ATH-ADG1

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.

  • Gaming headphones
  • gaming headset


  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The first headset of its kind to harness over 50 years of audio engineering technology, the ATH-ADG1 provides players with the ultimate gaming experience. With its lightweight, honeycomb aluminum casing, the open-air headphones offer a completely natural sound experience. Premium 53 mm drivers with Bobbin-wound CCAW voice coils – the first of its kind in a gaming headset – provide unrivaled sound quality and clarity as part of the comfortable, open-air design.

    The ATH-ADG1 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. A detachable USB DAC with built-in headphone amplifier and 3.5 mm connector is also 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 CCAW voice coils, the first of its kind in a gaming headset

    • Audio-Technica’s core Open-Air design, engineered to provide unrivaled sound quality, clarity and comfort

    • 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 and 3.5 mm connector

    • 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


    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

    TypeOpen-air dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power700 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight280 g (without cord)
    Cable1.0 m (3.3')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8”) mini stereo, gold-plated
    Accessories IncludedUSB adapter/amplifier, 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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    • Q:

      PS4 compatability

      Can you adjust the chat audio volume, and headphone volume individually when plugged into a ps4 controller?
      (I know the ps4 has settings for mic volume)
      Asked on 2/22/2015 by artmgs from Australia

      1 answer

      • A:

        I don't usually answer my own questions....

        But when I do I use a mobile phone headset (TRRS plug) and plugged it directly into the PS4 controller and set all audio to the headset (rather than just chat)

        The PS4 can adjust the mic volume and total volume - but not independently adjust chat or sound volume - there is no mixing option that I could find. I would expect this to happen with any TRRS plug headset

        I don't think it is a big problem, some people do use mix amps - although apparently they then have issues with microphone clarity (on any brand mic)

        Hope that helps someone :)

        Answered on 2/23/2015 by artmgs from Australia
    • Q:

      Microphone problem?

      so i have had my headset since sep and i cant get my microphone to work. The only way my mic will work is if i connect the headset directly to the mic spot on my PC. I can only use it that way and then i cant use the audio. Does anyone have a fix for this? i have tried everything to fix this problem but i have come to nothing to fix it.
      Asked on 11/9/2014 by karma from US

      2 answers

      • A:

        Hope you got this working

        If the headset is just a single connector you may need a TRRS to 2x 3.5mm stereo adaptor. That basically lets you plug one 3.5 mm into the audio output and a 3.5 mm into the mic input.

        Answered on 2/23/2015 by artmgs from Australia
      • A:

        Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 11/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
    • Q:

      Can I use these headphones to have a conversation on my iphone, or only to listen to music? Do they require any special adapter for conversation?
      Asked on 6/22/2014 by MattC

      2 answers

      • A:

        Yes. I have an Iphone 4 and the headphones work great together. I have received compliments on the improved sound quality of my voice while using the supplied inline mic cable. I also use these headphones to listen to music on my computer and MP3 player. I don't need any special adapter for any of it, I just used the supplied cables.

        Answered on 5/8/2015 by TN1234
      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. these will not work with an iphone.

        Answered on 6/26/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Exactly how audible are the open back version compared to the close back version for those around you?

      I'm curious whether those around me will hear what is played through these. I know the open back should be more audible, as well as allowing me to hear them, but I am curious to what level this is true. How loud?
      Asked on 6/10/2014 by ZippityD from Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for you inquiry. There will be sound leakage with open back headphones, although the amount of passive isolation provided by closed back headphones is not something that we measure.

        Answered on 6/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      Do these have the same or similar sound stage as the AD700x?
      Asked on 6/2/2014 by wantadg1

      1 answer

      • A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The sound would be very similar, if not identical.

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

      Condenser or Dynamic?

      Is the microphone on this headset a condenser or dynamic?
      Asked on 3/20/2014 by dannibalthecannibal from Cleveland, OH, USA

      2 answers

      • A:

        Both the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 feature a Condenser microphone.

        Thanks!

        Answered on 3/25/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
      • A:

        According to the specs page, it is a condenser. I'm not versed enough in the different microphone types. Is that good or bad or neither?

