If you have not tried any of the Creative SXFI headphones you do not know what you are missing and the Theater is no different but there is only one thing about these that has me asking questions and that is why lock them out from your mobile phone and why the need to set up an account on the app and pc but I got a workaround for the smartphone issue which is fine but means you need to get a USB adapter to make it work but having said that aside using these for gaming and watching films these are something you should have at your disposal regardless but they really need to make them more open. You can use them via 3.5 mm cable but it just defeats the purpose and you miss out on all the features. I tested on PC/Laptop PS5 and phone and all went works well.
Experience the immersive, holographic audio experience across devices:
- Microsoft® Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.0, Windows 7
- Mac OS X® 10.9 or higher
- Nintendo Switch OS 5.0 or later
- PS4/PS4 Pro Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
Setting up is simple enough and I get the need for lag free connectivity but these should be open to all, once you have downloaded the app and set up profiles all it is is a case of swapping out the usb dongle and the connect button is on the dongle to connect not the device it is plugged into.. You do a head mapping process and it might be better to have someone help you do this especially for the ears part.
I have got this to work on my phone with USB-C adapter the process is a bit a laborious having to set up twice and then set new profile for each device but it is worth it in the end.
Check out what you get in the box below…
So what are you getting here exactly.. A good comfortable pair of headphones to start with and the main selling point here is the immersive, holographic audio experience across devices and it puts you slap bang in the middle of everything and you can tune to your needs and oh boy it is great, having tested several of the previous models this is just as good if not better for that immersive audio experience you would expect to find from the SXFI range..
Primarily these are aimed at gamers but can be used in other scenarios so limited to an extent and I had to find a way to use them elsewhere this does depend though on what you are connected to they will not work on any tv I have or my projectors but do so on my phone. If you want to plug these in direct you can with the 3.5 mm cable but useless without the app hence why I say they should be just an open BT connection.
There is controls on the headset and a removable mic which is great and the volume control is a wheel rather than buttons which I like and then you have the super x-fi button which changes the tune altogether you also have the cool led rings around the cups for a nice effect even though you cant see it personally really but it is a nice touch nonetheless.
For gaming they are great for long term use and worth it and very comfortable and notice no sweating even with hours of non stop gaming this will depend on the day though and might change somewhat in the hotter days I will come back to that again when we do get some hot weather as we are expecting some next week..