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Get in the Game at CES 2015: Audio-Technica’s New Premium Gaming Headsets Deliver Immersive Sound

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Stow, OH 01-05-2015 At CES 2015 Audio-Technica is introducing its ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets, two high-performance closed-back and open-air headphones that combine immersive sound quality with gaming-centric features like swiveling detachable microphones and compatibility with computer PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (with adapter). The new headsets are on exhibit at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 20756, South Hall Lower Level (January 6 – 9, 2015).

“When it comes to gaming headsets, it’s all about being drawn into the gaming experience,” said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Consumer Marketing Manager. “Our new ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 are designed to place players completely into the virtual sonic reality of the playing environment with deep bass and superior midrange and treble definition, while providing the gaming-specific features and cross-platform compatibility that serious gamers demand.”

The ATH-PG1 features a closed-back design for sonic isolation and total immersion into the gaming soundspace. Its 44 mm drivers deliver powerful, impactful, sound with exceptional clarity, precise imaging and extreme dynamic range. The headset is constructed from lightweight materials and features a soft leatherette headband and earpads for total comfort even during long playing sessions.

The ATH-PDG1 is ideal for listeners who prefer the natural sound and feel of open-air headphones, thanks to its 40 mm drivers with CCAW (copper-clad aluminum wire) voice coils, tuned to reproduce all the lively sonic detail today’s games have to offer. The headphones’ lightweight honeycomb aluminum casing provides a spacious yet impactful, three-dimensional sound field and the ATH-PDG1’s fabric earpads and headband assure long-wearing comfort no matter how long players are in the game.

The ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 both come equipped with a built-in flexible, 6-inch boom microphone (with locking mute capability) for crystal-clear in-game voice communication with other players. The mic, with its 4-foot cable and in-line volume and mute control, can be detached and replaced with a 4-foot smartphone cable, which includes its own mic and portable-device controller. This cable transforms the headphones into a standard pair of on-the-go headphones that are perfect for answering calls and controlling audio and video on smartphones and other portable devices.

Both headsets are also supplied with an additional 6-1/2-foot extension cable that terminates in two 3.5 mm mini-plugs for headphone and mic and works with either of the two 4-foot cables to provide increased cable length when gaming on a computer.

The ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 are compatible with the PlayStation® PS4™, iPad®, iPhone™, laptops and desktop computers. They are also compatible with the Xbox One using the Xbox one Stereo Headset Adapter.

The Audio-Technica ATH-PG1 and ATH-PDG1 Premium Gaming Headsets will be available in February 2015 at a suggested retail price of US$199.95 for either model. Both headsets come with a two-year warranty.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at

— 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 the United Kingdom and Europe (excluding France and Germany), contact Tom Harrold ( or visit our media centre at; in Germany, contact Yu Kambe (; in France, contact Catherine Dron (

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20756 during CES 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

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