After checking out the JBL Quantum 810 Wireless headset I was a bit giddy. It had its minor faults but on the whole it was pretty damn impressive. Well this time I have the chance to check out the JBL Quantum 910 Wireless Headset to see if it is worth the extra $150.
Well an extra $150 if you are comparing the two devices. It’s an extra $549 if you bought the 810 already and are looking to upgrade to the 910. But I am rambling about semantics.
Time to talk about the headset.
As with the 810, the JBL Quantum 910 Wireless Headset is damn comfy. It is two grams heavier than the 810 which is obviously nothing, but a fun fact. As such it still has the right balance of weight where you know you know it’s there but us far from heavy. I would have liked it a bit lighter but there is a whole heap of tech in there.
The ear cushions are still the fake leathery stuff which is fine. Some love it, some don’t,but the squishy foam inside them is top notch. It is so damn comfy, and I wore this thing a lot. Meetings … comfy, music … comfy, games … comfy. Did I mention it was comfy?
Like the 810, the 910 is damn sturdy. My 20 month old pulled it off my head during cuddles, played with the fancy lights on the side, and threw it on the ground. Not because he didn’t like the headset. Right now the stuff he likes he throws on the ground as well. Not so fun when he is in a high chair then complains that the thing he wants is now on the ground, but it’s a phase.
Anyway, back to the headset. The headset, like most things in my house, gets tested pretty thoroughly by existing. At no point was I worried about it as the headset bounced damn well off everything and kept going.
Battery life and lights
The headset can throw 45 hours of battery life with the lights off, and rocks a 39 hour battery life with the light show. That’s ridiculously hard to test using the headset but it seemed pretty accurate based on my usage. With it only taking a couple of hours to fully charge, this is one area the headset definitely excels in.
Speaking of the light show, like the 810 it isn’t over the top like some headsets are. The lights changing slowly as I played looked snazzual. It also made sure everyone in the room knew I was using a JBL headset thanks to the big light up JBL on the cups.
The battery life also drops faster if you have the headset paired to multiple devices but it wasn’t overly massive. Speaking of which you can pair to bluetooth and use the dongle which is handy as switching between devices on the fly is awesome.
So it looks good, survives children, and connects to everything. We are all sorted right? Oh yea, how does the thing actually sound? It is excellent. It is loaded with features like ANC which performs so well. The sound itself is so damn crisp. Using spotify on my phone, using the dongle in the PlayStation, using the dongle on my PC. No matter where I used it I was damn happy with the sound quality.
The headset offers a USB dongle which can be used for USB-A or USB-C, you have a 3.5mm cable, and Bluetooth. So it will connect to most devices easily. This is a serious win because it is annoying as hell when you get something new and it doesn’t fit something specific in your house. The headset also provides spatial audio on consoles which is a big win.
A damn good headset for PC gamers, console gamers, and multi platform gamers
The JBL Quantum 910 Wireless Headset is a pretty incredible bit of kit. Once you get in the $550 ballpark a headset needs to justify its cost, and I doubt you will be unhappy with this beauty. If you are rocking the 810 there probably isn’t enough of a benefit to justify buying another new headset, but if you are shopping for something new then you can do much worse than the 910.