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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.


    Compatible with PS4, iPad, iPhone, laptops, PCs, and other gaming devices with standard 3.5mm TRRS connector.
  • 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, PCs, and other gaming devices with standard 3.5mm TRRS connector.
  • 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

  • Reviews

    Amazing Headset


    I have been eyeing this headset for a few years and they finally went on sale so I finally bought them. I should have bought them ages ago. I went through so many headsets both wired and wireless that cannot live up to how well these headphones sound. They are comfortable even after long gaming sessions and don't make my hear or ears too warm. Overall this headset is everything I wanted and more.



    Amazing Sound Quality, Compromised Durability


    I immediately loved this pair of gaming headset on day one! Sound quality is top-notch, clear, smooth, and less spiking. Bass is well controlled, but it is definitely not super thin or flattened out, so if you're a bass-ish head, you won't be disappointed. Due to the fact that this is a pair of opened acoustic gaming headset, the sound stage is very natural and spacious, which is pretty good for competitive gaming, high quality music listening, and enjoyable movie watching. Overall, when it comes to sound quality of this headset, it's just beautiful, period! On the other hand, I don't like the materials that have been used to make this headset, especially the 3D wing headband. It is made out of flimsy plastic, it can also be quite slippery on your head, and the contact pressure is quite on the loose. Audio Technica might as well re-design the headband and make it a regular one, which has a reliable metal band built inside and plenty of cushioning for the outside. I personally don't think this headset can take a beating or even last a considerable amount of time from day one - this is very disappointed in terms of durability and reliability.

    Westminster, CA


    Yall have a winner here


    Weather it be music or games this headset delivers.



    Great headphones, annoying cable.


    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.

    Grand Haven, MI


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


    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!



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


    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.

    Columbus Ohio


    Microphone Mute Switch Causes Loud Popping Noise


    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.

    Santa Cruz


    Perfect for the large headed gamer!


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



    ATH-ADG1x High-Fidelity Gaming Headset

    4.4 8


  • Q & A

    I just bought this headset and i was wondering if there was a way to adjust where the headphones sit in my head. because as it is they sit way too low.


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    If I buy this headset do I need a sound card?


    You may connect the ATH-ADG1x headset to any compatible 3.5mm TRRS audio connection.


    Hi I wanted to ask a question about your future lineup. I have owned the ATH-ADGX1 in the past and i returned it because the build quality was very poor. The volume button did not work until you scrolled it at the end which for me is a deal breaker in this price range. But to get back to my main point, I was wondering if you have any wireless gaming headsets available or that are comming in the near future. The audio sound was really great it just missed the mark when it came to the build quality.


    Thank you for your inquiry. I cannot talk about specifics, but we are always improving and updating our line. Please keep watching our website and like us on Facebook for updates.


    The metal tube that holds the mic broke. I was wondering if there is a replacement part for this or am I s.o.l.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.


    I've owned this headset for about a year now and my friends have always complained about how audio is being leaked when I'm in discord I was wondering if there were any solutions to my problem


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They would be happy to help you.


    I see a lot of reviews that the surround sound does not work with PS4. Is that true?


    The ATH-ADG1x is compatible with PS4, iPad, iPhone, laptops & PC. Also compatible with Xbox One using the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter


    Are there drivers to download? They seem to be super quiet, even at full volume.


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


    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?


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


    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?


    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.


    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...


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