The latest in the Aurvana Trio series, Creative Aurvana Trio LS comes packed with a fancy new driver. Offering a 9.3mm Liquid Silicon Rubber Driver, this wired headset is also very affordable at a low, low cost of just S$59.
- 9.3 mm Liquid Silicon Rubber Driver
- Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000Hz
- Impendence: 32 Ohm
- Includes small, medium, large eartips
While previous iterations of the Aurvana Trio had triple drivers (hence the name), this, well, doesn't. Instead, the Aurvana Trio LS sports the brand new aforementioned Liquid Silicone Rubber driver, which promises cleaner highs and punchier bass. While you're not going to get perfect audiophile quality, they come with good clarity in the mids, and some deep, rumbly but muddy bass. All in all, it's still surprisingly competent, even across multiple music genres, and punches way above its price point.
The earphones are an easy fit, and are comfy enough for long-term use. Even without noise-cancelling technology, it's snug enough to block out noise. Whether on the go, or at home while the neighbour is drilling away, I never had to raise the volume too much. I also really like the Creative Aurvana Trio LS's cable. The “Refined Sawtooth Sheath Cable” has low microphonics, so I don't notice any rubbing noises while walking. It also helps keep things tangle-free when I throw the earphones in a bag. These earphones feel solidly built, but not that I've tried throwing them into the wash.
I guess one consideration is that, cheap and good wired earphones are serving a smaller niche. Many handphones no longer have an audio port, so you'll have to rely on an adapter. One option is Creative's Super X-Fi, which works well with these earphones, though it's also an additional item to bring around. Whether you prefer to go wired or wireless is entirely up to you, but if wired is your thing, these are a budget pair that are worth a listen.
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