Creative EP-630 Headphones - Creative EP-630

By Riyad Emeran

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Creative EP-630 Headphones

Summary

Our Score:

9

You get three sets of rubbers for the headphones, so you should be able to find a set the fits your ears comfortably. I found that the smallest set were perfect, and I was able to use the EP-630s for several hours without my ears aching. Headphones like this do take a bit of getting used to though, since you feel a kind of pressure at first, like you’re under water, but if you can get past that you’ll never look back.

Sound quality from these little babies is superb. Whereas the Stealths provided clear sound while cutting out most of the background noise, the EP-630s produce a far fuller sound envelope. The bass that was lacking from the Stealths is here in abundance, but there’s no muffling of the higher frequencies as a result. Since using these headphones I’ve found that I have my iPod set to a far lower volume setting – the background noise is almost non existent, while the music feels like it’s being injected straight into my brain.

Even when I’m using these headphones with my Sony PSP or Nintendo DS, the results are first rate. But coupled with my black iPod nano, it’s a match made in heaven – I get great sound quality, matching black finish and everything’s small enough to fit snugly in my trouser pocket.

As I mentioned earlier the EP-630s cost a fair bit more than the Stealths, but to be fair that’s more a testament to how cheap the Stealths are, rather than the Creative EP-630s being expensive. At £19.99, the EP-630s are worth every penny and you’re not likely to find a better set of in-ear headphones for this kind of money.

Verdict

The Creative EP-630s are the best in-ear headphones that I’ve ever used. At just under £20, they’re not the cheapest you can get, but if you’re looking for a good upgrade to the bundled headphones that came with your MP3 player, check these out.

Overall Score

9

gettinhigh

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!

hanumanthpraveen

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.

whatsername21

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. :/

prashant

February 14, 2014, 6:23 pm

Is it compatible for micromax canvas HD jellbean os

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