About the JBL Quantum 200
Gaming headphones that are beyond the basics
The JBL Quantum 200 headset connects to most Playstation or Xbox controllers and offers immersive sound with hard-hitting effects.
Gaming headphones that are beyond the basics
I'll admit — it's been a while since my Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K heyday. But while I might not be up on the latest video games, I do know headphones. And few personal audio companies deliver more sonic bang for your buck than JBL. Their lightweight Quantum 200 headset works for console or PC gaming, and delivers clear sound tuned for deep bass emphasis.
Wired connection to your game controller or PC
The Quantum 200 headset comes with a durable cable that's covered in a tough, braided fabric and terminated with a good old-fashioned 3.5mm miniplug. So it will connect to the headphone jack at the bottom of your Xbox ONE or PS4 controller (and some third-party Nintendo Switch controllers). You should be able to make the same type of connection on the forthcoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 controllers, based on the specs released by those companies.
JBL includes an adapter for tower computers and laptops that require a separate headphone and mic connection. This splitter turns the single miniplug into a double miniplug for connecting to the PC.
This headset is part of a new line of Quantum Series gaming headphones from JBL. It is one of the entry-level offerings, so it doesn't have some of the customization features and connection options that you get further up the line. But good news if you're main concern is better game sound — the 200s feature the same large 50mm drivers found in all of the other Quantum headsets.
JBL's special headphone sound signature has been honed by years and years of research and exhaustive user testing. We've visited their U.S. headquarters in California and seen their impressive testing facilities — they take this stuff seriously. It's helped them develop a sound profile that's been proven to satisfy most listeners. For gamers, of course, that means hard-hitting sound effects, but it also means dialogue clarity and directional cues that can help when competition gets fierce.
Comfort and convenience
Gamers probably keep their headsets on for longer stretches than we serious music listeners wear our headphones. So JBL added a thick layer of soft memory-foam padding to the Quantum 200's earcups and headband. These headphones do fit snugly, but that helps ensure that they stay properly in place while you move around.
Obviously, in the middle of an intense game you don't want stop and readjust or fiddle with your headset. To that point, there's a raised volume dial on the left earcup that's easy to find with your fingers. Plus there's an attached directional microphone for clear-sounding chat with online teammates. You can flip the boom arm up to quickly mute the mic.
- over-ear, closed-back design provides noise isolation
- 50mm drivers deliver clear sound with deep bass emphasis
- JBL's QuantumSOUND signature tuned for immersive gaming sound with hard-hitting effects
- attached voice-focused directional microphone
- raise boom arm to mute the mic
- volume control dial on left earcup
- lightweight design with snug, secure fit
- soft memory foam earcup and headband padding helps relieve pressure on your head and ears
- detachable 47" fabric-covered cable terminated with a 3.5mm miniplug
- connects to PlayStation or Xbox controller
- PC splitter with single-to-double 3.5mm miniplug adapter included (for headphones and mic)
- frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
- impedance: 32 ohms
- sensitivity: 113 dB
- weight: 8.6 ounces
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # JBLQUANTUM200BLKAM
What's in the box:
- Gaming headphones with attached 48" cable (angled 3.5mm plug)
- Foam windscreen for microphone (installed)
- 62" PC splitter cable (female 3.5mm jack and dual male 3.5mm plugs)
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- Attention sheet
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More details on the JBL Quantum 200
Overview: The JBL Quantum 200 headset for gamers provides an immersive gaming experience with the JBL QuantumSOUND Signature. The headset features a directional microphone on an adjustable boom, and memory foam ear pads and headband for a comfortable fit during long gaming sessions. The Quantum 200's attached cable supports multiple platforms with an included PC splitter extension.
Earcup Design: The Quantum 200's over-ear headset features soft memory foam ear pads for comfort, durability, and even passive noise reduction. The large, integrated rotary volume control, located on the left earcup, gives you easy and fast sound level adjustment at your fingertips.
Drivers: Quantum 200's large 50mm dynamic drivers deliver JBL's QuantumSOUND Signature which for more realistic gaming. The headset is compatible with the native surround sound system built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox ONE consoles.
Microphone: The boom microphone has a voice focusing directional pattern so your communications are crystal clear. It has a frequency response of 100-10kHz, and a sensitivity rating of -40 dBV/PA. The 4mm x 1.5mm microphone is on a 6" boom that can be rotated into position, or flipped up and out of the way when you're not using it. Raising the boom to the upright position automatically engages the microphone mute. A foam windscreen for the microphone is included to cut down on wind noise and plosive sounds.
Connections: The Quantum 200 comes with a 4', non-detachable, fabric-covered cable with an angled 3.5mm plug that supports Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, mobile, Mac, and VR platforms. A 62" PC splitter extension features dual 3.5mm plugs for the microphone input and headphone output on your PC.
- Frequency Response (Headphones): 20Hz - 20kHz
- Frequency Response (Microphone): 100Hz - 10kHz
- Impedance: 32Ω
- Maximum Input Power: 30mW
- Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL @ 1 kHz / 1mW
- Microphone Sensitivity: -40 dBV @ 1 kHz / PA
- Ear Cup Dimensions:
- Exterior: Width 3.435", Height 3.852", Depth 2.326"
- Interior: Width 1.889", Height 2.276", Depth 1.103"
- Weight: 8.85 ounces