ATH-AG1

High-Fidelity Gaming Headset

MSRP* US$299.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • High-Fidelity Gaming Headset
  • Gaming Headset with Microphone


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The first headset of its kind to harness over 50 years of audio engineering technology, the ATH-AG1 gaming headset provides players with the ultimate gaming experience. Premium 53 mm drivers work synchronously with Audio-Technica’s core double air damping system (D.A.D.S.) and optional USB amplifier to deliver deep, resonating bass and total isolation – effectively blurring the line between reality and the virtual world you’ve entered – while a refined, 3D wing-support system provides the comfort to stay as long as you’d like.

    The ATH-AG1 also allows for in-game voice communication through its state-of-the-art microphone feature, and comes equipped with a 1.0 m fixed cord and 2.0 m extension to fit any environment. Detachable USB DAC adapter with built-in headphone amplifier and 3.5 mm gold-plated connector included.

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    Compatible with PS4, iPad, iPhone, laptops & PC. Also compatible with Xbox One using the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter found at www.xbox.com.
  • Features

    • Premium 53 mm drivers with Bobbin-wound voice coils specially designed for the ATH-AG1 gaming headset

    • Audio-Technica’s core D.A.D.S. structure* with double air damping system delivers deep resonating bass and total isolation

    • State-of-the-art microphone, with 100° range of motion and muting capability, provides crystal clear in-game voice communication

    • Detachable USB DAC with built-in headphone amplifier

    • Self-adjusting 3D wing-support system offers improved comfort designed for extended wear

    • 1.0 m fixed cord with a 2.0 m extension to fit any environment


    *The dual-layer housing structure utilizes the damping effect of air to improve the linearity of the bass.

    Compatible with PS4, iPad, iPhone, laptops & PC. Also compatible with Xbox One using the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter found at www.xbox.com.
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 35,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight310 g (without cord)
    Cable1.0 m (3.3')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8”) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessories IncludedUSB adapter, 2.0 m (6.6') extension cable
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-46.5 dB (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 – 12,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Unidirectional



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  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-AG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset
     
    4.7

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    5.0

    1G's in the chat pls

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    from STL

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Great Microphone
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

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        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

        Well they fit on Summit1g's big head so they must be good Kappa

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        5.0

        The best example of perfection

        By 

        from Quebec City, QC, Canada

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

              If you want the best gaming headset on the market think of Audio Technica once and for all. I've tried many other brands of headphones and by far the ATH-AG1 surpass all other cans on the market!

              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Up to a year
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              4.0

              Comfortable with great sound you expect from AT but with a f

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              from Undisclosed

              Site Member

              Pros

              • Comfort
              • Mic Sensitivity
              • Quality
              • Sound quality

              Cons

              • easy to slide around out of positiom
              • length of cable with dac
              • Sits low

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

                We got these sent to my work and my supervisor told em to take them home and try them out.

                The self adjusting fit is nice but it sits a bit low on my head. It feels like my ears are holding up the headset from the inside because the padding will rest on them. If you move your head around a lot or get worked up while you play these will slide around. That being said once you get it to sit just right these are one of the more comfortable pair of headphones I have ever wore. I've been gaming for a long time and have worked in radio and they are very comfortable.

                I love the USB DAC but the only downfall is that the 2 m extension cannot be used with it. For PC gamers whose tower is on the other side of your desk this can be frustrating. If you don't have USB on the top of your tower you will not be able to use the DAC. The USB DAC is an obvious PC gaming accessory so I'm not sure why they would not include a longer cable or extension to be used with it.

                Overall great gaming headset.

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                  • Q:

                    Bass of ATH-AG1 Compared vs ATH-WS99

                    specific about the Bass, is there any difference between both models?, I see that both have a 53 mm driver and double Air Chamber System. Should I expect a similar audio signature ?

                    does the ATH-WS99 Bass still has more presence?
                    Asked on 2/19/2015 by Riverus from Mexico

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Although the ATH-AG1 have nice bass response, it is designed to sound more balanced as compared to the ATH-WS99, which have extended bass response, even though both feature 53mm drivers. Also, the ATH-AG1 feature Double Air Damping System (D.A.D.S.), while the WS99 feature a Double Air Chamber System. The DADS system helps prevent spurious bass frequencies for a smooth bass response. The WS99 use the Double Air Chamber System to get more bass response without making them sound muddy.

                      In conclusion, the WS99 will have more bass response, whereas the AG1 might sound comparatively more balanced.

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                      If you have any further questions or for any future correspondence, please send your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                      audio-solutions@atus.com

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 2/20/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    How good is sound isolation?

