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As far back as i can remember whenever i would find the time to attend a large LAN event i would see dozens of people wearing full sized closed type gaming headsets since these solutions obviously offered the best possible noise isolation along with good positioning audio (at least for most models). Personally i also use a closed type gaming headset with my primary test system to avoid intruding in other people’s privacy at night when playing online MMOs line Planetside 2 so this never really came as a surprise to me. However things seem to be changing and so lately many gaming peripherals manufacturers have begun to release in-ear headsets (i prefer the term earsets) featuring drivers with exceptional audio specifications making them ideal for gaming use. SteelSeries hardly needs any introductions and as it was expected they were the first manufacturer to join this new trend so follow us as we take their latest FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset and put it through rigorous testing with all the latest gaming titles, movies and of course our favorite new and old tunes.
From day one, SteelSeries has been focused on making professional gaming gear that provide meaningful benefits to gamers of all skill-level, with the most demanding being those gamers whose lively hood depends on the performance of our products. We believe, as most gamers do, in winning, not trying! What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and we've come a long way since our first glass mousepad. We have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. Fueling our growth is you, the gamer!
If I’ve learned anything after performing countless product reviews for the past years that is to never ever judge a book by its cover (or a product by its appearance obviously). What always matters most is the specifications list/table of each product and so specs-wise the brand new FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset by SteelSeries comes outfitted with two armature based technology drivers featuring a frequency response of 15Hz-22 KHz, 26 Ohm impedance and 105dB of sensitivity (@ 1KHz). Also since we are talking about a gaming headset naturally an in-line Omni-directional microphone is also present featuring a frequency response of 100Hz-10KHz and a sensitivity of -38dB. Just for the record these specifications (especially the ones of the armature drivers) are quite better than what we see with most regular closed type headsets however since the size of the drivers also plays a significant role in the output audio quality and volume levels it's a safe bet that the FLUX In-Ear Pro Headset will fall somewhat short on that end. Just how much is for us to find out during the rest of this review.