Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 gaming headphone Review

Audio Technica has recently launched its latest gaming headphone the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3. Headphones with lightweight headsets are equipped with features like detachable boom microphone, built-in volume control and mute-switch for convenient control. Along with that, it offers Japanese analog audio with the original spirit of the air.

Pros
  • Amazingly clear, balanced sound
  • Elegant design
  • Detachable mic
  • Good price
Cons
  • Inherent open back sound leakage
  • Build feels a tad fragile

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 Price and availability

The Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 open back headphone come with a two colour variants Black and White. It is price $178. You can purchased this product via company’s official website audio-technica.com.

 Who likes the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

  • The one who need the better gaming headset, Because the Audio Technica give a quality gaming experience.
  • The one who want better sound with detachable mic

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Box Content

  • ATH-GDL1 gaming headset / ATH-GL3 gaming headset
  • 1.2m 3.5mm TRRS cable
  • 3.0m 3.5mm split headphone and microphone cable
  • Detachable microphone with windscreen

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What is the design of the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

Audio Technica ATH-GDL3

Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 comes with a lightweight design and rounded earcups. However, the GDL3 is built with an open back design, exposing internal dynamic drivers. And provide the most reliable and comfortable sound. The special open-back design provides a truly immersive experience. Weighing in at less than 220 grams, the headset is as light as air. Which allowing you to play comfortably for hours.

In addition, the built-in headphones quality is very standard. The material used to make these headphone is plastic. Which, of course, made the video an overnight sensation. The design of the handband is quite flexible and robust. The adjustment rails are stepped on the headband and only slightly force is required to pull it.

Full fabric earpacks provide a comfortable fit for longer gaming sessions. Another aspect of headsets that really helps with comfort is the suspension headband. Although not using a cushion on the headband, the suspension band was useful in distributing the weight evenly over my head. That making it look almost like no weight on my head.

How touch control works of the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 open back earbuds offer a simple touch control button on both earpads. The volume control and mute switch are conveniently located on the left earcaps for easy control of incoming sound. Additionally, a 3.5mm USB slot is also available on the left earpad for better wire connectivity.

Additionally, if you are using this with your PC, I would recommend using a 3.0m 3.5mm split audio cable instead of a single 1.2m one as the 1.2m cable can be very short. Especially if your PC is placed too far away. Have come. . Also note that the headset’s inputs use the TRRS connection. Which is not so common if you want to switch some braided in the future.

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How does the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 sound?

Audio Technica ATH-GDL3

In terms of sound quality, the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 is built with an open back design. That’s why it offers less complex details and standard bass. As a result, the sound will sound more open. In addition, with this design you can clearly hear the surrounding sound while calling. However, 10 to 35,000 Hz wide frequency response provides good bass with high noise.

The large 45mm large dynamic drivers provide a high resolution audio experience with excellent details. The left earcup has a built-in volume control dial and a mute switch for convenient control of a professional-quality boom microphone.

In addition, it stems from the deep legacy of Japanese analog audio. Audio-Technica high-fidelity gaming headsets continue to deliver sound accuracy that is very rare in the gaming world. The basic spirit of the air inspires the ATH-GDL3 headset’s natural, open-back design, providing a wide, immersive listening experience.

If you’re playing games with an open world setting. Such as GTA V’s Gansin Impact, the open-back ATH-GDL3 will provide a more immersive experience as the audio will be better distributed in the sound stage rather than being completely blasted. In your ears.

What is the quality of microphone of the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

The microphone you see here comes with the right amount of quality and comfort. In my testing, I found crystal clear and detailed output with a good amount of bass and depth of communication. The microphone is detachable, so I can remove it if I want to use it while playing music. Two detachable cables: The 3.0 m (9.8 ‘) cable with 3.5 mm (1/8 “) mic offers full wire connectivity.

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What connectivity does the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

Audio Technica ATH-GDL3

In terms of connectivity, the ATH-GDL3 doesn’t offer any Bluetooth support. It comes with a 3.5mm detachable cable to connect to PCs and smartphones and gaming headsets. Headphones offer detachable cable (1.2 m (3.9 ’) / 3.5 mm (1/8”) gold plated stereo mini-plug / 4 pole). Also detachable cable for PC (3.0 m (9.8 ’) / 3.5 mm (1/8”) gold-plated stereo mini-plug / 3 pole x2).

Speaking of wires, there are two types of wire you can use. If you are using this with your PC, I would recommend using a 3.0m 3.5mm split audio cable instead of a single 1.2m one as the 1.2m cable can be very short, especially if your PC is placed too far away. One thing to remember that the headset’s inputs use the TRRS connection. Which is not so common if you want to switch some braided in the future.

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Should you buy the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

$178, the Audio Technica ATH-GDL3 is good headset for gamers. It has a good amount of bass and experience quality audio while playing music. Also, with 3.5mm wire it provide a better sound while calling. But the lack of tightness between the earcups and your ear canal welcome some background sound during voice call.

What should you get instead of Audio Technica ATH-GDL3?

The Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X with a $305 price is a good alternative to the Technica ATH-GDL3 headphone. The DT 700 Pro X gaming headphone come 48 ohm nominal impedance, 3 m or 1.8 m straight cable, 5-40,000 HZ frequency response, 100 dB SPL sound pressure level and 350g weight. Also, come with STELLER.45 driver that loudly reproduces the best sound in studio quality without any distortion.

However, if you want less costly than the audio dynamic headphone consider buying the Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gen2 with just Price of $44.95. It come with a High sensitivity Flip-to-mute Mic For clear chat,  3.5 mm audio jack connection, and fixed omni-directional flip-to mute microphone.

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FAQ

What is a different between the Open back design and Closed back design?

Let’s explore the key differences between open-back and closed-back designs. Selecting the right form factor for your gaming situation will greatly enhance your listening experience.

Open-Back Characteristics

  • A more open/wide soundstage
  • as if the source is all around you
  • Open earcup design uses less material resulting in an extremely lightweight headphone
  • A cooler, more comfortable fit over extended play
  • Stay aware of your surroundings during gaming sessions
  • A more balanced fidelity listening experience

Closed-Back Characteristics

  • A more closed/focused soundscape
  • creating a powerful audio experience
  • Closed-back design keeps intense gaming isolated from others around you
  • Blocks external distractions during gaming sessions
  • An enhanced bass listening experience

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