SteelSeries FLUX In-Ear Pro

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SteelSeries FLUX In-Ear Pro
FLUX Pro Features and Specs
Testing and Final Thoughts

Product: SteelSeries FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset
Provided By: SteelSeries
Price: ~$90.99 MSRP at time of publication

Introduction:

Hello folks, today I have a new set of ear buds produced by Steelseries resting on my test bench. Steelseries is known for a variety of gaming components including: headsets, keyboards, mice, and surfaces.  Founded in 2001, Steelseries has been producing quality, consumer driven gaming products ever since.  I'm pretty excited to get a chance to see what they have to offer.

FLUX Box

I'll be taking a closer look at Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro headset. I'll be the first to say I'm not really keen on ear buds, but I've heard a lot of good things about Steelseries so I'm approaching this review with no reservations.

 

First Look:

The Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro came packaged in a stylishly-printed outer box that contained a sturdy inner box for shipping protection. Everything was further protected by a molded plastic holder that kept everything in its place.  I personally feel that a company's packaging says a lot about their products and the company as a whole.

Open Box

 

The Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro came with its own soft storage case to keep it from turning into a tangled mess in your pocket or bag. Tangled wires are always a major hazard for me as I'm on the go a lot and tend to lump a bunch of stuff into a backpack.

Bundle\
Goodies For The Pouch

 

They also came with rubber cable directors for keeping the cable behind your ear and out of the way. The directors also offer support for the bud itself. Without it, the buds tend to fall out at the slightest provocation.

Directors
"Directors" Keep FLUX Pro Secure

 

The Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro comes with four distinct ear-bud styles. Three are soft rubber, ranging from small to large. The forth is their Comply style, which consists of a soft foam that when compressed it will expand to fit any ear. I chose the Comply style because it offered the best fit as well as supreme noise cancelling while in use.

Ear Tips

Outside Inside

 

The Steelseries Flux In-Ear Pro also has two different connector styles, whether you want to use them for your computer or phone.  One splits for a standard mic and headphone jack, the other is a 4 pole combination jack.

There is an inline mic on the left ear-bud cable. When used with the four pole jack, there is a button on the mic that allows you to answer and hang up your phone.  This button also allows you to pause media of all types. 

 

In-Line Mic
In-Line Mic

Connectors
Connector Options

Finally, the main cable is an ample 1.2 meters. It is also flat which allows it to be rolled up, keeping it neat so it fits in the case easily.

On the next page we'll take a look at the features and specifications before we test out this headset.