Creative Labs Outlier Pro

Creative Labs Outlier Pro

Creative Labs Outlier Pro

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Poor5.9/10
CALLS: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING: Poor5.3/10
TV: Poor5.5/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Very Good8.9/10
EXERCISE: Very Good8.0/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.4/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Very Good8.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Best10.0/10

The Creative Labs Outlier Pro earbuds offer an overall good sound quality with particularly strong performance for calls and meetings, which is complemented by a very good microphone quality. They are also designed to be comfortable for extended periods and come with a robust build quality and excellent built-in controls. These earbuds are excellent for book and podcast listening as well as use during exercise and air travel. If you engage in gaming or watch a lot of TV and video, these may not be optimal due to their poorer scores in these areas. They feature active noise cancelling and are sweatproof, but they do not support lossless codecs for audiophile-grade sound. The earbuds are somewhat large but offer portability and a fair amount of noise isolation. They come with a convenient wireless charging case that can provide up to 10 hours of typical use, with a total battery life including the case being 45 hours. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Very good mic quality
  • Excellent for air travel
  • Good comfort
  • Active noise cancelling
Cons
  • Poor music score
  • Poor for gaming and TV
  • Heavy at 7.2 grams each
  • Large earbud size may not fit all

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.7
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
4.5
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Air Travel:
4.5
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Exercise:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Portability:
3.5
The Portability score is based on an overall assessment that includes volume and maximum dimension of the product (and case, if relevant), and its weight. Special features like foldability for headphones are also taken into account.
Music:
3.0
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro earbuds are considered poor for listening to music primarily due to the overall sound quality being just "Good" which may not satisfy those looking for a rich and detailed audio experience, and also because they have a "Fair" soundstage/imaging score, indicating a less immersive and expansive sound.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$50
Brand
Creative Labs
Form Factor
Earbuds
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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5.9/10
Phone Calls Score
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8.3/10
Gaming Score
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5.4/10
TV and Video Score
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5.6/10
Exercise Score
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8/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
10 hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
1.5 hours
Bluetooth version
5.2
Case Battery Life
45

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
Yes
Noise Reduction Score
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8.4/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
Yes
iOS App
Yes
Mic Quality
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8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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9/10
Comfort score
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7/10
Size
Large
Weight of single earbud
7.2 grams
Microphone style
Integrated

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Forbes

Brad Moon | September 2022
"If you listen to music for extended periods such as commuting and work, and you hate having to pause to charge, give the Creative Outlier Pro wireless earbuds a try. You should be able to enjoy your tunes all day, or longer, without interruption."

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