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Creative EP-630 Headphones review




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Creative EP-630 Headphones
  • Creative EP-630 Headphones
  • Creative EP-630 Headphones


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Back in October I looked at the PlayGear Stealth headphones from Logitech. These were in-ear headphones, aimed at the PSP market, but they performed well with audio players too. Although the Stealths lacked bass, they did offer exceptional value for money. Now I have the Creative EP-630 headphones in front of me, which are similar to the Stealths in many ways, but carry a significantly higher price tag. The question is whether the EP-630s are worth the extra cash.

Like the Stealths, the EP-630s are in-ear headphones – they don’t just sit in your ears, they push right into your ear. There are two major advantages to this type of design, first up is that they don’t tend to fall out of your ears when you’re jogging like standard ear-bud type headphones do. But more important is that with the headphones pushed deep into your ears, you cut out almost all the background noise. If you’ve ever travelled on the London Underground using standard headphones you’ll be aware that you can hardly hear your music over the sound of the train. You’ll have no such problems with the EP-630s – no matter how loud things might get on the train, you’ll be able to hear your music and you won’t even have to crank the volume up to the top to do so.

Despite similarities, the EP-603s are a cut above the Stealths when it comes to design, so you can see where some of that extra money is going. The headphones themselves are very small and have an attractive rounded finish to them. The black and silver detailing makes them ideal for anyone with a PSP or black MP3 player.

I complained about the cable length on the Stealths and I found them pulling sometimes with my iPod in my trouser pocket. Thankfully Creative hasn’t been quite so stingy and the 1.25m cable length is long enough not to pull at the headphones, but short enough not to get in the way while you’re out and about.


June 30, 2008, 6:58 pm

I recently picked up these after reading your review for under $13 USD, and they just sound brilliant.

The bass is exceptionally clear and punchy and doesnt drag along like some other more expensive sets.

The clarity on these babies is truly wonderous considering the dirt cheap price i payed for them.

I use a sony walkman NW-A1000 and the bundled ear-buds are pretty decent, well above the crappy apple earphones..but after using these, i've neatly tucked those away in a box, and i feel i can never buy earphones that aren't in-ear type again. I can't wait to try these with the black Sony NWZ-A829, which i plan to buy soon.

DJ Maldestra

January 18, 2010, 4:15 pm

I got these headphones back in dec 2006 and since I have been using NOTHING ELSE!

The sound being injected into your brain, is just the right way to put it.

My EP 630 sadly passed away dec 2009, and I have been looking for something to replace them with since. But I think I'll have to buy a new pair of these beauties.

After 3 years of direct sound injection into my brain, I'm looking forward to 3 years more. I can recommend the EP 630 if it wasn't allready obvious!


September 12, 2010, 7:54 am

These earphones came bundled with my laptop. The sound was so good that i started using them with all of my gadgets(mobile, ipod, etc). After ~2 years of usage, the left earphone would not work(thanks to my rough handling). I needed a new pair of earphones and I purchased another creative EP 630 without the slightest hesitation. It costed me 1000 Rupees(I would have even paid more considering the sound quality they offer). I highly recommend these earphones to anyone looking for a great sounding in-ear phones but not willing to shell out a lot of money.


December 18, 2010, 5:30 pm

Just bought these pair of earphones. The sound was good, bass was really deep, and it isolated noise very well. It's also comfy and lightweight, like it said on the packaging. It's design is pretty nice too. The price is also reasonable.

Hope this is durable, and can last me for quite some time. I previously bought a pair of earphones and the right side of the earphone became spoilt just a month after I bought it. It's probably due to my abuse of the pair of earphones, but I don't know. :/


February 14, 2014, 6:23 pm

Is it compatible for micromax canvas HD jellbean os

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