Creative Aurvana ANC
The Creative Aurvana is one of the cheaper headphones of this test, compared to the Bose, which is one of the more expensive ones. This can clearly be seen if we look at Creative's choice of material. The headphones feel and look very cheap. Don't expect any extras such as volume sliders or Bluetooth connectivity at this price point. Creative did include a microphone in the cable however, so you can make phone calls with it. There's also no way to charge the device, since the noise cancellation feature is powered by a single AAA battery, that is placed in the right ear cup.
The sound quality of the Creative Aurvana is nothing to write home about. It mainly falls short in tracks that have many close-lying parts, as everything will end up sounding like a mess. Simpler pop songs sound decent, but even then the balance seems to be a little off. Mainly the highs are underrepresented. Lastly, there's definitely a difference between having noise cancellation off and on, however the noise cancellation isn't effective enough in our opinion.