Review – The Creative SXFI Gamer headphones. #Gaming #Tech #SXFI #Headphones

The Creative SXFI GAMER initial opening was a delight, bright colors with the full specification visible on the box, in terms of contents, compatible, technical specification. On opening the box clear instructions and read me first was visible, with a variety of accessories. The headband was made of a  steel frame what is synthetic Leatherette which was comfortable. large buttons were visible on the headset with a large volume dial for payback. a great feature with the inclusion of a USB C cable with the USB C to  A adapter. The earpads were larger then I would normally expect from a gaming headset.  This does not come with a Bluetooth option as a setup for wired connectivity only. It requires a USB input and has a 3.5mm audio input.

 

 

Features:

1.Headband

Synthetic Leatherette

Steel frame

  1. RGB Rings Light button

Toggle button to turn earcup lighting ON -> Rainbow (alternating colours) -> OFF

  1. CommanderMic

Uni-directional

Noise-canceling mic

SXFI InPerson microphone technology (distinguish chat over game audio)

  1. Super X-Fi button

Press button to toggle audio profiles

OFF -> Super X-Fi mode -> Battle mode (gaming) -> OFF

  1. Volume Control Dial

Controls the playback volume

  1. Mic Mute button

Press button to toggle Mic Mute ON/OFF

Mic Mute ON (flashing red LED on CommanderMic) -> Mic Monitoring disabled

Mic Monitoring enabled by default (solid red LED on CommanderMic)

  1. Headphone jack

4-pole analog jack

Super X-Fi disabled (passive mode without USB Type C connection)

  1. USB Type C port

Supports direct Android device connection

Supports desktop computers like PC/Mac

Supports gaming consoles like PS4 and Nintendo Switch

 

Technical Specification

Headphone

  • Driver: 50 mm Neodymium magnet
  • Frequency response: 20–20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω
  • Sensitivity: 114 dB / mW @ 1 kHz
  • USB input: 5V

Microphone

  • Type: Unidirectional noise-reduction
  • Frequency response: 100–16,000 Hz
  • Impedance: < 2.2 kΩ
  • Sensitivity: -42 dB @ 1 kHz

Compliance markings are located on the surface upon removal of ear cup cushion

which can be removed by hand.

 

 

 

SXFI App

The app was downloaded for a  Samsung S8 phone and also tested on S10. The app had the option to experience magical  Audio reality ( This was a bit of creatives marketing team getting carried away )  this allowed the personalization to perform a head mapping inclusive of the ears which allowed the app to adjust the sound to individual requirement. The app allows you to play content that is loaded on the phone. Unfortunately this worked it was noted traditional calls the earphones worked for the S10 but did not for the S8. This would have been expected to be similar for both models for calls made and received. ( a slight personal gripe )

 

 

Overall

The audio experience cannot be faulted. The over the ear covered the complete ear resulting in excellent noise canceling with the Mic superior to most microphones used.  When playing 8D audio the overall experience was superior to many headphones tested. As a gaming earphone, the app was of little use but the audio, when used the  SXFI button on the headset for specific games, was a noticeable difference. (  Creative use computer software for the SXFI button to enhance the audio)

A slight niggle, when used as multipurpose headphones connected to a phone, was observed ( Albeit the instruction do not market this for this propose)

The RGB lighting had a soft tone with the option to adjust/turn off as required, this stood out in terms of the packaging colors and the colors to include the red light to ensure the mic was faced the correct direction. The design in terms of comfort is excellent with a superior mic and an overall great base when combined with other Creative products. The tailoring of the audio experience is remarkable with no outside interference to hear via the Mic or earphones, An overall and well-considered headphones from packaging, quality, and overall audio experience.

 

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