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JBL Quantum ONE

JBL Quantum One Review

True Score

77
76
11

Experts

81
0

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

The JBL Quantum One shines with exceptional audio performance out-of-the-box, and excellent microphone performance for clear in-game communication, but its ANC performance is middling.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The JBL Quantum One headphones are mid-tier alternatives first launched in mid-2020. The headphones are wired and have Active Noise Cancelation as a feature. They also feature a detachable boom mic and support for virtual surround sound. Sound customization can also be done through the JBL Quantum Engine app, which runs on either macOS or Windows.

Like many top-tier gaming headsets, such as the Logitech G-Pro X, the JBL Quantum One headphones are compatible with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The headphones come with a decent selection of volume and microphone controls on their ear cups, and they’re also compatible with both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Consensus

our Verdict

The JBL Quantum ONE Gaming Headset offers a top-tier audio experience with remarkable directional sound and comfort. Bass, mids, and treble are accurately calibrated out-of-the-box, and the microphone guarantees crystal-clear in-game communication. However, noise cancellation performance is below par, as low-bass range isn’t effectively blocked out. Still, the headset boasts solid build quality, employing premium materials and comfortable memory foam cushions for long gaming sessions.

The JBL Quantum ONE’s connection options are versatile, although it isn’t genuinely wireless. For gaming, audio quality excels, delivering directional sound and customization through the JBL software. While it faces a few setbacks, especially in terms of noise isolation, this headset remains a commendable choice for gaming enthusiasts.

Reason to Buy

  • Exceptional audio quality
    • The Quantum One excels for gaming, as it offers directional sound for more attuned situational awareness, and its bass, mids, and treble are finely tuned out of the box.

  • Good comfort
    • The Quantum One offers impeccable comfort with a slightly tighter clamping force and a well-padded headband

  • Great microphone quality
    • The Quantum One’s boom microphone quality is within the top 25% of other alternatives in our certified, tested list, as audio is clearly reproduced and relayed during in-game chats with teammates.

Reason to Avoid

  • Wired only
    • The lack of wired connections means that the Quantum One can only sustain one connection at a time.

  • Sub-par noise cancellation performance
    • The Quantum One’s Active Noise Cancellation feature doesn’t quite block out the low rumble noise from engines.

JBL Quantum One Specs

Adjustable HeadbandYes
Auto-Adjusting HeadbandNo
Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Compatible PlatformsAndroid, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, VR Box, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
Connector Size3.5mm
Detachable MicYes
Driver Size50mm
Earcup Foam MaterialMemory Foam
Headphone FitOver-ear
Max Frequency Response40,000Hz
Min Frequency Response20Hz
Noise CancelingYes
Product WeightProduct Weight0.81 lbs
Programmable ButtonsYes
WirelessNo
Wireless ConnectivityWireless Connectivityn/a

All Specs

Test Results

Min Frequency Response (Hz)0
Max Frequency Response (Hz)0
Max Volume (dB)0
Microphone Sound Quality Rating (out of 10.0)8.6
Speech To Noise Ratio (dB)34.13
BT Latency (ms)0
Non-BT Latency (ms)0

All Tests

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True Score

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Market Context

The JBL Quantum One headphones are mid-tier alternatives first launched in mid-2020. The headphones are wired and have Active Noise Cancelation as a feature. They…

The JBL Quantum One headphones are mid-tier alternatives first launched in mid-2020. The headphones are wired and have Active Noise Cancelation as a feature. They also feature a detachable boom mic and support for virtual surround sound. Sound customization can also be done through the JBL Quantum Engine app, which runs on either macOS or Windows.

Like many top-tier gaming headsets, such as the Logitech G-Pro X, the JBL Quantum One headphones are compatible with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The headphones come with a decent selection of volume and microphone controls on their ear cups, and they’re also compatible with both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

The JBL Quantum One headphones are mid-tier alternatives first launched in mid-2020. The headphones are wired and have Active Noise Cancelation as a feature. They…

The JBL Quantum One headphones are mid-tier alternatives first launched in mid-2020. The headphones are wired and have Active Noise Cancelation as a feature. They also feature a detachable boom mic and support for virtual surround sound. Sound customization can also be done through the JBL Quantum Engine app, which runs on either macOS or Windows. Like many top-tier gaming headsets, such as the Logitech G-Pro X, the JBL Quantum One headphones are compatible with PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The headphones come with a decent selection of volume and microphone controls on their ear cups, and they’re also compatible with both PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

The JBL Quantum One headphones do not have a battery, so they depend on a wired connection. The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headphones are battery-powered…

The JBL Quantum One headphones do not have a battery, so they depend on a wired connection. The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless headphones are battery-powered and wireless. However, the Quantum One headphones have noise-canceling as a feature, while the Arctis Pro Wireless headphones do not.

The JBL Quantum One is a wired headset, making it different from the JBL Tour One Wireless headphones. On top of that, the Quantum One…

The JBL Quantum One is a wired headset, making it different from the JBL Tour One Wireless headphones. On top of that, the Quantum One headphones are also much larger, but they miss out on a carrying case, which the Tour One Wireless headphones ship with. Lastly, the Quantum One headphones have a detachable boom mic, while the Tour One Wireless headphones have an integrated mic. Find out more about the Tour One’s in our JBL Tour One review.

Adjustable Headband

Yes

Yes

Auto-Adjusting Headband

No

Yes

Battery Life

n/a

20 hrs

Compatible Platforms

Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, VR Box, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Connector Size

3.5mm

3.5mm, USB

Detachable Mic

Yes

Yes

Driver Size

50mm

40mm

Earcup Foam Material

Memory Foam

AirWeave Fabric

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

76

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

81

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

77

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.8

    Category Trust Score

    65
    The JBL Quantum ONE are decent for neutral sound. They offer well-reproduced bass, mids, and… read more

    By:

    Jake Thauvette
  • PC Mag
    66.9

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The JBL Quantum One wired gaming headset features active noise cancellation and head tracking, but… read more

    By:

    Will Greenwald
  • Tom’s Guide
    62.71

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The JBL Quantum One gaming headset offers a comfy fit and good sound quality but… read more

    By:

    Marshall Honorof
  • Sound Guys
    67.47

    Category Trust Score

    77
    The JBL Quantum ONE is a very solid headset with an incredible amount of unique… read more

    By:

    Riley Ballantyne
  • Tom’s Hardware
    60.08

    Category Trust Score

    70
    JBL’s first flagship gaming headset is comfy and feature-rich, but its head tracking doesn’t earn… read more

    By:

    Scharon Harding
  • Techradar
    50.31

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The JBL Quantum ONE is a versatile headset that works for every gaming format, but… read more

    By:

    Jason Fanelli

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