to broaden your horizons and experience music in a whole new way, the Creative SXFI Air provide a unique, sometimes jaw-dropping, experience that you won’t get from any other headphones.

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Headphonecheck.com

Holographic sound

from Headphonecheck.com

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 del...More

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.

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TrustedReviews

A decent attempt at holographic audio

from TrustedReviews

While the Super X-FI holographic audio is interesting technology, and the SXFI Airs make a good case for it, the results don't quite meet up to Creative's aspirations for it. Nonetheless, it works well in some contexts, offering an immersive performance

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While the Super X-FI holographic audio is interesting technology, and the SXFI Airs make a good case for it, the results don't quite meet up to Creative's aspirations for it. Nonetheless, it works well in some contexts, offering an immersive performance

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