The optimization of JBL Quantum TWS in terms of gaming experience is excellent. The unique QuantumSOUND game sound effects, coupled with QuantumSURROUND three-dimensional surround game sound effects, can achieve a more immersive gaming experience. In addition, its music mode and noise reduction function have greatly enriched the usage scenarios of this earbuds.
JBL Quantum TWS specs and features:
- Bluetooth 5.2/2.4GHz audio transmission
- 6-8 hours playback of per charge (ANC ON/OFF)
- Charging case can charge earbuds fully 2 times
- Adaptive active noise cancellation
- 10mm custom drive unit
- 48ms game latency
- IPX5 waterproof rating
- $150 – Check latest price on Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany or other Amazon countries
01/ Appearance & Comfort
The JBL Quantum TWS charging case is designed with rounded corners, the whole body is black, and the surface is frosted and sprayed, which provides a good grip and effectively reduces fingerprints. There are 3 LED power indicators on the front of the charging case, and a Type-C charging port on the back.
The JBL Quantum TWS earbuds shell adopts a metal ring design, and the glossy surface treatment makes the whole earphone head very metallic. Compared with the plain charging case, I prefer the design of earbuds.
The weight of JBL Quantum TWS earbuds is quite satisfactory, and the weight perception on the ear is similar to my previous use of AirPods3. As an earbuds that takes into account game sound effects and noise reduction, it has high requirements for the fit between eartips and ears. Not only the overall contour of the eartips adopts a shape design that conforms to the contour of the human ear, but the fit of the eartips also needs to be tested for the first time to achieve the best listening experience and noise reduction experience.
After completing the fit test, the earbuds fit on the ear with the best fit, and the stability and bass performance are excellent. Whether walking or light movement, the stability is very good, don’t worry about falling. JBL Quantum TWS also provides eartips in multiple sizes to suit different user needs to achieve the best wearing comfort.
02/ Game Sound
The JBL Quantum TWS supports QUANTUMSOUND gaming sound quality and is specially tuned for esports by the acoustic experts at Harman Kardon. Enhance the intelligibility of game audio by optimizing the acoustic equalization curve.
Simply put, it can realistically restore the sound in the game scene, improve the sense of presence in the game process, and be able to hear more details. And JBL Quantum TWS also supports QUANTUMSURROUND three-dimensional surround game sound effects after connecting to the PC platform through a 2.4GHz wireless receiver, realizing a more realistic sound field and sound source positioning, highlighting the expression of sound elements in the game.
The realism of JBL Quantum TWS is not only to present a sufficient amount of information, but also to transmit this amount of information to your ears at the right time. JBL Quantum TWS can distinguish the sound information in the complex sound field more clearly and more layered while ensuring the realization of rich information. The performance of sound has been upgraded from a plane to a more three-dimensional space, which makes the game screen more three-dimensional and further enhances the expressiveness of entertainment.
03/ Game Latency
The biggest difference between JBL Quantum TWS and other TWS earbuds is the dual-source ultra-low latency gaming technology, which is optimized for bluetooth connection latency and stability. Like other true wireless earphones, the JBL Quantum TWS is bluetooth-enabled and can be paired with mobile phones, tablets and various bluetooth-enabled audio devices.
On top of the Bluetooth connection, the JBL Quantum TWS is also equipped with a dedicated 2.4GHz wireless receiver. Connect to computer equipment through the Type-C interface, allowing players to use a more reliable connection and enjoy the convenience brought by wireless when playing games on a PC or game console. It can realize dual-channel synchronous transmission through bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless receiver, which brings the advantage of ultra-low latency as low as 48ms.
When the JBL Quantum TWS is connected to the Switch, the audio performance of the game process is more synchronized with the picture. Compared with the use of bluetooth connection, the picture and audio latency are much better, and it has reached a level of using wired headphones.
JBL Quantum TWS also supports dual device connection. Users can connect to the game console through the USB-C receiver, and can also connect to a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth. In this way, even during the game, you can make and receive calls directly through the mobile phone, which is more convenient to use. The lightweight design makes the JBL Quantum TWS ideal for long gaming sessions, and the IPX5 waterproof rating ensures durability on the go.
04/ Noise Cancellation & Call & Battery Life
JBL Quantum TWS supports intelligent adaptive noise cancellation, with a maximum 30dB average noise cancellation depth. Whether in game mode or music mode, you can switch between the three modes of noise cancellation mode, transparency mode and off by touching the earbuds.
Its noise cancellation effect is still very good. In noisy environments such as subways and buses, I will turn on the noise cancellation mode, which can basically block more than 90% of the noise. While walking in the office or in the park and listening to music, I will turn on transparency mode, which will not affect my communication with other people under the premise of getting a relatively quiet environment.
The JBL Quantum TWS earbuds have a total of 6 microphones. The external dual-wave speed forming microphone can enhance the intelligent voice tracking pickup. Built-in single microphone can effectively avoid wind noise and achieve clear call effect.
In terms of battery life, JBL Quantum TWS earbuds can achieve up to 8 hours of battery life without turning on the ANC mode. With the use of charging case, it can achieve more than 16 hours of battery life. The charging interface adopts the mainstream Type-C interface.
05/ Sound Quality
Although it is defined as a gaming headset, the music listening performance of JBL Quantum TWS is also good. Thanks to its high-quality acoustic unit and JBL‘s audio tuning capabilities, in the actual wearing listening experience, the bass is surging and powerful, and the sound field has sufficient quantity sense.
In terms of alto and treble, the performance of this earbuds is also relatively transparent. In particular, the performance of the alto is very clear, and the restoration of the tone is in place. Generally speaking, it is completely competent for daily listening to music and watching TV series.