You can’t help but have noticed how massive the gaming industry is nowadays. And so has Austrian Audio. The PG16 Professional Gaming Headset marks the company’s first foray into the gaming industry. Achievement unlocked? Let’s get the lowdown.
Austrian Audio Enters The Gaming Arena
If you’re of a certain generation, you might find the concept of “professional gaming” a bit alien. But in 2022, gaming is a massive industry, with its own stars and celebrities.
Consequently, it should come as little surprise to see that Austrian Audio has decided to expand into the gaming arena. Since its birth in 2019, Austrian Audio has brought us some deeply innovative microphones and headphones. As a consequence, then, you could see the PG16 as an obvious extension of that knowledge and expertise
The PG16 Professional Gaming Headset
Resplendent in Austrian Audio’s house colour scheme of black and red, the PG16 Gaming Headset looks like it means business. Austrian Audio is obviously aware of the wear and tear gaming accessories endure. Not only can you fold the PG16 for storage, but the hinge is made from metal, not plastic. You’ll also find soft, memory foam earpads to keep you comfy on long gaming sessions.
Transducer technology, as you’d expect, is where this headset should really shine; gaming audio often features wide dynamic range audio and demands clean, clear voice intelligibility. To this end, you’ll find high excursion drivers, designed for low distortion at low frequencies. In other words, explosions and gunfire should sound realistic and immersive.
The headset is TeamSpeak certified, which means it carries certification for one of the biggest VoIP protocols in the gaming community. It’s also multi-platform certified so you can use it across all the major computer and console platforms.
Consumer Tech Fears?
It’s easy to have mixed feelings about seeing a dedicated audio brand moving into consumer tech. Part of AKG’s perceived downfall was its dilution under the Harmann ownership into a consumer tech-led company. However, in this instance, I think the PG16 marks an obvious and well-executed union of Austrian Audio’s expertise to capture a huge marketplace.
At this price point, it seems like a clever, high-quality product at an accessible price point. I can see Austrian Audio selling these by the bucketload.
More Information about Austrian Audio PG16
- Price – £129
- Manufacturer’s Website