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JBL Quantum 610 Gaming Headset Review

JBL Quantum 610

7.8 out of 10
$149.95

The JBL Quantum 610 is a headset for gamers. JBL Quantum Surround simulates stunning multi-channel sound thanks to its advanced algorithms. This creates an incredibly realistic spatial soundstage with a level of immersion like in a movie. The headphones also have updated technology called DTS: X v2.0.

Stability
7.7/10
Ease of Use
8.2/10
Look & Feel
8.3/10
Price
7/10

Pros

Quite comfortable

Wired or wireless connection

40-hour battery life

ideal for gamers

Cons

Simple microphone

microphone isn't detachable

Specification

JBL Quantum 610
$CHECK PRICE
BrandJBL
ModelQuantum 610
ConnectionWireless + wired
Weight357 g
ColorBlack
Interface3.5 mm , radio channel
Technical featuresSurround sound
Speaker diameter50 mm
Minimum playback frequency20 Hz
Maximum playback frequency20000 Hz
Impedance32 ohm
Sensitivity100 dB
Microphone frequencies100-10000 Hz
Microphone sensitivity-40 dB
Battery lifeUp to 40 h
Cord lengthUp to 10 m

If you like music and sound, you’ve probably heard of the JBL brand. This company has been in the music business for more than 70 years. It was started in 1946 in Los Angeles. More specifically, they are talking about the things you can use to listen to them.

From being a well-known audio brand in the market place to entering the gaming market with gaming-specific headphones and solutions. JBL wants its Quantum line to stand out in a market where Razer and Logitech are the top brands. Will they be able to find their place in the world?

The JBL Quantum 610 is a new model of RF headphones that fixes all the problems with the Quantum 600 and Quantum 800.

The box includes:

  • headphone
  • USB dongle
  • USB cable
  • 3.5 mm cable
  • documentation

The headphones, instructions, charging cable, USB radio, and AUX cable for wired connections are all the same as in the 600 model, but the cables themselves are now thicker. The instruction is given in many languages.

Design

The headphones are pretty big and black, and the earbuds have RGB backlighting in the shape of the company’s logo that can be turned on and off.

The cups of the headphones are not a standard shape. They look like an O, but the angle of the cups is a little different. With this angle of rotation, it’s easy to use the volume controls on the cups because you don’t have to pull your thumb far back. The cups are pretty big, so most people’s ears will fit in them without any trouble. It’s a comfortable shape. The cups of the headphones can be turned 90 degrees, which lets you put them on a table or around your neck so they don’t get in the way. The cups can also be adjusted to fit the shape of your head.

The ear cushions are made of very soft foam, quite big and full, and feel like you’re wearing a pillow on your head. They have enough space so that your ears don’t feel squished. It adjusts perfectly to the arms of the glasses. They do a great job of blocking out noise.

The headband is a big cushion made of leatherette. There is a hard plastic plate on top of the headphones to make them stronger. The JBL logo is on the plate.

The head circumference adjustment has marked lines with numbers for a more comfortable and even fit on your head. The headphones can be adjusted enough to fit most head sizes.

The microphone on the headset is on a hinge and can’t be taken off. The boom is bendable and has a wind shield at the end. All of the cables are wrapped in a very strong, thick braid of fabric.

Ergonomics

The headset is very comfortable and easy to put on, but the controls take some getting used to. The ear cushions are very soft and fit well, making it feel like a cushion is covering your ears. The head girth force is also quite comfortable, the weight is about average, and wearing it for a long time doesn’t hurt your neck.

The microphone is placed low enough that it doesn’t get in the way of your view during the game. Its angle also makes it easy to eat, and it won’t get in the way of the spoon. When you move the microphone up or down, you will hear a click. This lets you know when the headset is on. The swivel cups make it easy to wear the headset around your neck. When it’s around your neck, it doesn’t get in the way, and when it’s on your head, it fits better into the shape of your skull.

The controls and buttons are also pretty easy to use, thanks to how big and wide they are, how the cups tilt, and how easy it is to find the on/off switch on the other cup. However, it takes some time to get used to the “chat game” control. Overall, this headset has great and well-thought-out ergonomics, with every part in the right place. There is plenty of room in the ear cushions, your ears don’t sweat as much as with HyperX headphones, they only fall off your head if you shake and dance a lot, and the sound insulation is pretty good, so your neighbours won’t be able to hear what you’re listening to.

Features

  • JBL Quantum Surround and DTS Headphone:X 2.0 technologies.
  • Hi-Res Audio certification.
  • 50 mm speakers.
  • Battery life up to 40 hours.
  • compatibility with JBL QuantumENGINE PC software.
  • connection to a PC or game console using a USB dongle.
  • A retractable microphone with an auto-off function.

Controls

The controls are the same as they were on the last model. The on/off switch is on the right side of the ear cup. On the right side, there are two sound control wheels. One is for adjusting the main volume, and the other is for adjusting voice programs like Discord in relation to the main volume, so you can turn the volume up or down on the person you are talking to.

