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ATH-ADG1x

High-Fidelity Gaming Headset


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  • Gaming headphones
  • gaming headset


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

  • Overview

    With specially designed 53 mm drivers, improved 3D Wing Support system and super soft earpads, the ATH-ADG1X open-air gaming headset gives you advanced, high-fidelity sound and a comfortable, secure fit. Plus, the all-metal honeycomb housings keep the headset light and cool, providing an open, natural sound. So you won’t work up a sweat even as you’re cast into the powerfully detailed sonic worlds of today’s FPS (first-person shooter) and other games.

    To keep you even more in control, the ATH-ADG1X comes equipped with a premium gooseneck microphone to handle all your in-game communication. The mic’s supercardioid element is excellent at rejecting unwanted ambient noise, so your voice will come through crystal clear every time. There’s even an included windscreen that slips onto the mic to further combat wind and breath noise, if need be. The headset’s 1.2 m (3.9') cable includes a simple volume/locking mute switch for easy one-hand operation, and comes with a 2.0 m (6.6') extension cable for greater versatility.

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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

    • Advanced 53 mm drivers provide extremely accurate sound reproduction for FPS (first-person shooter) and other games

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

    • Improved 3D Wing Support system offers hours of comfort and a secure fit

    • Audio-Technica's state-of-the-art microphone enables crystal clear in-game voice communication

    • Simple volume control and locking microphone mute switch enable one-hand operation

    • Extremely soft earpads provide superior comfort for extended game play

    • Equipped with 1.2 m (3.9') attached cable and 2.0 m (6.6') extension cable

    • Included microphone windscreen reduces unwanted wind and breath noise


    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 – 35,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity99 dB/mW
    Impedance48 ohms
    Weight285 g (10.1 oz), without cable
    Cable1.2 m (3.9')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug (4 pole)
    Accessories Included2.0 m (6.6') extension cable; windscreen
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-41 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 – 12,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Supercardioid



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  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (5)
    • Great microphone (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Stylish (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
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    5.0

    Yall have a winner here

    By 

    from Florida

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

        Weather it be music or games this headset delivers.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Home
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great headphones, annoying cable.

        By 

        from Grand Haven, MI

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

          Overall the only reason I gave it in any way a con (because these headphones are spectacular) is because of the one and only problem. That being after about 6 months of constant use the cables for some reason wrap up and stay twisted sometimes even pulling on my neck, because of poor cable construction. I've tried zip ties, cable "twists", and even tieing some ends to rulers so they would stay straight, however they just keep twisting making the cord very short and "yank" on my head.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • On Computer
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Up to a year
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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bargain inbound. Best computer/gaming headset. (HiFi Nutter)

          By 

          from Australia

          Pros

          • Bank for Buck- get AudioTechnicas' R&D for FREE
          • Comfortable
          • Great Microphone
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Head Fi type webpages- won't know what these are

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

            On way home from store plugged these into the iPad and played an Apple Music Video (Florenece and the Machine "No Light, No Light" live) and listened to the Harp play across the soundstage. Tears formed. (My go to headphones in my bag at that time were some Bowers&Wilkins P7 and Sony MDR-1A (bluetooth variants)).
            My daughter, choir leader, Sennheiser Momentum user, after a small listen (in car to compressed music) stated- these are the best headphones now that we have....

            I don't agree completely with that statement. Each headphone has pros and cons, even if the only negative is price. The B&W P7s have a pretty great soundstage, with great front to back imaging.
            These AudioTechnicas are still being broken in. Being large driver headphones I expect this to take a few hundred hours until the finest of control settles. In my experience front-back soundstage and bass tightness and power are the final things to come from a little hardening of the parts involved...
            Even friends who don't believe in speaker driver burn-in have had headphones they thought had horrible bass and nasty grain come great after a few day use.
            After three days warm up (break in) the 'grain' that the ADG1X had out of the box is gone. (few!).
            Bass is starting to align, and it took a little over an hour for the soundstage to start to show real control. Front-back isn't done settling yet, but it is starting to really form...

            So; what do they do? Excellent sound stage. A brief StarWars Battlefront 'training' session allowed me to test out Dolby Headphone (from my Asus Essence STX) and found it to be spot on. This is the best Dolby Headphone rendition I have yet heard, and for years I have been after a set of 'cans that could do a soundstage like these. (a handful to choose between)
            So happy I did.
            These headphones clearly reveal sampling rate differences. I would say they are analytical, musical, & quite masterful.
            Most music genres' have played back fine. One or two sounded 'merely good'-bargain!

            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Less than a month
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            • PC
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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't mind the guy who gave this a bad review.

            By 

            from Columbus Ohio

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

                I was reading the 1 star review and everything he says is operator error or computer error. I plugged these in to my 4 year old computer and my brand new computer that I just built. After watching a few music videos, playing some Overwatch and World of warcraft and talking to my friends in Mumble I completely disagree with everything he has said. The mute button causes me ZERO issues. Its actually quite nice having the mute button and volume button on the cord instead of fumbling around on the headset. I hear zero "popping".

