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Creative Outlier Air TWS True Wireless Sweatproof Earphones Bluetooth 5 0 aptX AAC Long Battery Life 30hrs Total 10hrs Per Charge Graphene Driver Dual Voice Calls Siri Google Assistant Black

Last Updated: November 29, 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.6
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Body
 95
earbuds, fit, ears, tips, earbud
+62%
-38%
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" ...  I had no problems with pairing and adjusting the buds with the thumb and forefinger VS just the forefinger makes this product a winner.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial review/hands on.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent battery, Excellent sound, Very comfortable, Beautiful design, Great build Quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really happy with them and actually looking with desire the Creative Outlier Gold as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I especially like that I can go mono whenever I need to and that the earbuds fit perfectly with little adjustment.  ...  "
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" ...  They're really good sound quality but the discomfort in my ear after only an hour of listening really hurts but that's just me I bought separate your tips 4 listening for comfort wise just trying them out now  ...  "
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" ...  I feel like these are gentler on my ears than non isolated earphones because I can get great sound at a lower volume. ... But I'd feel comfortable wearing these on an intense rollercoaster with no fear of them falling out. ... This is a really good product, and not some random manufacturer trying to sell subpar earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  They also have very good looking design, the metal case is a nice change from the normal plastic ones.  ...  "
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Body / Comfort
 88
earbuds, fit, ears, tips, earbud
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I especially like that I can go mono whenever I need to and that the earbuds fit perfectly with little adjustment.  ...  "
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" ...  It might not sound as good as Bose or Beats over the ear headphones but it sounds far better than other average TWS earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable and secure once in properly though.  ...  "
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" ...  I would consider getting additional ear tips for these.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is really good and they fit the ears just right.  ...  "
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" ...  After getting other big name ones that kept being duds and cheap-feeling despite the big bucks I am relieved to find these work perfectly and fit the price-to-quality so much better.  ...  "
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" ...  The main obstacle to good sound is ear tip fitment, which could be challenging.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the earbuds a lot!  ...  "
Usage
 48
buttons, press, hear, ear, push
+31%
-69%
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" ...  The Buttons are impossible to press when in the ear without pain.  ...  "
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" ...  Iphone setting cannot fix this issue, I've set the volume limit and tune to the smallest volume , still loud as X.  ...  "
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" ...  The button on the left earphone is broken comming off to the point where I can see the circuit board on the inside, so while the headphones are great the fact that in 3 weeks one is already breaking is saddening.  ...  "
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" ...  The only issue I have is that people don't seem to hear me talk with just the left earbud in.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly the only thing keeping me from giving this 5 stars is the buttons fell off of both earbuds in less than a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Could not make calls using these and noise cancellation was terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfort is not great, pushing the media button is super uncomfortable and requires workarounds, and sound quality is no better than my $15 wired Panasonic's. ... Horrible quality control.  ...  "
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" ...  Inconsistent connection while sitting at my home desk, overbearing and poor quality bass that ruins all other frequencies, static comes on and off randomly, button much too stiff to use while wearing.  ...  "
Connectivity
 37
connected, connect, paired, pair, connectivity
+51%
-49%
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" ...  The sound compares to wired and with aac and aptx these are great for iOS or Android!  ...  "
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" ...  I've enjoyed my MP3 player, my T4 Wireless speaker/subwoofer system and now these Outlier Airs.  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting is easy once you've paired.  ...  "
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" ...  But that was easily be fixed with a equalizer on both my PC and phone.  ...  "
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" ...  As long as you get a pair without connectivity issues, they are stellar.  ...  "
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" ...  The jlabs for $50 are the best value and the JAYBIRD VISTA's are the best I've listened to.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use/Easy to connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Wired or wireless.  ...  "
Connectivity / Device Compatibility
 36
connected, connect, paired, pair, connectivity
+53%
-47%
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" ...  As long as you get a pair without connectivity issues, they are stellar.  ...  "
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" ...  I love them, they are easy to use, connect to your phone without any problem.  ...  "
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" ...  But that was easily be fixed with a equalizer on both my PC and phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Connects fine and pairs quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  •aptX support (this is hugely important if you use andriod) ... I've had a few 1/2sec disconnects but they only occur when I forget my phone and walk into another room (not an issue for me since I normally have my phone within 2ft of the earbuds at all times)  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I've had these for almost a week and really like how easily they connect to my phone and pair to each other.  ...  "
