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Creative's latest SXFI Air Gamer headphones offer professional-grade audio for work and play

By Liu Hongzuo - on 7 Apr 2021, 1:02pm

Creative's latest SXFI Air Gamer headphones offer professional-grade audio for work and play

Note: For the full review, head over here.

Creative SXFI Air Gamer.

If you don't want to have multiple headphones for work and play, Creative might have the Goldilocks solution for you. The Creative SXFI Air Gamer headphones combine the features of the work-oriented SXFI Air and the play-friendly SXFI Gamer into a single, versatile Super X-Fi headphones for wired and wireless audio.

The headphones offer 50mm neodymium drivers that are responsible for the clarity and power. As a Super X-Fi product, it also has high-definition holographic audio tuning that simulates multi-speaker setups in homes. Also on the headphones are SXFI Battle Mode, which uses the same technology to make an audio profile suited for competitive gaming - audio cues can project distance, direction, and depth, making sound an important aspect of faster-paced matches.

Communicating with your voice is an integral part of both online meetings and videogame nights. The Creative SXFI Air Gamer addresses that by using a new CommanderMic microphone with a built-in pop filter, offering noise suppression and amplifying voice pick-up.

An added feature to the SXFI Air Gamer is MobileChat, which offers Super X-Fi tuning even when the headphones are wirelessly paired to a phone or gaming device. MobileChat allows the user to pick up incoming calls without removing headphones, and the audio cuts back to the game without interruptions once the call ends. A use case for MobileChat is gaming on the Nintendo Switch, which doesn't offer voice comms - making it possible to use a voice chat app or audio call via the phone, on the side.

Connectivity options include a lag-free wired USB-C cable and wireless Bluetooth 5.0. It also has a 3.5mm jack for legacy devices (it also works with its Super X-Fi tuning). If you don't want the CommanderMic, the headphones also include an extra, longer NanoBoom mic as an alternative. Also included is a USB-C to USB-A adapter for further compatibility with other audio sources.

The Creative SXFI Air Gamer goes at S$199, and it's available on its official website. If you're interested to learn how it handles, be sure to check out our review of the Creative SXFI Air (which the new cans are partially modelled on).

*Update* - For our final say if you should splurge on this set of cans, check out our full review here.

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