EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review

Because of what’s been happening worldwide, a lot of us have started working from home, specifically online. And other than work, how we communicate with each other has changed as well. So today, we bring you our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 review which will discuss everything about this well-designed headset.

This product is a solid Bluetooth headset that lets you take advantage of seamless video conference calls. You’ll get clean and clear audio, plus quality sounds as well. 

If you’re finding interest in this product, continue reading our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 review to learn more about it. 

EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Packaging

Our unit for this EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 review came in a basic-looking cardboard box. Its front displayed the company’s branding as well as an illustration of the headset.

Inside, you’ll find the product kept in a nicely-made pouch. Aside from the ADAPT 260, you’ll find a USB-C to A cable, and a Bluetooth dongle. The headset also comes with a quick guide, a safety guide, plus a compliance sheet.

EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review – Design and Functionality

The ADAPT 260 isn’t fancy or overly-designed. Instead, it looks sleek, sophisticated, and somewhat ”business-like”. This Bluetooth headset sports a cool all-black design from its headband, all the way to the ear cups. 

Another nice aspect of this headset is that it’s lightweight. Plus, it has soft leatherette ear cups that make them extremely comfortable and perfect for prolonged use. 

While its headband sports a matte finish, the arms going up the ear cups are more glossy. These arms are flexible and can be twisted 45°. That means, the ear cups can face the table’s surface when you set the product down.

For all the controls, you can find them on the right ear cup. The controls include the volume rocker, power button, USB-C port, and a dedicated button to immediately access Cortana. Aside from Cortana, it also allows you to access Microsoft Teams.

Let’s also discuss the boom mic in this EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 review. You can recline and store it between the headband and ear cup which is pretty convenient. All you have to do is pull down the boom mic when using the headset.

The ADAPT 260’s headband has minimal silicone cushions but its ear cups have soft memory foam cushions for enhanced comfort. When you wear it for hours, it’ll sit nicely on your ears without any uncomfortable pressure.

Even if the ADAPT 260 isn’t adjustable, its headband doesn’t have too much clamping force. Plus, it even gives an almost-perfect fit on the head.

Controls and LED

Depending on what the ADAPT 260 is doing, it has a variety of functions. One example would be for those using Microsoft Teams, they can answer calls using the headset. And if you’re using Cortana, the headset can work with it perfectly and make it follow your commands. 

The last control is a toggle switch which is mostly designed for changing the volume settings.

When connecting the headset via USB, charging is displayed by a small and coloured LED light. You can find this close to the power button, plus, it changes colours based on the battery’s capacity. 

Key Features of the EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260

We’ll see what makes the product click by checking out its key features in our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review.

Designed for a Dynamic Working

The ADAPT 260 features top-class portable solutions to improve hybrid working for professionals. With its sleek, stylish design, and a low-profile boom arm, it’s excellent for meetings and other work purposes. Also, it offers convenience by allowing you to effortlessly connect and switch between multiple audio devices. 

Conveniently, it is Microsoft Teams-certified and UC optimised to deliver maximum performance. With that, the ADAPT 260 is your best companion for office, on-the-go work, and remote working.

High-quality Audio Combined with Flexible Connectivity

Wherever you are, you can work effectively with the ADAPT 260. Easily and conveniently connect to two devices at the same time and switch seamlessly between these. 

Thanks to its noise-cancelling microphone, you can be heard in any environment since it captures only your voice. Also, this headset features high-quality stereo sounds for both calls and music.

Microsoft Teams Button

With its dedicated Teams button, you can immediately jump straight into your Microsoft Teams meetings with ease. This button makes everything easier and more convenient for all.

Natural Listening Experience

The ADAPT 260 is equipped with two of EPOS’ patented technologies which are EPOS Activeguard and EPOS Voice. EPOS Activeguard is a cutting-edge hearing protection technology that protects your hearing from acoustic injuries caused by sudden sound bursts. 

