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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 1 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx Bluetooth NFC Headphones with iOS Android App control for Built-in Audio Processing and mic (works with PS4) (Electronics)
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These are marketed as a premium set of headphones but alas performance is lacking.

They look good & are quite heavy but are rather plasticky.

The headphones don't cover the ears completely and therefore sit on the ears & as a result can be a little uncomfortable. Creative refer to "passive noise cancelling" - ie they do what all headphones do and cut out some external sound by simply covering the ears.

The instructions are useless.

The controls on the headphones can only be used in wireless mode - when connected via cable they just are redundant.

The wireless performance was adequate but not spectacular - I suffered cut outs and signal drops even when I was quite close to the sound source. I didn't however have any problems connecting devices via bluetooth.

You need to download software from Creative to use the various wireless settings. I had no problems when doing this via the app store but the PC software was atrocious - it was buggy and simply failed after several uses. Not only that but Creative include software in the download that you might not actually want & which isn't required for the use of the headphones. When uninstalling the software not all of the extras where actually uninstalled and I had to do this manually. Very poor behaviour but Creative do have a track record for this sort of thing.

Sound quality is middling to poor, largely due to the bass which is quite frankly awful. Its not a good deep clear bass but a muddy indistinct bass which clouds the sound source. This probably reflects the fact that these are really gamers headphones, audiophiles will be disappointed. I actually turned the bass off completely.

Packaging for a premium set of headphones is poor.

Finally there is the question of the internal battery. You have to charge this up and it does take quite a time but I do query what happens when the battery fails - it isn't user replaceable & therefore at anytime after the initial quarantee period you are either going to have to pay Creative to replace the battery or just use them in cable mode.

Overall I would not recommend these headphones - there are much better ones out there in this market segment.
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