Creative Outlier Black Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Review

Editor rating

4.4/5 on April 5, 2018 Reviewed by: George A Turner

User's rating

12 reviews

PROS

  • Minimalistic and sleek design
  • Ultra comfort
  • Reliable build quality
  • Great audio performance
  • Dual mode usability
  • Smart assistant features
  • Lightweight and portability
  • Long lasting battery

CONS

  • The microphone sound isn't picking up the sound at its best but is still okay for calls

VERDICT

With their great design, impressive audio performance and extreme comfort, you will be able to enjoy your favorite tunes for many hours without a single problem. Creative Outlier Black headphones are created to meet the needs of users in all aspects, and they're offering even more than that. One thing is for sure; you will not be disappointed.

Wireless headphones are a great way to have a tangle-free experience. Creative Labs is the leading brand when it comes to the Bluetooth headphones, actually any headphones in general. They’re taking it to another level by implementing various features and accessories. Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones is a great example of how the headphones should be made. That’s one of the reasons we include them in our best over-ear headphones article.

Are you looking for comfortable and handsfree over-ear headphones that you can take on a go and completely forget about annoying wires? If your answer is yes, then you’re at the right place because, in this review, you will find out more about Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones that could change the way you listen to your music.

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Design and Build Quality

Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones are designed in a way that will provide a great comfort and portability, yet you won’t have to take your phone out of your pocket. Simply activate Siri or Google Now with one touch on the side of the earcup. That way, you can access your music library, play and stop the music and answer your phone calls.

They offer wireless connectivity, which at the same time supports dual mode. Whenever you’re feeling like plugging that AUX wire in, you will be able to. Dual mode especially helps to prolong and extend the playtime. Sleek and modern design will provide your ears true comfort. The reason for that is the perfect combination of weight, comfort and fit. The cushion is foldable, and since they’re plush leather padded, you won’t even notice you’re wearing them for a longer period of time.

The lightweight of this headphones which was mentioned before, makes Outlier Black the right choice for all-day wear. If you find yourself constantly glued to your headphones, you should definitely consider Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones. Don’t let their simple build and design fool you. Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones are built using custom-tuned full-range drivers that provide incredible reliability and sound performance. Creative’s premium design is definitely able to be felt by simply touching the headphones.

Sound Quality and Features

Creative Outlier Black offers a premium sound performance through custom-tuned, full-range drivers. We tested them listening to some hip-hop and house music tunes. The bass is very powerful and punchy. Mid and high range are well balanced until you crank the volume up. Depend on the genre you are listening to on a very high volume the sound can get a bit muddy. However, that can be easily fixed if you adjust your device’s equalizer.

If you decide to purchase these headphones, embrace yourself for the powerful audio that will deliver an impressive listening experience. Music can’t be greater, no matter if you’re at your home or on the go. One of the best features that Creative proudly presents is definitely the battery life of 13 hours once it’s fully charged. The greatest thing is that when your battery runs out, you’re not facing the dead end, simply plug in the AUX cable and continue listening in a passive mode.

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Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones minimalistic design is definitely hiding a lot of features that you might not even notice at first. As good as they’re for audio listening, they can be exactly great for calls. Through simple hands-free convenience, you are able to do Bluetooth pairing, answer or reject the calls through the integrated microphone. Other useful hands-free conveniences are playing or pausing the music, turning the headphones on or off, volume up and down, switching between the tracks, and even using Google Now or Siri as your smart assistant.

One of the most creative ways used to add additional features is located at the bottom of the left earcup. There, you will find a LED light indicator, micro USB port for charging the battery, and AUX-in port to connect 3.5 mm audio cable and use the headphones without pairing them to your device. The last yet not the least important feature is the foldable and adjustable headband. These two features improve both portability and comfort, and they simply take it to another level.

What is in The Box?

Once Creative Outlier Black Bluetooth Over-Ear headphones arrive at your doorstep, you will get a box which contains Creative Outlier Black headphones, Micro USB cable that is 1.5 m (5ft) long which is more than enough to comfortably charge your headphones, stereo audio cable that is 1.2 m (4ft) long which will be enough for you to connect your phone or any other audio device and have it in your pocket and a soft protective pouch.