- Speakers: 40mm
- Frequency range: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 105 dB
- Resistance: 32 Om
- Link: wired
- Cable length: 2.6 meters
- Couple: 2*3.5mm
- The weight: 190 grams
- Frequency range: 100Hz – 18kHz
- Resistance: <2.2 kΩ
- Sensitivity: -40dB
Equipment and design
The Creative Sound Blaster Blaze is packaged in a black-and-red cardboard box with a window on the front so you can get to know the device before you buy it. The headphones sit on a special stand and are firmly attached, preventing damage during transport. In addition to the headset, the kit includes a detachable microphone with windscreen, instructions and a warranty card.
The Creative Sound Blaster Blaze is a full-size headset with a lightweight and compact design. The housing is made of high-quality plastic with a matte finish.
The cups have red logos on the outside and the brand name is printed on the headband on the outside. The inside has a soft velvet lining. The same material is used for the ear pads.
The model is small, but you can make it bigger because of the extendable cups. They rotate slightly on their axis and tilt relative to the mount, allowing you to optimally place the headphones on your head. Above each cup on the outside are the letters R and L to indicate the sides.
The left cup has a connection for a detachable microphone. It has a flexible leg so that the user can adjust his position for himself.
The cable is attached to the headset on the left side. It is thin and therefore does not look very reliable. On it, at a distance of 30-40 cm from the headphones, there is a small control panel with a clothespin, which allows you to adjust the volume with a wheel and turn the microphone on or off with a switch.
The connection cable has a length of 2.5 meters, which is enough to not be missing. The connection is made with two 3.5 plugs. The kit does not include adapters, which can be considered a drawback, since most modern laptops are equipped with a combined audio jack.
I would call the design of the headphones neutral and perhaps a bit old-fashioned. The model doesn’t look like a state-of-the-art gaming accessory, but rather looks old school, which is cool in its own way. Personally, these headphones brought back fond memories of my first computer and the passage of the early parts of Fallout, Max Payne and Mafia. There are no questions about the build quality. The only thing that is confusing is a thin cable.
As I mentioned above, the Creative Sound Blaster Blaze headset is quite compact. She got 40mm speakers and that’s why she has small cups. I have a small head and all the full-size headphones I’ve tested before I put on folded up.
In the case of this model, I had to increase the headband slightly so that the headphones fit comfortably on my head. The cups completely cover the ears, do not press, their shape and various adjustments allow you to choose a comfortable position. Velvet ear cushions also leave a pleasant feeling, although they attract dust like a magnet.
The device is light and does not cause any discomfort, but after a few hours of use, it still starts to feel on the head, so you should take a short break.
Due to the tight fit, the model provides good sound insulation. When I put it on, I don’t hear the outside sounds, just like others don’t hear what’s going on in the headphones.
The remote is quite handy. It is small, does not pull on the cable, as is often the case with other models, and at the same time has a clothespin. The switch and volume wheel are easy to feel, so you can use them without looking.
The sound is reasonable to describe, which I did not expect from such a cheap device. In games, the headphones behave correctly, showing good positioning in the main directions and even some volume effect. In movies, dynamic scenes sound rich, making you feel what’s happening.
When listening to music, the emphasis on low frequencies stands out. Mids and highs look well balanced against each other, but don’t stand out against the background of the bottoms. In my opinion, the headset is best suited to aggressive and bass-heavy genres, although the rest is quite possible to listen to.
Headphone volume is low. I used them at 70% and even at 100% they didn’t numb. The sound is not distorted at all, which can also be attributed to the merits.
The microphone has good sensitivity, and the presence of noise reduction ensures accurate speech transmission, although, according to the reviews of my interlocutors, it still does not cut off all external noises.
Creative Sound Blaster Blaze is a good model at an affordable price. To the pluses I can boldly attribute versatility, ie it can be used to play games, listen to music, watch movies. It has a good microphone with high sensitivity and quite effective noise cancellation.
The headset has a good build and an interesting design, although some may find it old-fashioned, also due to the lack of backlighting, which doesn’t bother me at all. There are no questions about ergonomics. Various cup adjustments, the light weight and the overall design allow you to find the optimal position on your head.
The only negative I was able to highlight is the thin cable. It seems to me the most vulnerable link in this headset. In addition, an adapter for connection to a combined audio jack in the kit wouldn’t hurt.
So if you’re looking for a good and cheap headset for universal use, consider the Creative Sound Blaster Blaze, it’s well worth the money.
Long connection cable
Handy control panel
No adapter for combo audio jack