                The audio quality is AMAZING. These are "gaming" headsets. Not Ipod headphones. They do not have tons and tons of bass. They are for hearing gunshots and footsteps in video games. Which to me the quality is unparalleled.

                This headset fits so comfortably on my head it feels like it has almost no weight. The ear covers completely cover my ears and it feels like they've used a felt like material instead of a cheap faux leather you'd get from another company.

                You're truly paying for quality here. If you take care of this headset it will last you a very long time. Hang it up when you're done.

                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Less than a month
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                • PC
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                (2 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Microphone Mute Switch Causes Loud Popping Noise

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                from Santa Cruz

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                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

                    I'm devastated to be returning these. I just got them today. Shame on you AT, who in the world approved this terrible mic mute switch? I guess I will continue to use my ATH-AD700X's with a ModMic 4.0 strapped to the side. The mute switch on the ModMic makes no noise at all, mkay? The issue is all you AT. Man, I can't tell you how disappointed I am. For those reading this who don't yet understand the MAJOR design flaw here, every time you activate or deactivate the mute switch there is a hideously loud popping noise transmitted over the line to anyone or anything listening or recording the signal. AT really dropped the ball on these, Frank ... looking at you, I mean it's your picture on the box fool.

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                    • Less than a month
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                    • PC
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                    (26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for the large headed gamer!

                    By 

                    from CO

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset:

                        As the title says these things fit amazingly on my big head! Love the mic!

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                        • Less than a month
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                        • PC
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                      • Q & A

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                        • Q:

                          Are there drivers to download? They seem to be super quiet, even at full volume.
                          Asked on 2/27/2018 by davoz28caboose from KY

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. There are no special driver for this product.

                            Answered on 3/7/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          I've had this awesome headset for roughly under 2 years now and the padding around the ears is becoming worn out. Is there a way to replace the padding?
                          Asked on 2/22/2018 by Deru from Rhode Island

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5003. They would be happy to help you.

                            Answered on 2/23/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          this appears to be 1 3.5mm 3 pole plug Do you sell an adapter that splits the mic and speaker channels to two 2 pole plugs so I can use it with a pc that uses separate jacks for each?
                          Asked on 2/15/2018 by Nullzero from Sioux Falls, SD

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the headphones will come with a 2 meter extension cable that breaks out into two separate plugs for your mic input and headphone output on your PC.

                            Answered on 2/19/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                        • Q:

                          how do I get new ear-pads for this headset? The (HP-EPUS $24.99
                          Replacement ear-pads for M-Series Headphones) don't seem to be compatible for this headset according to your website... I have searched the web and can't find something compatible...
                          Asked on 2/11/2018 by HenRocK from Newport News, VA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about replacement earpads if you are located in the US.

                            Answered on 2/16/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                        • Q:

                          I am a console player(xboxonex). My question is will I get 7.1 surround out of these or just stereo. Also, do I need a amp or is this headset going to crush it straight out of the box.
                          Asked on 2/3/2018 by jeremy from Virginia

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. You will get stereo sound.

                            Answered on 2/20/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Hi I was wondering what the difference between the ATH-ADG1x and the ATH-AG1x is? Is there any significant difference is there a comfort difference which one feels better when wearing glasses? If any of those questions can be answered that would be great!

                          Thank you.
                          Asked on 2/2/2018 by Lex from Seattle, Wa

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. The ATH-ADG1x is an open back headphone while the ATH-AG1x is closed back.

                            Answered on 2/20/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          The volume on these headphones isnt very high, possible solution, or are they working as intended?
                          Asked on 1/28/2018 by jimblor from Ontario

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. Please compare the volume of these headphones with those of others.

                            Answered on 2/8/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Bought these a few days ago, im having trouble getting them to work. they sound hallow and have a very low volume.
                          Asked on 1/25/2018 by jimbles from Ontario

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. This does not seem normal. Please talk with you place of purchase about their return policy. You may also contact the Service Department in Canada.

                            Answered on 2/8/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Just bought these headphones and plugged them in. They have low volume and a serious echo with everything. is there software that i need?
                          Asked on 1/24/2018 by Jimbles from Ontario

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. There is no software provided with the headphones. This sounds like it may be a configuration issue with you application.

                            Answered on 1/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          I am looking for a headset to use for my PC and Xbox One. I am currently using Astro A40 TR's hooked to an astro mix amp. Will these work with my Astro Mixamp, or will I need another Mixamp so that this will be compatible with both?
                          Asked on 10/7/2017 by Colin from Wisconsin

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            You may connect the ATH-ADG1x headphones into a standard CTIA communications port.

                            Answered on 10/9/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
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