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Audio-Technica ATH-G1WL Test: How’s the Wireless Gaming Headset Performing?

The Japanese company Audio-Technica is known and loved above all for its professional audio products. Recently, however, the manufacturer also ventured into the gaming sector. With the ATH-G1WL, Audio-Technica has introduced its first wireless gaming headset.

Audio-Technica’s ATH-G1WL, like most other wireless headsets, does not use RGB lighting, but the headset is also very restrained outside of RGB lighting. The slim design allows for a low weight. Gamers gamble for a long time, so the ATH-G1WL should convince with high comfort and clear sound. Will this succeed? Is it worth the price of over 200 euros? You’ll find out in this test report!

Scope of Delivery

The Audio-Technica ATH-G1WL comes with a comparatively small package for a premium headset. In addition to the headphones, the package also includes a detachable microphone, a micro-USB charging cable and the USB stick for the wireless connection. Unfortunately, it is not possible to operate the headset with a jack cable, so such a cable is missing.

Technical Details

Transceiver

Dimensions 50 x 15 x 10 mm (WxHxD)
Output 12.5 mW EIRP
Range Line of sight – approx. 12 m
Frequency Band 2.404 GHz – 2.476 GHz
Modulation Method AFH
Battery DC 5 V (power supply via USB bus)
Transmission Band 20 to 24,000 Hz

Headphones

Type Closed-back dynamic
Driver dimensions 45 mm
Frequency range 5 – 40,000 Hz
Sensitivity 101 dB/mW
Impedance 45 Ohm
Battery DC 3.8 V lithium polymer battery (built-in)
Weight Ca. 290 g (without microphone)
Accessories included – Removable microphone
– Charging cable (2.0 m/USB type A to micro USB type B)
– 1 set of replaceable ear pads
– Draft shield
Microphone type Capacitor
Microphone Polar pattern Hypercardioid
Microphone Frequency range 30 – 20.000 Hz
Microphone sensitivity -43 dB (1V/Pa at 1 kHz)
Operating temperature 5 °C up to 40 °C
Charge duration Ca. 7 hours
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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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