Product Type: Creative headphones
Newest Review: ... have been more cautious of an unknown brand, but it had good reviews and they were very reasonably priced, so I thought that I might a... more
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Date: 21/06/12, updated on 28/05/13 (103 review reads)
Advantages: Good quality earphones, durable, for a good price
Disadvantages: Hard to adjust in your ear at first
Buying the right earphones is an important, and slightly daunting task. You want something that is good quality (and doesn't break in a few weeks) with good sound, and something that also isolates the noise so that everyone can't hear exactly what you're listening to. I like my music a lot, but that doesn't mean that I am prepared to pay a huge sum of money for a pair of earphones. Price matters quite a bit, because I have come across several pairs of not very cheap earphones which have insisted on breaking down on me after a month or so, and it is just not worth the money to keep buying them like that.
After going through and breaking my second pair of Apple earphones (*sigh*- and they were pretty expensive as well) the hunt for some good quality, yet reasonably priced earphones continued. I came across these Creative EP 630 earphones, and this was from a brand I had never heard of before. Normally, I would have been more cautious of an unknown brand, but it had good reviews and they were very reasonably priced, so I thought that I might as well give them a go.
These earphones have a Recommended Retail Price of £24.99; a sum that I would not have been prepared to pay from a brand I had never heard about before. However, these were and are at the moment £8.99 from Amazon, and this is a very fair price to pay for a pair of good earphones, compared to those many times over its price. This is an average price to pay for brands such as JVC and so on.
Compared to my (broken) Apple earphones, that is a very good price indeed. There are, of course, other earphones in this price range, but whether they are even worth that amount of money is disputable.
So are these earphones worth giving a go?
These have a very good sound, with a clear quality and good bass. I think that these are just as good, if not even better than the other earphones I have tried before, costing much much more. The noise isolation works quite well- you can't usually hear any background noise so that you can stay focused entirely on your music- though if someone is next to you screaming particularly loudly, you will probably be able to hear them, depending on how loud you are playing your music (this has been personally tested).
Also, these are not what I would call leaky earphones, so that if you are listening to music in public, you will not attract any 'Turn Down Your Music' glares from people walking past you, no matter how loud you like to have your music.
Just a note- at first I found that the earphones were not very good, and believed them to be of inferior quality. What I didn't know at that time is that you have to insert the earphones properly inside your ear in order to receive the best quality of sound. You have to make sure that the buds are inserted fully inside your ear in a way that they do not fall out to get the best quality of noise. This takes a bit of time to get used to; however, when you do, you find yourself paying less attention to these than to the lovely quality of design. Of course, some may consider this as a defect of design. Maybe it is, but I can look past that to the good side. And once you have mastered the art of inserting your earphones properly into your ears, you will not have problems with it again.
These are also very durable- I have owned my pair for a few months with no problems yet, which is more than I can say for many other earphones that I have owned in the past. It is nice to finally find a pair of earphones I can rely on without them breaking before you can say "Bad quality". For the price I paid, they are certainly
In conclusion, these are some of the best earphones I have come across for a very reasonable price. You would be better off with these than you would be with several more expensive brands of earphones, and for that reason, I would give this product a well deserved 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: Listen to your music in peace!
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