Audio-Technica has introduced its ATH-G1WLwireless and ATH-G1 premium gaming headsets, which take design inspiration from the company's ATH-M50x professional studio headphones.
The lightweight headsets allow both esports players and casual gamers to enjoy a long gaming session in comfort.
"A compelling gaming experience just isn't complete without great sound," says Bob Peet, Audio-Technica's U.S. Marketing Manager. "Our new ATH-G1WL and ATH-G1 deliver powerful, expansive audio quality that lets gamers experience all the sonic impact of home gaming, online streaming and eSports."
The wired ATH-G1 (MSRP US$169) is compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and any platform with a 3.5 mm headset connector. Once plugged in, the headset provides a secure connection and offers a superior audio experience, says the company.
Specially-tuned large-diameter 45mm drivers bring precise, clear studio-quality sound to game audio, while its 1,300mW input capacity takes advantage of dedicated sound cards to deliver a full-force gaming experience.
Audio-Technica's experience in developing professional broadcasting microphones, used at some of the largest sporting events throughout the world, has been employed to design a detachable boom microphone. Engineered for accurate voice communication and command, the ATH-G1's microphone will not pick up distractions, like keyboards or ambient noise, with its hyper-cardioid directionality.
The ATH-G1's lightweight design and breathable earpads keep the wearer comfortable through longer sessions, while the mic's detachable design means the headset can be quickly transformed into on-the-go headphones. The 6.6' 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 (MSRP US$249; shown above) also adds virtual surround sound, for an even more immersive 3D audio gaming experience.
With 15 hours of battery life, the headset will last through the longest gaming sessions, but it will also work while charging. It features controls for surround sound, volume and mute on the earcup.
The ATH-G1WL is compatible with laptops and PCs via its wireless USB Type A transceiver. A pair of extra earpads are in the box for future replacement.