Review: JBL Quantum ONE Headphones an outstanding first gaming product
The JBL Quantum One headphones feature an impressive list of features.
Compatibility with all gaming platforms
Let’s start with the universality of the headset. The JBL Quantum ONE headset is fairly unique in its adaptability and application for use with such a vast array of gaming platforms. You can connect to the PC via USB or if you leverage the 3.5mm audio jack, it can then be used with PC (Windows or Mac), PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, your mobile phone, and VR.
Head-tracking audio with JBL QuantumSPHERE 360
JBL QuantumSPHERE 360 offers professional-level 3D-audio positioning on your PC. Thanks to a custom JBL’s algorithm, the software can transform the sound based on the position of your head, leveraging an integrated head-tracking sensor in the headset.
Hi-Res certified JBL QuantumSOUND Signature
I found the headset delivered really great sound, from subtle raindrops to the loudest of explosions, and that soundscape has been officially endorsed with Hi-Res certification. JBL calls this QuantumSOUND Signature which they believe has better audio, not only makes the gaming experience more immersive but also could make you more competitive. In the event the competition is behind you, understanding the directionality of where the source of the noise is coming from is incredibly important.
Active Noise Cancelling tuned for gaming
A must-have feature for gamers is Active Noise Cancelling. The JBL Quantum One system really works well, with isolation from the outside world, you can focus on the task at hand, gaming. Thanks to the over-the-ear design, this means the headset can really block out unwanted background sounds.
Being a headset, you have the headphones and microphone combination, but there are times where you just want to listen to music, or maybe you’re playing a a single-player campaign, rather than online with friends, so it’s great that JBL offers a removable microphone. This just detaches from the left cup of the headphones and is easily added when it’s time to return to gaming, join your next conference call, or record some audio.
DISCORD Certified game audio-chat balance dial
The Game-Chat balance dial is DISCORD-certified. This lets you adjust audio levels on the fly allowing you to set the proper balance on the headset without having to leave the game. This is also compatible with TeamSpeak, Skype, and other services.
On the PC. you can (and should) install JBL QuantumENGINE, which offers the ability to personalize your JBL Quantum ONE gaming headset.
Of course, there are all the standard settings like separate user profiles, microphone settings, but it’s the adjustments to the multi-zoned activate RGB lighting effects that I really enjoy. This helps make the headset your own and really shine at night time. By far the most impressive feature is the JBL QuantumSPHERE 360 where you can enable seriously immersive surround sound (only supported on your PC).