Creative Technology has launched Creative Zen Hybrid, its latest wireless headphones which just might keep music-loving users plugged in far longer than they would normally. Featuring Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, 40mm Neodymium drivers and up to 37 hours of battery life with a minimalist yet sleek design, Creative Zen Hybrid quite simply packs in the highlights as the go-to daily headphone solution for all.
All the features to find your Zen
Creative Zen Hybrid is built to help users be at one with themselves through their music, wherever they are - they are able to focus much better with the Hybrid ANC technology, driving out unwanted distractions from the environment. This technology is ‘hybrid' through implementing feedforward and feedback microphones on each earcup. As a result, up to 95% of ambient noise is filtered out, enabling users to fully immerse in their favorite tunes while on the go.
On the other hand, Ambient Mode allows users to be conveniently aware of the environment without taking the headphones off, for example when listening out for train station announcements, ordering at a café counter or simply keeping users safe on busy streets. Rounding things off is a noise-cancelling microphone, which keeps calls clear for the other party as well.
To complement the noise cancelling feature, these headphones sport 40mm powerful yet light Neodymium drivers. Expertly tuned by Creative's in-house engineers for a warm sound signature with accurate bass and crisp, clean highs, the Zen Hybrid is well-balanced to suit a wide variety of genres while helping to prevent headphone fatigue.
With an impressive battery life of up to 37 hours, users can easily binge on their favorite playlists, even while in repeat mode. When needed, the Zen Hybrid can provide 5 hours of playback with only 5 minutes of super-quick charging.
Creative Zen Hybrid sports a sleek and lightweight design with a slim profile, with easy-to-use tactile control buttons conveniently located on the right earcup. It also features a foldable design, and can be handily stowed in a carry pouch when not in use.
SXFI READY (pronounce: sax-fi)
Creative Zen Hybrid is specially tuned to support the exciting and upcoming expanded Super X-Fi ecosystem, where Super X-Fi Headphone Holography will be implemented in different devices such as TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Users of SXFI READY headphones like the Zen Hybrid will get to enjoy this award-winning technology on such devices.
In the meantime, users can benefit from the superior tuning of SXFI READY headphones. A free preview version of the award-winning Super X-Fi technology is available through the SXFI app. Users can sample Super X-Fi headphone holography on local music content inside their phones.
Users who are interested to be informed of these new SXFI-enabled devices compatible with SXFI READY headphones can sign up here.
Key Features of Creative Zen Hybrid
- Hybrid ANC (feedforward and feedback mics on each earcup)
- Ambient Mode
- Battery life - up to 37 hours (ANC disabled), up to 27 hours (ANC enabled)
- Up to 5 hours of playback with only 5 minutes of charging
- 40 mm Neodymium drivers
- Foldable design, with carry pouch included
- SXFI READY
Pricing and Availability
Creative Zen Hybrid is priced at S$149 and is available at the Creative online store. For more information, visit creative.com/ZenHybrid.
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for driving the multimedia revolution - which established a user base of 400 million - Creative drives digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions that include premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones, powerful audiophile-grade digital amplifiers and next-generation home-theatre systems. Aiming at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets, Creative continues to reinvent the Sound Blaster, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar series and USB-audio class of products such as the Sound Blaster X7.
In 2016, Creative unveiled the X-Fi Sonic Carrier: a brand-new concept in hi-res audio and video delivery for home entertainment. This technology powerhouse dubbed ‘the soundbar of the gods' personifies the Audio of Tomorrow.
In 2018, Creative launched an all-new game-changing technology for headphones called Super X-Fi® Headphone Holography. This technology uses computational audio to recreate the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio, and delivers the same expansive experience - with the same original depth, detail, realism, and spaciousness - in headphones. Super X-Fi further uses Artificial Intelligence to compute a custom audio profile based on a person's unique anthropometry. Super X-Fi has won multiple accolades worldwide, including an unprecedented 23 awards at CES 2019-2020.