ASUS ExpertBook B9

We’ve been testing out a lot of TWS earbuds for the past years. Ranging from the high-end to the ultra-budget ones, the one thing we realized is that the price doesn’t define the value that we’re getting. The Creative Outlier Pro is one of those that offer fantastic value for the rather premium segment.

Creative Outlier Pro

Acer Nitro 5

Unboxing

The box of the Creative Outlier Pro is fairly simple. We do have all of the necessary information on the box – and the Creative Outlier Pro has two companion apps to be used.

Creative Outlier Pro

Opening up the box, we do have the quick start guide printed on the lid of the box which I think is a nice touch. I mean, no one will ever miss it.

Digging out everything from the box, we have bunch of documentation, spare earbud tip sizes ranging from the S, M, and L, a short USB-A to USB-C charging cables, and also the Creative Outlier Pro itself.

Creative Outlier Pro

The Creative Outlier Pro itself

The entire Creative Outlier Pro is very similar to the other versions of the Outlier series of TWS earbuds. The case can be pushed open to reveal the charging pins for the earbuds themselves.

Creative Outlier Pro

On the side of the case, we have the L and R earbud battery indicator LEDs and also the case battery status LED, and also a USB-C port for charging everything.

Creative Outlier Pro

Earbud design

At first glance, the earbuds seem to be big. However, the earbuds themselves are actually very comfortable. The shape and contours are naturally conforming to the human’s ear shape.

Creative Outlier Pro

The largeness of the earbuds is actually facing outwards only and it provides a larger surface area for the touch gestures to work properly. Yes, there are the usual ANC and ambient mode gestures, alongside the gestures to change the volume or change tracks – that’s about it.

Creative Outlier Pro

I personally wore the Creative Outlier Pro to the dentist, go out while waiting for someone to finish their long shopping marathon, and on many more occasions. The lightweight of the Creative Outlier Pro makes it comfortable to wear for many hours and it didn’t fall out my ears too.

Creative Outlier Pro

The sound quality of the Creative Outlier Pro is actually very good. The only want I can describe it is “versatile”. While the sound quality by default is not going to suit everyone, the included apps and the features will make everyone fall in love with it.

Creative Outlier Pro

The Creative app

The app in itself is fairly simple in terms of interface and also the features offered – but they are essential.

Creative Outlier Pro

Firstly, we have the equalizer. There are already a few presets for us to use or we can fine-tune the equalizer to change the frequency response curve entirely. For me, I find that the music preset EQ is already good enough – and I’ll just use that. But we’ll return to this later.

Creative Outlier Pro

The noise control feature is also pretty simple in terms of its interface but we can tune the intensity of the ANC and ambient mode levels here.

Creative Outlier Pro

And of course, we can also customize what the gestures should do. I left everything in default – but you can change it to whatever you want.

Creative Outlier Pro

Then comes the device settings. We can change the name of the earbuds if we choose to do so or just use the default name of “Creative Outlier Pro”. What’s interesting is that the Creative Outlier Pro also has a low-latency mode to mitigate Bluetooth audio delay – but is it effective?

Creative Outlier Pro

We used the Superpowered Latency Test app and this is what we got.

I’d say the latency is pretty low – but we’re talking about Bluetooth audio delay standards here. If you’re thinking of gaming using TWS earbuds – especially competitive games like PUBG or COD Mobile or even Apex Legends and such, then it’s always best to get a pair of wired earphones.

Creative Outlier Pro
Lowest latency is always to use wired earphones.

The Creative Super X-Fi app

The second app that you can use with the Creative Outlier Pro is the Super X-Fi app. Technically, this app is a music player that plays all the music that you saved on your phone – but it comes with one extra feature, the “personalize” feature.

Creative Outlier Pro

You can use this feature to scan your head (particularly your ear pinna) so that the Creative Outlier Pro can playback music that matches your ear shape.

I find this process to be extremely awkward since it is very difficult to aim the phone’s cameras to your ears from a straight angle and I also doubt its effectiveness since this is a TWS earbud anyway. Maybe if you get the over-ear headphones, it would work better.

Other than that, this is a pretty basic music player app.

Should you buy the Creative Outlier Pro?

I think that the Creative Outlier Pro is pretty premium in terms of the sound quality, features, and especially the app that it offers. As a holistic experience, it is very complete and thorough.

Creative Outlier Pro

The sound quality is great and the app offers features to fine-tune the experience to make it sound even more suitable for your own ears.

At the price of USD $89.90(without discount), I can wholeheartedly recommend it if you can make use of the features.

Where to buy? (Affiliate links)


Like our Facebook Page here at NasiLemakTech.com for more news and in-depth reviews! Also, join our Facebook Group for insightful information and memes!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel too!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.