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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you primarily listen to music and value wireless convenience and solid build quality, the Creative Labs Zen Air may suit you better. They offer good overall sound quality, are sweatproof, and feature active noise cancelling which can be beneficial for air travel and exercise. Meanwhile, if you prefer very good sound quality with a more open sound experience for music and TV, and don't mind using a wired connection, the Koss KSC75 could be the better choice. However, the KSC75's open design does not isolate noise well, making them less ideal for noisy environments, and they lack features like a microphone, active noise cancellation, and an app for customization. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Creative Labs Zen Air
  • Very good for air travel
Advantages of the Koss KSC75
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

6.8
Zen Air
KSC75
8.3
The Koss KSC75 is very good for music, while the Creative Labs Zen Air is only fair.

Gaming

5.1
Zen Air
KSC75
6.4
The Koss KSC75 is only fair for gaming, while the Creative Labs Zen Air is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

5.4
Zen Air
KSC75
7.5
The Koss KSC75 is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Creative Labs Zen Air is poor.

TV and Video

5.6
Zen Air
KSC75
7.7
The Koss KSC75 is good for TV and video, while the Creative Labs Zen Air is poor.

Noise Reduction

7.0
Zen Air
KSC75
2.5
The Creative Labs Zen Air is good for noise reduction, while the Koss KSC75 is poor.

Battery

5.0 Hours
Zen Air
KSC75
N/A
The Creative Labs Zen Air has 5 hours of battery life. The Koss KSC75 does not have a battery.

Build Quality

9.0
Zen Air
KSC75
5.6
The Creative Labs Zen Air has excellent build quality, while the Koss KSC75 has poor build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

5.1
Zen Air
KSC75
4.8
The Creative Labs Zen Air and Koss KSC75 are both poor for phone calls.

Cost

$20
Zen Air
KSC75
$20
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The Creative Labs Zen Air has a price of $20 and the Koss KSC75 costs $20.

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How the Creative Labs Zen Air and the Koss KSC75 compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Creative Labs Zen AirKoss KSC75
Creative Labs Zen AirKoss KSC75

GENERAL

Price
$20
$20
Brand
Creative LabsKoss
Release Date
December 1, 2022January 1, 2005
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWired

SOUND

Music Score
6.9/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
5.1/104.9/10
Gaming Score
5.1/106.5/10
TV and Video Score
5.7/107.7/10
Exercise Score
6.9/104.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
5 HoursN/A
Wireless charging
YesN/A
Charging time
2 HoursN/A
Bluetooth version
5N/A
Case Battery Life
12N/A

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
YesNo
Noise Reduction Score
7/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
YesN/A
Android App
YesN/A
iOS App
YesN/A
Mic Quality
7/10N/A

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/105.7/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Size
MediumN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5 Grams45.3 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedN/A

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Creative Labs Zen Air

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Headphone Check

Maike Paeßens | February 2023
"The Creative Zen Air’s weak points are its low battery life and rather short Bluetooth range. On the other hand, the strengths of these weatherproof True Wireless in-Ears are the sound and the wide attenuation of the Active Noise Cancellation. Considering the price range, the speech intelligibility during calls is also exceptionally good."

Koss KSC75

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InEar Fidelity

Crinacle | June 2022
"Let’s not insult the KSC75 by saying that it’s simply good for the price… because it’s far more than that. It basically has a monopoly at its asking price, and could still give modern budget headphones a run for their money 15 years after its release. The KSC75 is the world’s best not-headphone."

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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 Koss

Koss is an American headphone manufacturer established in 1953. In 1958, they created the first set of stereophones, that is headphones with stereo sound, and in 1984 they released the world-famous Porta Pro, a set of on-ear headphones that has remained essentially unchanged for more than 30 years and that is still made, sold and loved by many audio enthusiasts around the world today.

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