Func HS-260 Stereo Gaming Headset Review
Peter Donnell / 8 years ago
For around £60 the HS-260 are nicely competitive and a great alternative from the current offerings in this price range from brands such as Razer and Roccat, with performance and style that will no doubt prove popular with gamers and music fans.
Func may be new to the market with their range of peripherals, but if the HS-260 are just a taste of what is to come from this brand then we are in for a very good year indeed. I’ve been using the same brand of headsets for almost two years now and in that time I haven’t found anything that could tempt me away from my Tritton FREQ7, but the HS-260 make music sound fantastic and are really comfortable, which is impressive given they cost less than half as much as what I currently use.
Build quality is pretty great, the headband can be bent and twisted a lot without any issues, and the headband extender feels pretty durable too, the only thing that really separates this headset and ones that cost twice as much is the fact that the construction here is mostly plastic. The plastics used are really nicely finished, blending soft textures and hardly any of the glossy plastics we often see on mid-budget headsets, more expensive models typically favour more metal exterior components, but I don’t get any indication that the HS-260 will fail any time soon, they’re nicely put together, joins in the plastic are close and there are no obvious glue marks and screws on show to cheapen the overall style.
In terms of aesthetics they’re pretty stylish too, with just a small Func logo on the side of each ear cup it is likely that most people won’t even realise what brand you’re wearing on your head, but without a doubt they’re a great looking set of headphones that are just as suitable sitting a your desk as they are plugged into your smartphone while sat on the bus.
The audio performance is superb, the overall design is comfortable and lightweight and the price makes them great value for money, to be honest there isn’t really anything else you could want from a headset in this price range. The inclusion of a high quality cable, the ability to plug the cable or the microphone into either side of the headset, a fully detachable microphone and an extra set of ear pads go a long way to making a great headset even better.
- Somewhat understated and very stylish design
- Superb audio performance in gaming, movies and music
- Detachable microphone
- High quality braided cable
- Comfortable fit even after hours of use
- Competitive price
“At this price range, there is nothing to complain about with the HS-260 headset, there are better headsets on the market, but you can expect to pay more than double before you start to hear any improvement in audio performance and features. A great new entry to the market and a very promising start for the Func brand.”