SteelSeries Flux Gaming Headphones

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On first opening the box I must admit, I thought I was going to be using another pair of cheap £9.99 headphones just packaged in a higher quality box… How wrong I was.

When unpacking the product, I found they were inside the zipper case and further sealed in plastic wrap which I thought was a little unnecessary, but hey-ho I carried on unboxing my brand new pair of headphones.
Starting with the basics the headphones definitely aren’t the best looking in-ear headphones on the market. They brand the SteelSeries logo on the side for everyone to see, but once in your ears they are very comfortable to use. I have travelled on some long journeys with these and haven’t once had to remove them because my ears were hurting, they just seem to work! I have tried and tested many headphones and even the most expensive pair of in-ear headphones manage to somehow inconveniently fall out of my ears. You guessed it, not the Steelseries Flux in-ear. I’ve been testing them for over 4 weeks now and not once have they fallen out.

The small pods pack 6mm dynamic drivers which deliver top quality sound but also offer passive noise-cancellation due to comfortable, sealed in-ear fit.

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What’s In The Box

  • 1x Flux in-ear headphones
  • 1x fabric zipper carry pouch
  • 2x spare ear bud sets (1x large, 1x small – medium are installed on headphones)
  • 1x Steelseries sticker
  • User Guide + Documentation

The zipper pouch is very useful as the mp3 player I use also happens to fit nicely within it as well as the headphones. Because they use a flat anti-tangle cable as well you don’t have to worry about folding them nicely, you can just throw them into the pouch and be sure that the next time you go to use them you won’t be faced with that maze of knots and tangles that you usually are.
As you would expect with all quality headphones they have an inline microphone + button to control media on mobiles & Mac and also answer/end calls. Unfortunately there is no volume control integrated into the headset, which can be a little frustrating at time having to pull your phone out of your pocket.

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Technical Specifications

Headphones

  • Driver: 6mm
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20000 Hz
  • Impedance: 19 Ohm
  • Cable Length: 1.2m
  • Jacks: 3.5mm

Microphone

  • Frequency Response: 100 10000 Hz
  • Pick Up Pattern: Omni-directional
  • Sensitivity: -42dB

You’ll be please to hear that the headphones work with all mobiles with a 3.5mm jack, Mac and PC (Although the microphone is not supported on PC).

Verdict

What makes these headphones so amazing is the sound quality you get for the price. These cost just 49.99 euros which is around £42.00. Spending this amount of money on these headphones really is a no brainier, and I know of plenty of more expensive sets which offer far less quality than these. The minor annoyances which I have mentioned are made up for by the sound quality and the price.

If you have a little more money to spend then you may be interested in the Flux In-Ear Pro Headset which offers even better sound, swappable cable system, over-the-ear use as well as memory foam ear tips and microphone support for PC.

So if you’re looking for an excellent pair of headphones that deliver incredible sound quality for a very respectable price then you can head on over to their website using the link below to purchase yours.