Inspired by the elemental spirit of air, the ATH-GDL3 open-back high-fidelity gaming headset offers an expansive sound for an immersive gaming experience like no other. And at 220 grams, the ATH-GDL3 is near as light as air, making it an extremely comfortable gaming headset. The lightweight headset comes equipped with features like a detachable boom microphone, built-in volume control, and mute-switch for convenient control.
Open-back gaming headset lets you localize sounds (an approaching opponent, for example) within an expansive sound field
Large-diameter 45 mm drivers deliver high-resolution audio with exquisite detail
Incredibly lightweight headset (less than 220 grams) offers long hours of comfortable gaming
State-of-the-art, flexible (and detachable) boom microphone, with highly directional pickup, provides crystal-clear in-game voice communication
Volume control dial and mute switch are built into the left earcup for convenient control of the microphone
Earpads and head pad detach for easy replacement
The Elemental Spirit of Air
Arising from a deep heritage of Japanese analog audio, Audio-Technica high-fidelity gaming headsets continue to deliver a purity of sound that’s all too rare in the gaming world. The elemental spirit of air inspires the natural, open-back design of the ATH-GDL3 headset, delivering a spacious, immersive listening experience.
Inside the open-back housings are large 45 mm drivers that provide high-resolution audio with exquisite detail. The left earcup has a built-in volume control dial and a mute switch for convenient control of the professional-quality boom microphone.
The spacious, open-back design provides a truly immersive experience. At less than 220 grams, the headset is near as light as air, allowing you to game for hours in comfort.
Type: Open-back dynamic
Driver Diameter: 45 mm
Frequency Response: 10 to 35,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 98 dB/mW
Impedance: 45 ohms
Weight: (without cable) Approx. 220 g (7.8 oz) / Approx. 227 g (8.0 oz) (including detachable microphone)
Cable - Detachable: Detachable cable (1.2 m (3.9')/3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug/4 pole); Detachable cable for PC (3.0 m (9.8')/3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug/3 pole x2)
Microphone Type: Electret condenser
Microphone Sensitivity: -43 dB (1 V/Pa, at 1 kHz)
Microphone Frequency Response: 30 to 20,000 Hz
Microphone Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
ATH-GDL3 Gaming Headset
Detachable microphone with windscreen
Detachable cable (1.2 m (3.9')/3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug/4 pole)
Detachable cable for PC (3.0 m (9.8')/3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo mini-plug/3 pole x2)
Customer Reviews for AudioTechnica ATH-GDL3 High-Fidelity Open-Back Gaming Headset
I was excited to try out this headset, but it wasn't what I expected it to be. the mic quality isn't all that good, I can hear way too much background noise to the point in which I can listen to my PC 2.5 Ft away. It makes your ears feel muffled and like you have water in them. The only thing good about this honestly is that it is somewhat comfortable about the only thing you got right on it. The open-back look is cool but just not good for use as I want nor is it good at all, there's a reason the top-of-the-line headsets don't have it. Honestly don't even want to give it to someone else to use because of how much of an atrocity this headset is. My $60 Turtle Beach headset was better than this and I was only going to use it temporarily. Overall out of five stars it'd be lucky to get a 2/5...
I've been using this headset for about 2 weeks now and couldn't be happier. It's so lightweight and comfortable. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a overall well balanced soundstage gaming headset.
Have a functionality, compatibility, or otherwise product-specific question about this product? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our customer service department