For some, Labor Day weekend means savoring every last bit of summer at the beach or pool. But for tens of thousands of gamers near Seattle, it means the return of PAX West – one of the largest gaming events in the United States. PAX is so much more than just gaming, though. The sold-out annual show offers a full schedule of panels featuring industry experts, live musical performances, and an exhibit hall with never-before-seen video games and technology.
The Audio-Technica team had the chance to exhibit for the first time at PAX West in 2016, and we had such a great time that we couldn’t miss the chance to exhibit again this year! So with a variety of gaming headphones and microphones in tow, our team headed to Seattle. Read on for a full recap of this year’s show at the A-T booth.
The Audio-Technica PAX West 2017 Display Recap
The Audio-Technica ATH-AG1x and ATH-ADG1x headphones (pictured above) are designed to offer high-quality sound and superior comfort for an immersive gaming experience.
The ATH-AG1x high-fidelity gaming headset (top) offers sharp, detailed audio and resonating bass for quality gaming audio. For communication while gaming, the ATH-AG1x comes equipped with a premium gooseneck microphone specially designed to reject unwanted ambient noise. Complete with an improved 3D Wing Support system and soft earpads for a comfortable fit, the ATH-AG1x headphones won’t get in the way of long gaming sessions.
The ATH-ADG1x open-air gaming headset (bottom) gives you high-fidelity sound, superior in-game communication, and comfort for all-day gaming. The headset’s improved 3D Wing Support system, super soft earpads, and all-metal honeycomb housings keep the headset light, cool, and comfortable – so you won’t work up a sweat even while gaming for long periods of time.
The Audio-Technica exhibit also showcased some other gamer favorites, including our ATH-M50x, ATH-M40x, ATH-DSR7BT headphones (pictured above).
The ATH-M50x headphones (far left) are the most critically acclaimed model in the M-Series line. Praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers year after year, the ATH-M50x headphones offer high-quality audio and outstanding comfort. For gamers looking to increase their focus, the ATH-M50x offers sound-isolating earcups to help you get in the game.
The ATH-M40x headphones (second from left) offer incredible audio monitoring and durability. Multi-tasking gamers love the ATH-M40x’s sound-isolating, swiveling earcups, which help enhance your gaming experience and allow for convenient one-ear monitoring.
The ATH-DSR7BT headphones (third from left) offer the comfort of wireless construction paired with innovative sound quality for an unparalleled wireless gaming experience. The ATH-DSR7BT headphones boast a new Pure Digital Drive system that allows them to receive a Bluetooth® wireless transmission without the sound-degrading D/A converter found in conventional wireless headphones. The result is a truly cord-free, distraction-free gaming experience.
The ATH-CKS550BT, ATH-LS200iS, and ATH-LS50iS (pictured above) in-ear headphones pack a punch for such a small package. Perfect for gamers on the go, these headphones are lightweight and portable, but don’t sacrifice sound quality.
The ATH-CKS550BT in-ear headphones (left) include a newly designed neckband that rests comfortably on the neck and positions the in-line microphone, volume controls, and music/video playback in front of the neck for easy access. Gaming on the go is a breeze with the headphones’ quick Bluetooth pairing and automatic connection with the most recently paired device. The headphones’ rechargeable battery life offers five hours of continuous use and up to 200 hours in standby mode – so your headphones won’t need to recharge until you do.
The ATH-LS200iS in-ear headphones (center) are a comfortable, sound-isolating alternative to a full gaming headset. The ATH-LS200is in-ear headphones are specially designed to mimic a “live sound” and deliver amazingly clear audio, so you can be completely immersed in the game. Complete with an in-line microphone, the in-ear headphones make game communication a breeze.
The ATH-LS50iS in-ear headphones (right) deliver audio quality so realistic they will make you feel like you’re truly immersed in your game. With flexible memory cable loops, four sizes of eartips, and a variety of housing colors, the ATH-LS50iS headphones not only offer a comfortable fit for long gaming sessions, but are made to fit your personality as well. An in-line mic and controller (for easily handling phone calls and music and video playback) means you’ll never miss a beat.
The AT2020USB+ and BP40 (pictured above) microphones ensure crystal-clear communication for streamers, so you never have to worry about ambient noise affecting your commentary.
The AT2020USB+ microphone brings superior recording ability to a convenient USB output setup. Part of the critically acclaimed and award-winning AT2020 line, the AT2020USB+ microphone offers studio-quality articulation that’s perfect for gamers who live-stream and record their gaming sessions.
The BP40 microphone is ideal for any broadcast application, including live and recorded gaming streams. The BP40 microphone’s large-diaphragm design prevents electromagnetic interference (EMI) and delivers high-quality broadcasting audio. This unique design allows gamers to maintain a commanding vocal presence – even at a distance – so you can focus more on being comfortable during gaming, rather than worrying about being close to the mic.
Up Your Game: A-T Booth Open to Gamers
At PAX West 2017, we invited gamers to try Audio-Technica equipment firsthand and play their favorite games right at our exhibit booth. We loved watching gamers “up their game” and try out our wide variety of gaming headsets, headphones, in-ear headphones, and microphones.
After four days of fun, it was time for our team to say goodbye to the gaming community and head home. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth at PAX West – we hope you all enjoyed PAX as much as we did, and we can’t wait until PAX West 2018!
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