June 21, 2024
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Audio Technica ATH ADG1X Gaming Headset Review

Quick summary

Audio Technica is a Japanese audio equipment brand founded in 1962. It has been in business for over 50 years and is known for its high-quality audio products. The Audio Technica ATH ADG1X sound has been designed to give the listener a realistic sound experience.

When designing the ATH ADG1X, Audio Technica focused on comfort and sound quality. Audio Technica audio engineers combined 53mm drivers with high-frequency response and sensitivity to create extremely accurate sound reproduction. The company also used an “open-air design” to ensure the headphones remained lightweight and comfortable. The headphones have been discontinued, however, you can still find used or similar variations on Amazon.

Pros cons


  • Very light and comfortable
  • Great audio quality
  • Not too expensive

  • Discontinued – can only be purchased used
  • No 1/4″ adapter included (headphone jack only)



  • Guy: Outdoor dynamics
  • Driver diameter: 53 millimeters
  • Frequent response: 5 – 35,000 Hz
  • Maximum input power: 1,000 megawatts
  • Sensitivity: 99dB/mW
  • Impedance: 48 ohms
  • Weight: 285 g (10.1 oz), cordless
  • Wire: 1.2m (3.9′)
  • Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8″) gold-plated stereo mini plug (4-pole)
  • Accessories included: 2.0 m (6.6') extension cord; windshield
  • Type (Microphone): Condenser
  • Sensitivity (Microphone): -41 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
  • Frequency response (microphone): 100 – 12,000 Hz
  • Polar pattern (microphone): supercardioid
  • Sold separately: Ear pads
  • Color: black blue

Sound quality

The ATH ADG1X headphones are designed to offer very realistic sound reproduction and therefore do not boost any frequency range. This means that the audio quality will be very clear and very consistent. You won't have any treble-boosted gunshots or bass-boosted explosions when you play. While some people prefer this because it can help them hear small details that would otherwise be missed, others think it creates a “flat” sound that is not as attractive as other headphones. Overall, the sound quality is excellent and, especially if you buy used headphones, it far exceeds the price you pay.

The microphone is pretty standard, nothing special, but it will get the job done. It picks up sound quite well and your voice will sound clear to others when they play (as long as they also have a decent headset).


There are a few features that Audio Technica incorporated into the ATH ADF1X to ensure maximum comfort. The first is the winged support system. Instead of using a full headband, the headphones have two “wings” that support the top of your head. This design is quite unique to Audio Technica products and helps give the headphones a very lightweight feel. Another feature that contributes to the lightweight feel of the headphones is the honeycomb-shaped outer earcup design. The intention here is to again remove unnecessary material and allow as much airflow as possible, keeping the headphones light and cool. Finally, the ATH ADF1X uses soft pads to ensure maximum comfort. Overall, I would say that comfort is probably the biggest advantage of these headphones.


Overall, I would definitely recommend these headphones if you are looking for a comfortable, high-quality, mid-range gaming headset. If this wasn't the right choice for you, check out our list of best headphones for modern gaming here!

Marcos James

Marcos James is the editor-in-chief and senior writer of Headphone reviews. With over 10 years of experience reviewing headphones and music-related accessories, he knows all the details any music lover wants. Not only that, she is responsible for guiding and advising the Headphones Reviews editorial team. The best thing is that you make sure that all the information on this site is valuable before publishing it.

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