The Creative Outlier Air are the latest true wireless earphones that I’ve had the opportunity to use and review at Rapid Reviews UK. How did they perform? Read on to find out.
One of the most striking features of the Outlier Air earphones is the case in which the earphones are stored. Most cases flip open; however, this one requires you to push one end of the case to open it, revealing the earbuds housed inside. The earbuds themselves look cool, with the circular lights glowing red or blue to show you the status of the earbuds.
The Creative Outlier Air earphones are very light, and they mould nicely to the shape of your ears. My only issue with the earphones was the ear tips. The earphones came with two sets, small and large. For me, neither ear tip fitted correctly. I needed the medium ear tips. However, I’m not going to let this bias my opinion of the earphones.
The battery life of the Creative Outlier Air is extremely impressive. From a single charge, using the included USB-C cable, you can expect to get around 10 hours of playtime. I used my earphones to listen to podcasts and live radio in work and was able not to have to worry about losing power for a couple of days of moderate use. Once placed in the charging case, you can get two extra charges, and this totals to the advertised 30-hour battery life.
The charging case lets you know what’s going on inside using the four indicator lights. It shows you if the buds are charging and if the case is charging.
The Creative Outlier Air earbuds sound fantastic, which should be the main selling point for any earphones. They offer exceptional clarity, which I appreciated as someone who listens to a lot of podcasts. In terms of bass, the Outlier Air excels in this area. I like to listen to a variety of music genres, whether that be rock, pop or classical. I was pleased to hear a warm and vibrant sound with distinct mid and high ranges. The Outlier Air have an impress volume, and even at full volume, there was no distortion or reduced sound quality.
Outlier Air features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 that is capable of performing at twice the speed of Bluetooth 4.2 while consuming lesser energy than the latter. Together with the supported aptX and AAC audio codecs, you can expect rich, enhanced sound quality over smoother and uninterrupted audio streaming for the ultimate listening experience.https://uk.creative.com/p/headphones-headsets/creative-outlier-air
The Creative Outlier Air works in solo mode. When the other earbud is in the charging case, you can control your music, and use the other features, for example, Siri, using one. Placing both earbuds in the charging case will turn the earphones off, thus preserving the battery life. Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to use them in the gym, but the Creative Outlier Air True Wireless earphones are certified IPX5 water-resistant.
At £74.99, the Creative Outlier Air earphones offer great value for money. Battery life is mega impressive, they sound great, and they look pretty decent as well. The only negatives were the fit of the ear tips, and the buttons were quite difficult to press.
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