ATH-PDG1

Premium Gaming Headset

MSRP* US$129.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Premium Gaming Headphone, video game headphones


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

  • Overview

    Designed for the serious gamer who values the natural sound and feel of open-air headphones, the ATH-PDG1 gaming headset delivers powerful, detailed audio and long-lasting comfort. The large 40 mm drivers with CCAW voice coils are specially tuned to reproduce all the lively sonic detail today’s games have to offer, while the headphones’ lightweight, honeycomb aluminum casing affords a natural, spacious sound and keeps your ears cool even under the most intense gaming fire. And with super soft velour earpads, you’ll stay comfortable no matter how long you play.

    The ATH-PDG1 also comes equipped with a flexible, 6" boom microphone for crystal-clear in-game voice communication with other gamers. This mic, with 1.2 m cable and in-line volume and mute control, can be detached and replaced with a 1.2 m smartphone cable, which includes its own mic and portable-device controller. An additional 2.0 m extension cable terminating in two 3.5 mm mini plugs for mic and audio works with either of the 1.2 m cables to provide increased flexibility when gaming on a computer.

    The 1.2 m smartphone cable lets you transform this premium gaming headset into any everyday pair of on-the-go headphones, perfect for answering calls and controlling audio and video on smartphones and other portable devices.

    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

    • Large-diameter 40 mm drivers with CCAW voice coils are specially tuned to provide lively, in-the-game sound

    • Open-air design provides unrivaled sound quality, clarity and comfort

    • State-of-the-art, flexible boom microphone, with mute and volume control, provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication

    • Detachable smartphone cable with inline mic and controls allows the headset to function as a great pair of on-the-go headphones

    • Strong, lightweight construction with ultra-comfortable headband and velour earpads enable extended gaming sessions

    • Three detachable cables: 1.2 m boom mic cable, 1.2 m smartphone cable and 2.0 m extension cable


    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 Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response20 – 20,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1300 mW
    Sensitivity92 dB/mW
    Impedance39 ohms
    Weight225 g (without cord)
    CableThree detachable cables: 1.2 m boom mic cable, 1.2 m smartphone cable and 2.0 m extension cable
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated, L-shaped
    Accessories Included2.0 m (6.6') extension cable with two 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated mini stereo plugs
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-40 dB (0dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 – 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Audio-TechnicaATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great microphone (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

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    4.0

    Not too bad. Better headsets for listed price

    By 

    from Arizona

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Microphone
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset:

        I owned this headset for about a year and a quarter. During that time for the most part, my experience with the headset was fantastic. It was lightweight, reliable, sounded excellent, and could be used with the Xbox One, PC, and Mobile Device. Unfortunately, I began to notice some of the flaws in the headsets design. Specifically its cheap cord manufacturing. The Cord for the mic has a small black box attached in the middle of it used to mute the mic quickly. It also has a volume dial to quickly change the volume of the headset. This piece on the cord is terribly made. First of all, the box does not fully mute on PC. While it does mute your voice while speaking to other people, once muted it begins to transmit all internal audio playing inside your headset on the computer. Very annoying for those you are speaking with. Secondly. I have had to get 2 replacement Mic cord wires due to some issue with that black box. The first time the volume dial quit out and caused all audio in the headset to be stuck at a barely audible level. The second time, the internal wires quit out and all audio in the right ear cup cut out. This cord is the entire problem with the headset. The headset itself is fantastic but due to the awful quality of the supporting parts, It now has me searching for a new headset. Next time just put more quality into the little things too and the headset will be flawless I'm sure!

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worth what to me was on the pricey side

        By 

        from Arizona

        Pros

        • Great Microphone
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Highly Compatible
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset:

            I really love these. I also have a pair of the AD700s, but if these are closer I'm just as happy to pick them up. I was a little worried I wouldn't like the straight band (vs the winged type on the AD700s), but it is very comfortable and doesn't give me a pressure headache like I experienced with a previous set I had by Astro, which these triumphantly replaced. They're very light, which also helps.

            I have to agree with the previous reviewer that the cups aren't quite deep enough. My ears don't quite touch the plastic inside, but the fabric does rub and apply pressure, which does not happen with the AD700s. That would be the only change I could recommend to this set, but it doesn't bother me enough that I feel I need a break from using them at any point. The pads are removable for washing, which is also great.

            I primarily use these to play games with my PS4 (plugged into my Dualshock4), often including party chat. Friends report that I sound great and that my wall unit AC, directly overhead, isn't bothersome in the least. I've also used it with my MacBook Pro for watching media or listening to music. Everything sounds wonderful with these.

            I haven't had to yet, but I'm much happier knowing I won't have to buy a whole new set if something happens to the cable - it can just be swapped out for a new one.

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            • Over a year
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            • Other
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            5.0

            Great Sound, Great Mic, Great Buy.

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset:

              After using the ATH-PDG1's for about a year, I've really come to like them. They've got great sound, a great microphone, and are super light and portable. The one problem I have is that after a few hours of use, my ears hurt quite a bit because my ears press right against the plastic in front of the drivers.

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              • Up to a year
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              • PC
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            • Q & A

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              • Q:

                What ear pads can I use to replace the factory ones ? if there isn't any what do you recommend as the best option ?
                Asked on 7/25/2017 by Juvian from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The stock ear pads are the only ones for this model. For replacements, Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com if you would like replacements.

                  Answered on 7/26/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                What if the mic piece breaks?
                Asked on 6/12/2017 by Jacob from Colorado Springs, Colorado

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                  Answered on 6/20/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                Because these are open back headphones, does the mic pick up noise coming from the speakers? I would love to have open backs, although im afraid of echoing noises coming from skype calls and such.
                Asked on 2/17/2017 by Ben from Calgary, AB

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, if your volume is loud it could be picked up by the microphone.

                  Answered on 2/23/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                i do not see Canada in the shipping address can you please help
                Asked on 1/3/2017 by gawne from malartic qc

                1 answer

              • Q:

                will this work on my xbox one????
                Asked on 12/22/2016 by gawne from malartic qc

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  thank you for your inquiry. Yes this will work with Xbox One.

                  Answered on 12/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                Will the mic work with an iPad?
                Asked on 12/7/2016 by Chris from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. No this will not with an iPad.

                  Answered on 12/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                I was wondering if these are the same model as the ATH-M50x headsets. I wanted to use the Brainwavz custom ear cushions with these and don't know if I can.
                Asked on 12/4/2016 by Will

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The ATH-PDG1 is not the same as the ATH-M50x headphones.

                  As the manufacture, we recommend using the stock ear pads but you may do as you please.

                  Answered on 12/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • Q:

                Hi. Are they over-ear headphones?Can i get them with velour ear cushions?
                Asked on 8/19/2016 by jarokamaro007 from Carlow Ireland

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. These are over the ear. We do not manufacture velour ear pads for these.

                  Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                Can I use this with an xbox one?
                Asked on 8/15/2016 by DudeBro64 from Marion, Il

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will.

                  Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
              • Q:

                Will this work with the Xbox one controller or do I have to buy a extra cable or a mic splitter
                Asked on 8/11/2016 by Collin_Viking

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it is compatible.

                  Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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