The Creative SXFI AIR GAMER is essentially the combination of the SXFI AIR and SXFI GAMER and is their attempt at offering a best-of-both-worlds, versatile headphone.
From the looks of it, they’re leaving no stone unturned when it comes to features. For starters, it supports Bluetooth 5.0 and USB-C connectivity, a standard 3.5mm stereo jack, and even microSD, for crying out loud.
Save for the power button and a source button, all controls are handled with a touch control interface.
On paper, the Creative SXFI AIR GAMER looks like a good all-rounder. Image: Creative
As the name suggests, the SXFI AIR GAMER is a gamer-first device, so it has all the amenities you’d expect a gaming headset to have. Large 50mm Neodymium drivers deliver the power while perforated, plush earpads are de rigueur for long hours of comfortable wear.
It has an onboard Super X-Fi DSP for all the audio wizardry – SXFI BATTLE Mode is an audio profile tuned for gaming applications, which enables enhancements such as precise audio cues, distance projection, and directionality. It can enhance music too, with features such as holographic audio.
The CommanderMic microphone is just one of two included options. Image: Creative
The AIR GAMER comes with the latest CommanderMic boom mic with a unique acoustic design and integrated pop filter. It also features SXFI inPerson Microphone Technology, which Creative says can effectively distinguish between the human voice and ambient noise to more effectively suppress noise and enhance audible speech.
A new GamerChat feature also makes it possible to implement Super X- Fi holographic audio effects for mobile chats via Bluetooth.
The NanoBoom makes the AIR GAMER a viable portable headphone. Image: Creative
There’s no shortage of goodies as the AIR GAMER also comes with a discreet NanoBoom mic for outdoor use, along with a durable Kevlar-reinforced USB cable (with USB-C to USB-A adapter included) if you wish to use the Super X-Fi DSP on your computer. The only visible downside is that the Bluetooth only supports the SBC codec, but it’s not a deal-breaker in this case.
The Creative SXFI AIR GAMER is priced at $199 and is available at Creative.com .