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Denon 1001's vs. Creative Aurvana live

post #1 of 45
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I hear the Creative are a Denon clone, but how similar are they really?

I'm looking for a portable closed back can and HD25s & 1001s are top of list. Should I consider the Creatives? Or continue to be a brand whore?
post #2 of 45
Yeah I heard they share the same drivers indeed, but the cans are a bit different, and the material certainly looks different, so I'm not sure if they sound the same, and/or if the Creative isolates better than the Denon.

Also, interesting to note, about the frequency response:
Denon says: 8 - 37.000Hz
Creative says: 10 - 30.000Hz

That's quite a bit of a difference in the highs (even though we can't hear nowhere near that anyway...)
Seriously, Denon numbers sound a bit exaggerated to me, but I'm not sure, the difference might come from the different cans/materials.

And the rest of the specs. is exactly the same for both.

I'm really curious too if someone did an A/B comparison between them.
post #3 of 45
Thread Starter 
Anybody?
post #4 of 45
It's a same OEM phone from Foster.
post #5 of 45
It seems we are all brand whores! Very few have tried the Live.
post #6 of 45
The CAL! isolate the trebles only, no low frequency isolation at all, so a journey by train will be equally painful as without them. The transducers are the same in the Denons but the Creative's are made of plastic parts only, while the Denons use some metal elements. Both use a crappy wire which is subject to replace for something decent, and then they transform into a great pair of headphones.
post #7 of 45
Aurvana live sounds EQed
post #8 of 45
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310 View Post
Aurvana live sounds EQed
Which headphones don't?
post #9 of 45
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Which headphones don't?
Bose..they are the most neutral headphones humanity has ever created.
post #10 of 45
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Bose..they are the most neutral headphones humanity has ever created.
hahahahahahahahahahaha. no.

I've never heard the aurvana lives, but I have a lot of experience with Creative gear. In my experience, they are a pretty easily comparable to Bose. A "high end" company for the masses. Every set of creative headphones I've heard sounds very colored to me (much like bose). And their better headphones aren't worth the money, especially with sennheiser now covering the low price range
post #11 of 45
Sennheiser PWNS!

they got headphones for everyone
post #12 of 45
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hahahahahahahahahahaha. no.

I've never heard the aurvana lives, but I have a lot of experience with Creative gear. ... And their better headphones aren't worth the money, especially with sennheiser now covering the low price range
You are wrong. Creative Aurvana Live! has very good quaility/price ratio.
One of the best alternatives for the portative use
post #13 of 45
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Bose..they are the most neutral headphones humanity has ever created.
Yepp, they are the most neutral headphones in regards of raising my interest. Does anybody know how to turn off the bass boost?
post #14 of 45
While we're on this, I, as a sometime lurker turned new poster whose been looking for a new pair of likely closed but certainly non-leaky headphones have to ask, how would these two compare with each other and in general in terms of not letting everyone else hear in on my music?
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While we're on this, I, as a sometime lurker turned new poster whose been looking for a new pair of likely closed but certainly non-leaky headphones have to ask, how would these two compare with each other and in general in terms of not letting everyone else hear in on my music?
I don't have neither of them, but people say the Denon, at least, doesn't leak too much, so I guess it's fine for you.
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