The mobile gaming atmosphere is quickly becoming a dominant force in gaming. As mobile devices become better equipped for gaming, the growth and explosion of average people playing games every day is increasing exponentially. This growth has led companies to focus on products that can help the mobile gamer achieve a more pleasurable and console-like experience. SteelSeries has released multiple mobile gaming enhancements in recent years, and today New Gamer Nation is taking a look at the SteelSeries Flux gaming headphones.

Sound: 10

The Flux headsets are powered by a strong 40mm driver. This large driver will deliver gamers great highs and lows and superior bass when comparing them to standard earbuds. When receiving or making a call, users will be able to clearly understand what the person on the other line is saying. Lastly, this headset transitions perfectly from listening to your favorite music to making a call or playing your favorite mobile game.

Features: 10

The features of the Flux headset are bountiful.  Buyers can completely customize their order.  Headsets come in white or black, but the ear cups, mic wire, and side plates come in various colors and designs. This great feature virtually ensures that the gamer will not run into someone with the same headset.

The Flux headset has two 3.5mm headphone jacks. Each ear cup has a separate jack. One is for plugging the headset into mobile device of choice, and the other jack is there so a friend can plug in their headphones and listen to the same device. This is a great feature when traveling.  Finally, the portable design is a great feature. The ear cups can lay flat when not in use. This is advantageous for when a user lets them rest around their neck. Lastly, the Flux headset can fold up into itself, taking up less space when putting them into a backpack or purse.

Value: 9

The Flux headset retails for $99.99 USD on the SteelSeries website. The price listed is for the standard white or black models and does not include any customization  The price may be steep for some, but this headset is completely compatible with PC and Mac, allowing the advanced gamer to use it on multiple devices. Sure there are cheaper alternatives out there but when you consider the features, size and performance, the Flux headset will provide strong value, especially for the singular mobile gamer. The advanced mic and deep sound will help make this headset, your everyday headset.

Ease of use/comfort: 8

Using the headset could not be any easier. Simply plug the 3.5 mm plugs into the jacks on the headset and on your mobile device. Users will find the headphones incredibly comfortable. Because the headset rests on the ear rather than in ear like most of today’s popular headsets, users will be able to keep headphones in for hours. SteelSeries has done a terrific job of providing a headset that gamers can really use for an extended period of time. The ear cups themselves are smaller than your standard gaming headset, however, this does not take away from the performance of the set. SteelSeries found a perfect balance between keeping the headset small and portable, while providing gamers with a headset than can perform well under a multitude of conditions.

Mobile gamers need to take a look at the SteelSeries Flux headset. The phenomenal sound is matched by its portable design and the crystal clear mic, making the Flux headset the perfect headset for the mobile gamer. Sure the price is high for a mobile gaming headset, but when you see that you can use this on multiple devices and you consider the performance, it is well worth the investment. The Flux is far superior to ear buds and if there is anyone out there that is looking for an alternative that still maintains a low profile, we highly recommend the Flux by SteelSeries.

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This review is based on a review set of Flux headphones offered to New Gamer Nation by SteelSeries

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