Creative Aurvana LIVE closed over-ears for $40

If you had been waiting to score the good old Creative Aurvana LIVE! closed-back over-ear headphone at a good price, and in new condition, your wait is over! As of the time of writing, it is on sale for $40 with free shipping by Creative Labs with the order fulfilled by Amazon. You can buy as many as you want. These were frequently recommended in the sub-$100 closed-back category back when they were the latest model. The 2nd generation in this line did not live up to the expectations set forth by this, the first generation, model.

Fri: Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res DAC for $100 AC

One of the NewEgg daily deals for Friday is the new condition Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res Gaming DAC and USB Sound Card with Xamp Headphone Bi-Amplifier dropping to $100 with free shipping when you enter promo code 119WZWX7 during Friday in the pacific time zone.

Mon: Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res Gaming DAC and USB Sound Card for $100

Among the Monday NewEGG daily deals, thanks to promo code 115BBSR2, you can get the new condition Creative Sound BlasterX G6 Hi-Res Gaming DAC and USB Sound Card (with Xamp Headphone Bi-Amplifier for PC, PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch) for $100 instead of its regular price of $150. It has three reviews at NewEgg with a low rating, but the 17 at amazon.com do slightly better with an average of 3.3 out of 5.

USA: Creative Super X-Fi pre-orders November 1st [today]

For the USA market, Creative (formerly Labs) are NOW accepting pre-orders for their brand new Super X-Fi headphone amp (aka SXFI) for $150. And for a limited time, while supplies last, during the pre-ordering period, pre-orders will receive a FREE pair of SXFI certified Creative Aurvana SE SFXI earphones per the bottom of the press release [screenshot of that section below]…

The earphones are added automatically included in the order when you add the SFXI amp to the shopping cart. The product title in the shopping cart indicates there are free earphones included [screenshot inside the shopping cart below]:

This has already been released in Singapore. Creative is learning from the world of smartphones and they are attempting to build a whole ecosystem around this with various SFXI-certified headphones and such.

They have also unleashed a FREE Google Play music player app that takes advantage of the technology but everyone can use it. It requires Android 6 and later and is 54MB. It was updated a couple of days ago.

Here’s a 3 minute video from the IDG/PC-World group of companies talking about this…

[DEAD] EU: Used Creative Aurvana LIVE 2 for 41 euro

As of a 10/22/18 re-check, the used options sold out…

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[DEAD] Creative Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 w/FS

This sale ended…. UPDATE: this is good until Sunday night: NewEgg actual is offering the new condition Creative Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 with free shipping with up to three pairs per customer at the sale price. No coupon, no rebate, just add to cart and proceed to checkout while it’s on sale.

Creative Aurvana Gold BT/ANC Over/On-Ears for $80

The new condition Creative Aurvana Gold Bluetooth and ANC Over/On-Ears [can’t tell based on the unusual shape of the earcups] are currently on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon, offered at this price by both Amazon actual, and the Creative Labs Amazon store. This is an older model, as indicated by the bluetooth 3.0, but it supports apt-X and AAC. They also play music via a 3.5mm input and come with a travel pouch.

[DEAD] Used Creative Aurvana LIVE! for $43

AS of a 3/13/18 AM recheck, the $43 used option sold out… The new condition Creative Aurvana LIVE currently go for $56. If you don’t want to wait for them to go on sale further down, you can get them in “Used – Like New” condition (damaged original packaging) for $43~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. A marketplace seller has them for slightly less but avoid them, their reseller profile does not look good.

Used Creative Aurvana LIVE for $40 w/free S&H

If you don’t want to wait for another Creative Aurvana LIVE! closed-back over-ear (first generation) sale [current new condition price is $56], you can get them in “Used – Very Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for the very specific price of $40.09 with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Used Creative E1 portable head-amp for $31.56 w/FS

The Creative Sound Blaster E1 portable headphone amplifier goes for $40+ in new condition (Fry’s), but if you are comfortable with used condition, you can get it in “Used – Like New” condition (original packaging) for $31.56 with free Prime shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual

Creative SoundBlaster Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30

Starting on Monday at 3am ET, as one of the NewEgg Shell-shocker deals of the day, you can get the new condition Creative SoundBlaster Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $30 with free shipping. I’m posting this as a heads up. The sale will go live on Monday at 3am eastern.

