Creative Outlier One Headphones Review
The Creative Outlier One Headphones allow you to work out with awesome sound quality.
The Creative Outlier One have suprisingly strong bass, but to achieve the best bass response, you’ll want to make sure that these are pressed firmly into your ear. This creates a seal that helps isolate your music from the outside world. When seated tightly in my ear, I found the mids and highs to be crisp and clear and the bass to be strong.
However, if the Creative Outlier One headphones start to work themselves loose because of high activity and sweat, the bass response can become weaker. For the best sound, you may find the Outliet Ones better to wear while lifting weights at the gym or while sitting at your desk working. They tend to become loose during running, but you can still hear your music as the wing tips and shirt collar clip help keep the earbuds from falling out completely.
The Creative Outlier One headphones are similar in design to the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth earbuds. Each earbud has a “wing tip” attachment that helps to hold the earbud in your ear. In addition, a shirt collar clip is located on the wire to help secure the remote
The inline remote is located a small distance down the wire from the right earbud. The remote contains three buttons:
Play/Pause: Tap it to play or pause your music. Hold it down to power the earbuds on and off. Tapping it also answers an incoming phone call.
Up: Tap it to increase the volume. Hold it down to skip to the next track.
Down: Tap it to decrease the volume. Hold it down to rewind the current track.
The remote also contains the microphone to use with phone calls. The remote is somewhat larger than what you would find on wired Apple EarPods, but the included shirt clip helps alleviate the added weight. This prevents the weight of the remote from tugging on the right earbud.
I found the Creative Outlier One to be very comfortable to wear. The ear-tips and wings are very soft and conform to my ear well. I really appreciate the shirt clip as it helps to prevent the cord from sticking to my neck and, in turn, prevents tugging on the earbuds when I turn my head.
In addition to playing music, the Creative Outlier One can be used to answer phone calls, although the noise cancellation design on the earbuds can make it sound like you’re talking underwater. Unfortunately, you’re not able to access Siri or the Google Assistant on the Creative Outlier One.
The Creative Outlier One are rated IPX4 to be sweat resistant. You’ll want to make sure that the charging port is securely covered by the attached flap to prevent moisture from entering the unit.
The Creative Outlier One can last up to 9.5 hours on a single charge. They are recharged with a standard Micro USB cable which is included, but an AC wall adapter is not included in the package (you’re phone charger will likely work). The charging port is located on the inline remote under the rubber flap. You’ll want to make sure that this flap is closed prior to working out to prevent sweat from entering the unit.
The Creative Outlier One provide surprisingly strong bass performance and are comfortable to wear for working out. The included wing tips help hold them securely in your ear while running, but you may find that you need to occasionally press them in. The inline remote is somewhat large, but the included collar clip helps prevent it from tugging on the right earbud. With up to 9.5 hours of playback time on a single charge, they're also a great option for listening to music throughout your work day.
- Great bass performance
- Up to 9.5 hours of battery life
- Shirt clip to help keep earbuds secure
- May not be ideal for running near traffic as they block outside sounds
- Earbuds can start to work loose during long runs