Streaming is all the rage these days and continues to be a popular form of content creation. We also saw the rise in popularity of podcasts during the pandemic where people were cooped up at home. If you’re looking to get in on the livestreaming or podcast bandwagon, then these JBL Quantum Stream microphones could be an upgrade worth checking out.
At CES 2024, JBL has announced a trio of microphones. This includes the Quantum Stream Talk, Quantum Stream Wireless, and the Quantum Stream Studio. Each of the JBL Quantum Stream microphones are catered towards different needs and price points, so you should be able to find something you need.
JBL Quantum Stream Talk
Starting with the Quantum Stream Talk, this is an entry-level microphone. If you don’t really have very demanding needs and just want a good quality microphone, this could be it. It is a condenser microphone with a polar pattern design and features 96kHz/24-bit sampling rates. There is a built-in mute button for quick access and a volume knob. It also uses the JBL QuantumENGINE which is a piece of software that will offer up more customization and advanced tuning features.
JBL Quantum Stream Wireless
If you need a microphone that you can take with you on the go, then the Quantum Stream Wireless is where it’s at. This microphone could be useful for vlogging or livestreaming on the move thanks to its wireless connectivity. It is also a condenser microphone with a polar pattern design.
It has a 48kHz/16-bit sampling rate and uses the JBL Headphones app for additional controls. Since it’s designed to be mobile, it has environmental noise cancellation. This should help reduce environmental sounds to allow your voice to come through clearer.
JBL Quantum Stream Studio
For those who might be serious about their sound, the Quantum Stream Studio could be a good choice. It features 3x built-in condenser microphones with 4x polar patterns. The microphone has a 192kHz/24-bit sampling rate and also physical buttons for mute and mic gain/volume.
It also supports microphone, audio/voice monitoring to make sure your volume levels are just nice. There’s also a built-in VU meter and DRC. The Quantum Stream Studio will also be supported by the JBL QuantumENGINE for additional controls and tuning features.
Pricing & availability
If any of these microphones sound like something you could add to your setup, they are expected to be available this March. The JBL Quantum Stream Talk is priced at $49.99. The Quantum Stream Wireless will go for $99.99. The Quantum Stream Studio will be the most pricey at $149.99.