Headphones or headset

It does not matter what to play: on PC or game consoles. They will shake anything and anywhere. Immersion in the gameplay from head to toe and live sound is guaranteed .

Audio-Technica needs no introduction, we have repeatedly reviewed the products of the famous Japanese brand and do not doubt its reliability.

Today we have two new guests – gaming ATH-PDG1 and ATH-PG1 .

Design. Different styles

One of them is imprisoned for bloody gamers, the second looks classically and elegantly.

Design: ATH-PDG1

Let’s start with blood.

Model PDG1 is made in gray, black and red tones.

The headband is trimmed with leather (candle) and cloth (bottom). It is soft and comfortable.

The part that regulates the height of the headset is made of metal, which means that it is sturdy. Moves freely and does not fix his position. Fixing I like more, but it’s a matter of taste.

The headphones review site http://headphonecode.com/ told that these are made of durable plastic. Assembly, looks attractive.

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The ear-pads are made of velor. Minus – accumulate dust, plus – very soft and pleasant. I think for gamers it is important the second: convenience during a long game above all else.

Design: ATH-PG1

Let’s move on to the classics.

Headphones ATH-PG1 are made in black and golden tones.

No fabric, just skin . Headband:

Ear piercers:

The control structure is exactly the same as the previous model. It is made of metal. The rest is high-quality plastic.

What they liked about both models is the notable LEFR and RIGHT designations. I do not like to waste time searching for them. Trifle, but convenient.

They sit quite comfortably. You have to play or listen to music for a very long time to get tired of them.

The highlight of these headphones: removable cables and a microphone

Audio-Technica pumped the complete set.

To both models we are offered 3 cables:

The cable is equipped with a control panel with a built-in microphone. It transmits stereo sound and voice simultaneously through one special 3.5 mm MiniJack, which is supported by almost all smartphones. And even a MacBook.

It is simple, convenient, portable. But for a quality recording, the right thing is something else.

Yes, this is the solution that gamers use. Quality – excellent, audibility – at altitude. The audio connector is the same: a special MiniJack. The control panel is.

It is needed just for those cases when the universal MiniJack (for music and microphone) is not supported by the device. We connect it to the main cable and get two 3.5 mm connectors on the output: one for the microphone, the other for the stereo sound.


I played GTA V on the MacBook. Regarding the game effects – everything is fine, it’s fun to play, as if you are immersed in the virtual world.

But I still decided to check on my music collection. This is more indicative. The sound source is the MacBook Pro, it will be enough for a resistance of 38 ohms.

The cost of each of the headphones is 11,490 rubles.

The frequencies are adjusted almost perfectly: a little quieter the middle sounds, but if you are not an audiophile perfectionist – this may even appeal.

The bass is not super-deep, but it’s enough. Sound worthy. To high no complaints at all.

As I wrote above – the sound shakes. He is dynamic . Panorama is wide enough, and what is important for games – noticeable details of the recording.

Sound: PG1

This fellow has deeper bass and the middle appeared, but the high ones have disappeared somewhere. And if the previous model had an almost invisible effect, then there are clearly not enough of the high. Especially noticeable on hissing sounds in the vocal parts.

Sound in general is more voluminous, you are immersed in it more strongly. I think for games – just right.

PDG1 – open type, and PG1 – closed. The result is passive noise insulation. A good decision if you want to play loudly and not enrage anyone;)

The result

I advise. Especially ATH-PDG1 (red). They can listen to music and enjoy it. Quality assembly, comfort and bright sharp design.