EPOS Voice, on the other hand, enhances speech intelligibility for better communication. This technology creates an acoustic lens that concentrates on your speech. As a result, your voice will be crisp and clear with little to no background noise.

Adjustable for the Best Comfort

The adjustable and flexible headband of the ADAPT 260 allows you to get the most comfortable personalised fit.

Specifications

We won’t forget to talk about the headset’s specs in our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review. 

The ADAPT 260 from EPOS | Sennheiser is an on-ear wireless headset with dynamic open transducers. It’s UC optimised and has a Microsoft Teams certification, making the product excellent for the platform.

This headset is powered by a lithium-ion battery which offers up to 300 hours of standby time. As for charging, it only takes two hours to complete which is quite fast and convenient. When it comes to its total harmonic distortion, it’s at 0.3%.

The ADAPT 260 measures 200 x 165 x 58mm and weighs only 121g, making it extremely lightweight. This headset is compatible with mobile phones, PCs, and tablets which is perfect especially when you’re working with these devices. 

Lastly, the company also included a 2-year warranty for it.

Hands-on with the EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260

This is where, in our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review, you will find the performance results of the headset. We’ve used it for a couple of weeks so we will share our experience with it. 

Setup Process and Connectivity

Setting up the ADAPT 260 was straightforward. All we had to do was use the provided Bluetooth dongle, then switch it on via the power button. Since this button is also used for activating Bluetooth, it was able to automatically connect to our mobile phone.

We liked that it automatically connects via Bluetooth with a touch of a button since it reduces downtime for troubleshooting.

To test its connectivity with multiple devices, we paired the headset to our computer afterwards. The process was simple since it was mostly plug-and-play.

For computers without Bluetooth, the ADAPT 260 comes with a USB-A adapter for wired connectivity. As expected, using wired connectivity was more stable compared to Bluetooth.

Since it’s claimed to connect to two devices simultaneously, we tried listening to music while working. Even while music was playing, we didn’t miss any incoming phone calls since the headset delivered stable connectivity.

Aside from the straightforward setup process and stable connectivity, we also noticed the headset’s responsiveness. We paused, skipped, replayed, and fast-forwarded tracks, and everything worked perfectly. No matter what device we used, we had no issues with its functions.

Audio Quality of the EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260

For a wireless headset, the sound quality of the ADAPT 260 impressed us. It was clear with a nice deep thump on the bass and sharp highs, especially for techno music.

The overall audio output of this headset was good for music, even if it’s designed for calls and work purposes. Aside from clarity in video conference calls, it also made listening to music enjoyable.

The ADAPT 260 offered clean, natural sounds with warm mid-tones that made it great for audio, films, and podcasts. It performed excellently and wasn’t only ideal for work, it also performed nicely for audio listening.

Because of its performance, the ADAPT 260 makes for a great product that’s easy to recommend.

Microphone Performance

We also tested the microphone for our EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 review.

When we used it for Zoom, Google Meet, and WebEx, everyone heard our voices loud and clear. We were pleased since it worked well on other platforms despite having a dedicated button for Microsoft Teams.

Aside from capturing our voices clearly, it eliminated most of the unwanted ambient noise. The audio was accurate, clear, and crisp, which made it excellent for meetings and conference calls.

Even when we used a basic audio recorder, it gave us vibrant and quality recordings. This makes it ideal for capturing short audio pieces for certain projects.

At times, the microphone was slightly over-sensitive, so it ended up capturing unwanted noise in busy places. But in homes, offices, and most outdoor spaces, its noise-cancelling feature worked perfectly. 

EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 Review Summary

The ADAPT 260 is an exceptionally versatile headset that delivers quality audio for both music and calls. It offers ease of use and convenience especially when it comes to its connectivity. Plus, the headset’s simple wireless design allows for a clutter-free and more professional workstation.

This product is quite pricey, but it offers great value for money in terms of performance and ease of use. With that, we highly recommend the EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260. 

Learn more about the EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 260 by checking out the company’s official product page.