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Review: Creative Outlier Gold Wireless In-Ear Headphones


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It’s time for our review of the Outlier Gold Wireless In-Ear Headphones from Creative.

The Creative website describes the Outlier Gold as follows:

“With a battery life that surpasses even the Outlier Air, Creative Outlier Gold boasts an incredible 39 hours at 14 hours playtime per charge. It is also fitted with graphene driver diaphragm and Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX and AAC audio for detailed, well-balanced audio reproduction. Experience a whole new level of immersion with spatialized Super X-Fi audio, activated by Software Super X-Fi.”

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Outlier Gold in-ear headphones, manual, carry / charging case, different size ear bud tips and a USB cable.

A Closer Look

Super X-Fi

The Software Super X-Fi Processing Technology unlocks Super X-Fi headphone holography for local audio and music files through Bluetooth. By activating the SXFI App wirelessly on your mobile with the Outlier Gold, you can transform the SXFI App into a Super X-Fi MP3 player and enjoy cinematic audio even while on the go!

Installing the software is easy – just grab it from the app store of your choice.

Once you have configured the software you can play back your music from the app.

Just tap the Super X-Fi button to activate it.

Final Thoughts

The first thing you need to do is charge the headphones – they sit in their protective box (which is also the charging box) and you connect the cable to a power source. On the side of the charging box there are a number of lights showing the status of the charge, and which headphone is charging.

Creative claim that you can get 39 hours of use – this is split down by 14 hours when you first take them out of the charging box (when fully charged) and then an additional two full charges without having to connect the box back to a power supply. I found this to be a fairly accurate claim and there was no point that they suddenly ran out of power or I didn’t have enough power left in the box to recharge them. That said, it’s wise to charge the box (and the headphones) whenever you get an opportunity so that you don’t run out!

In terms of connecting them to a device that was very simple. What you do is connect either the left or the right headphone to your device via Bluetooth, and then once that has connected the other headphone pairs automatically with the other. It does look strange on your Bluetooth device list to see them listed as either L or R but it works fine.

Fitting the headphones are very simple – although they don’t quite block out a lot of noise around you, this is mainly due to the tips, so you might want to consider getting better tips for them. I actually found the tips that came with the headphones to not actually be that comfortable over extended periods, but when I replaced them it was fine. So really it’s going to be down to personal preference along with your specific ears as well!

Controlling various functions with the headphones were easy although there were occasions I had to press quite hard, which isn’t great when they are in your ears.

The microphone works very well, according to the people I called, just make sure to adjust the position in your ears.

You can use them with both Siri and Alexa, and that also works very well.

The Super X-Fi software was an interesting addition – setting up the app was easy – mapping your ears was a little more complicated and required the assistance of someone else. Once that was done it was really easy to use – just choose your locally stored music and either tap the button to switch it on or not.

All in all the Creative Outlier Gold In-Ear Headphones are a great set of wireless in-ear headphones coupled with Super X-FI, if you get a chance to test them for yourself you should, you never know, you might just buy a pair.

The Creative Outlier Gold In-Ear Headphones are available now priced around £94.99.

You can learn more from the Creative website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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