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Creative Zen Hybrid

Wireless Over-ear Headphones with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation

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Features

Overview

Find your gateway to serenity and personal privacy with the Creative Zen Hybrid!

Featuring Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation for a more peaceful time and Ambient Mode when you need to be aware of your surroundings, get your much needed reprieve as and when you need them.

This pair of over-ear headphones is the perfect combination of versatility and performance—wireless or wired, outdoors or indoors—and is fitted with a noise-cancelling microphone that can handle any impromptu calls. To top it off, its long-lasting battery life of up to 27 hours even with ANC enabled also means you can power through an entire day without distractions.

With Creative Zen Hybrid, you can always find your zen.

Noise Control

Your Personal Zen

Cancel up to 95% of the ambient noise in your surroundings! Using a total of four microphones dedicated for Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)—a mixed approach that combines feedforward and feedback ANC systems to remove a broader spectrum of noise than just one—drown out all the distracting sound and stay in your zone.

With Hybrid ANC, your personal headspace is just a button press away.

Ambient
awareness: ON

Switch quickly to Ambient Mode via the same button as ANC on the right earcup! Let in outside sound to be more aware of your environment, like public announcements at train stations, or even a short chat on your coffee run—all without stopping your music!

For cyclists and commuters, this comes in particularly handy for you to stay safe while out and about, especially around heavy traffic areas.

Battery

Keep going

We hope your playlist is long enough. Creative Zen Hybrid has a long-lasting battery life of up to 27 hours* with ANC on. Recharging is also super straightforward via the included USB-C charging cable. If you are in a hurry, a quick 5-minute charge also provides for 5 hours of listening.

0 HOURS

ANC OFF

ANC ON

*Based on moderate volume level. Actual battery life will vary with use, settings, songs and environmental conditions.

Battery StatusLED Indicator
Solid Red
Solid Green
Flashing Red

Connectivity

Choose your modes

With both wireless and wired options, you are free to select between Bluetooth® 5.0 or 3.5 mm analog jack.

We recommend the wireless mode while you're out and about, and wired for when the power is running low or when you just want a quick and simple way to relax with some tunes.

Creative Zen Hybrid also comes with AAC audio codec^ for better wireless streaming quality.

^Your devices (i.e., Laptops, tablets, mobile devices) need to support AAC as well to enjoy the benefits of the codec.

1. Bluetooth®

First-time pairing

Step 1

Press and hold the Power (Multifunction) button for 5 seconds

Once the LED starts flashing blue and red, it is now in pairing mode

Step 2

On your device, enter the Bluetooth® settings, and search for ‘Creative Zen Hybrid'

Once paired, the LED indicator will flash blue once every 5 seconds; alternatively, you should also hear a voice prompt indicating that the Creative Zen Hybrid is paired to your device

Note: Bluetooth pairing mode can only be triggered when the headphones are powered off. To pair to a new device, please power off Creative Zen Hybrid before entering into pairing mode again (press and hold Power button for 5 seconds).

2. 3.5 MM AUX-IN

For wired mode, simply plug in the included 3.5 mm AUX-in cable to Creative Zen Hybrid and your device, and it's ready for use. Do note that voice call is not available in AUX-in mode.

Communications

Get heard

Sound clearer to others on the line for an improved call experience! The Creative Zen Hybrid features a noise-cancelling microphone that works to pick up your voice over the noise. Combined with ANC on, you'll be able to hear them better when your environment's noises are cancelled out.

Controls

Controls are easy

No fuss, only convenience. All the necessary controls are located on the right earcup so they are easy to access. Answer a call, make a quick command via smart assistants* like Siri or Google Assistant, or adjust your playback volumes, it's all right there.

*This feature requires a Bluetooth connection to your iOS or Android phone with an internet connection, and support for the smart assistants.

Guide to controls

1. Powering On / Off

ButtonActionLED Indicator

Press and hold 3s: Power on

Power on: Pulsing blue

Press and hold 4s: Power off

Power off: Solid red for 2s, then LED turns off

2. Noise Control

ButtonActionLED Indicator

Press X1:
ANC on / off

ANC on: Solid blue

ANC off: LED off

Press X2:
Ambient Mode on / off

N / A

3. Playback Mode

ButtonAction

Press X1:
Play / pause

Press and hold 2s:
Siri / Google Assistant

Press X1:
Volume up

Press and hold 2s:
Next track

Press X1:
Volume down

Press and hold 2s:
Previous track

4. Call Mode

ButtonActionLED Indicator

Press X1:
Answer / hang up

Answer: Flashing red

Hang up: LED off

(While in a call)
Press X1:
Place the first caller on hold, and answer the second caller's call

Hold: Flashing red

Press and hold 2s:
Reject

N / A

Press X2:
Redial

Redial: Flashing red

(While in a call)
Press X2:
Transfer the call from Zen Hybrid to connected device

N / A

Design

Designed for on-the-go

Just fold and stow! The Creative Zen Hybrid is definitely made to travel. There are three ways to this—flat fold, half fold, and compact fold—portable enough to store in your laptop carrying case or your hand carry on the plane.

