Published on May 24th, 2021 | by Tony Smith
JBL Quantum 200 Gaming Headset Review
Summary: The JBL Quantum 200 Gaming Headset is indeed budget but provides great value for money!
Audio is an important component of gaming and while TV speakers or external speakers work great, if you really want to be fully immersed in your virtual worlds, a gaming headset is a mandatory addiition. However if you’re on a budget, sometimes the more expensive headsets can be out of reach but thankfully the JBL have come to the rescue of us humble heroes from $89AUD (May 2021).
- JBL Quantum 200 headset
- PC splitter
- Windshield foam for boom microphone
- QSG | Warranty card | Safety Sheet
As the headset supports 3.5mm, it can be used on a wide variety of devices from computers to consoles and even smartphones. While you can connect this to a PC via the 3.5mm cable, you can also use the included PC splitter for additional functionality. When it comes to the specifications, the JBL Quantum 200 Gaming Headset has the following;
- Driver size: 50mm Dynamic drivers
- Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Max input power: 30mW
- Sensitivity: 100dB SPL @1kHz/1mW
- Impedance: 32 ohm
- Microphone frequency response: 100Hz – 10kHz
- Microphone sensitivity: -40dBV @ 1kHz/Pa
- Microphone pickup pattern: Directional
- Microphone size: 4mm x 1.5mm
- Cable length: Headset (1.2m) + PC splitter – (1.5m)
- Weight: 245g
In terms of design, the JBL Quantum 200 Gaming Headset is a well-built product that is relatively lightweight for its size but more important is very comfortable to wear thanks to its padded headband and memory foam ear cups which makes it perfect for those longer than long gaming session.
The microphone is attached the headset, however can be flipped up when it’s not in use that also mutes the mic. Furthermore, the headset also contains a volume dial that allows you to change the audio levels on the fly and while its minimalistic, it works well.
The mic on the Quantum 200 works well and my colleagues and virtual enemies had no issues in hearing me clearly thanks to the directional microphone.
When it comes to audio, the gaming headset produced clear and loud sound thanks to its powerful 50mm drivers. Bass was strong and audio levels were good with no issues with mids and highs or distortion. Needless to say, gaming audio worked great and some areas in World of Warcraft and Overwatch sounded great, especially the subtitles of the background audio that in essence made the game more immersive. Given that, the headset through the PC can be quite loud at times, including its bass and thankfully with the audio dial, you can adjust the audio quickly.
At just $89AUD (May 2021), the JBL Quantum 200 Gaming Headset does provide some good value for money, particularly from a PC gaming perspective. Furthermore, it’s comfortable and the audio quality is decent for its price and more importantly, it really increases your audio immersion factor when it comes to exploring your amazing virtual gaming worlds.
- Be at the center of the game with JBL QuantumSOUND Signature
From the tiniest footsteps to the loudest explosion, JBL QuantumSOUND Signature makes every scene epic and every gamer more competitive. With the help of 50mm drivers, our signature audio delivers the most realistic soundscape for a competitive advantage in any battle.
- Play even longer in memory foam comfort
The lightweight headband and memory foam ear cushions were designed for durability and comfort even during the longest gaming sessions.
- Voice focus directional flip-up boom microphone
Thanks to their flip-up, voice focus directional boom mic with auto on/off and mute features, the JBL Quantum 200 headset lets you rally the troops and opponents with clarity.
- Made for your favorite platforms
The JBL Quantum 200 is compatible via 3.5mm jack with PC, PlayStation™, Xbox™, Nintendo Switch™, Mobile, Mac and VR. Check the connectivity guide for compatibility.
- Compatible with Windows Sonic Spatial Sound
JBL Quantum 200 headset is designed for full compatibility with the native surround sound system built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox™ ONE consoles.