Func HS-260 Gaming Headset Review
By Tom Jaskulka
Product Name: HS-260
Model Number: FUNC-HS-260-1ST
Price As Tested: $79.99 (Newegg)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Func.
On January 27th 2014 Func will start shipping their HS-260 gaming headset, completing a first run of peripherals that started with the MS-3 gaming mouse in February of last year (and the KB-460 mechanical keyboard this past November). Sporting tuned 50mm drivers, detachable audio cables and removable microphone which can switch sides at will, Func brings their focus on functionality to the gaming headset category with their new headset, model FUNC-HS-260-1ST. Benchmark Reviews has a sample on hand, and in this review I’ll do my best to explain my experience with the Func HS-260 gaming headset.
Features & Specifications
Intuitive control interface integration
The HS-260 has been designed with the sound and volume controls directly integrated onto the headset itself. When these controls are found on an in-line control piece on the headphone cord, it tends to get stuck on your table, chair or wrapped up in your clothes.
With the controls being directly integrated onto the headset, it helps to eliminate distractions such as looking for the volume/mute control while you are in situations of life and death; taking your eyes off the screen can be detrimental at this point.
Tuned and paired 50mm drivers sound optimized for gaming
A larger driver tends to deliver a more powerful sound, which in turn delivers a deeper bass. As well, the sound images get a greater resolution in terms of audio which means that you will be able to hear and distinguish a more detailed sound image.
The drivers have been carefully tuned to deliver a well balanced sound image. This will allow you to achieve a distinguished speech as well as a full audio experience during gaming sessions. The speakers have been synced to work at the same performance level which will help you to pinpoint the exact position of an enemy in-game.
Detachable cord & microphone solution
Convert the headset to headphones thanks to the detachable microphone. The microphone and audio cable can be connected on either side of the headphones as they are removable and will work in both positions.
Velour and leather cushions
Changeable ear cushions, comes with a one set of velour and one set of leather cushions.
The HS-260 has been designed to help you through long gaming sessions with comfortable, breathable ear cups and an extremely accurate sound image. The closed ear cup design blocks background noise allowing you to stay focused on your game, while the controls are located on the ear cup for easy access allowing you to keep your eyes focused on the screen with minimal distractions. The added features of the removable microphone and detachable cord solution ensure that you have a well-rounded, multi-functional gaming headset.
Driver: 50mm, tuned and paired
Acoustic construction: Closed
Frequency response: 20-20 000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Cable length: 3m
Connection: 2 x 3.5mm
Dimensions & Weight
180x105x194 mm / 7.08×4.13×7.64 in
0.37 kg / 0.77 lbs
3.5mm Audio/Mic jack
Features and tech specifications taken from the manufacturer’s product page.