JBL is a trusted name in the audio peripherals scene, but it is new to the gaming headset category. Our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review will look into its Quantum 810 wireless headset.
Although JBL is new to the gaming headset scene, it aims to change that by launching products with notable results. The product is aimed specifically at gaming, allowing you to enjoy the gaming experience.
Its features and offerings are notable, but can it deliver excellent results based on the needs of gamers? Continue reading our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review to find out if the product is something for your needs.
But before anything else, let us look at its packaging and inclusions.
Our headset arrived at the right time for our review, and it shipped in a typical-looking headset box. The front has an image of the product with its name and company branding. You will also see some of its advertised features and compatibility.
The sides of the box feature another image of the headset but from a different angle. Some details related to the ear cups are also in the area. Plus, more information about the product is on the box’s rear.
Let us continue checking the box contents in our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review. Aside from the Quantum 810, you will also find a USB charging cable and a 3.5mm audio cable. There is also a USB wireless dongle and a microphone windshield foam.
The documentation includes a quick start guide, a warranty card, and a safety sheet.
JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review – Design and Functionality
The design and aesthetics of the headset are attractive since it offers a minimalist appeal. However, it comes with hints of RGBs and details that improve its gaming placement. This product consists of good quality ABs plastic, which is present in other JBL products.
Let us first discuss the headband. It features the JBL logo inlaid with a smooth material unique to the rest of the headset. There are little diagonal lines that add to the design in a discreet yet attractive manner.
Aside from these, the headset is aluminium-brushed, giving it a more premium vibe and feel. We did not experience any issues or discomfort when wearing the Quantum 810 for more than eight hours.
We could position the headband and ear cups easily, making the Quantum 810 convenient to wear even while using eyeglasses. Also, these are soft and comfortable enough to prevent pain and pressure on the sides of your head. In our opinion, that is a relief for people who need glasses while using the PC.
The ear cups have an oval shape with an interior indicating where you should position the headset when worn. One cup has a large bold L, while the other has an R.
There are a few buttons to adjust the audio, plus a microphone on the left ear cup. We love that you can mute the mic by pressing a button without having to flip it upwards. Here, you will also find the 3.5mm jack and USB-C ports.
The right ear cup is where you can switch the headset on/off. It is also where you can activate its Bluetooth and wireless mode.
We also checked its RGBs which we will look into in our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review.
The most visible section of the ear cups features edges that allow the colours from the backlight to shine through. It looks appealing and discreet and is not overwhelming.
Key Features of the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset
Are the features efficient enough to make the product worth purchasing? We will discuss these in our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review to see what the Quantum 810 can offer. These are vital elements to consider to ensure the product is adequate for your needs.
Dual Surround Sound
JBL QuantumSURROUND makes your in-game audio immersive and realistic. It works with DTS Headphone:X version 2.0, a technology that offers multi-channel 3D audio that surrounds you.
Hi-Res Drivers for Audible Detail
Aside from immersive surround sound, the headset also has Hi-Res 50mm drivers that accurately position even the tiniest audio details. This headset helps you survive in games by relying on sound.
Dual Wireless Feature of the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset
With 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.2, you will never miss a second of your audio. These wireless technologies effectively eliminate lags and dropouts.
Active Noise Cancelling Technology for Gaming
While writing our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review, we learned the headset sports this feature. It is one of the unique aspects that make this product excellent for gaming.
The active noise cancelling system of the Quantum 810 shuts out background noise. It will keep you immersed and engaged in your game without any distractions.
Play and Charge Simultaneously
The 43-hour battery life of the Quantum 810 allows you to game all day and all night. If you run out of power, plug the cord and continue playing.
Game Audio Chat Dial for Discord
The separate sound cards and Discord-certified dial allow you to adjust the game and chat audio on the fly.
The Quantum 810 has a directional voice-focus boom microphone with a flip-to-mute function. It also features an echo-cancelling technology to ensure your voice is loud and clear each time.
Durable, Comfortable Design
The lightweight and durable headband with premium leather-wrapped memory foam ear cushions provide absolute comfort. It is ideal for prolonged gaming sessions.
Optimised for PC and Compatible with Other Platforms
The Quantum 810 works with PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Mac, Xbox, and VR. You can also use it with Bluetooth-compatible devices like smartphones.
Let us continue our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review and discuss the product specifications. These will provide essential details to know if the headset is compatible with your system.
The Quantum 810 has dynamic 50mm drivers with an active frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. For its mic, its frequency response is 100Hz to 10kHz.
The headset has a 30mW input power, a 95dB SPL@ 1kHz/1mW sensitivity, and a maximum SPL of 93dB. The mic has a sensitivity of -38dBV @1kHz/Pa and an impedance of 32 ohms.
The Quantum 810 has a 2.4G wireless transmitter power below 10dBm. Then, its 2.4G wireless carrier frequency ranges from 2402MHz to 2480MHz.
Bluetooth of the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset
Its transmitted power is below 10dBm while the frequency is 2.402GHz to 2.480GHz. JBL utilises Bluetooth 5.2 for the Quantum 810, while its battery is a li-ion type (3.7V / 1300mAh).
Its power supply is 5V 2A and charges a total of 3.5 hours. Without the RGBs, you can use the headset for as long as 43 hours which is pretty good. Also, the microphone pickup pattern of the Quantum 810 is unidirectional.
Hands-on with the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset
We used the headset for over a week to discuss it in our JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review. It is to see how well (or not) it performs.
When we used it for music listening and gaming, the audio produced was good, giving us an immersive experience. It offered a pleasant sound without going overboard.
Since it is primarily for gaming, it gives us excellent bass, mid-range, and treble. As for the highs, it sounded adequate, but it was not something to get excited over. However, its bass was very present and is an essential element for any gaming headset.
Bass Boost mode was excellent in all test environments. While playing FPS, it provided better accuracy since Bass Boost enhanced the channels of sound direction.
We also had no complaints when we listened to music with the Quantum 810. It sounded well-balanced and phenomenal and delivered high-quality sound regardless of the genre. Plus, the music was full and allowed us to hear the details that other headsets do not enhance.
Also, we activated the noise cancellation, which significantly increased the audio quality. It uses more power, but we enjoyed the sound quality that the Quantum 810 delivered. It perfectly blocked unwanted background noise and kept us focused on the game.
A microphone that performs well is essential when gaming, especially during voice chats, so we also tested it. The microphone of the Quantum 810 is of good quality and does the job.
It offers a crisp, clean sound that is quite sharp, allowing us to deliver clear messages even with in-game audio.
JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Headset Review Summary
JBL successfully created a high-quality headset with impressive audio with the Quantum 810. It is a no-frills product that is versatile, comfortable to wear, and excellent for games & music.
This headset has unique features and an easy-to-use software suite for in-depth audio customisation. The 3D audio and noise cancellation are some of the best elements that offer a more immersive gaming experience.
It is an excellent day-to-day headset with clean, crisp audio that works well for gaming, music, and voice chats. With its solid battery life and effective noise cancellation combined, we highly recommend the Quantum 810.