Today we get to take a look at the first headset from Func, one of the newest gaming brands on the market. The new HS-260 is designed with the gamer in mind and aims to tackle the mid-budget market by offering high quality performance and design. Gaming headsets are big business and are becoming more and more popular with the increase in LAN gaming events, pro gaming and eSports, not forgetting of course the people who just want to slip into their favourite digital world at their desk without bothering everyone else in the house.
We first saw Func products at Computex last year and since then we’ve been eager to get our hands on them and put them through their paces. The timing for this HS-260 review couldn’t be any better given that produce launches this week and marks the first of several new products from the brand for 2014, and we’ll be taking a look at their gaming mice and keyboards later in the year.
The HS-260 will set you back around £60 here in the UK, so it should be directly competing with a lot of great headsets such as the Razer Kraken Pro and the Roccat Kave 5.1, some strong competition that will mean the HS-260 has to offer something really impressive to stand out from the crowd in what is already a very busy sector of the gaming peripherals market. As you can see from the specifications below, the headset doesn’t pack too many special features, but it has one thing that really matter, big and powerful drivers, so it should at the very least pack a great audio punch.
- 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
The packing is nicely designed with a small image of the drivers in the bottom right corner as well as a nice clear Func logo on the front.
Around the back we have a nicely labelled image of the headset that details the major features such as the optimised drivers, detachable microphone and high quality braided cable.
There wasn’t much in the box, but certainly every we need. A braided cable, detachable microphone, user guide / warranty information and of course the headset.
Also in the box you’ll find a set of extra ear pads, these ones a leather but you’ll also find a set of velour ones pre-fitted to the headset.