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X'mas Gift Idea 8: Headphones to envelope you with realistic surround audio

By Marcus Wong - on 27 Dec 2018, 3:17pm

X'mas Gift Idea 8: Headphones to envelope you with realistic surround audio

Creative Air C

The SXFI Air C is Creative's first retail-ready headphones with Super X-Fi Headphone Holography (SXFI) technology. This technology combines hardware and software to take the shape and structure of your ear into account when directing audio to you, thus affecting the perceived soundstage you feel when listening to any track. In short, it makes it seem like the audio is coming from all around you instead of from your headphones.

Thanks to 50mm Neodymium drivers that have been specially tuned for audio, the SXFI Air C delivers great music for music and movies, while the detachable ClearComms microphone makes it easy to communicate over Skype or with friends in-game. The headphones also have embedded LED lights in both ear cups that you can customize via a desktop app. Pick from 16 million different colors to make the headset truly yours!

Because SXFI requires power to work, you won’t get SXFI processing unless you power the headphones via USB, so you'll want to use it with PC/Mac, Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Android Phones (with an additional micro-USB to USB OTG adapter cable or a USB-C to USB OTG one) according to Creative’s support page


The Creative SXFI Air C is available at all authorized retailers now for S$179.

For a more detailed take on the audio performance, check out our first looks piece here.


Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 29th December 2018 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win some of the gift ideas in this series!

Bonus Step: Discuss about the prospective gift idea in the forum and you might just get a bonus prize for being constructive and helpful. Don't forget to share our gift ideas with your friends and get them to participate too!

Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

Our next festive gift suggestion is another audio product, but this one was created in collaboration with Harman Kardon, and the first to bring cinema sound to your living room with 7.1.4-channel audio in a soundbar format, and comes complete with Dolby Atmos support. 

Post your ANSWER in our Discussion Thread!

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