All of the volume controls are analogue and don’t change the volume of the system. This side also has a button to turn the microphone on or off. The ergonomic layout is very comfortable, and all of the settings are easy to find with your fingers. However, the chat game’s extra wheel takes some getting used to, because at first the user might be confused. However, for people who spend a lot of time chatting online in voice chats, this will be an essential feature.

Connectivity

The JBL Quantum 610 Wireless Headset is compatible via 2.4GHz wireless connection with PC, PS (PS5 and PS4), and Nintendo Switch (only when docked). compatible via 3.5mm audio jack with PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, mobile devices, Mac, and VR. Functions supported by JBL Quantum ENGINE (JBL Quantum SURROUND, RGB, equalizer, microphone settings, etc.) are only available on PC.

Sound

Acoustic characteristics 

  • Acoustic design – closed; 
  • Emitter membrane diameter – 50 mm; 
  • Minimum reproducible frequency – 20 Hz; 
  • The maximum reproducible frequency is 20000 Hz; 
  • Sensitivity-100 dB; 
  • Impedance – 32 Ω. 

Even though this headset sends signals wirelessly, it sounds pretty good and easily beats its competitors in terms of sound quality. So, the sound in the JBL Quantum 610 is even better and more balanced in frequencies than it was in the JBL Quantum 600. Some songs don’t sound like mush anymore, and the vocals and details are easier to understand. It also compares well to other headsets, and the sound is much better than that of the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless and even deeper and more full-bodied than that of the Logitech G PRO X and most Logitech headphones. It sounds better than the JBL Tune 510BT/710BT if you compare it to a music headphone instead of a gaming headphone.

If we talk about how often things happen, this model works. The deep and powerful bass that can be made even stronger with the software’s equaliser. Tracks also have great sub-bass and vibe. Good midrange and treble work, and vocals and effects in tracks have pretty good detail. Both the sound and the scene’s size are good.

These headphones can be used with any kind of music. The frequency drivers built into the headphones are easy to adjust, so you can change the sound even more in the equaliser to fit your tastes.

The volume range of the headset is quite large, and you’ll be able to hear the sound at full volume whether the headphones are on your desk or around your neck.

Sound quality in games:

Even when compared to competitors, the sound quality and placement are very good. In terms of positioning, it can compete with HyperX products and is much better than the Logitech G PRO X positioning. There are no problems with eSports games or games. With this headset, you’ll be able to hear your enemy’s every move and sound. You’ll also be able to tell which side your gunfire is coming from and where it’s coming from. The explosions in this movie give it a pretty strong and deep bass, but if you turn it all the way up, the sound can be very loud.

Microphone

The microphone is attached to a hinge and can’t be taken off. The microphone has a flexible boom, and the end of the microphone has a wind shield. There is a small light in front of the wind shield that shows if the microphone is working or not. When the microphone is turned off, it lights up red. This model is different from the Quantum 600 in that the windshield does not come off. This is because the shape of the microphone boom has been changed.

The microphone is very good, especially for a headset that doesn’t have wires. It’s still not good enough to record videos or musical instruments, but it’s more than good enough for voice chats. Your voice will be heard clearly and without much background noise, but there will still be some, and the microphone’s volume is just right. The wind protection works well and keeps your breath from getting into the microphone. The sound quality of this model is the same as that of the last one.

Software

The JBL Quantum 610 RF headset has its own software called JBL Quantum ENGINE, which is very useful and has a lot of settings.

The main thing it shows is how well your headset is working. At the top of the window, you can see the volume of your headphones, the status of your microphone, the level of adjustment between the chat game and the on/off control of the 7.1 surround sound, the charge of your headphones, and, most importantly, the type of connection between your headset and your computer.

The software lets us independently adjust and tune the equaliser, adjust and set your own backlighting presets with different effects, choose the spatial sound from two technologies, adjust and check the microphone volume, and in the last tab, check for software or headphone updates and set a timer to turn the headphones off automatically.

Battery life

If the backlight is turned off, the headphones can be used for 40 hours. You get about 30–32 hours when the backlight is on. This is a big improvement because the last 600 model worked for 14 hours without backlighting and for 9–10 hours with backlighting. Also, this is the longest time any RF headset has ever worked. Most work for less than 30 hours. A rather large 1000 mAh battery was used to make this happen.

The headphones are charged quickly with a Type-C cable. The headphones will take about 3 hours to fully charge, but unlike the old model, you can use them even when the battery is full. If the battery dies, you can use the headphones with a wired connection using the AUX cable. This fast charging is also a big plus because most RF competitors don’t have fast charging, and their overall charging speed can take the same amount of time, but they have less battery life.

Conclusion!

The JBL Quantum 610 gaming headset is a great way to play games because it has great sound quality and a long battery life. The headset is great for people who want the best wireless gaming headphones with the most freedom, the most comfort, and good sound quality. It’s a no-compromise option.

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