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JBL launches Quantum Stream line: New microphones for creators at every level

Here's the first-look at the range and capabilities of JBL's latest Quantum Stream microphones.
By
January 8, 2024

 

TL;DR
  • JBL has unveiled Quantum Stream Talk, Studio, and Wireless microphones at CES 2024, aimed to enhance content creation with high-quality sound.
  • Features include condenser microphones for a flat, wide frequency response, specialized patterns for various recording scenarios, and software for audio customization.
  • Prices of the mics range from $49.99 to $149.99 and they will be available in March 2024.

JBL has expanded its Quantum Stream line with the announcement of three new microphones at CES 2024: Quantum Stream Talk, Studio, and Wireless. These microphones are designed to cater to content creators of all types, offering JBL’s signature sound quality to enhance the reach and impact of their voices.

  • Quantum Stream Talk ($49.99): Designed for solo streamers and podcasters, this microphone features a super-cardioid pickup pattern to capture clear, focused sound while minimizing background noise. It’s equipped with a shock-absorbing base for stability and JBL QuantumENGINE PC software for EQ adjustments.
  • Quantum Stream Wireless ($99.99): Made for creators on the move, this wearable, clip-on microphone offers an omnidirectional pattern to pick up sound from all directions. Its lightweight design is complemented by noise canceling technology to help ensure your recordings are clear and uninterrupted, no matter where you are.
  • Quantum Stream Studio ($149.99): As the flagship model, this microphone is designed for professional-level content creation. It features three condenser microphones and a quad-pattern pickup design for versatile recording setups. The 192 kHz/24 bits sampling rate should deliver broadcast-quality sound, while the dynamic range compressor maintains consistent audio levels. An RGB-lit volume meter and universal mounting solution add functionality and flexibility, making it suitable for a wide range of recording environments.

Alongside the new Quantum Series microphones, JBL is set to update the JBL Headphones app to support the JBL Quantum 910X/P in February 2024 and the JBL Quantum 360X/P in March 2024. This update will allow users to adjust their headset settings via Bluetooth on any mobile device. The app will also offer customization options, including RGB settings, audio preferences, and microphone controls.

Note that Some features will only be applicable to certain models. The full feature range will be confirmed when the app is released.

SpecsPrice
JBL Quantum
Stream Talk
Specs
● 1x Condenser Microphone
● 1x polar pattern
● 96 kHz / 24-bit sampling
rate Mic Gain
● Mic Mute button
● Volume knob
● JBL QuantumENGINE
(EQ, Mic/Unmute, mic gain,
mic test)
Price
$49.99
JBL Quantum
Stream Wireless
Specs
● 1x Condenser Microphone
● 1 x polar pattern USB-C
● 48 kHz / 16-bit sampling
rate
● Mic Gain via app
● Environmental Noise
Canceling
● JBL Headphones App (EQ,
Mic Gain, Noise Suppression
level, Battery life status, Autooff, LED brightness)
● JBL QuantumENGINE*
(*JBL QuantumENGINE is not
supported by Lightning version as it cannot be
connected to a Windows PC)
Price
$99.99
JBL Quantum
Stream Studio
Specs
● 3x Condenser
Microphones
● 4x polar pattern
● 192kHz / 24-bit sampling
rate
● Mic Mute (Touch)
● Mic Gain / Volume knob
● Mic monitoring
● Audio/Voice Monitor
● VU Meter & DRC
● JBL QuantumENGINE
(EQ, Mic/Unmute, Noise
Reduction, Polar pattern,
Mic gain and RGB selection)
Price
$149.99
JBL Headphones app
Specs
● RGB settings
● Audio settings such as:
● EQ settings
● ANC
● TalkThru
● Game/Chat balance
● Max Volume Limiter
● Microphone settings
● Spatial Sound settings
● Assigning different features
on buttons
Price
N/A

With a range of prices and features, these microphones aim to make professional sound accessible to creators at every level. As these products hit the market in March 2024, we look forward to testing them and providing a comprehensive review to determine how they stand up to the demands of content creation in various environments.