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Creative SXFI Amp (DAC) + Aurvana Trio LS (in-ear headphones) Bundle - $58 (after registration)

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Creative SXFI Amp + Aurvana Trio LS Bundle [creative.com] is on sale for $59.99 (normally $190)

Additional $2.00 off: Register for an account [creative.com] first and check the box for "Sign up for Creative Newsletters" -- this will get you 40 points that you can use for $2.00 off your order.

Good deal on a nice little headphone DAC / amp (dongle with USB-C input) with Creative's Super X-Fi technology plus a set of their in-ear headphones. The AMP dongle works with most devices that have USB audio output (consoles, PCs, most phones, etc.).

- More about setting up Super X-Fi [creative.com] (more complicated than it needs to be but it's generally considered one of the best virtualization implementations available).

- Detailed review of the AMP from a well-respected and thorough reviewer:
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https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/creative-sxfi-amp-review-headphone-adapter.21636/
- Not as thorough review of the Aurvana Trio LS headphones:
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https://musicphotolife.com/2021/09/creative-aurvana-trio-ls-review-affordable-quality-wired-earphones/
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Can't seem to find much buzz about this amp.
Appear to be released back in 2018 or 2019 with MSRP $150
https://hardforum.com/threads/cre...p.1968470/
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019...amp-review

And last time it was on sale for $99 with some discussions:
https://slickdeals.net/e/14594185-creative-labs-sfxi-headphone-amp-usb-c-mobile-pc-console-99
I linked to a comprehensive review in my post. That review was conducted by a guy with serious audio chops and equipment. He knows really knows his audio stuff, unlike IGN or HardForum.
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I linked to a comprehensive review in my post. That review was conducted by a guy with serious audio chops and equipment. He knows really knows his audio stuff, unlike IGN or HardForum.
Yup, thanks for the find. Repped.
I'm just trying to figure out how long this thing has been on the market. Head-fi has some long active thread on it too: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/c...hy.869663/
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Not compatible with some devices. I wonder if this means later Samsung phones as well?

https://us.creative.com/sxfisuppo...atibility/

However, the follow devices exhibit compatibility issues with SXFI AMP, and are not supported.

Huawei Honor 9 Lite/P8, P20, P20 Pro, and others in the same series
OPPO R9, R11s, R17
Samsung Galaxy S10 series
Sony Xperia XA series and XA1 series
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Yup, thanks for the find. Repped.
I'm just trying to figure out how long this thing has been on the market. Head-fi has some long active thread on it too: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/c...hy.869663/
2018 , got discontinued for awhile and came back. Im not sure if they revised it or not but it doesnt seem like they did. Its a good price and lots of power.
Your other choices would be something like a hidizs s9 pro for $100 which would be better and an upgrade but probably not $40 better. Bunch of other dongles out there worth the price. If you dont have anything powerful to drive and dont need the added functionality the usb c apple dongle that goes for like 9 bux is a serious DAC for basically throwaway money.
I actually run this $9 dongle with a separate amp for desktop use lol and cant believe how good it sounds
https://www.audiosciencereview.co...ters.5541/
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For this price I just went ahead and pulled the trigger. 30 day return policy makes it a no brainer if you're curious imo.
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Can't order… sold out?
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Can't order… sold out?
Yeah looks OOS to me too

EDIT: Back in stock, ordered one!
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OOS again, Dead.
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Bummer. The Amp is actually in stock, but the Aurvana Trio LS isn't -- so that effectively makes the bundle deal unavailable for now.
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Available for backorder now (ships 10/11) -- but they raised the price of the bundle by $20, to $79.99. Might as well wait until Black Friday at this point.
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I've had one since launch - it's made significant improvements in the 3D algorithm functions since then. It supports 300Ohm headphones, it has a SINAD of 108dB. This is a really solid headphone amp at launch price, and at $60 it's a no brainer.
https://www.avsforum.com/threads/...y.2949928/
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