Creative Outlier Air V3 True Wireless Headphones Review

I’m a big fan of Creative, and have been since my first Creative soundcard and speakers back in the 90s! Even today, my desktop speakers are Creative, and my personal headphones are Creative… more so, my mobile headphones are the Creative Outlier Air Gold (V1), but they’re a couple of years old now, and True Wireless Headphones technology has moved on quite a bit since their release. With that in mind, it’s no wonder we’re now up to version 3 of these amazing headphones, and from a quick glance, it looks like a LOT of things have been changed this time around. It may even be time for me to upgrade my own set!

Creative Outlier Air V3

My V1’s had a 14-hour battery life between charges, but that’s dropped to 10 hours now. Why? Well, the addition of more microphones, a new driver design, Bluetooth 5.2 vs 5.0, and most importantly Active Noise Reduction and Ambient listening modes. The older models had no noise-cancelling technology, so this seems like a great trade-off. However, with the charging dock, you can get a total of 40 hours of playtime, and it comes with fast charging, and even Qi charging on the dock too. Of course, like all the latest Creative products, it comes with their sublime SXFI audio processing technology.

What Creative Had to Say

“Our crowd-favorite—the Creative Outlier TWS series—now comes with Ambient Mode and Active Noise Reduction! Boosted to power up to 40 hours of total playtime with 10 hours of battery life per charge, Creative Outlier Air V3 tops the series in its battery performance. We’ve raised the stakes with our newest Noise Control features, customizable touch control buttons, and quad mics for calls clarity, all engineered for the best true wireless experience. Powered by 6 mm Bio-cellulose drivers and upgraded with Bluetooth® 5.2 technology, the Creative Outlier Air V3 is certified water-resistant with an IPX5 rating, so you can enjoy immersive audio wherever life takes you.” – Creative

Launch Trailer

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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