Review: Creative Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus

The earphones from Creative are well-designed and the accessories that are bundled with it also add value, but the lack of powerful bass will turn off some potential music lovers


Creative Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus
Creative Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus

Price: Rs8,999

A lot of music lovers are opting for earphones over headphones, simply because they are simpler to use, less bulky to carry around and don’t have a performance deficit compared to the larger headphones.

The build quality of the Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus is solid and it looks good too. The grey-coloured metal gives it a premium look, something that is missing from other earphones that cost this much. The earbuds are lightweight and easy to wear for hours on end. Creative bundles multiple-sized silicon tips, and finding the one that best suits you will go a long way in ensuring the best possible sound quality. It comes with a carry case, which a lot of rivals tend to miss out on. The moment you wear the Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus, and turn on the music, what immediately stands out is how efficiently it blocks out ambient noise. For frequent travellers, this may indeed be very relevant. In terms of sound quality, these earphones did well with most music genres, and the overall richness and detailing was excellent. Turn up the volume really high (though we would never recommend that because of health hazards), and the clarity remains intact. Be it rock tracks, pop music or something that is more about reproducing finer details, the Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus delivers. They remain in the ear even during fairly consistent head movement, and this could be useful for those looking for suitable earphones while running or jogging. The one big disappointment though is that these earphones cannot push bass as far as one would like them to. And this can be a letdown if most of your music library is filled with genres such as trance tracks. Music that is leaning more towards bass and other lower frequencies sounds incomplete and just doesn’t have the sort of richness and depth that one would expect from expensive earphones.

There is no denying that these earphones are well-designed and the accessories that are bundled with it also add value. But the lack of powerful bass will turn off some potential music lovers. While the decision to buy this or not will largely rest on what comprises your music playlist, it is hard to not compare the Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus with the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear (Rs6,990) earphones. The latter offers excellent amounts of detailing, can reproduce even the minutest of elements in an audio track and can also deliver richer and more powerful bass as well, making it an all-rounder.

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