Creative Outlier Gold SXFI Headphones Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
How Much Does it Cost?
The Creative Outlier Gold True Wireless Sweatproof Earphones with Super X-Fi are available now on Amazon UK for just £94.99 and just $99 in the US. That’s obviously not cheap for a set of headphones. However, given the range of features included, I think they’re incredible value for money. You get SXFI built-in and that’s typically on their more expensive over-ear headsets or in their £120 USB Type-C amplifier (review). Albeit, these don’t need the same amplification given that they’re wireless, it has to be built-in.
I think the Outlier Gold was the thing I didn’t realise I was missing. Most of the time, I use my Creative Theater headphones on the PC for gaming and watching movies. However, I use my SXFI Amp on anything I want with wired headphones, such as my mobile, tablet, or when I’m travelling. The Creative Air filled that gap for wireless, but their over-ear design makes them pretty bulky and unsuitable for going for a run or to the gym.
While these aren’t sports headphones, they do fit my light fitness routine. I walk a lot, a few miles per day easily. Plus I occasionally go for a jog, and for that, the Outlier Gold are perfect. They stay in my ears, they can withstand a bit of sweat without breaking, and their charge time means with my typical usage of them per day, I can start on Monday and charge them on a Sunday.
There’s a nice mixture of materials here, and I think they look and feel pretty great. They’ve used a little more plastic here, most likely to keep the weight down, and it’ll help with the IP rating too. I think they look the business though, and I can’t say I’ve had quality issues. The portable charging bank is really nicely made too. Everything fits and snaps into place with a really positive feel, which is great.
Should I Buy Them?
Honestly, I think they’re about as good as you can get with wireless earbuds right now. You can keep your (admittedly very good) Air Pods thank you very much. These have great battery life, they look fantastic, the price is good, and most importantly of all, they sound fantastic. Then, when you use SXFI they sound even better! Highly recommended.