HyperX Cloud II Wireless Review – Excellent low latency wireless gaming on the PS5 & PC

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless was launched last year, but the UK launch was announced until CES in January this year. These new headphones are essentially the same as the existing highly regarded wired HyperX Cloud II. But now they are wireless. These use a 2.4Ghz dongle for wireless connectivity, so no Bluetooth. The benefit … Read more

Creative T60 Desktop Speakers Review – Perfect computer speakers for small offices and work from home setups

Creative have been refreshing their line-up of products at a furious rate the past few months. The Creative T60 is the latest launch from the brand that includes its new Creative App with its SmartComms kit. These speakers, therefore, introduce USB connectivity and allow people to use a 3.5mm microphone or headset and use the … Read more

Creative SXFI AIR Gamer Headphones Review – Versatile headphones with impressive spatial sound processing

In such a crowded marketplace, Creative manage to produce so quite a lot of innovative products. The Creative SXFI Gamer is one of their more unique options. These are not just generic wireless headphones, they offer SXFI sound processing for more immersive audio in both gaming and movies and some clever communication options with GamerChat. … Read more

Creative T60 2.0 Speakers launched with SmartComms for £70 – Ideal for a work from home set-up with better connectivity & features vs Gigaworks T40 Series II

It looks like Creative plans to upgrade most of its audio products with access to the new Creative App and its SmartComms kit. The latest is the Creative T60 speakers, which are more advanced than the existing T40 and T20 series by using USB-C connectivity rather than a 3.5mm aux in (though they still have that). … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X4 Review – An excellent external soundcard but not much different than the X3

Page 2 covers the Smartcomms kit, price and alternative options plus the overall rating Launched last month, the Creative Sound Blaster X4 is a tweaked version of the popular X3 DAC, which integrates the new Smartcomms Kit that has featured on several of the recent Creative products. Sound Blaster X4 vs X3 Specification Sound Blaster … Read more

Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p V2 Review – An affordable webcam for Zoom calls

Recently we have seen Creative roll out new hardware versions for several of their popular devices, with the main change being the integration of their new SmartComms Kit. The Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080p is one of those products. The new V2 model is almost the same as the previous generation, the design changes a … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster X4 Announced – Similar hardware vs X3 but now with SmartComms Kit and only a fiver more (£135 vs £130 RRP)

Yesterday, Creative announced their latest DAC, the Creative Sound Blaster X4, The X4 is the upgraded successor to the well-received Sound Blaster X3, but looking at the product pages and press release, not that much has changed. Creative Sound Blaster X4 vs Sound Blaster X3 The new X4 has 114 dB audio clarity and 24-bit/192 … Read more

Sound Blaster GC7 Gaming DAC Released with multi-input USC, 3.5mm, & optical as well as programable buttons

I was impressed with the portable battery-powered Sound BlasterX G6 when I reviewed it last year, so the new Sound Blaster GC7 from Creative sounds quite interesting. The GC7 is the first in its series of premium game streaming USB DAC and AMP, which looks to sit somewhere between the lower-spec G6 or X3 but … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Play! 4 USB-C DAC Review – An affordable portable DAC with added mic features to improve your Zoom calls

Creative announced the Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 back in February, offering some useful improvements from the previous Sound Blaster PLAY! 3. With most of us working from home in the past year, Creative has added several features to the Sound Blaster Play! 4 that will significantly improve the quality of calls, including a clever auto-muting … Read more

Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Review – An affordable alternative to a surround sound compatible USB DAC

The original Creative Sound Blaster Z was launched around 8 years ago, and it is so good that Creative have effectively re-released it with a couple of minor tweaks. With a launch price of £89.99, is this still a good buy compared to the more popular option of an external DAC? Sound Card vs External … Read more

Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 Launched – A USB-C DAC for your Zoom calls – With auto-muting and 2-way noise cancelling

Creative Technology yesterday announced the release of Sound Blaster PLAY! 4, an affordable pocket-sized USB DAC that is geared towards conference calls and online gaming thanks to its cleaver voice detection technology. This differs from the Play!3 by using USB-C rather than USB-A, then only having one 3.5mm port but offering a new VoiceDetect and … Read more

Creative Outlier Air V2 review – The perfect affordable alternative to my Jabra Elite 75t

I have always heard good things about the original Creative Outlier Air, they are often posted on HotUKDeals, with an affordable RRP of £75 they are frequently reduced to below £50 making them an absolute bargain. Creative Outlier Air V2 vs Outlier Air v1 vs Outlier Gold Creative has now launched the Outlier Air V2. … Read more

Creative SXFI TRIO In-Ear USB-C Headphones Review – Triple driver earphones with built in DAC for people that hate Bluetooth

With most phones ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, it has been a long time since a reviewed a pair of headphones with a cable. The Creative SXFI TRIO differs from most, being one of the few options on the market that are USB-C. The cable doesn’t make these affordable earphones either, priced at £125 they … Read more

Creative BT-W3 Review Bluetooth Audio Transmitter for PS4. Switch & PC with aptX Low Latency and AptXHD

If you wear a headset while gaming, wireless options are the way to go, avoiding long wires getting in your way. The problem is that some consoles, such as the Nintendo Switch, don’t natively support them. Then with Bluetooth, you introduce latency which can cause sounds to be out of sync with what is happening … Read more

Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Review & comparison vs Fiio K5 PRO – Two multi-input DACs perfect for consoles and PC gaming

For the past year or so I have used two sets of speakers of my desk, one for my PC and the second for when I watched TV or Movies on my Nvidia Shield on one of my side monitors. Not the most elegant solution, but it works, and I already had the speakers. However, … Read more

Creative Aurvana Live! 2 Headphones Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The Creative’s Aurvana Live!2 are a pair of reasonably priced no-frill headphones that include a detachable cable with in-line microphone. Design The Aurvana Live!2 headphones come in a pleasantly plain design of either black-and-metallic model and black-and-red model. They are a circumaural (over-ear) pair of headphones which I found to … Read more

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