JBL’s Quantum line of gaming headsets is getting a major refresh. At CES 2023, JBL announced the Quantum 360 and Quantum 910 wireless gaming headsets, both in an Xbox version and a PlayStation version.
While JBL may be better known for its speakers, the brand also has a decent list of headsets for sale under the Quantum line. So, what do JBL’s latest Quantum headsets bring to the table? Well, quite a lot actually.
First, both the 360 and 910 have special Xbox and PlayStation versions that come equipped with each console’s trademark livery. The Quantum 910 also comes with JBL’s own spatial audio solution, QuantumSPATIAL 360, although of course you can use Xbox’s Dolby Atmos or PlayStation’s 3D Audio with either headset.
In terms of hardware, the Quantum 910 comes with 50mm drivers, while the Quantum 360 comes with 40mm drivers. The 910 comes with a reported battery life of 37 hours and the 360 has a reported battery life of 22 hours.
What’s more is that while you can buy Xbox or PlayStation versions of these headsets, all versions support Nintendo Switch and PC, and the Xbox versions also work with PlayStation. However, the PlayStation versions don’t work with Xbox, which is useful to know if you own both consoles.
On top of all of the above, both the 910 and 360 will support QuantumSURROUND on PC, while the 910 will also support QuantumSPHERE 360 on PC. The 910 line comes with active noise cancellation (ANC), while the cheaper 360 doesn’t, and the 910 also manages to offer a noise-cancelling flip-up mic.
For further customization, you can use JBL’s Quantum Engine app on PC to customize your Quantum headsets and adjust surround, EQ, sidetone, and microphone settings. All told, these headsets basically offer everything you’d expect from a modern gaming headset. Of course, we need to get our hands on them to tell you how they actually perform in the real world.
Keep an eye on the JBL website in March this year when the Quantum 910 and Quantum 360 headsets are expected to go on sale for the first time. The 910 retails for £219.99 / $299.95 (about AU$386), and the 360 goes for £119.99 / $129.95 (about AU$210). While neither headset is the cheapest out there, given JBL’s reputation in the audio world and the features on offer, they’re worth a look.
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