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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.

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Short-Term Use

In-ear headphones are typically uncomfortable, as they rely on putting pressure on the inside of your ear canals to stay put. However, the Creative Aurvana In-Ear3s do a couple things to sidestep some of these issues somewhat. First, they offer the use of foam tips, which form to the exact shape of your ear. Second, they distribute weight over your pinna, meaning that the weight distributed to the ear canal is relatively low. While they are still in-ears, they aren't that uncomfortable... relatively speaking, of course.

Extended Use

Over time, the foam makes your ear canals build up heat a little bit, and this can get quite uncomfortable, so the score is a little lower here.

Customizability

Outside of having the ability to change the sleeves, there really isn't a whole heck of a lot one can do to customize the Creative Aurvana In-Ear3s. It's not a bad thing per se, as they aren't visually striking or huge on your head.

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Sections

  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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