SteelSeries Flux Headset
Posted by: editor on: 21.01.2013 12:03:06 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
SteelSeries know that we all want to look a little different from the rest, so they have included many colors in the range for the Flux headset so you can mix and match it up on the side plates and ear cushions so you can make your Flux how you want them to look.
There is not the greatest amount of tilt to the supporting arm of the Flux headset that I would like to see as you can barely tilt them a few degrees but as the headset sit on your ears and not over them, the amount of tilt needed is not much at all really..
Steelseries have gone for a completely different headband on the Flux, it has been constructed with two arms instead on just one and is made from a rigid but spongy material which I can only describe as being similar to a stress ball.
The split in the middle of the headband area I can only imagine is to allow air flow from under out through the headband and give it a little bit of flexibility for those with slightly larger heads..
The Flux headset has eleven levels of adjustments to fit across the head but this is one area I have found an issue with the headset because SteelSeries haven’t designed that much space between the levels so as you make your way through each level and position the headset on your head I released that to have the Flux at a comfortable position I had to adjust the headset to its maximum so the ear cup sat in the right location and there was no tension across the head area.
Having quite a small head to begin with I can only concur that any user with a large size head will find the Flux a challenge to fit comfortably across the head. SteelSeries should have designed this area of the Flux with a greater amount of spaces between the levels.
SteelSeries have integrated a very unique feature into the Flux headset that I have seen before in any other headset to date and that is a double input jack, this function allows you to be able to plug your cable into which ever port side you prefer so if your left or right handed. SteelSeries have got you covered which really helps for when you're using the microphone and mobile feature so you can use the size that suits you, not bounded by which way the headset has been designed.
But that's not all you can do with the spare input 3.5mm jack, SteelSeries have taken this feature to another level of design by allowing the port to be used by another headset at the same time you're using the device. Yes that’s right, the Flux headset supports multiple users so you can share your music or whatever you listening to with a friend. An incredible function to include as there are many a time when you have had to share a headset with a friend with your heads locked together, well SteelSeries have recognized this desire and brought it to life.
The Flux headset features an in-line, omni-directional microphone for when you're connecting the headset to a PC or Laptop, so you can enjoy many applications using the Flux without any limitations as you have the versatility of the detachable cable at your finger tips. The only issue I find with the PC cable is there isn't that much of it, if plugging into the back of your computer you haven't really got that much cable length to play with, so you would need an extension here which SteelSeries haven't included in the packaging but many keyboards these days have built-in ports that you can plug your headsets into which solves this problem instantly.
SteelSeries have designed the omni-directional microphone to be sleek, slender and extremely lightweight so you don't feel anything hanging down the side of you. The microphone itself works with a sliding mechanism which allows you to mute and un-mute your voice at any time, you may have noticed that the microphone does not have any clip to attach the device to your clothing, which I was concerned about but the microphone sits really close to your face area so your voice is picked up instantly.
I would have liked there to have been a clip added here but that would have made the microphone bigger and heavier I suppose. I would have also preferred a volume adjuster so I could fine tune the volume setting I was listening to while in-game if I wanted to use it with my PC or console..
As you can see SteelSeries have also brought in the customization aspect into the cables of the Flux headset so again you can also coordinate both PC and Mobile cable colors to what suits your individual style.
Looks and styling and fit are only a few aspects of a headset though, it's what they sound and perform like that is the most important part so let's find out if the Flux will make or break it.
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