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Creative Aurvana Live 2 headphone: Impressive sound for less than $100While it sounds significantly different form the original Aurvana Live, this new model is also a very good over-the-ear headphone value.
[MUSIC] Hi, I'm David Cartwright. And this is the Creative Aurvana Live! 2, an affordable over the ear headphone that retails for a $130, that can be had online for less than a 100. As the two in its name indicates, this is the successor to the Aurvana Live!, which sounded really good for the money. Aside from the name however, the two headphones don't share much in common. Creative has completely updated the design and while this new model feels a little plasticky, it's a very comfortable headphone. And unlike the previous model, includes an inline remote and microphone for making cell phone calls. The original or vinyl live had more of a neutral audio file sound while this model has more of a smiley face sound signature with the bass and treble a little bit high. In fact, there's quite a bit of bass. But the headphones delivered decent clarity. And sound fairly open for a closed back headphone. I like them. I think they make for a good office or home headphone. And are light enough to be worn for mobile use. I can't say their design seems incredibly sturdy, but they do look pretty good on your head. Sound quite good and are comfortable to wear for long periods. Like the original Aurvana Live! At less than a hundred bucks they're a very good value. I'm David Carnoy. That's the Creative Aurvana Live 2. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]