Creative Aurvana Platinum Headset Model EF0590 - $150 (Las Cruces)
condition: like new make / manufacturer: Creative model name / number: EF0590
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Creative Aurvana Platinum Model EFO590 … wireless … Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, ANC noise cancelling.
Original MSRP … $275 … rarely used, pristine condition.
Experience the master of sound craftsmanship with the flagship Creative Aurvana Platinum headset. Featuring powerful 50mm Neodymium drivers, NFC, Bluetooth® 3.0, Tri-Mode ANC technology and Creative ShareMe™, it is the perfect combination of sound, design and comfort. In addition, it also boasts high-definition audio support with aptX®, AAC, and enhanced voice communication with ClearSpeech™ Engine.
Stunning True-to-life Performance …
Powered by 50mm Neodymium drivers, it is meticulously tuned to deliver stunning bass, balanced with clear vocals and pristine highs. So you'll get stunning audio from orchestral symphonies to cinematic soundtracks.
Noise-free Music and Calls …
The headset's advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature employs the use of four dedicated microphones and noise reduction controllers to eliminate the ambient noise by up to 90%. You can enjoy the flexibility of choosing one of three optimized levels of noise reduction with the Tri-Mode ANC selector: for air travel, indoor or outdoor use.
High-definition Playback Quality Without the Wires …
Aurvana Platinum employs high-definition audio support with aptX® and AAC to ensure the best wireless audio performance from a Bluetooth-enabled device.
Lag-free Audio FastStream* technology allows for low-latency, bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with the Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth transceiver (sold separately).
*FastStream allows low latency wireless bi-directional audio streaming and voice communication with Creative BT-W1 Bluetooth USB transceiver. HD Voice requires supported smartphones and mobile networks.
Headphones with bragging rights to Bluetooth and noise-cancelling are in short supply – a peculiar thing when, in theory, they should go hand in glove. After all, how can you bop down the street to your latest album when the drone of public transport keeps butting in? Creative seems to be riding this wavelength. It already has two portable sound-busters to its name either side of the $300 mark.
Its latest flagship Platinum model brings changes to its predecessor – the Aurvana Gold model – that go beyond bigger 50mm drivers and a new tan and silver finish.
Noise-cancelling circuitry has had a revamp. Quad microphones replace the dual arrangement so, logically, more sound should be blocked out. Noise reduction is claimed to have improved from 85 per cent to 90 per cent, with sensitivity increased from 17dB to 20dB.
A new ‘Tri-Mode’ function gives users three noise-cancelling modes – Indoor, Outdoor or Airplane – too, so sound can be more effectively blocked out in specific environments.
The Platinum’s features don’t stop there. Thanks to NFC (near field communication), a Bluetooth connection can be made by tapping a compatible device onto the headset. Bluetooth supports aptX, and connections can be held within a 10m range.
This is a pristine pair of cans, clad in tan brown faux leather and a thick silver plastic headband that would look quite at home draped over the arm of a business class recliner. Even the earcups’ nooks and crannies are neatly trimmed or coated in a soft tan material. They feel the part too, rigid and durable to handle. Thick memory-foam ear pads enclose the 50mm neodymium drivers and fit snug over ears.
You can wirelessly pair them to a Google Nexus by holding down the multifunction key for five seconds. This button does most of the work when it comes to pairing, voice calling and playback controls.
Pressing it twice during playback also gives you a voice status of battery levels. The rechargeable battery should give you 15 hours of playback or 21 hours of talk time before needing around a two-hour refuel via the supplied USB cable.
There are separate volume controls and skip buttons to change or search through tracks, though, and a switch to power noise-cancellation – all of which are practically located on the right ear cup. It doesn’t take long to get used to the control layout, and voice activation prevents you having to take them off during playback.
A perfect companion for gaming, music, audiobooks … to make it more comfortable, I added a non-slip silicone cover to prevent the headset from slipping on the head …
Charging Micro-C cable included … you need a power adapter …
There was no original user’s manual but directed to the manual available online …