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Creative Outlier Air V2

"The true wireless Creative Outlier Air V2 earphones deliver serviceable audio for a decent price, but have trouble standing out from the competition."
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Pros
  • Comfortable, stable fit
  • Excellent fit and seal
  • Good for running/fitness
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive sound quality
Cons
  • On-ear controls can be annoying to operate
  • No in-ear detection

Overall Rating

82.4%
The overall rating was calculated based on 4573 customer and expert reviews from 20 review sites and 24 stores.
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  • 86.4%
    Comfort
  • 83.8%
    Controls
  • 89.4%
    Build Quality
  • 83.6%
    Phone Calls
  • 85.7%
    Noise Cancellation
  • 88.5%
    Battery Life
  • 76.3%
    Design
  • 87.0%
    Sound Quality

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What experts are saying

The true wireless Creative Outlier Air V2 earphones deliver serviceable audio for a decent price, but have trouble standing out from the competition.

Pros
  • Bass-forward, sculpted audio with bright highs
  • Strong battery life for true wireless
  • Modest water-resistance rating
  • Affordable
Cons
  • On-ear controls can be annoying to operate
  • App feels like bloatware

The Creative Outlier Air V2 are decent for mixed usage. They're stable enough to wear to the gym, and their integrated microphone has a decent recording quality for making phone calls. Their portable design makes it easy to bring them on your commute, too. Their V-shaped sound profile may not be ideal for fans of neutral sound, but they have sound customization options, which is nice.

Pros
  • Graphic EQ.
  • Comfortable, stable fit.
Cons
  • Terrible passive soundstage.
  • Struggle to isolate against bass-heavy background noises.

Creative’s true wireless series is back again in the Outlier Air v2, and they deliver even more value than before

Pros
  • Excellent fit and seal
  • Improved battery (over original)
  • Super X-Fi entertains (with the right music)
  • Good for running/fitness
Cons
  • Original pair had issues with touch controls and connectivity
  • Sibilant and slightly harsh in tone
  • Better-sounding alternatives at this price

Creative Outlier Air V2: The Creative Outlier Air V2 make meaningful improvements to their predecessor and remain exceptional value for money

Pros
  • Effective touch controls
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive sound quality
Cons
  • SXFI compatibility is limited
  • No in-ear detection

The Creative Outlier Air V2 are easily the best sub-£100 earbuds I have used and they are perfect for fitness. The only reason not to buy them is that the original Outlier Air can often be had for well under £50

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