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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Creative Labs Outlier Pro earbuds are a budget-friendly choice with active noise cancelling, good call quality, and are sweatproof, making them suitable for exercise and travel. They offer wireless use with long battery life and support wireless charging. However, if you're into gaming or need a more expansive soundstage, the Razer Kraken headphones, which are somewhat pricier, provide better gaming performance and a higher overall sound quality with a boom mic that delivers better voice clarity. Keep in mind that Krakens are wired, heavier, and less portable, with no noise cancelling, making them less ideal for commuting or exercising. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Creative Labs Outlier Pro
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Very good for exercise
  • Very good for air travel
  • Very good for podcasts and audiobooks
Advantages of the Razer Kraken
  • Good for music
  • Very good for gaming
  • Good for TV and video

Key differences

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Music

5.9
Outlier Pro
Kraken
7.1
The Razer Kraken is good for music, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Gaming

5.3
Outlier Pro
Kraken
8.3
The Razer Kraken is very good for gaming, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Phone Calls

8.3
Outlier Pro
Kraken
5.5
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for phone calls, while the Razer Kraken is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

8.9
Outlier Pro
Kraken
4.7
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Razer Kraken is poor.

TV and Video

5.5
Outlier Pro
Kraken
7.4
The Razer Kraken is good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Outlier Pro is poor.

Noise Reduction

8.3
Outlier Pro
Kraken
6.5
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro is very good for noise reduction, while the Razer Kraken is only fair.

Battery

10.0 Hours
Outlier Pro
Kraken
N/A
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has 10 hours of battery life. The Razer Kraken does not have a battery.

Build Quality

9.0
Outlier Pro
Kraken
8.5
The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has excellent build quality, while the Razer Kraken has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Cost

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The Creative Labs Outlier Pro has a price of $50 and the Razer Kraken costs $50.

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How the Creative Labs Outlier Pro and the Razer Kraken compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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GENERAL

Price
$50
$50
Brand
Creative LabsRazer
Release Date
April 1, 2022March 1, 2019
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
5.9/107.1/10
Phone Calls Score
8.3/105.5/10
Gaming Score
5.4/108.4/10
TV and Video Score
5.6/107.4/10
Exercise Score
8/104.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
10 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
YesN/A
Charging time
1.5 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5.2N/A
Case Battery Life
45N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
8.4/106.5/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
8/109/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
7.2 Grams322 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedBoom

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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."

Razer Kraken

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PC Gamer

Rob Dwiar | March 2019
"Generally the Kraken is a very comfortable headset and there’s nothing that really identifies it as anything else. All in, the Kraken performed exactly as I’d expect a premium, designated gaming headset to perform: performing well in game audio, though not quite with the same quality of those headsets further up the price scale."

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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.

About Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean hardware manufacturer aimed specifically toward the gaming market. They manufacture a very wide array of gaming laptops, tablets, phones, peripherals and, of course, headphones and earbuds both wired and wireless. Since 2016, Razer has owned the THX suite, aimed at quality assurance of audiovisual systems such as speaker sets, video game consoles and even movie theaters.

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