Gamers looking to upgrade their systems this year are in for a big treat. Among the new gaming equipment launched at CES 2020 is JBL’s first entry into gaming headsets, a big step for the audio giant.
The new line includes seven new headset models, led by the premium model, the Quantum ONE. The Quantum ONE is the only one in the line to have QuantumSPHERE 360 sound technology which uses proprietary algorithms and integrated head tracking for further immersion. Like most other gaming headsets that feature virtual 7.1-channel surround sound, you’ll be using these with a USB port instead of an audio port to unlock their full potential.
With virtual surround sound and head tracking, your Overwatch sessions will be elevated by actually hearing where shots are coming from. The audio will also adjust if you turn your head, although if you turn your ahead (one imagines, away from the monitor) during the game, maybe you’ve become a little too immersed! It’s the kind of tech that’s just right for the world of VR, though.
The JBL Quantum headsets come equipped with detachable boom microphones with echo canceling technology for crystal clear communication among players. For extra comfort, JBL designed the headphones with memory foam cushion, with the 600, 800, and ONE models offering premium leather wrapping.
All that’s old hat in the world of gaming headsets, so JBL is leaning on their advantage in audio quality to crack the gaming market. The new line of gaming headphones features the JBL QuantumSOUND Signature, combining JBL’s experience in both creating drivers and the processing algorithms that fine-tune sound.
Prices for the Quantum Range headsets start at $39.95 with its flagship model, the Quantum ONE, priced at $299.95. All Quantum headsets are expected to be available starting April 2020.