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Creative EP-830 Noise Isolating Earphones (Black)

by Creative
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

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  • The in-ear design reduces background noise and sound leakage significantly
  • Top-quality components and ergonomic design for a truly musical experience
  • 9mm Neodymium magnet drivers give brilliant musical results with strong bass
  • Three sizes of silicone tips included so you can choose the best fit
  • Comes with travel pouch and 6Hz-23kHz frequency response


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 8 x 4 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: Creative EP-830 Headphone
  • ASIN: B00166YWIS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 pair of Creative EP-830 in-ear earphoneearbuds
  • 3 pairs of silicone tips in different sizes (S, M, L)
  • Travel pouch


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars ep830 8 Nov 2008
    By S. Ye
    Ive had these for around 2 months now. these earphones are relatively new. these earphones arnt as bassy as lets say... the ep-630s but the sound on these earphones are much richer, nice high, nice mids, unlike some other earphones which has just nice bass and complete rubbish highs and lows.

    i listen to dance, rock, metal, so the higher frequencies mean alot to me.

    these earphones are designed pretty well, it comes with 3 different size buds, the middle ones fit me exactly and completely blocks out external sound. the cable is rubber based, not the slippery smooth ones, which are pretty good. the plugs is nicely designed too, covered in rubber which imo, doesnt break easily. plugs gold plated too.

    the earphone itself is partially rubber, partially plastic and partially metal. its pretty hard to describe in words, but trust me, these are nicely designed, even putting them in your ear is comfortable because of the triangular grips.

    these are awesome earphones and they dont brake easiy. excellent built quality, excellent sound for 9.99! (i got mine for 12.99 - wished i got them now instead :()

    review edit~

    heres a little comparison thingy:

    Logitech Z-2300 = Creative EP-630 --- loud, lots of bass
    AE Aego M 2.1 = Creative EP-830 --- not as loud, but sound just sounds soooo much better

    main difference is that they fit in your ear ;)
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    184 of 189 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding 6 Nov 2008
    By Chunk
    Well I had a cruddy pair of 90p earphones which died within a month (amazed they lasted that long). This time I thought i'd treat myself to a decent pair but having seen some earphones in the region of 200 I didn't think i'd have much luck. I looked around the web and came across Sennheiser but further research revealed the amount of fakes around and I just wasn't prepared to take the risk.

    I heard the creative EP-630s were exactly the same as Sennheisers so I checked the review and liked what I heard. Then I discovered creative had upgraded them to this model so thought I might as well buy these instead, and for 9.99 reduced from 34.99 I thought I couldn't go wrong.

    Well I was proved right, these things are absolutely amazing. At first I was a bit disappointed because the bass wasn't as tasty as I expected (i'm a real bass head) but then I changed the size of the plugs and they fit so snug in my ears now and the bass just rattles through my head beautifully :-). The sound is really crisp and I can hear little bits in tunes that i'd never heard before. The best thing is I can't hear a thing from the outside world, no more listening to the mindless witterings of the human race when i'm on the bus :-).

    If you really care about decent sound but don't wanna break the bank, you really can't go far wrong with these things.
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    46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    I just got these Creative EP-830 in-ear headphones today and they sound fantastic. The sound coming out of these is rich, full and reproduces the music faithfully. The highs, mids and bass are well rounded and pleasing. I used the lower model, EP-630 that came with my Dell Inspiron 1720 previously and those had a lower bass-response compared to the new EP-830's (they both have the same rated frequency response of 6Hz - 23KHz). However, this doesn't mean that the 830's are anemic in bass, rather it's a cleaner sound with less emphasis on the bass's "oomph" and more on giving you a clean-cut sound. According to the product's technical spec's, the 830 uses a slightly larger neodynium magnet than the 630 to move the speakercones, so that's probably how they manage to manipulate better sound out of it. Comparatively though, while the 630 was more powerful on Bass, it was a bit weaker on the mids & highs compared to the 830.

    Of course you can probably tweak your music player's Equalizer to give you a better bass profile but even at default settings in Winamp 5, the sound I got out of this was quite pleasing. With the optional DFX-8 plug-in for Winamp, the music I listen to sounds close to perfect.

    The build quality ranges from above-average to excellent. I'm slightly worried about the wiring used. With cheaper earphones there's always the common problem of one of the sides fizzing out after a while or the jack shorting out, the 830's wiring seems solid if not bulletproof like other higher-end brands. Then again, at this price (I got them for 12GBP) they're easily replaceable should they ever fail. The jack uses gold-plating like they use on "Monster Cable" jacks for HD-TV and Line-in jacks. Does this affect the sound?
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Replacements for my EP 630s 15 Nov 2008
    My EP 630s called it quits after 20 months, so I decided to upgrade and grab the 830s. Definitely less bass in the 830s, but I can get used to that. The quality of the build certainly is great, and the sound coming through is crisp and clear.

    Can't beat the price, either.
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    48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect. 11 Dec 2008
    I bought these for my old Zen Vision M and on first impressions they look very impressive, the style is sleek, the build is solid and the cable is easily long enough. But and this is the main problem: the BASS isn't the greatest, it's good and you can hear it also the deep end 'is' visible, but it lacks good old fasioned clout, that said though the overall sound is very good and treble is spot on (not to tinny), mids (vocals and guitar are crisp and well defined and the deep bass stands out fairly well at high volumes.

    Bottom line, if your looking for quality sound with clarity above all, then buy these, but if you want more furious bass then these arent for you, invest in some 16mm sony accoustic twin turbo's.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars It might have been a good idea to provide a spare set
    Within a few weeks of receiving this article the rubber ear pieces came off and can't find then. It might have been a good idea to provide a spare set. Read more
    Published 21 days ago by BILL MORRISON
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good sound but not very sturdy
    I've had a pair of these and the cheaper EP-630. Both have excellent sound, good fit and are nice and light. Unfortunately they also both failed after less than a year. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Tamlyn
    5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
    Gosh! What tone! Cut out all the gym piped in music (which is sometimes too loud!). AND stays comfortably in the ears. GREAT buy!
    Published 3 months ago by V. Edwards
    5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
    Well priced and give great sound. I use these all the time in the gym. The ear bud covers fit into your ear very well and the sound is excellent with a lot of bass. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Neil Sutherland
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
    These really do provide a good rendition of the music you are listening to, while removing background noise, specially if you are old like me and used to listening to records... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by R. Darlow
    2.0 out of 5 stars Great earphones for sound but...
    ...the jack went on them in far too short a space of time. I am always suspect of a pair of headphones when that happens (which inevitably seems to do with all headphones now).
    Published 4 months ago by Jack Ireland
    5.0 out of 5 stars Creative ep-830 earphones
    I brought these because of the previous great reviews & I have to agree, these earphones are fab, they have a great all round sound very crisp & clear & I only paid 20 can't get... Read more
    Published 5 months ago by Ellie
    1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty short life for this price
    These lasted about 18 months before they failed.
    I have just bought a Phillips replacement set for 6.00! Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Caliban
    2.0 out of 5 stars 13 Months
    I've had these 13 months and now one channel has gone. I was pretty pleased up until that point. A tenner isn't a lot for a set of earphones I suppose but I did expect them to last... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by G. M. Dobb
    1.0 out of 5 stars Forget about it
    In-ears from creative never lasted more than 1 year, this one worked for 6 months. Do yourself a favor and save up for closed cans.
    Published 6 months ago by pwl
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