Are they good? Yes. $300 good? Not by a long shot.
A. Donald, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: Okay, take this with a grain of salt. I have been an avid user of Audio Technica products for years. I have had the ATH-A700 (which is discontinued) and now the ATH-A700X(these replaced the A700). So here are a few things right off the bat. These are expensive. For $300 I was expecting these to be better than my ATH-A700X(these are available on Amazon for $125). They're not better. They are essentially identical in terms of sound. I'm a bit of an audiophile.
Audio Technica ath-ag1. The best gaming headset on the market.
Ruben Stavang, Amazon
12 July 2014
Summary: First off, let's just say that they're expensive. Very expensive. But usually price and quality go hand in hand, and for the Audio Technica ath-ag1, that is definetly the case. First, let's start with the things that you might not like.The ergonomics on this headset is interesting, to say the least.
Summary: This headset is based on the standalone headphone ATH-A700X. Its very popular with gamers, and many have taken to modding their headphones with mics for gaming use. One of the biggest selling factors for this headset is that its an actual audiophile grade headphone with a mic attached. So sound quality is obviously quite nice. SQ compared to other headsets oriented towards gaming, this blows everything out of the water.
Summary: I upgraded to this headset after using my Audio Technica ATH-A700x's for about a year and a half. The AG1's sound exactly the same as my A700x's but that's because they are the same, the AG1 just has a microphone attached to it. This isn't a bad thing though because I loved my A700x's. Pros: - The 3-d wing system is really great, I can wear this headset for hours with out getting fatigued or sore on top of my head like with most headphones that use a band across the top.
Summary: It's an awesome product -- what is expected for the hefty price. However, even the best products almost always come with it's flaws. The headrest slips off when I shake my head; many people have the same problem when they reviewed the product on Youtube. A quick, simple fix to this is to use a rubber band to hold the two head supports together.
Summary: Spending $400 on a headset is no small task. For that same amount of cash you could buy a good GPU, CPU, Case...really, you could buy about any top of the line computer component for that much money (GPU not withstanding). Why spend this much money on a headset when there are plenty of options that cost you significantly less? Because sometimes you get exactly what you pay for. What does this headset do particularly well?
Summary: I am no stranger to awesome quality headphones as I have had just about every turtle beach, Triton, Astro, and Razor gaming headsets. I mostly play my games on my PC which uses a great quality sound card. Most headsets nowadays only have USB plugins to be universal across different consoles, but I wanted something that would work great with my PC's audio card.
Summary: before i go into the negative things i must say i love the sound and the amazing confort. Now to go a little more indebt, the sound is good without using the adapter you get but if you use the adapter the sound will be amazing!. Confort is a big deal for me because i have my side job on the internet AND im a game fanatic, so i can promise it feels good when you wear it. The mic have good quality BUT the mute button is a little sluggish (works/don't work).
Summary: PROS: excellent build quality lightweight 53mm drivers top of the line microphone looks sexy comes with USB soundcard CONS: cable to headset is non-detachable microphone is non-removable cable is only 1m long (comes with a 3.5mm splitter cable, but you wont be able to use the included usb sound card then) no volume controller!?! SUMMARY: This is easily the best preforming headset on the market. Sounds great, looks great. I listen to alot of electronic and hip-hop music.