The JBL Quantum 400 is a headset with features and specifications aimed at gamers. With a suggested price of R $ 699, the model has as its differentials the possibility of balancing between the game audio and the voice of your friends at a party, in addition to the surround sound, which creates an immersive spatial notion for the player. On the other hand, the JBL model does not have Bluetooth, working only with cable. Check out our review of the pros and cons of the JBL model and find out if it is right for you and whether it is worth paying the price.
Recalling that the model is part of the Quantum line, geared even for game fans, which still has the versions 100, 200, 300, 600, 800 and ONE – the latter, the top of the line. The 400 version is the intermediate one, both in price and in terms of functions – the more expensive, the more features the headphones bring.
Design and comfort
The appearance of the JBL phone leaves nothing to be desired: it is beautiful, modern and looks great on the head. In addition, as it is aimed at the gamer audience, it has the differential of bringing colorful lights on the side, making it very flashy. Do you like to record videos playing games, or do you think about participating in game tournaments? You can be sure it will attract attention. Another difference is the possibility to customize these lights, with the colors, effects and speeds of your choice, using the JBL Engine program.
In terms of construction, nothing to complain about either: the headset is very solid, apparently resistant and the expectation is that it will last a long time. His cables are also very cool, coated with nylon for protection and to prevent the wires from wearing out.
Still among the positive points, is the comfort issue. The Quantum 400 weighs 274 grams, a reasonable weight, and its foam is very soft and fits the ear easily. With that, right away, you will already enjoy using the accessory. Just be aware: after 2 or 3 hours, the ear may start to become uncomfortable and even sweat, depending on the ambient temperature, since the material used to cushion it also warms up a little.
Among the negative points of the design are the buttons and physical commands of the headphone. The JBL model has a wheel to vary between the party and the game sound; another wheel for total volume control; and a “mute” button.
But as the phone is all worked on the design, these buttons are half hidden when you are using it, and it is difficult to find them quickly in the middle of a game. The way is to feel around until you find it, so you can find out if you are changing the general volume or the balance between game and party. In addition, you cannot tell if you press the “mute” button, because nothing indicates whether it is mutated or not. Ball out.
Performance and sound quality
Let’s start with what matters: how the JBL Quantum 400 performs when we’re playing. We did the tests with the headset on both PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PC (Windows). And the answer is that it fulfills what it promises, bringing great immersion for gamers and many details of the game. Especially in the JBL Surround mode, which is the default coming from the phone, the sounds come out in 360 °, making it look like you are really surrounded by the game environment.