Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headset Review

Audio-Technica is known for its music headsets and turntables, but it has been entering the gaming headset space. There’s the Audio-Technica ATH-G1WL wireless, which is perfect for PC gamers. Then there’s the Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headset, which is compatible with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Both headsets are derived from Audio-Technica’s ATH-M50x headphones, and we had the chance to experience the latter. The Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headsetcheck delivers good audio with our voice coming in clear through the mic. It is all around a great headset for gamers who prefer something light without too much pressure on the ears.

What’s Inside

The Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headset comes inside a regular cardboard box. It doesn’t come with a bag or case, so you’re out of luck if you don’t have an extra storage bag lying around. The microphone has a windscreen and is detachable, allowing you to use it as a regular headset for music. The Y-type stereo headset cable can plug into your PC to enable mic and output audio. The attached headset cable is 6.6’ long and features an inline remote that controls the volume and mute.


Comfort is where the headset shines. There isn’t too much pressure, which is a good thing for those with a bigger head. This makes it possible for longer listening periods since your ears won’t feel like it’s suffocating. It’s also lightweight, adding for even more comfortability and less weight applied to your head.

Audio Quality

The headset features 45 mm drivers, and even with its lightweight design, the sound is still good. It’s not stellar though, and that’s kind of sad since Audio-Technica has delivered impeccable audio with its other headsets. It’s a bass-heavy headset with highs and mediums taking a bit of a backseat. For gaming, it is sufficient enough, but it’s actually better when listening to music.

Mic audio is loud and clear, and it’s great at picking up your voice while disregarding background noises thanks to the cardioid setup. Another plus is that you don’t need to place it too close to your mouth to be heard clearly.

Final Reaction

There are other headsets in the same price range with even more impressive sound; however, the Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headset still delivers good sound. Its lightweight design and comfortable earcups make it one of our favorite gaming headset for long sessions.

Score: 3.5/5 Atoms

The Audio-Technica ATH-G1 retails for $169.

A unit was provided by Audio-Technica for review purposes.

The post Audio-Technica ATH-G1 Gaming Headset Review appeared first on Nerd Reactor.

from Nerd Reactor


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac