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Logitech UE 6000 or Creative Aurvana Live 2? (for classical, alt. rock, soundtrack +gaming + movie/tv)

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I desperately need a new pair of headphones and after months of research, I have singled the selection down to the Logitech UE 6000 ($139 AUD) and the Creative Aurvana Live 2 ($130 AUD). I really need some assistance with choosing between these 2 as I have no way to actually try either on from where I live. My first headphones were the Philips Citiscape Downtown and they served me well until the flat cable broke internally.

I mainly listen to classical, alternative rock (indie and art rock) and soundtrack (film and video game). I will probably use these headphones for watching movies, TV shows and some gaming.

I would like these headphones to last as long as possible (i.e 2 years+ as my last headphones lasted about 1.5 years), so if anyone could give an opinion on their durability/lifespans, that would be extremely helpful.

 

This has been bugging me for weeks, so some help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Edited by jonoawesomeguy - 2/2/14 at 12:08am
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From what I hear, there have been some quality control issues with the CAL!2, so I'd go with the UE 6000.

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Really? Thanks for the heads up, I'll definitely take that into consideration.

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I wouldn't really choose either for classical. I had the Creative Aurvana Live! 2's and they just didn't impress me for that genre, the Sennheiser 558's however, did. Granted they are open vs closed headphone. 

 

Why are you choosing closed headphones for home use? You could get something open that will do better for gaming/ the genres you like.

 

Max budget? I'll gladly help you out.

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Thanks for your offer! I've sent you a pm.

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Originally Posted by jonoawesomeguy View Post

I desperately need a new pair of headphones and after months of research, I have singled the selection down to the Logitech UE 6000 ($139 AUD) and the Creative Aurvana Live 2 ($130 AUD). I really need some assistance with choosing between these 2 as I have no way to actually try either on from where I live. My first headphones were the Philips Citiscape Downtown and they served me well until the flat cable broke internally.
I mainly listen to classical, alternative rock (indie and art rock) and soundtrack (film and video game). I will probably use these headphones for watching movies, TV shows and some gaming.
I would like these headphones to last as long as possible (i.e 2 years+ as my last headphones lasted about 1.5 years), so if anyone could give an opinion on their durability/lifespans, that would be extremely helpful.

This has been bugging me for weeks, so some help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hi The ue6000 has 2 big plusses.
1) has 2 sound signatures . With nc off. Balanced sound.
Nc on..bass and high boost.
2) great Logitech support. So easily last 2 years. Cables for example easily replaceable.

Downside not without its problems.
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post


Hi The ue6000 has 2 big plusses.
1) has 2 sound signatures . With nc off. Balanced sound.
Nc on..bass and high boost.
2) great Logitech support. So easily last 2 years. Cables for example easily replaceable.

Downside not without its problems.

Exactly, for the dual sound signiture I recommend it, I enjoyed mine for the time and it should hold it's value in case you deicde to resell! Better than the Cal 2 

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Cool, I've already ordered my UE6000 online. Should be getting them in about a week. Thanks for your help everyone! :)

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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post


Hi The ue6000 has 2 big plusses.
1) has 2 sound signatures . With nc off. Balanced sound.
Nc on..bass and high boost.
2) great Logitech support. So easily last 2 years. Cables for example easily replaceable.

Downside not without its problems.


HI tan, i'm thinking of getting the UE6000, what are the problems?

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Logitech should not have discontinued the UE6000. I really don't understand those guys, it seems like every time head-fi likes something, they discontinue it. They did the the same thing with the UE600v

I wonder if it has anything to do with the knock-offs. Both Logitech & Creative have always been a target for the aliexpress/ebay thieves.
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Logitech should not have discontinued the UE6000. I really don't understand those guys, it seems like every time head-fi likes something, they discontinue it. They did the the same thing with the UE600v

I wonder if it has anything to do with the knock-offs. Both Logitech & Creative have always been a target for the aliexpress/ebay thieves.


Ah, I was going to get them from amazon but have seen a New (damaged box) on ebay for £15 cheaper. Likely a knockoff?

edit: As you can see, i've moved from the koss to these.


Edited by benjitb - 12/1/14 at 2:39pm
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HI tan, i'm thinking of getting the UE6000, what are the problems?

Durability and quality issues. I think the NC circuit could be problematic. read the post on these.

so buy it with genuine warranty.than u dont have nothing to fear.

logitech has amazing customer service. Will replace them real quick.

 

 

At this price..unbeatable imo. Much better than CALs from creative.

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 HI tan, i'm thinking of getting the UE6000, what are the problems?

I've owned the UE6000 from Feb 2014 and there are a couple of problems, but at the price of $70 that I got them at, they were well worth the purchase.

 

First up, the noise cancelling module can run into problems. In use, there is a constant 'hissing' sound. The effect of the noise cancelling on audio quality is already well documented on this forum but suffice it to say, it has a net negative effect on audio. Though honestly, I barely use noise cancelling as my headphones have been only used at home. Also, if you use the noise cancelling, be sure to completely push the switch either on or off- leaving the switch in between for me has resulted in the headphones not working (i.e no audio comes through at all, which has scared me on a couple of instances).

 

I've also started to notice some issues with the durability. There have been a handful of occasions when one of my cups has failed to project audio, with the first occurring approximately after 6 months of use. This problem for me is not an issue with the detachable cable, but rather the internal wiring of the right cup. When these instances have occurred, I had to jiggle the headphones a bit to resolve the problem. This issue is quite disheartening as I take pretty good care of my headphones- they haven't left the house once. If anyone could give some recommendations as to how I could reduce this problem occurring, I would be very appreciative. This problem is what caused my previous headphones to be unusable.

 

Apart from this, the only other problem of note is creaking. This occurred after 4-5 months of use. It's bearable for me. A minor problem.

 

Also, not sure whether it's just me, but I feel as if the right cup has less noise isolation than the left? I've gotten used to it, but it was one of the things that I immediately noticed.

 

Sorry for the late response, just be wary of these issues.

 

Hope I've helped! :)

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