JBL Quantum 910 Wireless – Hardware Review
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JBL Quantum 910 Wireless – Hardware Review

Good: Design, Functions, Sound quality
Bad: Premium price, Head-tracking isn't always precise
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After a busy year of trying out several wireless earbuds, studio headphones, and headphones for people who have partial hearing loss, it has been a while since we last reviewed a dedicated gaming headset. We have seen many different devices over the years, ranging from budget-friendly hardware to premium-priced powerhouses. So far, 2022 has been a great year in terms of hardware, but it seems we’ll get to end the year with a huge bang, as JBL has provided us with a sample of their snazzy-looking Quantum 910 Wireless headset, which is supposed to be an absolute delight for casual and competitive gamers alike. We put the device to the test, and we’ll share our findings below.

Design

The Quantum 910 Wireless has a very classy design. The headset has a monochrome black design without too many whistles and bells. Of course, there are noticeable features present such as the JBL logo on the exterior of the ear cups, as well as the R and L markings inside the ear cups themselves. The standout feature of the headset is probably the LED lighting, as it does ‘light up the room’. The lighting is not too bombastic and it gives a nice touch to the overall package. If you don’t like the lighting, you can simply turn it off, and then you’ll end up with a very classy premium headset.

Comfort

In terms of comfort, the Quantum 910 Wireless is a device that is suitable for very long gaming sessions. Both ear cups and the headband have ample padding, making sure the device rests nicely on your head, and the over-ear design of the ear cups makes sure your ears don’t get squashed. The device is a bit heavier than most headsets, but it’s not uncomfortable to have on your head for a longer period of time.¬†We did notice that when leaning back a little, the headset would slide a bit to the back. This isn’t a big issue, but at times it was just very noticeable.

There are quite a few buttons and dials on the two ear cups of the headset, and while it’s very nice to have all these options at your disposal, it does take quite some time to remember what each button or dial does simply by touching them. That being said, after using the headset a few times, we absolutely loved having all major settings available on the ear cups, and we never truly had to open the dedicated software to adjust basic settings.

Overview

The Quantum 910 Wireless is a device that offers many different features, but you can also just connect the headset to the device of your choosing and you’ll be good to go in mere moments. You can connect the device via its wireless USB-C dongle, which also comes with a convenient USB-A adapter. The headset can also be used via a traditional 3.5 mm jack for certain platforms. The device can also be paired to your phone via a normal Bluetooth connection. The Quantum 910 Wireless has an estimated battery life of around 40-45 hours, depending on if you wish to use the LED lights or not. During our tests, we did reach this promised battery lifespan per charge.

As a whole, JBL’s gaming headset is somewhat of a ‘beast’, as it comes with ANC functionalities, proper volume controls, mic gain options, the possibility to customize LED lighting settings, and even head-tracking. The latter is actually an interesting feature, as when the head-tracking feature is turned on, the headset will track the movements you make with your head. If a sound would be coming from a source in front of you in a game, then if you turn your head to the left, you’d hear the sound coming from your right side. We enjoyed this feature quite a bit in shooters, but we also have to say that the tracking isn’t always perfect. At times, the headset didn’t recognize we were holding our head upright, and in the software, it would show as if our head was twisted at a very awkward angle. That being said, the overall feature is quite fun to mess around with.

Outside of an experience that just presents you with crisp audio, the Quantum 910 Wireless also has a lot of options you can tinker with in the JBL QuantumENGINE software. Most of the features here are clear enough to mess around with, even if you’re not that tech-savvy. We were easily able to turn head-tracking on or off, choose different equalizer settings, edit the LED lighting options, and of course, check our battery level, and so on. The headset itself also has many buttons and dials on the ear cups, and these were also quite easy to use.

Even though the device is a multiplatform device, we have to mention that Xbox Series X/S users will sadly not be able to use the head-tracking options, and they will also have to use a wired 3.5mm connection to actually be able to use this device. If you’re looking for a wireless Xbox Series X/S headset, you’ll probably be disappointed. If you have a lot of consoles, however, and you also like to game on PC, then you’ll find this one very easy to work with. It’s always been tricky for companies to release decent multiplatform headsets, but JBL manages to pull this off quite nicely.

Conclusion

JBL’s Quantum 910 Wireless is a delight to work with, and we loved every second of using this device for our (competitive) gaming sessions. The headset has a lot of different functions readily available at your fingertips, and we quite enjoyed more unique features such as head-tracking. While this one may come at a more premium price, the multiplatform functionalities, the decent battery life, and the overall comfort factor make purchasing the Quantum 910 Wireless a worthy investment.

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