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Updated January 10, 2024·

If audio quality is a priority, the 7hz Timeless earbuds are superior, especially for music listening, but they are wired and costlier. Consider the Outlier Air V3 if budget and wireless functionality are important, but if you seek high-fidelity music experiences and don't mind wires or a higher price, the 7hz Timeless might be the better choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3
  • Good for phone calls
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
5.7
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is poor.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
5.1
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
7.6
The Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is good for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
8.9
The Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
6.5
The Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 is only fair for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
10.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 has 10 hours of battery life.

Cost

$200
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
$30
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 costs $30.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
Outlier Air V3
9.0
The Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 has excellent build quality, while the 7hz Timeless has very good build quality.
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How the 7hz Timeless and the Creative Labs Outlier Air V3 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessCreative Labs Outlier Air V3
7hz TimelessCreative Labs Outlier Air V3

GENERAL

Price
$200
$30
Brand
7hzCreative Labs
Release Date
August 1, 2021June 1, 2021
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/105.7/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/107.6/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105.2/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105.5/10
Exercise Score
4.3/108/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A10 Hours
Wireless charging
N/AYes
Charging time
N/A1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.2
Case Battery Life
N/A40

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A6.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/109/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
LargeMedium
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams5.2 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Creative Labs Outlier Air V3

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Trusted Reviews

Kob Monney | July 2022
"The V3 present the best version of the Outlier Air series yet. The new features such as Active Noise Reduction and Ambient mode are integrated well; the performance of both is as good as you’ll get below £100. The design is less bulky and more comfortable thanks to being smaller and lighter, and the Outlier Air V3 eke out more clarity, detail and definition from music."

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About Creative Labs

Creative Labs is a Singaporean technology company specialized in the manufacture of multimedia products. They created the world-famous Soundblaster soundcard back in 1989 which was a staple of the gaming community for a long time. Nowadays, besides still marketing their discrete audio systems, they offer a wide array of headphones, gaming headsets and speakers that still preserve that same heritage.

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