One of the better Yuletide traditions is the venerable holiday Advent Calendar, in which each day of December leading up to Christmas is marked off on a special calendar by opening its corresponding door to find a small gift, toy or chocolate squirreled away inside.
This year, we here at Cult of Mac decided we wanted to give our readers their very own Apple-themed advent calendar, filled with the year’s best apps, gadgets, stories and other curios. So each day in December, we’re going to lovingly peel back the door on the Cult of Mac 2012 Advent Calendar to reveal another delicious morsel, something really special that came out this year that we think every one of you should enjoy.
So what’s behind the door on Saturday the 22nd? SteelSeries Flux Headphones, a fantastic over-the-ear mobile headset.
The Flux mobile headphone is a wired, over-the-ear headset that is designed to go with you anywhere, delivering fantastic, full bodied sound for a solid price. You can customize the ear cups, cushions, cables, and side plates in any configuration, letting you design the look of your own personal headphone look. The cushions are made with a sound isolating foam, keeping more outside sound out of your listening environment.
They’re designed to fold up flat, or just swivel a bit to sit flat around your neck. The audio performance is high-end, with deep bass, full mids, and highs that don’t get brittle. The cushions and headset design let you wear them for extended sessions of music listening, video watching, or MAc or iOS gaming.
The cable is detachable, letting you plug in on the left or the right, which leaves an extra cable port for a second listener to plug into. This is a great feature for those long plane rides and a shared iPad movie marathon. The cable itself is thick and orange, with an inline mic perfect for iPhone calls on an iPhone or multiplayer gaming or Skype calls on the Mac.
The SteelSeries Flux headphones are a fantastic set of mobile, foldable headphones that feel and sound superb. They’re a great deal for $99, bringing the comfort and performance of high end headphones to those of us on more of a budget.