Audio-Technica’s CES Intros for Gamers


Audio-Technica, among a host of product introductions, will be showcasing its ATH-G1WL wireless and ATH-G1 premium gaming headsets at CES 2020, which the company says take their design inspiration from the Model ATH-M50x professional studio headphones.

They feature lightweight design and studio-level audio quality aimed at fulfilling the needs of esports players and casual gamers for comfort during long gaming sessions, says Audio-Technica.

The ATH-ADG1x gaming headset

The wired ATH-G1 ($169) is compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and any platform with a 3.5mm headset connector. Once plugged in, the headset, which features large-diameter 45mm drivers, provides a secure connection. Their 1,300mW input capacity is said to take advantage of dedicated sound cards to deliver a full-force gaming experience.

Audio-Technica’s experience in developing professional broadcasting microphones has been employed to design a detachable boom microphone. Engineered for accurate voice communication and command, the ATH-G1’s mic will not pick up distractions like keyboards or ambient noise, with its hyper-cardioid directionality.

The ATH-G1 also offers breathable earpads keep the wearer comfortable through longer sessions, while the mic’s detachable design means the headset can be quickly transformed into headphones for use on the go. The 6.6-foot cable’s inline remote features volume and mute controls, and a Y-type stereo headset cable is also included.

Equipped with the same 45mm drivers and specially engineered detachable microphone as the ATH-G1, with the added flexibility of stable, low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, the ATH-G1WL ($249) is convenient and comfortable, and adds virtual surround sound, for a more immersive 3D audio gaming experience.

With 15 hours of battery life, the headset will last through longer gaming sessions – but it will also work while charging. It features controls for surround sound, volume and mute on the earcup. It is further compatible with laptops and PCs via its wireless USB Type A transceiver. A pair of replacement extra earpads is included in the box.

Also on view at CES will be the company’s ATH-AG1x closed-back and ATH-ADG1x open-back high-fidelity gaming headsets ($249 each). Each features 53mm large-diameter drivers for impactful sound and each includes a gooseneck microphone with volume control.