In addition to its announcements concerning nomadic audio, JBL has just presented no less than 5 products for its Quantum gaming series. Although quite recent, this one already has a beautiful catalog to its credit.
For this CES 2022, no less than 3 new headphones, a microphone and a pair of True Wireless headphones are emerging.
A trio for mid-range and high-end pretensions
The products follow and look alike. Indeed, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate Quantum headsets, as the performance and functions are sometimes similar. Here, the three products are classified in a fairly wide mid-range. The Quantum 810 and 610 are evolutions
direct from the Quantum 800 and 600, while the Quantum 910 is more of a sequel to the Quantum One.
The Quantum 910, the most ambitious headset of the lot, is a wireless model for PCs and Bluetooth compatible (for use on
smartphone, for example). This headset is a rather interesting circumaural, because it consists of 50mm transducers, active noise reduction, the QuantumSPHERE 360 3D sound system with head tracking, all with DTS Headphone: X 2.0 compatibility. It works with the QuantumEngine PC application (for customizing RGB LEDs in particular). Its autonomy in gaming mode is announced at 24 hours, and it will be sold at 249 euros.
Taking almost point by point the functions of the 910, the Quantum 810 abandons the QuantumSPHERE 360 for a simplified version and only 7.1, the QuantumSurround. In addition, it does not integrate tracking of the movements of the head. Its endurance is announced at 30 hours. For the rest, the two products generally share the same functions and characteristics. The JBL Quantum 810 is announced at 179 euros.
Finally, simpler in its manufacture and in its possibilities, the Quantum 610 is also a wireless headset which has the 7.1 QuantumSurround mode. Less worked on the sound part, it does not integrate active noise reduction or Bluetooth chip. On the other hand, it remains
compatible with the dedicated application. Its autonomy made a small jump, with 40 hours announced. The JBL Quantum 610 will be sold for 149 euros.
A gamer-style microphone
How can one microphone be more gamer than another? By putting RGB LEDs on it, probably. JBL is not the first to sell its JBL Quantum Stream in this way. Still, this all-metal model is quite elegant and rather discreet. The LEDs are placed at its base, which keeps a minimum of class. Its integrated foot allows a 360 ° rotation and a certain freedom of inclination.
This microphone is USB type (powered by this jack) and consists of two 14mm electret cells. Two capture topologies are
proposed: cardioid and omnidirectional. Like virtually all
Quantum products, it is compatible with the QuantumEngine application.
The Quantum Stream USB microphone is announced at 99 euros.
JBL Quantum TWS: low latency True Wireless
As we know, Bluetooth is hardly ever synonymous with low latency (apart from the AptX LL codec). To overcome this problem, JBL, just like with the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid some time ago, offers a kind of compromise. The headphones incorporate a Bluetooth 5.2 chip, but can also operate via a low latency protocol thanks to a USB-C transmitter / dongle. This product, thanks to this dual mode, is both compatible with the QuantumEngine PC application and the JBL Headphones smartphone application.
The Quantum TWS do not stop at these functions, since they integrate
active noise reduction technology consisting of 6 microphones in total. The headphones are IPX5 certified and advertise up to 8 hours of battery life (16 more hours with the case).
Despite their fairly innovative side, the JBL Quantum TWS are priced at 149 euros. All of these products will be available in the spring.
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