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Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1

What's in the box

  • detachable 1.2 m boom mic cable
  • detachable 1.2 m smartphone cable
  • 2.0 m extension cable with two 3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated mini stereo plugs


I found it more suited for console use than PC because of the lack of USB audio and Surround Sound which is something I prefer to have at this point in PC gaming. Another thing I’d prefer to see is a cardiod pickup pattern for the microphone to help with reject background noise. I do give it credit as a good console headset with the featherweight design, wide/deep soundstage, and good microphone id enough for a top of the line console headset.
Major HiFi
(Sep 2016)

The ATH-PDG1 does do the fundamentals exceptionally well. Even the mic’s worthy of mention for its adjustability and clarity. However, it doesn’t do those things demonstrably better than other models—step forward Kingston’s HyperX Cloud and Cloud II
(Aug 2015)

[It] might be one of the better-looking gaming headsets on the market – and a set you’d happily wear out of the house – but underwhelming audio performance means we can’t recommend them. At this price the SteelSeries Siberia Elite Prism, or even its cheaper sibling the SteelSeries Sibera V3, offer far better value for money – and you get a superior gaming audio experience too.
Trusted Reviews
(Jul 2015)


Wear style
Fits over-ear
Suitable usage: Home, Work, Gaming
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable type
Detachable cable
Single entry cable
Microphone built in
Built-in boom microphone (non-detachable)
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Weight (g)
Weighs 225g
Impedance (Ω)
39 ohms impedance