Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Review


The Audio Technica ATH-PDG1 is the succesor to the ATH-AG1 from over a year ago. Audio Technica is well know for its solid audio quality, so it is not surprising to see the ATH-PDG1 handling gaming audio with smooth class and style. 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 one thing you take away form the design of the ATH-PDG1 is comfort; it is lightweight in every respect. Yet durable to handle long gaming sessions. The mic audio quality is simply astounding and something to be heard and not just explained. Which is why I suggest  you take a good listen to the video review below, which was recorded fully using the mic from the ATH-PDG1.  That been said the audio  quality emitted from the 40mm drivers are outstanding. clean and crisp, clear and pure. For a gamer this is a great experience which sounds pop, with distinct quality. Priced at $199 these are great high quality headset from Audio technical, great for the gamer, great audio in every respect.


  • 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 leather headband and 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