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.

    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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  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ADG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (3)
    • Compact (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Stylish (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (3)

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MooSe

    By 

    from Vancouver BC

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

        Great. Especially for CS:GO. Wallhacks for ears, and this is at Global Elite ladies and gents.

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
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        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        JoshOG

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        from JoshOG

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

            JoshOG

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

            (48 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great headset for large heads.

            By 

            from Colorado Springs

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1 High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

                Hey, I'm summit1g, the popular twitch streamer/GT-R enthusiast. This headset is a great alternative to any other headset on the market for particularly large headed individuals. The arc on the top of the headset really assists me in making my head look more like the planet it could become. 1G's up in the chat.

                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Up to a year
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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              • Q & A

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                • Q:

                  it seems my head is too small for this headset? even had a few people try it on and it seems loose and uncomfortable. it forces me to wear a hat if i want comfort, is there anything i can do to help with this
                  Asked on 12/22/2015 by Ace

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                    audio-solutions@atus.com

                    Thanks!

                    Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Is there a driver for this headset?
                  Asked on 12/19/2015 by John from United States

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The ATH-ADG1 Gaming Headset does not require a specific driver. If you are using the USB DAC, it should automatically use the generic USB Audio CODEC which is part of a computers operating system.

                    Answered on 12/30/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Hello! i have a problem using this product. How to use mute button on this headset? do i have to download something on my laptop?
                  Asked on 12/17/2015 by Simson from Pullman, WA

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The mute button is just a mechanical push to mute type button. It does not require a driver or a specific setting to operate.

                    Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  When using this with my PS4, will they project 7.1 surround sound like my Astro A50's do?
                  Asked on 11/15/2015 by Michael from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The ATH-ADG1 are stereo headphones and additional DSP processing such as surround sound would be via your source.

                    Answered on 11/17/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Are these fully over-ear or on-ear and what is the diameter of the inner ear cup, i.e. what is the maximum ear size these can handle before the cup hits the upper/lower ear?

                  I am asking this question as I have had other headphones from your range which have been too tight around my ears and forced the top of my ear against my glasses leading to constant discomfort.
                  Asked on 10/26/2015 by Martin from Cambridge, United Kingdom

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Are these compatible with the new xbox one controllers? Or the older ones with the headphone adapter?
                  Asked on 10/16/2015 by Brady from Alaska

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes they are. The new XB1 controllers have a standard 3.5mm TRRS jack and some of the new XB headsets use the same TRRS now

                    Answered on 11/13/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  So if im using the OPEN back gaming headset in a crowded room with about 5 people while im playing games and theyre all talking, will i have trouble hearing my game? if so, will the CLOSED backed headset help this issue? Also i was wondering if i did get the CLOSED back headset is there any way i can change the ear pads to the soft cushiony ones the OPEN back headset has? thanks
                  Asked on 9/10/2015 by Nathan from North Pole, AK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Closed back headphones will offer more passive noise isolation. we do not provide other ear pads for this headphone.

                    Answered on 9/15/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • 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
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