AudioTechnica ATH-G1WL Wireless Gaming Headset (Black)

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Model: ATH-G1WL UPC: 4961310151355 Item: 173434

Product Information

Features

  • Lag-free wireless operation in the 2.4 GHz range ensures dependable, real-time communication with no interference
  • Large-diameter 45 mm drivers are specially tuned to bring Audio-Technica studio-quality sound to the gaming world
  • Selectable 7.1 surround sound mode offers breathtaking, in-the-game sound
  • State-of-the-art, flexible (and detachable) boom microphone, with highly directional pickup, provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication
  • Mute, volume, and surround sound controls are conveniently located on the earcup for easy access
  • Mic monitor function lets you monitor your own speech for improved command of the gaming situation
  • Internal battery provides approximately 15 hours of continuous use on a full charge, and headphones can be used while charging
  • Strong, lightweight construction and breathable headband pad and earpads provide supreme comfort through even the longest gaming sessions
  • Earpads and headband detach for easy replacement
  • Includes USB charging cable, USB wireless transceiver, spare earpads, and windscreen

Overview

Hear the win! The ATH-G1WL is a premium wireless headset designed for serious gamers who wants to take full command of their computer gaming experience. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range (outside TV bands), the ATH-G1WL lets you communicate with fellow gamers and a streaming audience without encountering any lag or interference. 

The headset features specially tuned, large-diameter 45 mm drivers that bring studio-quality sound to every detail of a game’s virtual environment. And with its closed-back earcups and switchable 7.1 surround sound, the ATH-G1WL is designed to take you even deeper into the action. 

The headset’s detachable, flexible boom microphone offers a highly directional pickup to separate your voice from ambient noise and provide crystal-clear in-game communication. Mute, volume, and surround sound controls are conveniently located on the rim of the earcup for easy access, and there’s even a selectable mic monitor function that lets you hear your own voice through the headset when desired. 

The ATH-G1WL has an internal lithium polymer battery that provides approximately 15 hours of continuous use on a full charge. But if power runs low, you need only connect the headset to your computer with the included USB charging cable to go right on gaming. The headset’s strong, lightweight construction and breathable headband pad and earpads (which detach for easy replacement) will see you comfortably through the longest gaming sessions. 

The ATH-G1WL comes with a USB Type-A wireless transceiver (that plugs into compatible Mac and Windows computers), spare earpads, and a windscreen. 

Compatible with laptops, PCs, and Macs (High Sierra, Mojave) with USB Type-A connector.

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Type: Closed-back dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 45 mm
  • Frequency Response: 5 – 40,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Battery: Internal Battery: 3.8V rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Charging Time: 7 hours
  • Depending on environmental conditions
  • Operating temperature: 5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F)
  • Weight: 290 g (10.2 oz) 297 g (10.5 oz) including detachable microphone
  • Accessories Included: 2.0 m (6.6') USB charging cable, USB transceiver, spare earpads, windscreen
  • Type (microphone): Condenser
  • Sensitivity (microphone): -43 dB (1V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
  • Frequency Response (microphone): 30 – 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern (Microphone): Hypercardioid

Transceiver

  • RF output: 12.5 mW EIRP
  • Maximum communication range: Line of sight - approx. 12 m (39’)
  • Frequency band: 2.404 GHz to 2.476 GHz
  • Modulation method: AFH
  • Transmission band: 20 to 24,000 Hz
  • Power supply: DC 5 V (USB BUS POWER)
  • Dimensions: 18 (0.71”) × 55 (2.17”) × 10 (0.39”) mm (W × D × H) (without connector)
  • Weight: 9 g (0.32 oz)
  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (32/64 bit), macOS High Sierra, Mojave
  • Supported USB port: USB 2.0, USB 3.0

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • ATH-G1WL Headset
  • Accessories Included: 2.0 m (6.6') USB charging cable, USB transceiver, spare earpads, windscreen

Reviews

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Customer Reviews for AudioTechnica ATH-G1WL Wireless Gaming Headset (Black)

