Published on August 31st, 2022 | by James Wright

JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Gaming Headset Review James Wright

Summary: The JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Gaming Headset provides excellent audio, a good design and the only downside is the software is a little clunky. Nonetheless, audio bliss!


Excellent audio

The new JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Gaming Headset has arrived that offers PC gamers a wealth of amazing audio features from up to 43-hours of cord free gaming via 2.4Ghz or Bluetooth 5.2 to JBL’s QuantumSURROUND technology that delivers spatial surround sound plus DTS Headphone:X 2.0 to help draw you into your virtual worlds. Additionally this over the ear headset has a flip up microphone with noise suppression that ensures your teammates and enemies will clearly hear you on the battlefield and even Bluetooth chat via your smartphone. To maximise this headset, you do need a PC, however it also works on consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4/5.

JBL Quantum 810 Features

  • Dual surround sound with JBL QuantumSURROUND and DTS Headphone:X 2.0
  • Hi-res certified 50mm drivers powered by the JBL QuantumSOUND™ Signature
  • Active noise cancelling
  • Dual wireless solutions: lossless 2.4G wireless and Bluetooth 5.2
  • 30-hour battery life, with Play & Charge functionality for all-day gaming
  • Voice-focus beam microphone with echo and noise suppression
  • Game-chat audio dial to regulate voice and game volume, developed for the most popular chat application in the world, Discord
  • Lightweight, durable construction with leather-wrapped, memory foam ear cushions
  • JBL QuantumENGINE PC software compatibility for the ultimate customisation of EQ, RGB colours, mic mute/unmute and more

Out of the box, the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless Gaming Headset is a well-designed gaming headset that is a well built with an overall catching design with a manageable wearable weight of 418 grams. Supporting the user is the comfort level of the headset courtesy of its premium leather wrapped memory foam ear cushions that will give you access to hours upon hours of gaming, streaming or listening to music.

Box Contents

  • JBL Quantum 810 Wireless headset
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 3.5 mm audio cable
  • USB wireless dongle
  • Windshield foam for microphone
  • Quick Start Guide | Warranty card | Safety Sheet

While the headset works straight out of the box, if you download the JBL QuantumENGINE PC software, it allows you to further tweak the audio settings to your own personalised preferences, including to activate the 16.8 million colours of RGB lighting effects which really makes this product standout plus audio profiles. With the software, I did find it a little clunky.

Charging the headset is via USB-C, including the clever option of charging at the same time you’re playing. In terms of controls and directly from the headset, you can control volume, power, Bluetooth, balance voice levels, active noise cancellation on/off and muting the microphone. While controls are well placed, you do need to familiarise yourself with them.

We tested the headset with gaming (obviously), streaming and listening to music. Due to the high quality audio drivers (50mm / Frequency 20Hz – 20kHz) on the JBL Quantum 810, they produced superb audio quality that allowed you to hear all ranges of audio perfectly with no distortion. Furthermore, bass was exceptional and you could really hear it on certain games such as Call of Duty Infinite and Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. Films such as Prey, the Predator prequel and the new GoT spinoff, House of the Dragon was like having your own cinema experience and it does a fantastic job of muting background sounds thanks to its noise cancellation.

Final Thoughts?

This headset comes with a wealth of features and while it is one of the larger headsets on the market, the audio quality really shines and its design definitely targets the PC gamer and those that enjoy streaming and online play. The JBL Quantum 810 is priced at $349.95 and is available from Harvey Norman, Big W, Betta, Retravision, Bing Lee, Amazon and JB Hi-Fi.


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