SteelSeries Flux Headphones Review
Published: 19th November 2012 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £69.99 |
The flux comes in a compact package with a giant SteelSeries logo on the rear, but it's round the front that all the action happens with everything on display. The Flux comes in two variants, and we have the Luxury Edition up for review today which comes with leather ear-pads and an extra set of covers for the ear pieces.
As you would expect from a Luxury Edition there are a raft of little touches. As well as the two main cables we'll look at below, the Flux comes with stickers, documentation and a very long extension cable, should you wish to use it on your PC or somewhere where you need a lot of length.
The headset itself is amazingly light. The headband is adjustable so if you've got a wide or narrow head you can get a perfect fit, helped by the flexibility of the ear piece attachments.
The leather cups are very soft and, when coupled to the fully height and width adjustable arms ensure a snug, but comfortable fit. As well as being comfortable when on they also fold into a very compact setup which fits into the high quality bag allowing for easy transportation.
The ear cups are removable, and there is a notch that allows them to be attached again in the simplest manner you can imagine, without stretching the leather at all. One of those ultra cool touches that you might never even see is the SteelSeries "Winning is Everything" slogan on the inside of the ear-piece. After all, winning is everything.
The Flux comes with two cables. One is the dual jack with inline mic that we're used to seeing hard-wired, but due to the very nifty way the flux handles cabling is detachable. The other is for smart phones and the like, and works on both iOS and Android devices. Single button, inline microphone, right-angle jack. It's a quality cable. We'll explain why both are plugged in on the next page.
It's not all about the quality of the headphones. The Flux is all about going with the flow, and everything that can be removed can also be changed to a colour of your choice. This Luxury Edition comes with a set of piano black covers alongside the default Flux branded ones. They are held on by magnets and changing them is a moments work.