FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset ReviewWesstron - January 27, 2014
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FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset Introduction:
Gaming peripherals became all the rage a few years back, and to this day more manufacturers are joining the fray. Any computer retail or online store carries a legion of "Gaming" branded products that can be overwhelming for some buyers. Some would argue that the whole "Gaming" movement is just a marketing scheme, while some swear only by their preferred gaming peripherals line. I took a neutral stand since the debate started and my only policy is if the product performs as intended, call it whatever you want! For example, I wouldn't replace my CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for anything else, not even for a FILCO Ninja!
Today I will present you the FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset. The HS-260 is part of FUNC's new product lineup that consists of a complete gaming peripherals package including the FUNC MS-3 mouse, the F-Series 10 and Surface 1030² mouse pads, and the FUNC KB-460 keyboard. The California-based company promises comfort, great sound, and optimal functionality with the HS-260, which is its first entry in the audio products.
Seeing that so far FUNC only produced mouse pads, I am quite skeptical. Let's take a closer look and see how the FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset fares.
FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset Closer Look:
The FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset comes in a stylish box with a hang tag and a magnetic tab. The box is very simplistic and I am starting to become a fan of such clean design. The front has the name of the manufacturer with the "Functionality. Perfected" value proposition. Towards the bottom right corner is located a close-up picture of the headset's ear cups. The back of the box has a picture of the headset surrounded by seven icons that represent the main features of the FUNC HS-260.
Opening the tab reveals a cut-out where the FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset can be seen in all its glory. The back of the tab contains a long speech from the FUNC team. It basically depicts their history, vision, previous achievements, and future goals. Looking through the cut-out, a potential buyer can already see that the mic is detachable, and that the product at hand is on the beefy side of the size scale. Tucked in behind the headset is the accessories bundle, including a product manual, registration card, cable, and a set of leather earpad cushions.
The cable that comes with the FUNC HS-260 Gaming Headset is braided, not overly stiff, and feels of great quality overall. On one side of this three meter (10 feet roughly) long cable is located the headphone/mic combo plug, and on the opposite side are located a headphone plug and a mic plug. The extra earpad cushions, supposedly leather, that come with the FUNC HS-260 are nice to the touch and feel quite soft. Both the velour and leather earpads are circular in shape and thick enough to provide comfort during extended gaming sessions.