Creative WP-250

Creative WP-250One of the smartest businessmen in history once said that the only way a company can be successful is if it continues to innovate faster than their competitors do, always producing more useful products that are better than anything else anyone can purchase. And while many companies have been catapulted to ridiculous levels of success thanks to their focus on innovation, the fact of the matter is that the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds seem to have just been innovated to be innovative – offering no real benefits whatsoever.

One of the more difficult to wear wireless earbuds on the market today, you should only look to purchase this specific headphone if you are desperate for a cheap pair of wireless earbuds and you understand that they are going to put an enormous amount of strain on your ear canals even after just a few hours of use.

First impressions

I’ll be honest – the first time that I laid eyes on the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds I was more than a little bit excited.

With a futuristic design that looks reminiscent of two miniature speakers being attached by a single loop and promises of the latest and greatest technology, I was roped right into trying these out all on my own – and boy was I taken for a ride.

At first I thought that maybe this fit was just a little bit snug, and that once the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds were broken in and it would become much more comfortable. Around a half an hour to 45 minutes later I was literally in agony, even though I hadn’t played even a single song through my new headphones because the connection process was delayed due to spotty instructions.

I should have known to give up then – but once I had them connected I was more than impressed with the sound quality, and decided to stick it out. What a mistake.

Overall sound quality

Maybe the only redeeming quality that you’ll find with the Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds is the dedication to producing ridiculously clear sound, even when pushed to the higher levels of the volume spectrum. Pushing out above average mid range notes regardless of the volume setting, the real shining star here is the combination of the higher frequencies and deep bass levels, which never seem to try to outdo one another the way that other wireless solutions have become known for.

No, as these might not be the same kind of studio grade headphones that musical producers and legitimate DJs are used to using, but they never pretend to be either. Within inbuilt music equalizer as well as the option to tailor your experience at your media center and push the settings across to your new wireless earbuds, almost any detail can be adjusted to perfection – though the settings right out of the box are pretty close.

You’ll find that there is absolutely no bleed from ambient noises whatsoever, but it’s not because of any noise canceling technology or noise isolation hardware – it simply because the earphone jacks directly into your ear canal. The fit is so snug that at first you’ll be more than glad it is keeping out any and all external noises, but then grow frustrated as it seems to push and press against the inside of your ear – maybe one of the more delicate parts of the human body. After 45 minutes to an hour of the continuous use you’ll want to read these things right off of your head and pitch them across the room (which I may or may not have done more than once).

General design

If you’re looking for a futuristic looking set of wireless earbuds, then the Creative WP 250 product line is right up your alley. In fact, this is one of the things that most attracted me to these headphones – the fact that they looked so futuristic and promised to give me that kind of experience. Yes, the overall design can be a little bit bulky, but for whatever reason that the Creative headphones never really felt too terribly heavy.

Of course, that could be directly attributed to the fact that my focus was on whether or not they were causing my ears to bleed, but just scanning many of the reviews on the web will report the same findings – they are still relatively lightweight.

The Bluetooth used in these headphones is of the latest version, allowing you to not only connect to almost anything with built-in Bluetooth connectivity but also to devices any single time. This is one of the cooler features of these headphones, in that you can share a single media player with two sets of headphones – listening to the same exact songs at the same exact time in a group setting.

The neckband and that doubles as the connecting wire between them is strong and sturdy, and differently has a little bit of weight to it. This doesn’t feel too bulky or big, but it lends a sense of peace of mind in that they didn’t cheap out on this critical component – and the performance would lead to the same conclusion.

Battery life is capable of right around five hours of continuous use on just a single charge, with a micro USB input providing the necessary connections. Sure, it takes a considerable amount of time to recharge as a specific set of wireless your buds (nearly 3 hours from a dead set of headphones), but most people will be charging their units overnight and it won’t be an inconvenience.

Final verdict

If only they weren’t so terribly uncomfortable to wear over long periods of time and these could be a true contender for the top spots in the wireless earbuds world. Sadly, they are just too painful after short durations, making it almost impossible for us to recommend any Creative WP 250 wireless earbuds.

Hopefully people who have already purchased these headphones continue to shout from the mountain tops about this design flaw in Creative pays attention, because they could have a real winner on their hands.

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