When people are talking about gaming headsets, it’s more often to have these major players pop up in their mind – Razer, HyperX, SteelSeries, Logitech. Well, although these players have been out there for a while; it doesn’t mean those newcomers do not stand a chance in the marketplace. With two new members joining JBL’s Quantum Range, there may be a decent alternative whether you are a casual player for non-competitive games or a pro gamer in Esports.

JBL Quantum 350 Wireless

This newly released wireless gaming headset comes with lightweight memory foam ear cushions. From a design perspective, this should give you a comfortable gaming experience for a good couple of hours of relaxation. JBL Quantum 350 equips with 40mm drivers for its sound unit and offers a unique enhanced sound experience with JBL QuantumSOUND Signature and QuantumSURROUND (the latter is only available on PC via the JBL Quantum ENGINE). This headset works on a 2.4GHz wireless connection through a USB dongle. Speaking of which, 2.4GHz will undoubtedly outperform Bluetooth connectivity in terms of latency and sound quality, and that can be a deciding factor if you play FPS games a lot.

This model provides 22 hours of use after a full charge, slightly lower than the average 30-40hrs. Fortunately, the headset comes with a USB Type-C port and supports fast charging – five minutes, and you are good to go for an hour. The quality of the microphone could be one of the most important functionalities of a gaming headset. Quantum 350 features a directional voice-focused mic; this means your team members can always hear your voice loud and clear.

If you are a casual gamer or new to gaming and just want to take advantage of a wireless gaming headset, this gear can be purchased from major electronics retailers with an RRP of $149.95. If you are looking for a new gaming headset, go to the store when you walk by Harvey Norman or JB-HiFi and try one for yourself. It could well be the one you were looking for.

JBL Quantum 610 Wireless

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The Quantum 610 wireless gaming headset simply can be deemed as a ‘Plus’ version of the abovementioned Quantum 350 with three major upgrades, and apparently, a fancier appearance. First up, DTS Headphone:X 2.0. This is an audio solution developed by DTS to deliver the spatial sound experience with accurate sound localization, in other words, you can expect a better immersion in the games. The second upgrade goes to the whopping battery life of 40hrs. This is kind of self-explanatory; the increased number of hours enables gamers to enjoy all-day gaming with no interruptions. If this is still not enough, well, plug in the USB-C charging cable, and voilà! You are now in endless sessions (if you really want to, though)! The last but not the least upgrade is a bigger driver (50mm) compared to what’s equipped on Quantum 350.

Generally speaking, the bigger the size, the better the bass. If the bass is too strong, you can simply utilise JBL QuantumENGINE and make customizations. Apart from those changes, JBL makes a small functional improvement to the microphone – flip up to instantly mute your voice, which can come in really handy in particular for gamers who often forget to mute (but it can’t save the lives of those who don’t even bother to flip up when it’s not in use…).

JBL Quantum 610 is available from JBL, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee, and other major retailers with an RRP of $229. If you usually spend long hours gaming and are looking for an option for a wireless headset, give this one a go. The re-designed headband with more coverage of cushion also gives you less distraction during a long game.