Landing as a mid-tier offering within Audio Technica’s selection of gaming headsets, the Audio Technica ATH-G1 is a competent peripheral in all the areas where it really matters, but it never quite managed to blow me away thanks to a lacklustre design and lack of value for money.
It’s largely passable thanks to a mixture of impressive yet pedestrian audio, but has a build quality that doesn’t gel, at least in my eyes, with the £159 asking price. It lies in the same ballpark as the Razer Nari and SteelSeries Arctis 7, both of which offer superior performance and aesthetic appeal for a similar investment.
So, we’re left with a gaming headset that manages to impress with its relatively simple design and healthy feature set, but it’s sadly nothing special, leaving players in limbo as to whether or not it’s really worth forking out their hard-earned pounds. But first, let’s delve into the specifics.
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For over £150, I approached this gaming headset expecting a certain level of quality. In a market where peripherals are enhanced with all manner of unusual attachments and fluorescent RGB lighting, the ATH-G1 is arguable subdued with its plastic shell and predominantly black colour.