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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hello, newbie here (but have been lurking for a while). Just saw this on Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/03/creative-aurvana-ifa-2013/), maybe some people will be interested?

 

 
pdt_21714.png.ashx?width=70&height=70&mode=padCreative Aurvana Platinum
pdt_21713.png.ashx?width=70&height=70&mode=padCreative Aurvana Gold
pdt_21715.png.ashx?width=70&height=70&mode=padCreative Aurvana Live!2
pdt_17088.png.ashx?width=70&height=70&mode=padAurvana Live!
GENERAL
Wearing Style Over-the-Ear Over-the-Ear Over-the-Ear Over-the-Ear
Weight 332g (11.7oz) 292g (10.3oz) 255g (9oz) 210g (7.4oz)
Adjustable Headband Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Silver Brown Black Gold Black Dark Chrome 
Black Dark Red Chrome
Black
Included Accessories 1 airplane adapter 
1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m) 
1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft) 
1 durable travel pouch
1 airplane adapter 
1 detachable flat audio cable, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated stereo plug (1.2m) 
1 USB charging cable (1m / 3.3ft) 
1 durable travel pouch
1 soft microfiber travel pouch 
1 detachable flat audio cable with inline microphone and a 1-button remote with volume adjustment, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated 4-pole plug (1.2m)
1 set of 1.5m (4.9 ft) extension cable, 6.3mm (0.25 in) stereo adapter 
1 travel pouch
SPECIFICATIONS
Product Type Wireless Headset Wireless Headset Wired Headset Wired Headphones
Inline Control - - Yes -
Volume Control Yes Yes Yes -
Active Noise Cancellation Up to 20dB (90%) with quad microphones Up to 17dB (85%) with dual microphones - -
Noise Isolation - - - Yes
aptX Yes Yes - -
Drivers 50mm (1.97 inches) Neodymium magnet 40mm (1.57 inches) Neodymium magnet 40mm (1.57 inches) Neodymium magnet with composite Bio-Cellulose diaphragm 40mm (1.57 inches) Neodymium magnet
Frequency Response 10Hz ~ 25kHz 15Hz ~ 22kHz 10Hz ~ 30KHz 10Hz ~ 30KHz
Sensitivity 105dB/mW 105dB/mW 105dB/mW 103dB/mW
Connector Type Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 3.0 2.5mm-to-3.5mm gold-plated 4-pole plug 
Compatible with the latest smartphones and tablets supporting 3.5mm 4-pole connector (CTIA standard). Functions may vary among devices. It is not recommended to use on a device with regular stereo or 3-pole socket.
3.5mm (0.13 inches) Connector
Cable Length 1.2m / 3.9ft 1.2m / 3.9ft 1.2m / 3.9ft 1.2m / 3.9ft
Cable Style Detachable flat audio cable Detachable flat audio cable Detachable Oxygen-Free Copper flat cable, 1.2m Oxygen-Free Copper cable
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes Yes - -
BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS
Type of Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 620mAh Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, 3.7V, 620mAh - -
Battery Life Charge time: 2 hours 
Play time: 15 hours 
Talk time: 21 hours (without ANC)
Charge time: 2 hours 
Play time: 15 hours 
Talk time: 21 hours (without ANC)
- -
MICROPHONE SPECIFICATIONS (*HEADSETS ONLY)
Frequency Response - - 100Hz ~ 10kHz -
Sensitivity - - - 42dBV / Pa -
Detachable No No Yes -
RECOMMENDED USAGE
Wireless Streaming Yes Yes - -
Music/Movies Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaming - - - Yes
Chats Yes Yes Yes -

from the UK Creative site.

