Creative Zen Hybrid Layout and Features
The Creative Zen’s clearly take their inspiration from the popular Bose Quiet Comfort design matching the size of my well-worn Bose set including the folding design. Sound is handled by a set of 40 mm Neodymium drivers and Bluetooth 5.0.
Creative ships the Zen headphones with a soft grey carry bag rather than a hard case. Despite this lack of protection the overall size, when packed away, would slip easily into a typical bag or large purse.
The ear cup size is what I would call "medium" in overall shape and depth making them one of the tighter over ear designs in this segment. Padding is soft and covered with a synthetic leather that definitely feels comfortable, even after long listening sessions.
When it comes to headphone comfort the lightweight design and soft padding go a long way.
Controls are located on the right side and can be operated by touch and feature an Intuitive layout.
From Front to back:
- The ANC toggle with an imbedded LED indicator,
- The 3.5mm analog jack, the multi-function power button with status lighting,
- The multifunction volume controls.
All the buttons have separate usability during media playback and when on a call.
Also included you will find a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, a 3.5mm AUX-in cable and a set of manuals. The charging cable is about 82 cm (32 inches) long and the AUX cable is about 117 cm (46 inches) long.