JBL is trying to break through with its QUANTUM series

The current gaming headset market has several key players offering established products, and it is not uncommon for a new one to enter the ranks. However, JBL is trying to break through with its QUANTUM series.

JBL is trying to break through with its QUANTUM series

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The entire headset is made of black semi-glossy plastic. The head bridge has a relief pattern and the JBL logo on the top side. On the inside, it is covered with leatherette with relatively thick upholstery. The same material also includes ear cups that surround the entire ear. It is a closed structure.

The shells are made of the same black plastic but have a high gloss in the lower part. The upper part of the shell attached to the drivers is made of matte plastic and has a large RGB LED illuminated JBL logo on the front. On the higher model 810, which is a modernized version of the popular model Quantum 800, the partition ring between the individual surfaces of the shell is also illuminated.

An adjustable microphone is located on the left earcup, which you can turn off after tilting up, while this is indicated by an LED light at the end of the microphone arm. The microphone stand is plastic and, apart from folding, has limited options for further adjustment, but basically, it's not even necessary. Inside, the shells are marked with large orange letters L and R so you know how to put them on correctly.

The USB-C port located on the left earpiece is used for charging, as well as the microphone. It is also possible to charge during operation, which was not possible with the older QUANTUM 600 and 800 models. There are also two recessed rotary controls on the left earcup, one for volume control and the other for controlling the ratio between game and chat audio.

The headphones work with the JBL QuantumENGINE utility, which can be used to control all functions, including sound modes and lighting. The USB-C port located on the left earpiece is used for charging, as well as the microphone. It is also possible to charge during operation, which was not possible with the older QUANTUM 600 and 800 models.

There are also two recessed rotary controls on the left earcup, one for volume control and the other for controlling the ratio between game and chat audio. The headphones work with the JBL QuantumENGINE utility, which can be used to control all functions, including sound modes and lighting.

The USB-C port located on the left earpiece is used for charging, as well as the microphone. It is also possible to charge during operation, which was not possible with the older QUANTUM 600 and 800 models. There are also two recessed rotary controls on the left earcup, one for volume control and the other for controlling the ratio between game and chat audio. The headphones work with the JBL QuantumENGINE utility, which can be used to control all functions, including sound modes and lighting.

JBL QUANTUM 610it is a lower model and the equipment corresponds to it. These are stereo headphones with the JBL QuantumENGINE and DTS function, which enables the generation of up to 7.1-channel sound. The headset is designed to connect to a computer only while supporting all platforms. 

The supplied USB key is used for connection, which ensures an analog lossless connection in the 2.4 GHz band. In addition to PC, this connection is also compatible with PlayStation PS4 and PS5 game consoles and Nintendo Switch (when docked). If necessary, an audio cable connection can be used with other devices. 

The headphones are equipped with dynamic transducers with a diameter of 50 mm. You can charge the built-in battery in about 3 hours, the playing time is up to 40 hours without the LED lighting on. The headphones provide high-quality, balanced sound. 

The material of the headphones is pleasant and the ears do not sweat much, so it is not a problem to use the set even for several hours. Mussel carriers can be turned by 90°, so they can be easily transported.

The higher model JBL QUANTUM 810 adds some fundamental improvements that seem to be worth the 50-dollar surcharge that makes up the difference between the two models. The main one is the extended connectivity. In addition, to connect via cable and a dedicated USB stick, QUANTUM 810 also supports classic Bluetooth. Thanks to this, you can pair them with basically anything - from a game console to a PC, a multimedia player, a TV to a mobile phone. 

The connection is dual, so you can be connected to, for example, a PC or game console and mobile at the same time. If you receive a call, the second sound will be muted automatically. There is also a JBL QuantumSOUND Signature function with certification for Hi-Res audio formats. The function in games can emphasize even weaker sounds, which helps the player better navigate the game space.

Another function is active noise suppression, which better isolates the player from the environment. The DISCORD game and chat audio balancer allow you to adjust the audio level for each service. Separate sound cards handle the game and chat audio, allowing you to set the right balance in your headphones without having to leave the game. 

They are also compatible with TeamSpeak, Skype, and others. Perhaps one of the best things about the headset is the fact that you can use the JBL QuantumENGINE software on your computer to tweak EQ, turn QuantumSURROUND on and off, and more. Speaking of QuantumSURROUND, it's a simulated surround experience and sounds pretty good, though most will probably end up preferring the standard stereo setup. The quality of the microphone is also very good. 

The JBL QUANTUM 610 is a hot new product that offers a slightly cheaper alternative for users who do not need a Bluetooth connection and do without active noise cancellation. However, the sound quality is very good. JBL QUANTUM 810 is an excellent headset. Not everyone has to love its design, but the headset sounds great and offers superior features and an interesting design.

Post by Bryan C.