New addition to Creative Lab's Aurvana series

I don’t completely understand this fascination with in-ear headphones. Are regular headphones just so bulky and inconvenient that its worth the hassle and lower audio quality? Especially considering that in order to start getting decent sound, you need to drop at least $100. However, for those of who enjoy these marvels of miniaturization, Creative Labs has a new addition to their Aurvana line on the way. The very aptly named In-Ear2.

There’s not a whole lot to suggest how these are different from their predecessors. One of the biggest draws are the hypoallergenic eartips. They utilize super-fancy AuraSealâ„¢ noise-isolation technology to eliminate 95% of background noise. Probably the most important factor of in-ears, as in plays into both getting decent bass response and keeping your volume at safe listening levels. The rest of the tech specs are below. These things are currently available at $149 a pop.

  • Drivers: Balanced Armature
  • Frequency Response: 15Hz ~ 16kHz
  • Impedance: 42 ohms
  • Sensitivity (1kHz): 110dB/mW
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm gold-plated plug
  • Cable length: 1.2m Oxygen-Free Copper
  • Product weight: 11g
  • In-Box Accessories: 2 sets of S, M, L size eartips, airplane adapter, travel case with cable management, cleaning tool