The Creative Aurvana Gold Wireless are solidly built but uncomfortable headphones that have a focus on features rather than on audio reproduction. They're easy to pair wirelessly and offer decent isolation but drastically skew the audio profile by overamplifying the bass.
The Creative Aurvana Gold struggle a little as everyday headphones. They have a lot of features, but they're bulky and leak a lot. This prevents them from being sufficiently well-rounded for everyday casual use.
The Creative Aurvana Gold are mediocre for neutral listening. Their audio reproduction is bass-heavy and their closed-back design limits their soundstage. They're also uncomfortably tight.
The Creative Aurvana Gold are decent for commuting. They're wireless and have a somewhat competent control scheme. Their noise cancelling is also efficient enough for noisy commutes. However, they get uncomfortable on your head relatively fast.
The Creative Aurvana Gold are too bulky for sports. They're tight on your head, but the big earcups are unstable. They're too cumbersome for most physical activities.
The Creative Aurvana Gold are average for office use. They leak a little too much making your audio audible to the people around you. However, they do block a fair amount of ambient noise.
The Creative Aurvana Gold look premium. Their thick brown headband and circular ear cups are highlighted by silver and black accents. The similarly designed Creative Aurvana Platinum Wireless have the same aesthetic but a brighter color scheme that may be more appealing to some.
These headphones have middling comfort. They aren't very lightweight. Also, their ear pads are very stiff. They may soften-up with use, or you may get used to them with time, but they aren't very comfortable out-of-the-box.
The buttons are in the right place but don't have a great feel to them. This is especially true of the volume buttons.
These headphones are too bulky and cumbersome to carry around on your person. They're not portable and don't fold up into a more compact format for storage or transport. On the upside, the ear cups lay flat to take less space in a bag. However, they're likely too big to fit into any pockets or handbags.
These headphones have a fair build quality. The plastic doesn't seem to be the best out there, but it's better than what you get with most headphones. The feel and quality of the buttons could be improved. The headband adjustment, however, produces a very solid and well-defined click.
Like the Creative Aurvana Platinum Wireless, these headphones aren't stable. They're bulky, heavy, and sway as you tilt your head. The tight fit can keep the headphones in place during casual use, but they can fall off your head during any physical activity. On the upside, the wireless design means that there are no cables that could get tangled and pull the headphones off your head.
The ear pads on these headphones provide impressive passive isolation down to 600Hz. The ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) kicks in at around 600Hz and does a good job of cancelling out ambient noise. Its best noise cancelling performance is a 15 dB reduction, at 100Hz.
These headphones have a very good leakage performance. They don't leak a lot of noise, and you should be able to listen to music at loud volumes without really disturbing those around you.
The Creative Aurvana Gold have a fair battery life that lasts for around 13.6 hours of continuous playback. They take a bit longer than the Creative Aurvana Platinum Wireless to charge, but they can continue streaming audio at the same time. Unfortunately, they don't have an auto-off timer, so your battery continues to drain if you forget to turn them off.
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