Quality build, extreme comfort

Three words:
Snug, firm, and plush.

From its plush ear cushions to padded headband, Creative Zen Hybrid is designed with durability and aesthetics in mind to complement your daily life.

1

The adjustable headband features a reinforced steel inner core that provides a backbone for the headphones to get a firm grip on your head for optimal acoustic seal and fit for different head shapes and sizes.

2

This steel inner core is sheathed in premium synthetic leather that exudes a luxurious finish while staying versatile enough to match your setup and outfit.

3

On each side of the headphones are the 90° swivel earcups, built with extra plush synthetic leatherette for a comfortable and snug fit that feels like a hug for your ears during extended listening hours without hurting them, even with glasses on.

1

The adjustable headband features a reinforced steel inner core that provides a backbone for the headphones to get a firm grip on your head for optimal acoustic seal and fit for different head shapes and sizes.

2

This steel inner core is sheathed in premium synthetic leather that exudes a luxurious finish while staying versatile enough to match your setup and outfit.

3

On each side of the headphones are the 90° swivel earcups, built with extra plush synthetic leatherette for a comfortable and snug fit that feels like a hug for your ears during extended listening hours without hurting them, even with glasses on.

Audio

Two
hearts
beating

At the heart of Creative Zen Hybrid are the drivers. Custom-tuned by our very own acoustic engineers, the dual 40 mm full-range Neodymium drivers promise high-quality sound without any fuss. From accurate bass with a warm sound signature to crisp, clean highs, hear each beat and every layer with clarity.

SXFI READY

Award-winning Super X-Fi® Headphone Holography

Now with Super X-Fi technology!

Super X-Fi technology recreates a professional, multi-speaker system experience in your headphones so you can hear sounds naturally like how it's meant to be heard. Creative Zen Hybrid is a certified SXFI READY* headphone that is specially-tuned for optimum performance with devices and apps in the SXFI READY ecosystem, like the SXFI App. By utilizing the SXFI App on your mobile, you can use enjoy a preview of Super X-Fi Headphone Holography on local content and enjoy cinematic audio even while on the go! Read more about raved-about technology and its numerous accolades.

*SXFI READY works on local music files downloaded onto your device; it does not support streaming content (e.g., Spotify, YouTube, and Netflix). To enjoy the full functions of Super X-Fi on all contents, check out our entire range of Super X-Fi products featuring the SXFI UltraDSP chip.

Guide to SXFI READY setup

Set up your Super X-Fi profile on the Creative Zen Hybrid to enjoy a preview of the Super X-Fi Headphone Holography on local content wirelessly!

STEP 1:

Download the SXFI App on your mobile device.

STEP 2:

Create your Super X-Fi profile via the ‘Personalize' tab from the menu bar, and follow the step-by-step guide to personalize your Super X-Fi profile.

STEP 3:

Connect the Creative Zen Hybrid to your mobile device via Bluetooth.

Downloads

SXFI App

Create your Super X-Fi profile and enjoy a preview of Super X-Fi Headphone Holography's cinematic audio wirelessly on your mobile device's local content. The Super X-Fi Headphone Holography works for local music files downloaded onto your device; it does not support streaming content (e.g., Spotify, YouTube, and Netflix).

REVIEWS

Makeuseof.com

The Creative Zen Hybrid headphones are a comfortable, lightweight set of cans, perfect for wearing around the house, while out shopping, or commuting. The foldable headphones feature ANC and a stylish design, and best of all, come with Creative's now-trademark excellent battery life. What's not to love?

7/10

Creative Zen Hybrid

2022-06-10

TechGameWorld

In conclusion, a product that is recommended above all for its comfort, ease of use and quality itself. For travelers or simply workers who spend a lot of time on transportation can definitely prove to be a great buy.

Creative Zen Hybrid

2022-06-09

cordbusters

I like the design, the ANC is not bad, the battery times are great, and they’re among the most comfortable headphones I’ve tested.

3.5/5 Stars

Creative Zen Hybrid

2022-06-09

A Closer Look

Specifications

Product Type
Wireless Headphones, Wired Headphones
Color
White
Frequency Response
20–20,000 Hz
Driver
40 mm Neodymium Driver x 2
Charging Time
2 to 3 hours
Connector Type
Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5 mm Stereo Input
Bluetooth Profiles
HFP (Hands-Free Profile), A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth), AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control)
Bluetooth Operating Frequency
2402-2480 MHz
Audio Codec
AAC, SBC
Operating Range
Up to 10m / 33 ft
Wearing Style
Over-ear
Operating Temperature
0–45°C
Ear Pads
High-quality, soft protein leather

System Requirements

For Bluetooth Audio
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)
For Analog Audio
  • Devices with 3.5 mm headphone port in CTIA configuration

Package Contents

  • 1 x Creative Zen Hybrid
  • 1 x Carry Pouch
  • 1 x 3.5 mm AUX-in Cable
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable (for charging)
  • Quick Start Guides

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

Downloads

Owner's Manual

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