Audio-Technica ATH-G1 and ATH-G1WL Gaming Headsets
Audio-Technica is a company that’s no stranger to great audio gear. I mean, it’s right there in their name. That’s why I was excited to learn that they’ve just released a new pair of premium gaming headsets: the wired ATH-G1 ($169) and the wireless ATH-G1WL ($249).
Borrowing some design cues from their M50x line of studio headphones, the G1 and G1WL both boast large-aperture 45mm drivers that deliver outstanding sound clarity and bass response for the ultimate gaming audio experience. Since the professional-sounding boom mic is detachable, you can actually use each headset as a great pair of headphones in your day-to-day life, then reattach the mic when it’s time to crush the competition.
The G1WL, on the other hand, is really only compatible with PCs and Macs via the included 2.4GHz USB-A wireless transceiver. Sorry, console players. However, you do get a good tradeoff in the form of 7.1 virtual surround sound for totally immersive gameplay.