                    My son is asking for a Gaming Headset with ANC so he wont be bothered by his brother playing Xbox ONE in the same room while he is on the Gaming PC. How well will these block external sound sources?
                    Asked on 11/11/2014 by Itzatta from Liberty Hill, TX, USA

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      They do a decent job of cutting out noise but if the TV is up loud they probably wont cut it. This headset is great but it is not designed to be a noise isolation or cancelling solution.

                      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Corey
                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. The headphone does not have active circuitry to cancel noise, although they do provide a degree of passive isolation.

                      Answered on 11/17/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    ATH-AG1 vs ATH-A700x

                    Is the AG1 essentially the A700x with a mic, longer cable, and a USB adapter?
                    Asked on 9/22/2014 by Tfeasley

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. The headphone portion is very similar.

                      Answered on 10/6/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Since I own multiple consoles for gaming is the ATH-AG1), compatible with the xbox 360, PS3, Xbox one(with stereo adapter), and the PS4.
                    Asked on 9/11/2014 by HairyParts from Lake Geneva, WI 53147, USA

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      PC and PS4 compatible. I'm not sure about XBONE but it will not work for a 360

                      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Corey
                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This will work with the xBox 1 (w/MS stereo adapter) and PS4. It will not work with xB360 or PS3.

                      Answered on 10/6/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Surround Sound and Mic Monitoring

                    I was wondering if this headset uses or is capable of surround sound and/or microphone monitoring (the ability to hear your voice reflected by the microphone without software listening).
                    Asked on 9/2/2014 by Overkill from United States

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      This headset like many gaming headsets will pan the audio as the game deems necessary. It's only two speakers so the best it can do is L R.

                      If you have Windows you can always listen to your mic by going to control panel > sound > recording devices then double click on your mic go to listen and select listen to this device. You will listen to it until you uncheck that box.

                      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Corey
                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. The headphone is a stereo left right headphone. Your program material would have to provide some type of surround emulation to hear in surround sound. The microphone is not heard in the headphone unless it is configured for monitoring within your software.

                      Answered on 9/8/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Is there a mini windscreen I could use for this headset and is it on the same level as the BPHS1 or the BPHS1-XF4?

                    I am about to purchase this headset and am afraid I might ruin it. I also know of the BPHS1 and BPHS1-XF4 which are fantastic headsets as well and am wondering if I should get one of them instead.
                    Asked on 6/9/2014 by antas from United States

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. There is no windscreen provided with this microphone. Please note you would need different connector types for the BPHS1 and BPhs1-XF4.

                      Answered on 6/19/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Compatibility

                    Would this headset still work for the older systems like the ps3 and the xbox 360 or just the modern systems. And also would this essay work for the astro mix amp.
                    Asked on 6/3/2014 by Benefit

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This is not compatible with the older systems.

                      Answered on 6/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    About canada

                    There is no option on the website to find canadian retailers or shipping to canada for the ATH-AG1 Is there going to be any effort in releasing the product. As it stands the only way to purchase this product in canada is through amazon.com (american) and pay almost 100$ over the regular price.
                    Asked on 6/2/2014 by alex99 from Ontario, Canada

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our distributor in Canada. The should be able to answer this for you.

                      For consumer audio products contact:
                      Erikson Consumer
                      Head Office
                      21000 Transcanada
                      Baie D’Urfé, Québec
                      Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
                      Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
                      E-mail: info@eriksonconsumer.com
                      Web site: www.eriksonconsumer.com

                      Answered on 6/5/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    Surround sound?

                    Does the ATH-AG1 have 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound?
                    Asked on 5/8/2014 by Nine from United States

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      The ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 are NOT surround headphones. However, they do offer premium 53 mm drivers to work synchronously with Audio-Technica’s core double air damping system (D.A.D.S.), and offer an optional USB amplifier to deliver deep, resonating bass.

                      For any additional correspondence, please include your original question and this response, and contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                      audio-solutions@atus.com

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 5/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    CTIA or OMTP?

                    Sony uses the old standard, OMTP, which allows headphones that have mics to be used with the PS4. If you use a headset with the OMTP standard on a newer device, such as the Xbox One (which uses the newer standard CTIA), it will not allow you to use the mic but the headphones should work fine. So either way, the headphones will work with both consoles, but which standard does the headset use, OMTP (for use with the PS4) or CTIA (for use with the Xbox One)?

                    Note: I just want to know the plug standard it uses, for I have both consoles and would like to know which one the mic should work for.
                    Asked on 4/6/2014 by Clifford

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      At this point, the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 are both CTIA, which is what Sony PS4 is currently using. Both gaming headsets are indeed compatible with PS4.

                      The ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 are not directly compatible with the XBOX and XBOX ONE. HOWEVER, to get either gaming headset to work with XBOX ONE, you will need to use the "XBOX ONE STEREO HEADSET ADAPTER". Once that adapter is purchased, you'll need to update your XBOX controller to use it.

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 4/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
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