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Creative Aurvana In-Ear3 In-ear Headphone Review

The Creative Aurvana In-ear3s cram a lot of performance in a tiny package.



Unlike the vast majority of entry-level headphones, the Creative Aurvana In-Ear3s offer a formidable combination of performance and value. Sure, they don't deliver the super-low distortion that audiophiles prize, but overall they're a fantastic first set of in-ears.

The In-Ear3s retail for $149 (MSRP). With a fit akin to earplugs, these headphones can accurately portray a wide range of sounds, and since they fit in-ear, like ear plugs, sound stays where it should. Overall, these are a good buy.


  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Sound Quality
  4. Isolation
  5. Comfort
  6. Usability
  7. Sony XBA-3 Comparison
  8. Sennheiser IE8i Comparison
  9. Etymotic Research mc5 Comparison
  10. Conclusion

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