Creative Aurvana Live! for $56

This is not the lowest price ever, I believe that was around $45 in new condition, but if you don’t want to wait for future sales, the new condition closed-back over-ear Creative Aurvana LIVE! is on sale for $56 at amazon.com offered at this price by Amazon actual and also by Creative’s own (fulfilled by Amazon) store. It averages 4.2 out of 5 based on 310+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Creative LIVE Closed Over-Ears for $34

This used option sold out…

If you are a fan of the closed-back over-ear Creative LIVE headphones and don’t want to wait for future sales of the new condition option, at the moment there is a “Used – Very Good” condition listing (small scratches; damaged original packaging) going for $34~ with free shipping by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. This may not last long since the new condition price is currently $60. They average 4.2 out of 5 based on 310+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Creative Aurvana Gold BT/ANC for $53

As of 11/18/17 re-check, the used options are sold out…

If you do not object to Bluetooth 3.0, the Creative Aurvana Gold headphones are available in “Used – Like New” condition for $53~ with free shipping at Amazon Warehouse Deals.

These support Bluetooth 3.0, with apt-X and AAC, with NFC support (NFC is used for touch-pairing as opposed to over the air dog-fights), touch controls, 3.5mm audio playback, and such. They average 3.4 out of 5 based on 54 customer reviews and they have 18 answered questions.

[DEAD] Creative Outlier One Bluetooth Earphones for $26

This sale ended…

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Creative Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth On-Ears for $28

Amazon has another clip-on coupon, you click the green thing there and you get a $10 off discount for a limited time on the new condition Creative Sound Blaster Jam Bluetooth On-Ears, dropping them from $38 to $28 with free shipping. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 400+ customer reviews and they have 80+ questions answered. The clip-on coupon only works if Amazon actual is the seller, not other marketplace sellers.

[SOLD OUT] Used Creative LIVE Closed Over-Ears for $29

As of 11:56pm ET recheck, the used option got scooped up and is no longer available at this price…

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[DEAD] Used Creative Aurvana Gold Bluetooth (apt-X, AAC) with ANC Over/On-Ears for $47

As of a 8/24/17 re-check, this too sold out at the bang for the buck USED price…

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Used Creative Outlier Bluetooth On-Ears for $39

The Creative Outlier bluetooth on-ears go for $70 in new condition, but if you prefer used, you can get them in “Used – Good” condition (cosmetic imperfections; damaged original packaging) for $39~, and in “Used – Like New” (damaged original packaging) for $45~ by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual. They average 4 out of 5 but base on only nine customer reviews. And that’s the number of answered questions they have.

[DEAD] Lightning Deals: Brainwavz HM2 On-Ears for $29.50; Creative X7 for $282

These lightning deals expired…

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Creative Flex Ultra-light On-Ears for $20

On the lightweight headphones front, the new condition Creative Flex Ultra-light Closed On-Ears are on sale for $20 by the Creative Amazon store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon, so you get free 2-day shipping as a Prime member. They only have one customer review so far from early June, so they may be more of interest to those of you who like to “discover” or “test” headphones that are not on the mainstream or off the radar.

The grills are decoration, they are not open. Zoom in the pictures in the gallery over there, and you’ll see there’s nothing behind the grills.

Creative Sound Blaster Jam Lightweight Bluetooth On-Ears for $35 (limit 3)

Not quite as featherweight as the Panasonic HT-21, but they look lighter than the mythical average on-ear bluetooth headphone, the new condition Creative Sound Blaster Jam are on sale for $34.99 at Aamzon by Amazon actual with up to three units per customer during the sale. Non-Prime members need to buy something worth at least $0.01 to get free shipping.

[DEAD] Sennheiser HD65 TV for $42; Creative Aurvana Live! 2 for $65

These Tuesday lightning deals expired…

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Creative Aurvana Live (first gen) for $44 [limit 3]

The first generation closed-back over-ear Creative Aurvana Live! are currently on sale, in new condition, for $44, at Amazon by Amazon actual with a limit of up to three units per customer. They average 4.3 out of 5 based on 280+ customer reviews.

