SteelSeries Flux Luxury Edition Headset Review

Final Thoughts


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Being that the Flux is the little brother to one of our favorite headsets, the SteelSeries Siberia v2, we're not surprised at its well-rounded performance and comfort. The on-ear form factor comes with some drawbacks like reduced immersion, smaller drivers, and hotter ears. However, the benefits gained by portability and everyday aesthetic appeal make up for these shortcomings. The loss of in-line volume controls is rather disappointing, but that doesn't take away from the great sound and material quality of this headset. The performance of the in-line mics really surpassed our expectations and it goes without saying that the Flux can be dressed up or down to whatever level suits its owner.

Other than the unique grey-orange color scheme and pleather cushions, the Flux Luxury Edition doesn't offer up any compelling extras over the standard Flux. This leaves us wondering how to possibly justify the $129.99 price tag. Our hands-on time with the Guild Wars 2 version of the Flux proved that the alternative SNDBlock cushions that come with the standard Flux still make for a very comfortable headset. If comfort and quality of sound are your primary concerns, then the $99.99 vanilla Flux will serve you just fine. If you happen to find that your desk work and listening habits go hand-in-hand, then the $89.99 Siberia v2 is a far better option for the money.

 

The Good

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The Bad

  • Good overall sound
  • Great build quality
  • Compact and portable
  • Customizable look
  • Lack of in-line volume controls
  • The $130 price tag

 

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# Ps4 2013-01-21 17:14
I'm on the look out for some new headphones, i'll definatley consider buying these.