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" ...  They’ll say connected when they’re paired to your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting is easy once you've paired.  ...  "
Sound
 35
noise, sound, noise cancellation, good, loud
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Battery life is also excellent, at least 8 hours at medium reg volume  ...  "
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" ...  The noise cancellation is fine for earbuds, but with the default tips the product comes with it isn't amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  They block out a good amount of sound without complexly blocking out surrounding las which is good for my work.  ...  "
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" ...  These little suckers go into your ear and stay in here… This helps with noise cancellation.  ...  "
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" ...  A foam tip would be a bit more noise cancelling as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Good noise cancelling.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound isolating - wasn't expecting that, but they nearly completely block all outside sounds  ...  "
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" ...  Still plays music, though.  ...  "
Price
 32
worth, product, worth the money, sound quality, overall
+100%
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" ...  Price isn't bad either for what you get.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price .  ...  "
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" ...  Has some great features for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Well worth $175!  ...  "
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" ...  This is a steal for the price they are asking.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price you will not find much better.  ...  "
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" ...  Cost - they are at the high end of budget but so far wow are they worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  Not bad for the price at all.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 31
working, weeks, months, month, earbuds
+32%
-68%
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" ...  The second pair had the same issue. ... I've even tried the Outlier Gold version and had the same problem after just a couple weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  2 weeks in & haven't ran into any new issues unlike the 1st 4 days of usage :) ... this is just 3 days after use  ...  "
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" ...  They have never worked right from the beginning and the left one quits working entirely after about 6 to 8 weeks  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately the left side stopped working after about a month.  ...  "
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" ...  And no fix I've tried has worked.  ...  "
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" ...  update 2019.09.21 ... update 2019.09.10 ... i'm not replacing them - i am working around these issues because i like the sound that much.  ...  "
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" ...  Either that's not true, or Amazon is still selling the old defective models.  ...  "
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" ...  Two big issues caused me to return the pair. ... I thought it was only a fluke, but it happened several times at different locations.  ...  "
Usage / Controls
 30
buttons, press, ear, push, earbuds
+13%
-87%
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" ...  The button presses are awkward so I just control them from my phone. ... Maybe if the button didn’t require as much force to press I’d be more apt to use them.  ...  "
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" ...  The only drawback I can think of is that the buttons on the sides of the headphones are hard to press.  ...  "
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" ...  The button on the left earphone is broken comming off to the point where I can see the circuit board on the inside, so while the headphones are great the fact that in 3 weeks one is already breaking is saddening.  ...  "
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" ...  i cringe when i have to press one of these buttons .  ...  "
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" ...  Anyways I hope their next true wireless earbuds have touch controls, since the button press can be annoying lol.  ...  "
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" ...  The Buttons are impossible to press when in the ear without pain.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not a fan of touch control but the physical button should be much softer.  ...  "
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" ...  Answer: The button functions for both earbuds still work, volume up, down, next song, etc.  ...  "
Sound / Noise Cancellation
 21
sound, noise cancellation, good, passive noise, isolation
+81%
-19%
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" ...  They’re definitely more comfortable and the noise isolation is equal as is the sound quality .  ...  "
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" ...  -Excellent noise cancelation  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancellation works better than imagined.  ...  "
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" ...  The passive noise cancellation is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Good noise cancelation .  ...  "
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" ...  The noise cancellation is fine for earbuds, but with the default tips the product comes with it isn't amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  A foam tip would be a bit more noise cancelling as well.  ...  "
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" ...  They block out a good amount of sound without complexly blocking out surrounding las which is good for my work.  ...  "
Sound / Volume
 16
loud, sound, left, earbuds, better
+63%
-38%
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" ...  The person on the other line will hear EVERYTHING in the background which is not ideal in loud settings (airports, bars .  ...  "