Note that the second generation is scheduled to be a lightning deal around noon on Monday. Note also that some people prefer the first generation over the second generation model.

[DEAD] Creative Aurvana LIVE2 for $65 [ends 5:54pm ET]

This Green Monday lightning deal expired… Good until 5:54pm ET today (Green Monday) or earlier if sold out, as teased in last night’s Lightning Deals schedule is the closed-back over-ear Creative Aurvana LIVE 2 going for $65 with free shipping. The price before the sale was $90 last night. Non-Primes can buy it starting at 12:24pm ET.

This is the second generation model. Some prefer the first generation model which currently goes for $44 (this is not a lightning deal).

[DEAD] Creative WP-450 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ears for $45 (ends 8:10pm ET)

This lightning deal expired too… Good until 8:10pm ET today (Saturday 11/12/16) is the new condition Creative WP-450 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ears offered for $45 with the usual free shipping terms at Amazon (Prime or $49+ order). This averages 3.9 out of 5 based on 210+ customer reviews.

Creative Sound Blaster X7 DAC/Amp for $320 [MD]

It took a couple of days but the Creative Sound Blaster X7 DAC/amp combo device is now fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop going for $300 plus $20 flat shipping, with five days left in the offer (from blog-posting date). You can optionally upgrade to the Limited Edition for +$100. Shipping estimate is mid October 2016.

Used Creative Aurvana LIVE for $41

The Creative Aurvana LIVE (first generation) go for $51 in new condition, but if you are comfortable with used, you can shave $10 off the price and get it for around $41 in “Used – Very Good” condition (minor cosmetic imperfections, damaged packaging (maybe)) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

The headphones average a 4.4 out of 5 based on 270+ customer reviews, and have a very solid “review intensity ratio” (5-stars vs 1-stars) of 21:1 (63% vs 3%).

Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 External Sound Card and Headphone amp for $97

The Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 External Sound Card and Headphone amp is currently on sale for $97 with free shipping by Best Buy on eBay and Amazon by Amazon actual. Check specs and reviews to see if this is something you need/want, as it is not a dedicated headphone amp.

Used Creative Aurvana LIVE for $35

The closed-back over-ear Creative Aurvana LIVE are currently available in “Used – Good” condition (no further description of their condition) for $35 by Amazon Warehouse Deals (AWD) actual, so Prime members get free 2-day shipping.

Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC/Amp for $168 (MD)

Here comes another offer that is now fully unlocked at members-only Massdrop, it is the Creative Sound Blaster E5 USB DAC/Amp going for $160 plus $8~ flat shipping. Offer is good for the next five days (approximately from blog-posting date since their website doesn’t have a specific expiration time). Shipments will begin in early July 2016.

Creative Aurvana Live! for $48

The exclamation point is officially part of the model name, the closed-back over-ear Creative Aurvana Live! is going for $48 with free shipping by multiple sellers, including Amazon actual (look at the detailed listings as some sellers play the game of discounting by a penny or two so they can appear ahead of other sellers). These average 4.3 out of 5 based on 260+ customer reviews.

[DEAD] Used Creative Labs WP-380 On-Ears (BT, NFC) for $50

Rechecking on 3/7/16 shows none available in Used conditions. In other words, the available unit(s) got scooped up…

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Creative Aurvana Live (closed over-ears) for $49

The closed over-ear Creative Aurvana Live headphones that had their share of recommendation list spotlight are currently discounted. As of the time of writing you can get them in new condition for $49.03 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual (some of the marketplace sellers have them for a few pennies less). This maybe be a price-match of Jet.com or vice versa. The headphones average 4.3 out of 5 based on 250+ customer reviews.

Creative Aurvana Platinum for $160 (BT, ANC)

The Creative Aurvana Platinum brown-themed over-the-ear headphones are currently on sale for $160 by Creative Lab’s own store, with the order fulfilled by Amazon. These headphones have many buzzwords, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, aptX, Multi-Point, Active Noise Cancelling, HD Voice, etc. They also play music via 3.5mm input sources, so it’s not just Bluetooth. They also promise lag-free audio, which is never a guarantee with bluetooth (an issue when watching videos). These average 3.6 out of 5 based on 58 customer reviews. Their starting price was “Beats Studio”, aka around $300 🙂