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Rated 3 out of 5
Connection stability issues with USB 3.0
These headphones are great. I use them for both work and play. The audio is flawless for games, the microphone is perfectly adequate for voice chat, and they can last a full 10-14 hours. When they work right, I can walk clear across the house and still maintain a steady connection.
However, they disconnect frequently when plugged into my computers front I/O USB ports, which is about 3 or 4 feet from my head.
When I reached out to support, they specifically told me that USB 3.0 interferes with the connection, and recommended plugging it into a USB 2.0 port or using a USB 2.0 extension cable.
This fixed the issue, however I find it quite odd that as new of a product as this is that is is not compatible with USB 3.0.
This was a gift, but for the price the giver paid, they should work out of the box on a (now) standard USB port.
December 23, 2022
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 1 out of 5
Sadly, I can't reccomend
The headset itself was amazing and the sound was off the charts great. The problem was the quality of the construction was cheap plastic, it kept disconnecting constantly and the battery was a joke. 7 Hours of charge time is not even funny as a joke, then coupled with an insanely short use time. But the absolute worst thing is the inability for it to stay connected to my computer. No matter what I did or where I placed it, it could not hold a solid connection. After a week of this I just returned it for a refund. Can NOT recommend to anyone for anything until AT gets this disconnection problem fixed.
July 11, 2022
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 2 out of 5
Would not buy again
The sound was great, and the mic worked well which I wasn't expecting. However, after 6 months their battery won't hold a charge. Even after charging them for a full day I put them on and constantly get the low battery beeping.
March 11, 2022
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 2 out of 5
Love the headset sound quality. Hate the wireless connector
I don't like to review and Item too soon and these headphones are a good reason why. They have good sound quality. I love the light comfortable fit, I was please with the surround sound immersion that these headphones provided. The charging port is the micro usb and it does not hold up. I now have a useless pair of headphones, I tried different cable in case my cable was bad, it wasn't it was the connector at the headset. I started having the issue after about 9 months after purchase. I would recommend purchasing the wired version if you absolutely wanted Audio Technica. I have used a lot of Audio Technica products and was suprised to have something like this happen with one of their products.
March 10, 2022
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 1 out of 5
No
I splurged on a new headset for my birthday and they were great for as long as they worked. Not even a month later and the headphone's wireless signal distance is cut in half. Instead of being able to make food and listen to my computer, I'm restricted to my room. Fair enough. Come now 3 months since purchase and now these headphones are disconnecting when my arm blocks the path to my computer 6 inches away. They disconnect constantly even when right next to the sensor. They are unreliable and not worth a fifth of the asking price because of it.

I've called customer support about this thrice now and have been asked to leave a message instead of someone answering and it's been 3 consecutive weeks and still no phone call back.

They're great when they work though.
November 7, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 2 out of 5
Great sound and isolation, shame about the battery.
Was really happy with my third A-T headset, little too isolated for my preference even for gaming use.
Sadly, the battery durability and lack of USB-C type 2 connector are major let-downs on such an expensive set of cans.
This is the last gaming headset I will purchase without USB-C or a user replaceable battery.
July 15, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 2 out of 5
big disappointment
I don't typically write reviews of products, but using this headset has become so unbelievably frustrating that I feel inclined to.

Pros:
- comfortable and compact
- decent noise supression
- good audio quality

Cons:
- frequent connectivity issues (comes in sporadic waves, will have around an hour of constant cutting in and out, then back to normal)
- microphone quality is subpar so I stopped using it shortly after buying
- micro usb port is awful, cables constantly just fall out on their on while charging
- the audio design of the hardware sounds is like nails on a chalkboard (low battery sound, microphone on/off sound) seriously it haunts me. It's the most upsetting part of my day when I get the sound telling me that I have to charge this sorry thing. It's loud, it's high pitched, it makes me feel like I'm being punished for something. And GOD FORBID I hear that sound while I'm having connectivity issues.

These cons may sound inconsequential, but when it's a product you're using EVERY day the little things make a huge difference. Don't waste your time with these. They'll just infuriate you.
May 26, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 3 out of 5
Fantastic Headset with Fatal Flaw
After only a little over a week I am already returning this headset. I had just previously returned Logitech G700's in hopes that these would be better, as the Logitech's were weak wireless headphones. As soon as I started using these, they blew me away, fantastic audio, true to life sounds, fantastic bass, no latency. In other words, everything I wanted. But then, for the last several days to the point I am returning them, came the connectivity issues. I cannot get the headset to stay reliably steady, and I have tried everything to keep the receiver happy. I just cannot get along with how over it disconnects, which will happen for seconds at a time every few minutes. It will go through bouts were it is connately connecting and disconnecting, making carrying a conversation completely impossible, much less playing the games it is designed for when I cannot hear opponents on my flank. I really would use these for absolutely everything if they worked..... I guess it is back to wired headsets for me with the G1's...
May 6, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 2 out of 5
Would Be World's Best If Not for Fatal Flaw
This headset broke my heart, twice. They're the best-sounding headphones I've ever heard, and the microphone is the absolute best of the best. The headset is remarkably lightweight and feels luxurious to wear because of the fabric earpads. Wireless connectivity is rock-solid, and there's essentially no lag at all.

If that were the whole story, I could confidently say this is the best wireless gaming headset in the world. Unfortunately, there's more...

Whenever I remove the boom mic, the left side starts emitting an extremely high-pitched whine that makes me feel like I have tinnitus in just my left ear. It was bad enough that I returned the headset and got a second one to replace it. Unfortunately, the second pair has the exact same problem. Not only that, my second pair, unlike my first pair, has terrible microphone connectivity issues. I have to jiggle the mic a lot just to get it working, and the slightest nudge will make it cut out altogether. I'm returning my second pair too, and I couldn't be sadder about it.

If you're reading this, Audio-Technica engineers, please fix the left-channel whine!

If you do, you will be sitting on the world's greatest wireless gaming headset, hands down. I will absolutely buy the successor to this model, but the current generation is simply not refined enough.

P.S. Not a big deal, but the mic-on-off switch is labeled backwards.
April 16, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing set
Good product, listening to the music, gaming, internet calls/voice chat at once. No need for additional pairs just for one of those activities + wireless. I do not understand the poor ratings. Maybe worse drivers support in past or so. No problems at all.
April 12, 2021
Originally posted at
Audio Technica

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AT makes good stuff. And borderlands 3.
Trevor B on Sep 2, 2019
AT makes good stuff. And borderlands 3.
Trevor B on Sep 2, 2019
Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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