Conclusion: This is a very nice headset/headphone with excellent sound quality. You can pick them up for around 100$ in the states. The sound is clear and crip with a nice mid toned bass that is very comfortable and pleasant to listen to. The
Excerpt: Rarely do we find a pair of cans that can do everything that we want it to, and do it well. Audiophiles flood the forums arguing which pair of headphones are the best and probably grimace at the simple mention of a pair of crap quality headphones.
Conclusion: I’m afraid I must report that to this reviewer, the Flux appears to be far more weighted in the style camp than any other. It has pretty good audio quality, but it doesn’t give you much volume head room – especially since the bass quite easily distorts when you get louder – and it really isn’t much...
Pros: Average audio quality, Comfortable over long periods, Very mobile, Social – daisy chain-ability
Cons: Mic is impossibly quiet, Falls off of your head easily, No built in volume control, Bass distorts at higher volumes, Overpriced
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Pros: Great premium quality sound reproduction, Optimized for gaming, Music and Movies, Fully customizable, Detachable Cable System, Share Your Sound, Travel friendly, Supports PC, Laptop and Mobile use
Cons: Better Comfort and adjustment length., No Volume Control
Excerpt: Headphones, and indeed headsets, usually follow a design pattern with the microphone attached to the left ear-piece or, as is usually the case with SteelSeries ones, can be retracted into the ear-piece itself.
Summary: If you're looking for a solid headset for gaming, the Luxury Edition of the SteelSeries Flux is a good investment. It could use some refinement though, especially when it comes to padding under the headband.
Pros: Stylish yet comfortable design, Great audio reproduction during gameplay and movies/music
Cons: No dedicated soft protection under the headband, Carry pouch doesn't provide protection
Summary: The SteelSeries Flux headset is advertised as being their most customisable and versatile headset they have ever developed. Everyone has their own perceptions on how customisable a headset should be, however SteelSeries sees this as style over form or function.
Pros: Stows away easily for an overhead headset, Good quality audio for its size, Choice of left or right cable connection and cable types
Cons: Feels tight on the ears at first, will be looser over time, Fabric ear cushions, though solid, does let down overall quality, Rubber headband can add pressure with long use