Build & Design
These affordable earphones by Creative have an all-plastic design, while also being very smooth and very light. This is the kind of design that you see in most headphones in this sort of price range. Even with that in mind, the Creative Outlier Air True Wireless earbuds are still a good medium because it doesn’t feel premium and it doesn’t feel cheap.
The earbuds are not touch-sensitive so you do have to press the button quite firmly into your ear for some of the actions to trigger. Your able to control playback with both earbuds to play/pause/ answer phone calls, skip forward/ back, and adjust the volume.
The Outlier also has one of the best voice assistant performances. You don’t need to press a button to activate, just simply calling out Google assistant or Seri will activate your assistant almost instantaneously. It one of the best performing voice assistants on any true wireless earbuds on the market.
These wireless earbuds are IPX5 rated which means they can handle getting drenched. This will be great for most people who get caught in the rain or those people who sweat all.
The earbuds are not the most secure for intense workout activities but they will stay very secure and stable when jogging and during non-intense workout activities.
You get the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology which gives you a slightly better connection than Bluetooth 4.2. You’re able to get over 60 feet in wireless range. And you won’t get any delays or syncing issues when watching YouTube or NetFlix.
Creative claims that these earbuds deliver an impressive 10 hours of playtime, which would mean these earbuds would have one of the best battery performance beating out even most of the more mainstream and more expensive true wireless earbuds on the market. In real-world use at 50% volume, you are able to achieve 7+ hours of battery life which is about 25% off of their claim figures. But overall, it’s still better than many high-end true wireless earbuds.
One thing that I have started to notice is that a lot of the smaller companies are beating out a lot of the larger companies when it comes to battery performance.
The aluminum charging case will give you 2 additionally charges which means you get a total of close to 30 hours of playtime. The case also has a USB-C port for charging plus LED indicator lights to let you know what’s charging.
Let’s start off mentioning that these earbuds sport aptX technology. Normally earbuds in this price range or cheaper don’t have aptX technology and even if they do, they don’t work very well. But on these Outlier earbuds, it works really well. The bass is deep and rich without being muddy or distorted. These are bass focused and it delivers even more bass than the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earbuds and the Sony WF-1000x M3.
The mids are clear enough without being too forward or having a lot of clarity. This will be the perfect blend for those who are into bass focused audio. The highs are bright enough to be satisfying with enough sharpness that’s never overpowering or ear ringing to cause any listening fatigue.
To Warp Thing up
The best thing about the Outlier is bass, it’s deep and more resonating that a lot of the more expensive true wireless earbuds on the market. For the price, these truly wireless earbuds are really good you won’t find a better pair of truly wireless earbuds if you are looking for a bass-rich audio experience.