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JBL Quantum ONE Review Rundown

JBLPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Powerful 50mm neodymium drivers
  • 7.1 surround sound with active noise cancelling
  • Comfortable ear cups
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

JBL Quantum One is a badass PC gaming headset. It features powerful 50mm neodymium drivers, active-noise cancelling, 7.1 spatial surround sound with head tracking, and solid software.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
JBL includes a detachable unidirectional microphone with the JBL Quantum One. You can activate the sidetone feature, which lets you hear yourself via the microphone. For gaming, I personally prefer JBL's surround sound, but for everything else, I stick with stereo. The Quantum One is a contender for the king of gaming headsets.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful active-noise cancelling
  • Attractive design
  • Comfortable ear cups
Cons[**]
  • Noise cancellation isn’t the best

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum One is an ambitious gaming headset that tries to do everything. It has a strong microphone, but not quite as good as the Razer Kraken Ultimate. The headset has active noise cancellation, but it doesn't do much to block out noise from the mic. The head tracking mode sounds a bit awkward.
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Pros[**]
  • Strong audio performance
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Comfortable fit
  • Good microphone
Cons[**]
  • Noise cancellation is modest at best
  • No wireless charging

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 17%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum ONE are decent for wired gaming. They offer well-reproduced bass, mids, and treble, so your entire listening experience will be well-balanced. Their ANC system isn’t bad at blocking out ambient speech, but it struggles with low-frequency sounds like bus engines. They also lack dedicated call and music controls, making it difficult to answer your phone or change songs on the go.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very well-balanced sound profile
  • Comfortable and well-built design
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Disappointing noise isolation performance
  • No dedicated call and music controls
  • Bulky design

t3[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum One gaming headset is a well-built, well-made pair of headphones. Audio quality is top-notch, even as the volume ramps up, the tiniest sonic details are retained. You get a whole host of features to play around with (particularly on Windows), and you can use the headphones with just about every device from your Xbox to your smartphone.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comfortable and comfortable
Cons[**]
  • Noise cancelling isn’t perfect

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum One provides studio-level sound at an affordable price. Interchangeable between the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It's not quite perfect, but if you want wireless audio on every console you own and spatial audio on PC, the Quantum One is a great option.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful surround sound
  • Easy-to-use mixer
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Some technical issues

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum One promises a tremendous variety of features, all of which theoretically help justify its $300 price tag. With the QuantumENGINE software, you can set equalization options, customize RGB lighting, tweak mic levels and activate spatial sound. In practice, it's not nearly as noticeable as the 3D sound in the HyperX Cloud Orbit S headset.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Attractive design
  • Great spatial sound
  • Comfortable fit
Cons[**]
  • Requires a lot of maintenance
  • No surround sound

tomshardware[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The JBL Quantum One is a bold step into gaming headsets for the reputable brand. It makes some questionable design choices and can feel tight on large heads. But the ear cushions have a desirable leather material, and the RGB implementation is daring and unique. If you buy the Quantum One, do it for the sturdy build and general audio performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Comfortable ear cushions
  • Lovable TalkThru feature
Cons[**]
  • No 3.5mm connection

References

1. ^ JBL Quantum One review. laptopmag. 2020-12-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ JBL Quantum One Review. pcmag. 2020-05-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ JBL Quantum ONE Headphones Review. rtings. 2020-07-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ JBL Quantum One Gaming Headset review. techradar. 2020-09-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ JBL Quantum One review. tomsguide. 2020-05-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ JBL Quantum One Gaming Headset Review: Attempting a Quantum Leap. tomshardware. 2020-04-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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