Creative Outlier Pro Revealed
Peter Donnell / 11 months ago
Creative Technology has just announced the launch of Creative Outlier Pro, which is set to be the latest and best addition to the well-received Outlier True Wireless series. Now, I’m a big fan of the Outlier, as I’ve been using the Outlier Gold for years, and recently dabbled with moving to the new Outlier 3 as they have some nice ANC features. However, now that I can see the Pro is hitting the market, perhaps I should wait just a little longer to upgrade!
- Hybrid ANC (feedforward/feedback mics on each earbud), Ambient Mode
- (ANC Off) Up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge, 60 hours including charging case. (ANC On) Up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, 40 hours including charging case
- New 10 mm graphene-coated driver diaphragms
- IPX5-certified sweatproof
- Super X-Fi READY
The True Wireless headphones are equipped with a powerful Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) plus Ambient Mode, and an impressive battery life of up to 60 hours, of course, that’s including time after recharging using their carry case. There are six built-in microphones, touch controls, they’re IPX5-certified, and feature Bluetooth 5.2 and wireless charging.
What Creative Had to Say
“Creative Outlier Pro offers users an impeccable listening experience with Hybrid ANC, which is typically found only on high-end headphones. This ANC technology is ‘hybrid’ in that it combines both the feedforward and feedback ANC systems on each earbud to effectively block out unwanted background noises. So, users can stay in the zone while on an important conference call or listening to their favourite tunes without distractions. On the flip side, users can also switch over to Ambient Mode to let just the right amount of ambient sound in, which comes in handy when users want to be aware of the environment, for example, while walking near a traffic junction. The controls are seamless and can be easily accessible with simple taps on the earbuds to toggle between ANC Mode and Ambient Mode, or users can also control it via the Creative app.”
10 mm Graphene Drivers
The Pro also feature a new larger 10 mm graphene-coated driver diaphragms expertly tuned by Creative’s in-house audio engineers. The Creative Outlier Pro offers an improved acoustic performance all round. This translates to better clarity, enhanced bass, and effective ANC quality – all while improving power efficiency of the earbuds. I’lll admit, much of that bumf is what Creative had to say, but I’m eager to get a review sample in and see if it holds true.
Go Beyond All Day
With a juiced-up battery life of up to 60 hours in total and a playtime of up to 15 hours on a single charge, Creative Outlier Pro is the perfect audio companion for long commutes, workouts, or endless Netflix marathons. Even with hybrid ANC turned on, users will be able to get a playtime of 10 hours on a single charge, and up to 40 hours in total.
On top of that, these earbuds also come with different sets of soft silicone ear tips that make it hassle-free for users to find the perfect fit to achieve the optimal seal for better noise insulation and greater comfort.
Lastly, the icing on the cake for Creative Outlier Pro is the user-friendly Creative app that allows users to customize the touch controls to suit their preferences and activate a series of useful features such as the Low Latency Mode. This newly added feature reduces the latency of the Creative Outlier Pro by more than half, so users can enjoy better-synchronized music and video content.
Holographic Audio – Try It!
Creative Outlier Pro is specially tuned to support Super X-Fi READY – a free preview version of the Super X-Fi technology, which is available through the Creative app. Users can sample Super X-Fi headphone holography on local music content inside their phones.
Pricing and Availability
Creative Outlier Pro is priced at S$119 and is available at the Creative online store Singapore. However, since that’s where Creative are based, this will likely be followed by a global release very soon, so stay tuned.