Audio-Technica Ups its Game with Introduction of ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X High-Fidelity Gaming Headsets at CES 2016


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Stow, OH 01-06-2016 At CES 2016 Audio-Technica is introducing its best gaming headsets ever with the debut of its ATH-AG1X closed back and ATH-ADG1X open-back high-fidelity gaming headsets. The new models build upon the winning formula of the previous models with newly designed 53 mm large-diameter drivers, and improved 3D Wing Support System for even greater comfort and more.

Both premium-quality headsets utilize core elements of the company’s audiophile models to deliver an immersive sonic experience with exceptional dynamics and clarity, and a realistic soundstage that draws listeners completely into the gaming environment. Both include a built-in microphone with windscreen along with additional gaming-specific features.

“Our ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X add to the performance of our previous, highly-acclaimed ATH-AG1 and ATH-ADG1 to offer an even more spectacular and powerful gaming audio experience,” said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Marketing Manager. “Both new models truly blur the line between ‘audiophile’ and ‘gaming’ headphones with their exceptionally accurate and detailed audio reproduction, the ability to deliver extreme dynamic range and transients, and a vast, stable sound field that places game sounds and dialog exactly where they should be on the playing field to create a compelling sonic virtual reality.”

The ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X feature all-new premium large-diameter 53 mm drivers to deliver superlative reproduction of speech, special effects and soundtracks, with high-power handling and volume, deep bass and superior midrange and treble definition. The closed-back ATH-AG1X employs Audio-Technica’s exclusive Double Air Damping System, which uses a main air chamber that houses the driver plus an additional chamber that controls and focuses the airflow produced by the driver, for expanding and controlling its bass output. For listeners who prefer an open-air design, the ATH-ADG1X offers spacious yet impactful sound coupled with lightweight comfort.

Both headsets have a gooseneck condenser microphone with a supercardioid element that is exceptional at rejecting unwanted ambient noise, to deliver clear and intelligible in-game voice communication. The ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X are supplied with a windscreen to further combat wind and breath noise. The gooseneck mic swivels over a 100-degree path, and new features include a simple volume control and integrated locking mute switch to enable one-hand operation.

In addition, both models feature new, softer earpads and a redesigned, self-adjusting 3D Wing Support that perfectly adapts to the wearer’s head for total comfort even during marathon gaming sessions.

The ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X are supplied with a 3.9-foot (1.2 m) cable and a 6.6-foot (2.0 m) extension cable.

The ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X are compatible with the PlayStation® PS4™, iPad®, iPhone™, laptops and desktop computers. They are also compatible with Xbox One controllers, however some Xbox One models may require the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter found at www.xbox.com.

The Audio-Technica ATH-AG1X and ATH-ADG1X high-fidelity gaming headphones will be available in March 2016 at a suggested retail price of US$299.95 for either model.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.

A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224.Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tom Harrold (tharrold@audio-technica-europe.com) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20656 during CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

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