JBL Quantum 300 Gaming Headset Review

An affordable surround headset that nearly crushes the competition

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Photo taken by the author.
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Photo taken by the author.

OVERVIEW

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The grills protecting the drivers sit very deep inside the ear cups, and have the JBL logo etched into them. It’s the headset’s lone premium design touch. Photo taken by the author.

SOUND QUALITY

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The dongle smartly leaves its bulky end at your PC, bringing a small headphone jack closer to where you sit. Photo taken by the author.

VIRTUAL SURROUND, DONGLE, AND MICROPHONE

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I’m yelling an “ah” at a moderate volume and it’s barely registering as a blip on the mic level meter here, even though my volume is maxed. Terrible mic input! Screenshot taken by the author.
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These ear pads are awesome in spite of their weird opening shape. Photo taken by the author.

COMFORT

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This rotation joint is quite loose and this cable runs through there, possibly getting twisted with each rotation. Photo taken by the author.

DESIGN AND BUILD

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I do radio voice work by day, and write by day and night. I studied film and production. I love audio, design, and music. Also video games.

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