Finally JBL has also started making gaming headphones after speakers and earphones. JBL has recently launched its Quantum series which includes several gaming headphones. JBL Quantum 100 is one of them.
This is a budget gaming headphone that provide you with a high-quality boom microphone that will help you communicate with teammates during gaming.
People always expect something better from brands like JBL. So, in this article, I will tell you here whether you should buy JBL Quantum 100 gaming headset or not, when you also get several options in this price point.
So, without any further delay, let’s start…
JBL Quantum 100 Review
- Detachable boom microphone
- Low latency
- Surround sound
- Very lightweight
- Multiplatform compatibility (PC, PS4, Xbox One, mobile devices)
- Comfortable fitting
- Poor noise isolation performance
- Not comfortable for long gaming sessions
- No RGB
What’s in the Box
- JBL Quantum 100 wired gaming headphone
- Detachable boom microphone
- Windshield foam for microphone
Let’s talk about it’s design and build quality.
Design & Build Quality
This is the first gaming headset in this lineup of JBL, which is also the most cheapest, so I do not expect anything special in its build quality or design.
You will find it in 3 colors on amazon which are black, white and blue (which I ordered).
JBL Quantum 100 earcups can be swivel but cannot fold. That is why if you are thinking of traveling somewhere keeping them in the bag then it can be a bit difficult.
By the way, in the gaming headset you do not get the better portability as in the normal headphones.
The JBL Quantum 100 headphones are made of plastic which seems to be of very cheap quality.
On its ear cups you will find a cushion of memory foam, which has an average quality.
Although its headband is flexible, you can flex it to some extent, but its quality seems to be quite cheap, leaving it at risk of breaking.
Gamers often give priority to RGB lights whenever they buy a gaming headset, but unfortunately this wired gaming headset does not give you any RGB lights which is a bit disappointing for RGB lovers like me.
But when considering its price point, everything seems average.
The whole headset is very lightweight due to the plastic, which is a good thing for gamers who like light headsets.
Overall, its design and build quality are average. You don’t get to see anything special in it.
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Like the rest of the gaming headset, it also has only the mic mute button with the volume controller.
Thankfully, both offer plenty of physical feedback, as the volume scroll wheel stops at the minimum and maximum increments, while the mic mute button is very clicky.
Other than this, you won’t get to see anything special in the controls.
Since this is a wired gaming headset, you get 4.1 ft long braided cable that connects easily to almost all devices.
Then whether you connect it to your PC, PS4 or Xbox or any of your mobiles.
This helps you a lot in compatibility which is expected from a wired gaming headset. So the JBL Quantum 100 gaming headphones are quite good in compatibility.
The JBL Quantum 100 has given you a detachable boom microphone. Given its price, the quality of the microphone is truly remarkable.
This makes your voice sound deep, full-bodied, natural and almost completely free of distortion.
So when you are gaming with your teammates, you will definitely get the benefit.
Along with this, with this headphone you also get windshield foam for microphone.
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JBL Quantum 100 is a gaming headset so it is not good for music listening but you can make it a bit better by using equalizer.
Let us first talk about the isolation of the JBL Quantum 100 headset. Due to their better fitting, there is a good isolation, so that you can focus on gaming comfortably.
In these, you have been given 40mm drivers, which are considered much better to produce ample amount of sound.
Although you do not get a good bass in them, but they get good clarity so that the footsteps and vocals can be easily identified in the games.
So even in sound quality, the JBL Quantum headset is not able to perform as well. But again if we talk about the price point then it is an average headset.
In the headband of the JBL Quantum 100 headset, you will find cushioning, which makes it a bit more comfortable.
I tried to wear it for a long time but after a few hours my ears started to ache.
So the JBL Quantum 100 headsets are comfortable but not for long gaming sessions.
- For those who want budget gaming headphones
- Who needs the best boom microphone
- Those who like wired gaming headsets
- Good for those who occasionally do gaming
Not Good For
- Those who want high quality sound
- Those who want high build quality
- Not good for those who do long gaming sessions
JBL Quantum 100 Specs
|Dimensions||23 x 25 x 10 cm|
|Form factor||Over ear|
|Driver size||40mm dynamic drivers|
|Frequency response||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Max input power||30mW|
|Sensitivity||100dB SPL @1kHz/1mW|
|Microphone frequency response||100Hz – 10kHz|
|Microphone sensitivity||40dBV @ 1kHz/Pa|
|Microphone pickup pattern||Directional|
|Cable length||Headset (1.2m) + PC splitter (1.5m)|
Best Alternative for JBL Quantum 100
The Eksa e3000 is a great gaming headset that you can consider to be the best alternative to the JBL Quantum 100.
It also gets the best adjustable noise cancelling microphone as well as cool RGB lights and better build quality with good sound quality.
Frequently Asked Questions of JBL Quantum 100
Is JBL Quantum 100 a good gaming headset?
The JBL Quantum 100 comes with just a few basic features that you can easily find in gaming headphones worth Rs 1500. So in this price point you will get better options than this.
Does it have good build quality?
No, it is made of plastic, whose build quality does not look good at all nor is it durable.
Does it have noise cancellation?
No, although you get noise isolation to some extent but you will also have considerable limitations.
How is the quality of its mic?
The best feature of JBL Quantum 100 is its mic so that you will get to hear crystal clear voice. Its overall quality is quite good.
The JBL Quantum 100 is an average gaming headset with the best feature being its mic, which gives you a clear voice.
Apart from this, if we talks about its build quality or sound quality or other features, then most of the features are average.
Overall, if you want a headset that has a good mic quality, then you can consider the JBL Quantum 100.
By the way, what features do you want in your gaming headset, let me know in the comments below. till then