Creative has launched its latest in-ear wireless buds that take a new approach to delivering audio to your ears. Both the Creative Aurvana Ace and Creative Aurvana Ace 2 are now available via the company’s website and feature new MEMS-based drivers that allow the buds to deliver a larger range of frequencies than what you’d normally find in any pair of wireless buds.
In fact, that range is 5 Hz to 40 KHz, which seems quite impressive on paper. The company says they are a great solution for just about anything (phone calls, music, and videos). Providing deep lows and crisp highs. With the support for up to Bluetooth 5.3, they also support the latest Bluetooth codecs (LE Audio, LC3 Codec, SBC, AAC, AptX, and AptX Adaptive), delivering clear audio to your ears even though they lack the wires you normally associate with better sound.
They also support Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), allowing you to block out some of the noise around you, and feature a battery life of up to 24 hours. Each bud offers a dual-driver design that includes a 10mm dynamic driver along with the MEMS driver,
The Creative Aurvana Ace 2 model also features Qualcomm Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation that claims to be able to adjust to the changing sounds around you in real-time. This model also supports 16-bit 44.1 kHz audio for higher resolution than the other model.
The Creative Aurvana Ace retails for $129.99 while the Creative Aurvana Ace 2 retails just a little higher at $149.99. Both models are currently available via Creative’s website. Although we haven’t heard them for ourselves, as mentioned, they do sound good on paper. MEMS technology has been around in smaller mobile devices (smartphones, laptops, etc) but is new to the headphone world, offering a fresh take on how audio gets delivered to your ears. It will be interesting to see how they compare to normal dynamic (or alternative) drivers.