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Creative HQ-1400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Creative HQ-1400. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The comfort and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the treble quality and durability. Opinions about the portability and bass quality are different.

sound, price, comfort, design, usability

reliability, durability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Creative HQ-1400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Creative HQ-1400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Creative HQ-1400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and comfort. The sound and design are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some less positive views about the portability and reliability.

price, design, sound, comfort, usability

reliability, portability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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For the price, Creative's HQ-1400 headphones offer good sound quality, though they can be slightly uncomfortable to wear over long periods of time.

Decent sound quality for the price, some isolation

Lacking in treble, slightly tight fit and not easily adjusted

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Siddharth Zarabi (

Creative HQ -1400 Headphone


A very classy looking headphone, with decent output.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Great item for the price


If you're a buyer looking for something that you'll use say 25% of the time that you listen to things on your computer, these work great for me, and will for you too. I have no problem keeping these on my ears for an hour at a time.

For about $12 these headphones work great for the price. They sound decent, and the cushions provide a good amount of comfort

I would expect to pay $20+ at a store such as Best Buy. To say what you would get if you paid that price of $20 on NewEgg, or even gone higher up, I'm sure you'd get better a better product in terms of insulating material and sound

Jun, 2009

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Awesome buy


Newegg is awesome.

Shipped extremely fast. Here in 2 days with rush processing. Free shipping. Product is great. Exactly as described. Love my new headphones


May, 2009

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great headphones


Overall very comfortable.

Great sound ; Low Cost (especially with the free shipping) ; I have only had them a few minutes but I am excited enough about this product to go ahead and write a great review for it

Haven't found any yet. I wish they were free, but that's it. Still need to see how they stack up against an environment with a lot of sound or extended use (such as airplane or car rides)

May, 2009

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Worth the money.


Definitely worth the few dollars you pay.

Great price with extra email promotion code ; Decent sound, light weight

Sound is good but not great. If you wear for more than a couple of hours, they cause the area around you ears to get sore. Probaby because they haven't been broken in yet

May, 2009

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These are Great


Are you kidding me? Those reviews that nitpick the audio quality can't be for real, they aren't high end but geez for the price they rock! clean decent sound

None at this price

May, 2009

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amazing headphones


I bought these for a redeye transatlantic flight, needing to replace my old headphones since they everyone around me could hear what I was listening to, and I didnt really want to keep everyone awake on the flight. these headphones worked perfectly,...

for $16, these are some of the best headphones ive ever had. The sound quality is decent, not perfect, but extremely good, and theyre fairly comfortable. The cord is also extremely long, which has been quite nice on occasion, though I generally have it...

over the course of a transatlantic flight, they get a bit uncomfortable, but nothing that a few minutes with them off can solve. though I dont really consider this a con, since any pair of headphones for this price would hurt after a few hours

May, 2009

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Great Value


These headphones cost a LOT more elsewhere, thanks to newegg for another great deal. I have bought a lot from you guys including all the parts for the computer I just built, you have a customer for life here!

Comfortable, but can make your ears hot after extended use. Single cord imput to unit is nice, sound is acceptable

Sound is nothing to write home about, but for $13 you can't expect too much

Apr, 2009

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Good headphones for $17 shipped


Nice headphones for $17 shipped! Not too tight. Good balance between bass and mid

not at this price

Apr, 2009