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Comparison between the JBL Quantum 800, 600, and 100

As gamers, we have a new player in the field of sound: the JBL Quantum. We compare 3 headsets of JBL Quantum: the 100, 600, and 800. We'll cover the most important aspects of a gaming headset, such as sound quality, carrying comfort, and noise canceling. For example, the JBL Quantum 100 doesn't have surround sound, whereas the 800 does.

JBL Quantum 800 Black

Multi platform | Surround sound | Draadloos
199,-
in stock
  • The surround sound means you hear the direction of the sound.
  • Thanks to the 50mm drivers, you get deep bass.
  • You can also connect the headset to your phone via Bluetooth.
  • You can't unplug the microphone.

JBL Quantum 600 Black

PC and PS4 | Surround sound | Closed ear cups
149,-
in stock
  • The surround sound means you hear the direction of the sound.
  • Thanks to the 50mm drivers, you get deep bass.
  • Thanks to the 3.5mm connector, this headset is multi-platform.
  • You can't unplug the microphone.

JBL Quantum 100 Black

Multi-platform | Stereo | Lightweight
39,99
in stock
  • With the buttons on the ear cup, you can control the volume and use the mute function while gaming.
  • Thanks to the closed design of the ear cups, you're less bothered by ambient noise.
  • Thanks to the 3.5mm connector, this headset is multi-platform.
  • This headset doesn't have virtual surround sound.

Compare the JBL Quantum 100, 600, and 800

JBL Quantum 100 JBL Quantum 600 JBL Quantum 800
Sound reproduction Stereo Surround sound Surround sound
Connection type Wired Wireless Wireless
RGB lighting No Yes Yes
Noise canceling No No Yes

Carrying comfort

Carrying comfort JBL Quantum 100

JBL Quantum 100 lightweight

The JBL Quantum 100 only weighs 220g, so it's lightweight. The ear cushions are also made of soft material, so you barely feel it pressing against your ears. But this headset does have a slightly less thick padded headband.

Carrying comfort JBL Quantum 600

JBL Quantum 600 soft cushions

This JBL Quantum 600 has very soft fake leather ear cushions. The filling of the cushions has memory foam. This way, the ear cushion adjusts to the shape of your head. The headband is also made of thicker material, so it feels more comfortable.

Carrying comfort JBL Quantum 800

JBL Quantum 800 luxury and comfort

The JBL Quantum 800 has luxurious wearing comfort. The large ear cups fall over your ears. This way, the soft faux leather doesn't press on your ear. On top of that, the memory foam fits your head seamlessly. The thick filling of the headband also feels very comfortable when you wear the headset for a long time. But your ears can get warm because of the airtight ear cups.

Sound quality

Sound quality JBL Quantum 100

JBL Quantum 100 basic

The JBL Quantum 100 provides decent stereo sound, but it's not suitable for the competitive gamer. You can't hear the direction of the sound, so you can hear the footsteps of your opponent, but not where they're coming from. The range of the sound and the bass is good. This makes the 100 suitable to listen to music or watch a video on your tablet, for example.

Sound quality JBL Quantum 600

JBL Quantum 600 surround sound

Because the JBL Quantum 600 has surround sound, you'll hear where the sound is coming from. In addition to giving you a competitive edge with this, it also gives an extra dimension to the sound experience. It sounds very realistic when a plane flies over and the sound appears to move with the image.

Sound quality JBL Quantum 800

JBL Quantum 800: accurate sound

The JBL Quantum 800 goes a step further. The surround sound is very precise, so you can hear the direction of the sound very accurately. The JBL Quantum Engine software also has expansive options to strengthen or weaken various tones. This allows you to adjust the sound of the headset to different games.

Noise canceling

Noise canceling JBL Quantum 100

JBL Quantum 100: absent

The JBL Quantum 100 doesn't have noise canceling. This 100 does have a closed design. It's not quite as effective as noise canceling, but it still ensures you'll be less bothered by ambient noise.

Noise canceling JBL Quantum 600

JBL Quantum 600: closed design

Like the 100, the JBL Quantum 600 doesn't have noise canceling, you'll hear the vacuum somewhere in the house more. Yet, the ear cups of the 600 also have a closed design. And in combination with the memory foam in the ear cushions, the design provides a pretty soundproof environment around your ears.

Noise canceling JBL Quantum 800

JBL Quantum 800 active noise canceling

With the active noise canceling button on the headset, you can switch between talk through and noise canceling. When your roommate asks you something, you can press the button to switch to talk through mode and have a normal conversation without taking off the headset. When you continue gaming, you can press the button for active noise canceling again. This way, you'll barely hear ambient noise and are fully immersed in your game.

Material

Material JBL Quantum 100

JBL Quantum 100 robust

The design of the JBL Quantum 100 is robust. Under the motto 'if it's not on it, it can't break', the design of the 100 is pretty straightforward. It's made almost exclusively of plastic, but it's sturdy plastic. And the moving parts used to rotate the ear cup feel sturdy.

Material JBL Quantum 600

JBL Quantum 600 can take a beating

In addition to a sturdy plastic design, the JBL Quantum 600 also has a shiny ear cup cover. The shiny cover feels sturdy and gives the headset a luxurious appearance. The buttons all feel sturdy. It doesn't feel like they'll wear out within a year.

Material JBL Quantum 800

JBL Quantum 800 sturdy and quality

The JBL Quantum 800 also has a plastic frame. Just like the 600, this 800 has a shiny ear cup cover. The foldable microphone also feels solid and probably lasts a long time. On the downside, the extendible parts of the headphones are made of transparent plastic. It feels sturdy and doesn't move, but other brands often use aluminum or steel for this. All in all, the headset has a decent design.

Conclusion

There are some big differences between the headsets and this is reflected by the price. If you're a gamer that plays to win. go for the JBL Quantum 800. You'll clearly hear the direction of the footsteps of your opponent, so he won't stand a chance when he turns the corner. As a casual gamer, the 600 is a good choice as a versatile gaming headset. For gamers that play occasionally and just want a comfortable headset, the 100 is a good choice.



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