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Monday, 06 February 2012 20:02

Creative Launches HN-900 and Aurvana X-Fi 2

Written by Nedim Hadzic

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Noise-cancellation headphones

Creative has announced its new HN-900 and Aurvana X-Fi 2 headphones, both of which boast active noise cancellation and Creative’s proprietary techs X-Fi Crystalizer and X-Fi CMSS-3D.

The company claims that HN-900 headphones can reduce ambient noise by up to 85 percent, with about 40 hours of noise-cancellation on a single AAA alkaline battery. We’re a bit confused though as to how the company calculated that -18dB constitutes an 85 percent noise decrease. Namely, -18dB would make up for almost 200 percent, if not even higher by some calculations, but that's probably irrelevant for most.

The HN-900 come with an in-line microphone and one-click voice communication on the iPhone. The headphones have 40mm Neodymium drivers and gold-plated plugs. Creative’s HN-900 are available and go for $99.99.

creative hn-900

Creative says that its Aurvana X-Fi 2 headphones reduce ambient noise by up to 90 percent, which is -20dB according to Creative. They also come with 40mm Neodymium drivers and gold plated plugs, in a slightly more exclusive package.


They should hit the market in February 2012 with MSRP of $199.99.

creative aurvana x-fi 2

Here’s the rest of the specs:

HN-900

- 40 mm Neodymium magnet drivers
- Frequency Response of 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
- Noise Reduction Level of -18 dB (85%)
- Impedance of 290 ohms
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz of 100 dB/mW

Microphone

- Omni-directional
- Frequency Response of 100 Hz ~ 10 kHz
- Impedance of <2.2 kohms
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz of -38 dBV/Pa
- Cable length of 1.5m detachable with inline microphone
- Approximate battery life of up to 40 hours from 1 x AAA alkaline battery.
- Product weight of 168 grams

Technical Specifications of the Creative Aurvana X-Fi 2

- 40 mm Neodymium magnet drivers
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Noise Reduction Level: 20 dB
- Impedance: 450 ohms (on), 72 ohms (off)
- Sensitivity (1 kHz): 105 dB/mW (on), 95 dB/mW (off)
- Oxygen-Free Copper cables
- Gold-plated connectors, including airline adapter
- 1.5m (5 ft) standard cable and 1.5m (5 ft) extension (iPhone compatible)

Last modified on Monday, 06 February 2012 20:44

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