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Func HS-260 Gaming Headset

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Posted January 27, 2014 by Jake in PC Audio

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Price at time of Review: $80
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Lightweight and sleek; Detachable mic can be used on either side; Great gaming performance; Well priced
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Bass is a bit overpowering; Mic doesn't swivel vertically out of the way
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Solid combination of style, function, and performance for gamers, though music lovers will look elsewhere.
by Jake
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Introduction

We all know that graphics get most of the attention where gaming is concerned. New game engines and better graphics may make headlines, but have you ever stopped for a minute and turned off the sound in one of those fancy games? Think about it for a second, when was the last time (if ever) that you simply unplugged your headset or turned off your speakers when gaming? I’m willing to wager you haven’t done it, and if you have, then it didn’t last long. Why not? I’m also willing to wager that it was because the game wasn’t as fun anymore, you couldn’t follow the storyline, or more than likely you just got your ass kicked by some noob because you couldn’t hear him coming before you were shot.

Yes, much as graphics may get most of the attention, it is arguably the sound that makes a game immersive or memorable in many ways. It is that special audio connection that sets the atmosphere. It is also that audio that can mean the difference between life or death in an online multiplayer gaming environment.

Func is a company that is likely not well known by many computer enthusiasts, except for perhaps some of the diehards in the crowd. In truth, Func has been around for quite awhile, but has recently relaunched their entire product lineup, redone from the ground up, so in that sense, we’re seeing entirely new things from Func.

Func is continuing their foray into the component market, and this time it’s the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the HS-260. This set of cans brings convenience and versatility to consumers, as the HS-260 has some some advanced audio features included, while looking to keep things simple and functional.

The HS-260 looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $80. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make their reputations, so let’s take a closer look and see just how well the Func HS-260 gaming headset performs.

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