[section_title title=”Closer Look”] Closer Look
The actual packaging of the Flo is fairly muted with the splash of colour representing the different Flo colours available. As you can see through the window, today we’ll be covering the white option.
On the rear we have a specification rundown of the headset and a simple contents. At 200g the Flo certainly isn’t heavy so the padded headband and ‘SofTouch’ ear pads should be fine for prolonged usage.
The Flo itself. The white colouring is more of a matte or Arctic white than a glossy finish. Personally, I feel the matte finish certainly looks more classy than a gloss finish would.
The styling of the Flo is quite similar to the distinctive Grado brand of headphones. The padding on the ear cups is quite generous, too.
The bottom jack ports. One for the detachable mic and another for your audio.
The headset is extremely light weight and so you shouldn’t have any issues in regards to it feeling uncomfortable. Not only that, but as you can see it has these ‘speed bump’ shaped pads to help.
There’s around a centimetre of extension on the arms. Not a massive amount, to be sure.
Returning back to my earlier comment, the Flo’s ear cups are relatively deep and the ear pads have got a nice thickness to them. I’m not sure what exactly BitFenix’s ‘SofTouch’ pads are meant to convey, but on the comfort front, there are no complaints from the ear pads. The internals of the cups are also covered by a spongy material rather than just a fine cotton like material so even if you find your ears being pressed in you should get some relief from the cups.
On to the accessories and first up we have the microphone. The design is a step away from the curvaceous Flo itself and goes for a more angled design. What is definitely nice, though, is that the microphone is just a 3.5mm connector and so can be replaced quite easily if the stock one gets lost, is damaged and so on.
The inline microphone cable follows the rather odd design direction taken by the mic with the controls as well. The actual control part of the cable is sizable compared to the rest. It feels nice and industrial but seems slightly unnecessary and implies you shouldn’t be making use of the microphone function outside of the house.
Last but not least we have the splitter cable for separate audio and microphone ports as well as 1m cable for audio function only. All cables come finished in the rather attractive silver terminations which aren’t actually metal but just plastic.
The Flo, then, is quite an aesthetically pleasing package in my opinion but just seems to go a bit off-canter when you move away form the headset itself for some reason. Where the Flo can’t afford to go off-canter though is in audio department itself which we’ll explore next.