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  • 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, PCs, and other gaming devices with standard 3.5mm TRRS connector.
  • 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, PCs, and other gaming devices with standard 3.5mm TRRS connector.
  • 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

  • Reviews

    Great headset


    I use these every day and they get the job done

    sparks NV


    Great headset, terrible cord


    I've had this headset for half a year and in that it was fantastic. The sound was great, it was comfortable, and the mic quality was pretty good. However, this headset has a long black cord that can be detached from the head set, while I like that, the cord seems to have broken internally and causes all of my PC audio to be transmitted to those I talk to and in addition to that all audio has been played in a near impossible to hear level. The Headset itself was fantastic, the cord was not and that is a real killer for this headset.



    Not too bad. Better headsets for listed price


    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!



    Worth what to me was on the pricey side


    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.



    Great Sound, Great Mic, Great Buy.


    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.

    Atlanta, GA


    ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset

    4.4 5


  • Q & A

    How do i get a replacement detachable mic, mine seem to have stopped working suddenly? The headset is a Audio Technica ATH-PDG1 Gaming Headset.


    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at for assistance with this.


    What cord do I use so I can talk to the party on a game while using a smartphone?


    You may use the 1.2m smartphone cable to plug into a smartphone.


    I have used the headset for a few months now, and have broken the hinge part on the ear cup. Are there any replacement parts for these, or am I just out of luck?


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


    If the cord breaks, is there anyway I could find a new one?

    Big Boy

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


    Do these come in any color variants or is it just as shown?

    Quixotic Dragon

    Thank you for your inquiry. This is the only color available for this model.


    So my turtle beach P11s finally died and i went to the store and picked up a set of the PDG1s. sound quality is decent but i find it is a little bit quiet, this is my first set of open ear headphones so it might just be what i am to deal with. the biggest problem is that i cannot get my computer to recognize my microphone so i can use it to talk. is there something i am missing? please help me understand.


    Thank you for your inquiry. The computer uses the sound card as the input and output device. There are no drivers loaded and it does not show in the sound configuration.


    For ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headset what is the connector at the end of the 1.2 m boom mic cable? Is it the same as the 1.2 m smartphone cable?


    Yes, the connections will all be the same.


    Does it work with ps4?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will.


    In case I missed it what are the differences between PDG1 and PG1


    The ATH-PDG1 are Premium whereas the ATH-PG1 are Hi-Fi.


    What ear pads can I use to replace the factory ones ? if there isn't any what do you recommend as the best option ?


    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 if you would like replacements.