If you’re on a tight budget and want to enjoy all the modern technologies in your next pair of headphones, then the new Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones could be for you.

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Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones

It’s always the way that the latest features only appear on the highest-priced devices, yet Creative Labs appears to have done a decent job packing its new Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones with almost every quality you could ask for.

The Zen Air are In-ear headphones, not earbuds as such, and are designed to fit inside the ear canal to create a seal that blocks out external noise. Usually, In-ear headphones tend to be more expensive than earbuds and provide better sound quality and noise isolation.

Yet, with ANC and just a $44/£54 price tag, including future-proofing tech such as support for SXFI Ready devices, could the Zen Air headphones be a cheaper alternative for music on the move?

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Features //Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones

The Zen Air In-Ear headphones from Creative Labs come with Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient modes. Powered by dual 10mm Neodymium drivers, the Zen Air In-ear headphones should do an impressive job of keeping external noises out to enjoy your music.

While the Ambient mode will deliver the best of both worlds, allowing surrounding sounds in while delivering crisp, clear audio. And switching between the two modes will be easy thanks to the built-in touch controls on each stem.

A pocket-friendly pair of true wireless earbuds—the Creative Zen Air does what’s needed, and more.

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At only 5g per bud, the Zen Air In-Ear headphones will come with a selection of silicone tips (Small, Medium and Large) to ensure a perfect and lightweight fit for every ear type.


Despite the small and light frame, Creative Labs has found space for a 60mAh battery inside each bud, resulting in up to 6 hours of playback from a single full charge.

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This performance can be extended up to 24 hours without needing a wall charge thanks to the incredibly robust-looking charging case that comes with the Zen Air In-Ear headphones.

The charging case has an internal 400mAh battery that will hold an additional 18 hours of power or three full charges for the buds. The case is only 60mm across and weighs merely 36g. Charging the case couldn’t be easier, as it offers USB-C wired charging or wireless, with any compatible Qi Wireless charging pad (not included).

Other features on the Creative Zen Air buds include an IPX4 waterproof rating which means they are ok with sweat or rain, voice assistant support for Siri and Google Assistant and four microphones for clear hands-free calls.

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Specifications //Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones

Dimensions34 x 22 x 23mm per bud
60 x 48 x 29mm case
Weight5g per bud
36g charging case
46g buds + case
Colour OptionsWhite
Drivers10mm Neodymium
Frequency Response20-20,000 Hz
Audio CodecAAC, SBC
FeaturesActive Noise Cancellation
Ambient Mode
Touch Controls
Voice Assistant
Battery Performance6 hours buds
18 hours charging case
24 hours total
Qi Wireless
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Waterproof RatingIPX4
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Charging Case
S, M, L Eartip selection
USB-C Charging Cable

Pricing //Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones

The new Creative Zen Air In-Ear Headphones are available now for $44/£54 only at creative.com.

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SOURCECreative Labs Pressroom
Tom Payne
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