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" ...  They sound good with no distortion at high volume.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume range is better than most other earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is loud, rich, full of deep bass and the highs are not drowned out.  ...  "
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" ...  Still plays music, though.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is clear and loud on the Air. ... As good as these earbuds are, they can be made even better with more attention given to an increased level of gradations in volume and to better button (or perhaps even touch) controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Longest I used it for was ~ 7 hours on the lowest volume setting, it still had ~ 40% battery life left.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is also excellent, at least 8 hours at medium reg volume  ...  "
Service
 16
returned, refund, money, issue, pair
+19%
-81%
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" ...  Had the item for just for 1 day and the item died on me.  ...  "
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" ...  So I'm giving it 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately for me I am unable to return these.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned these immediately.  ...  "
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" ...  I wish I could had photos here to demonstrate the lack of quality of the product.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a return and replacement to see if it was just an issue that was with the pair that I received, but it occurs on this second pair of earbuds as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope to get a refund  ...  "
Body / Build Quality
 16
design, comfortable, case, pretty, ones
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I've even tried the Outlier Gold version and had the same problem after just a couple weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  These things are falling apart.  ...  "
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" ...  I wasn't very impressed with the build quality either.  ...  "
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" ...  A blue liquid was leaking out of the left earpod under the rubber tip  ...  "
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" ...  They are a little stiff and require a bit of force to press.  ...  "
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" ...  My biggest gripe is with with the some aspects of the built quality. ... I had to fish it out and reseat it, but it still very flimsy.  ...  "
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" ...  it fell apart (see image) - quality is basically awful - both earbuds dead after less than 2 months of use.  ...  "
Usage / Calling
 15
calls, call, people, quality, phone calls
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Whenever I use both headphones on a phone call you can tell there’s a delay between the two.  ...  "
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" ...  Bad for phone calls  ...  "
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" ...  They are so low you can't hear anything.  ...  "
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" ...  Could not make calls using these and noise cancellation was terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  They work for calls but the audio is beyond garbage for music. ... UPDATE: Un-useable for phone calls the mic picks up everything in a 40 foot radius. ... People cannot hear me over mild background noise.  ...  "
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" ...  The only issue I have is that people don't seem to hear me talk with just the left earbud in.  ...  "
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" ...  very awful phone call quality .  ...  "
Service / Returns
 14
returned, refund, money, issue, pair
+14%
-86%
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" ...  I finally gave up and sent them back.  ...  "
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" ...  Hope to get a refund  ...  "
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" ...  Had the item for just for 1 day and the item died on me.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to return these.  ...  "
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" ...  I did a return and replacement to see if it was just an issue that was with the pair that I received, but it occurs on this second pair of earbuds as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  So I'm giving it 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned these immediately.  ...  "
Usage / Ease of Use
 8
easy to use, easy, also, use, sound quality
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  They’re easy to set up and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Also another star for the fact that they connect easily and are user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  I love them, they are easy to use, connect to your phone without any problem.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is excellent, and the controls are easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use/Easy to connect.  ...  "
Body / Design
 5
really, looking, look, gold, also
+100%
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" ...  They work awesome and are simplistic yet stylish.  ...  "
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" ...  design absolutely gorgeous. ... It looked promising .  ...  "
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" ...  They also have very good looking design, the metal case is a nice change from the normal plastic ones.  ...  "
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" ...  I am really happy with them and actually looking with desire the Creative Outlier Gold as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial Impressions/Aesthetics  ...  "
Connectivity / Ports
 4
need, charge, wired, usb c, charging
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It does not appear as though anything is blocking output port.  ...  "
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" ...  Need to get a USB C to 3.5mm and go back to my wired buds.  ...  "
Body / Cable
 3
neck, cable, falling, earbuds
+33%
-67%
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" ...  I’ve decided to compromise by using Shure’s new RMCE BT2 MMCX cable with the Aurvana Trio.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems a wire.is lose, as when I squeeze the earbud, the sound comes.bacl for a couple.of minutes.  ...  "

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