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


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  • 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 Ė the first of its kind in a gaming headset Ė 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.

    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-Technicaís core Open-Air design, engineered to provide unrivaled sound quality, clarity and comfort

    • State-of-the-art microphone, with 100į 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 Ė 30,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power700 mW
    Sensitivity100 dB/mW
    Impedance38 ohms
    Weight280 g (without cord)
    Cable1.0 m (3.3')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8Ē) 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 Ė 12,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Unidirectional



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    If I were to pair this with a headphone mixamp (ie: Astros), would this headset work for both sound and voice for a console?
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    Yes it will work with mixamp beautifully.same jack as astros headphone and mic combo which IMO is the downside of the Astros can't wait to try this out.
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    It should. This headset has the mic connector built in to the 3.5mm connector. I'm looking at my astro mixamp right now and if you plug in the headset cord into the jack that looks like it's for headphones, it should work.
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    Condenser or Dynamic?

    Is the microphone on this headset a condenser or dynamic?
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    8 months ago
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    Both the ATH-ADG1 and ATH-AG1 feature a Condenser microphone.

    Thanks!
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    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?
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    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?
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    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.
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    Similar to the turtle beaches how they allow you to hear yourself while talking
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    8 months ago
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    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.
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    Pinpoint audio awareness?
    Comfortable for long periods of time?
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    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.
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