Published on Friday, 08 August 2014 22:04
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Back in the old days the only people i knew who used full sized closed headphones were either in the music/radio industry or they were audiophiles who just wanted to listen to their favorite tunes without having to worry about what people around them would say (yes usually at very high volume levels). Now well things have changed a lot since people use headphones and headsets for all sorts of things from listening to music while at home or on the road and answering and making calls from their smartphones up to watching movies and playing their favorite games. As a matter of fact the market for headphones and headsets is so large right now that even several PC case manufacturers have decided that they too want a piece of it. One of them is BitFenix and since their PC cases always seem to hit the bulls eye between price and features i hope the same applies for their latest Flo Premium PC Headset.
Focused on combining superior design with the latest advances in technology, BitFenix creates state-of-the-art computer hardware and peripherals that blur the line between man and machine. Users shouldn't have to adjust themselves to the way their hardware works. So, we strive to put the user in complete control of his hardware, so that it functions as an extension of his will, and not as another variable he has to compensate for. In the heat of battle, the user should not have to worry about the state of his equipment, which is why BitFenix products are engineered to perform under even the most extreme conditions. No matter how taxing the situation, users can rely on the strength of BitFenix products to perform as they are intended. Finally, BitFenix is about performance. In the top levels of competition, the difference between first and second place can be razor-thin, which means that every advantage counts. BitFenix is about making high-performing products that give users an edge. BitFenix is the result of the collaboration of several veterans in both the technology and gaming industries. From the same minds behind some of technology’s most venerable products, our goal is to create products that grant the user the utmost control, strength, and performance to complete their computing tasks. We understand that some of the most innovative and novel concepts come from the community itself, which is why we take great steps to listen to the needs of our users and develop optimal ways to integrate their ideas into our products. By working closely with the global community, BitFenix is able to engineer solutions that directly address the needs of our users. Combining a deep understanding of gaming and other high-demand computing applications with superior engineering and design know-how, the BitFenix team is dedicated to creating the go-to computing products and peripherals for those who refuse to quit.
Unlike other manufacturers BitFenix took steps in creating a headset that people would instantly know it was made by them (well at least people who are aware of their products) so aside the usual company logo placed on the exterior of both earcups (something which everyone does) the Flo also features a nice SofTouch surface coating much like the one we've seen used with their PC cases. Specs-wise the Flo wears two 40mm neodymium drivers featuring a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with 68 Ohm impedance and 96dB/1mW sensitivity. A removable rubber microphone is also part of the Flo but BitFenix doesn't really say much about it aside the fact that it's flexible so not much info here. The Flo also comes ready with cables for both PC (an in-line volume controller is present here) and mobile use although i can't imagine anyone using the removable microphone for calls while on the road. So the time has come to see whether or not the first attempt in the audio peripherals market by BitFenix is a success.
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