Summary: The new Flux Luxury Edition Gaming Headset from SteelSeries was built for mobility in mind, comes with two separate connectivity cables, a carry pouch and interchangeable covers. The Flux is easy to adjust thanks to the FluidFIT headband and produces a high quality sound even in movies or games, even if it is marketed mainly for gaming purposes.
Summary: If the user is looking for a headset that is easy to transport and versatile to the point of being used with a mobile phone and as a gaming peripheral, the Flux is the right choice. The lack of 5.1 surround sound support is a matter of taste, but 5.1 headsets are usually very big to carry around and impossible to be used discreetly. The customization adds charm to the product, but the main feature of the Flux is the rubber cables.
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.
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. We here at Gadgetmac value sound just as much as the other guy, and SteelSeries ' Flux Luxury Edition on-ear headphones really blew us away with their audio versatility.
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 of a stand out at any frequencies. It’s comfortable, but can fall of your head easily and the mid is abysmally quiet, to the point of being almost unusable.
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. However, no matter how clever the design is they are obviously a product aimed at a computer audience and so not necessarily the kind of thing you want to be seen with in public.
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. Luckily, attention to the audio performance has not been forgotten about here, which makes these set of cans not only stylish but also a pleasure for your ears too.
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