 

ps I hope I posted in the right forum.

post #2 of 15
Thanks for posting this! While I'm excited for the CAL! 2, I can't help but be disappointed that the Gold and Platinum (with their Bluetooth and ANC) are a bit of a missed opportunity for Creative. Assuming these are OEMed by Foster, these could have been the true D2000 / D5000 successors everybody's been waiting for.
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Edited by kjk1281 - 9/4/13 at 10:43am
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Well on the product page it does say you can use the Platinum and the Gold in wired and passive mode.

http://uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-aurvana-platinum

http://uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-aurvana-gold

post #4 of 15


Looks like a 2.5mm to 3.5mm. Shame 3.5 to 3.5 would have given more options.

 

They also look like the new Denons in some ways. So, seems like the Foster relationship continues.

post #5 of 15

I'm really interested in the Aurvana Platinum (at least I hope it won't sound like crap with the ANC on :D). I've been looking for a non-overpriced decent bluetooth+ANC headphone ("overpriced" and "noise canceling" can't stand in the same sentence :rolleyes:) and I was consistently waiting for a price drop on the Ziks. Maybe I'll be able to snatch a pair of those with a pre-order deal... Who knows!

post #6 of 15
Those drivers sure look like the D2000/5000/7000 to me, might be a good thing here if the price is right. I'll bite on the 2's cable has to go tho.
post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by disillusion View Post

Well on the product page it does say you can use the Platinum and the Gold in wired and passive mode.
http://uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-aurvana-platinum
http://uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-aurvana-gold

Indeed, but I'd rather all of my cash go to better drivers than Bluetooth or ANC. Notice how "bio-cellulose" is absent from the driver description of the Platinum and Gold (though it's also missing from the CAL! 1 rolleyes.gif ).
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

Indeed, but I'd rather all of my cash go to better drivers than Bluetooth or ANC. Notice how "bio-cellulose" is absent from the driver description of the Platinum and Gold (though it's also missing from the CAL! 1 rolleyes.gif ).
It's on the CAL, just up top

Aurvana Live!
Music Headphones

High-definition playback from bio-cellulose drivers and lightweight comfort with high-gloss finish and sophisticated design.
post #9 of 15
Thanks for pointing that out.

It's pretty sad how many of the Engadget comments are completely writing off Creative despite how good the CAL!s are. Have they even tried them before?

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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by kjk1281 View Post

Thanks for pointing that out.

It's pretty sad how many of the Engadget comments are completely writing off Creative despite how good the CAL!s are. Have they even tried them before?

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Most likely not, could be Beat/M50 Fanboy's just trash talking. From what it looks like to me, Is at lest the Live 2's are kinda using the D600 as a framework for their styling but the drivers look like D2000/5000's. I'm in for a 2 live for sure, the price looks great, and the Live 1 is still my 2nd favorite can under 130 or so. Looks like a no-Brainer my wallet.
post #11 of 15

...Did I read that right? Frequency response on the CAL2 is from 100hz to 10khz?
Oh my
 

post #12 of 15
That's for the mic. wink.gif The headphone response is listed at 10 Hz - 30 kHz.
post #13 of 15
I was hoping the Gold and Platinum to be in fully passive mode as well! Even if it allow us to do so, the circuit in the headphone will still affect the sound even so slightly. Anyway, I'm still extremely excited to see how those 3 headphones sound xD

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post #14 of 15
Interesting to see that the Gold and the Platinum have aptX lossless wireless. They are not cheap though and drivers/sound are unknown.

The Live!2 has efficient biocellulose drivers, flat-folding cups and detachable cable. But it is: 1) Not cheap like Live!1 ($172 retail); 2) 50 g Heavier and 3) With minimal headband padding.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

Interesting to see that the Gold and the Platinum have aptX lossless wireless. They are not cheap though and drivers/sound are unknown.

The Live!2 has efficient biocellulose drivers, flat-folding cups and detachable cable. But it is: 1) Not cheap like Live!1 ($172 retail); 2) 50 g Heavier and 3) With minimal headband padding.

Will just have to wait for the price to drop xD $172 are not that bad at least it's still under $200 price bracket

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