        Answered on 3/25/2014 by oneeightseven from Ohio, USA
    • Q:

      im trying to find a place to buy these

      ive been trying to find a place to buy these but no stores will order them and i can only find them on amazon from people in japan. please help
      Asked on 3/17/2014 by Kamron from US

      1 answer

      • A:

        I don't think they've been released in the US, yet. I think they'll be available here when they are released:

        www.shopaudiotechnica.com/products/headphones/audiophile

        Also, if you look at the products that having been released on the audiotechnica.com US website, they usually have a "Buy this product online" link and the ATH-ADG1 headphones do not. I figure they will as soon as they are available.

        I think they are supposed to release soon. I only hope the lack of a US release does not mean they are experiencing quality control issues. I am checking the website frequently, anxiously awaiting the release.

        Answered on 3/19/2014 by oneeightseven from Ohio, USA
    • Q:

      Will this work with the ps3/ps4?

      Pinpoint audio awareness?
      Comfortable for long periods of time?
      Asked on 3/7/2014 by SirIsaiahOfIzalith from United States

      1 answer

      • A:

        While I don't own a pair -yet- they're not on sale in the States, I have been using a pair of ATH-AD700 headphones for several years with an Astro Mixamp. I can speak to the comfort as these share the same design. They are the most comfortable headphones I have worn. I can play for hours and I don't think about them once. Conversely, the Astro A40 cans that I own have a more traditional headphone support strap and they get uncomfortable rather quickly. The weight of those headphones ends up being concentrated on the center of the strap and therefore at one point on the top of your head. The AT wing design distributes the weight to both sides evenly and there is no pressure felt on your head.

        As for PS4 compatibility, these have a standard 3.5mm 4 pole connector and I believe the port on the PS4 controller is the same. These should work with the PS4.

        When it comes to "pinpoint audio awareness", the specs on these headphones is very similar to the AD700, so I am assuming the sound stage will also be very similar. The sound stage on the AD700 is fantastic. When combined with a game that has great audio cues (read: Infinity Ward developed COD games and not Treyarch) and Dolby Headphone, the audio awareness is so good, it is almost like cheating. With the perk that enhances enemy footsteps, I can usually identify the direction and distance of enemy footsteps. So, the audio awareness is dependent not only on the quality of the audio cues built into the game, but the type of audio being fed to the headphones. It is my understanding the audio from the PS4 controller is currently stereo. So, the audio awareness, while better than anything you would be getting from the TV speakers or a sound bar, will not be quite as good as virtual surround sound. Although, I would not be surprised if Sony releases an update eventually that outputs their virtual surround sound through the controller jack.

        Answered on 3/10/2014 by oneeightseven from Ohio, USA
    • Q:

      When talking into the headset are you able to hear yourself as if your having a normal conversation?

      Similar to the turtle beaches how they allow you to hear yourself while talking
      Asked on 3/4/2014 by Tyoung9294 from Phoenix, AZ, USA

      1 answer

      • A:

        I don't think so, but I'm not sure. But because this is an open style headphone you will be able to hear yourself better than with closed headphones. An open style headphone doesn't isolate the sound.

        (It might be a less immersive gaming experience with open style headphones, because outside audio leaks in. But it will be much easier to pin-point directional audio and you will hear a more detailed sound with open style headphones. You will be able to separate the sounds of different actions that take place in a game better.)

        Unfortunately I'm not speaking out of experience but just about what I've heard.

        Answered on 3/14/2014 by Acribo from The Netherlands
    • Q:

      North American Release Date

      I've been using the ATH-AD700 headphones for a number of years with various mics (antlion audio finally came up with a great solution to pair with the headphones). Paired with an Astro Mixamp, these headphones are great for First Person Shooters. However, I was very happy to see you are planning to release a gaming headset with an integrated mic. When is the release date for the US?
      Asked on 2/4/2014 by oneeightseven from Ohio

      1 answer

      • A:

        At this time, the new ATH-AG1 (closed-back) and ATH-ADG1 (open-back) High-Fidelity Gaming Headsets are due out late February - early March.

        Answered on 2/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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