Audio-Technica Announces Professional Streaming Headsets


Audio-Technica is delivering a powerful new tool for the modern, professional streamer and gamer with the announcement of its new StreamSet headset, a forward-thinking update to its celebrated headphone line that combines the legendary sound quality of the ATH-M50x headphones with the crisp clarity of the 20-series microphones. Specifically designed to address the needs of  gamers, streamers, and content creators, these headsets provide versatility, studio-quality sound, and come in two flavors: The ATH-M50xSTS StreamSet with dual analog XLR and 3.5mm outputs, or the ATH-M50xSTS-USB StreamSet with convenient, digital USB connection.

ATH-M50xSTS StreamSet with dual analog XLR and 3.5mm outputs (left), and ATH-M50xSTS USB StreamSet (right)

The first, and arguably most important, feature to discuss is the audio quality of the headphones. Both versions deliver all the acclaimed sonic performance of the ATH-M50x headphones, sporting 45mm large-aperture dynamic drivers with robust neodymium magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire. This allows for high-quality sound reproduction while the over-ear, closed-back design provides optimal reduction of sound bleeding, isolating you from environmental sounds. With deep bass and extended aural bandwidth of 15 Hz to 28 kHz, you will never miss a single enemy footstep or sound cue in your gaming experience, and you can be sure you are hearing a truly accurate representation of your streams.

The ATH-M50xSTS is also versatile enough to handle a wide range of uses beyond streaming and gaming. These field-tested monitor headphones are foldable, travel friendly, and popular with a wide range of industry pros for everything from studio-based production and location recording, to DJing, podcasting, and daily music listening. With 90° swiveling earcups, you can be sure of a great fit with the option of easy one-ear monitoring, while the included travel pouch makes transport a hassle-free experience. The StreamSet even includes two sets of different earpads to fit individual needs. Leatherette pads help to maximize sound isolation for a more private listening experience with fewer distractions, while the breathable, mesh earpads support long streaming sessions and marathon gaming adventures.

Finally, you can choose between two different connection styles, depending on your desired usage scenarios. For those seeking a route consisting purely of gaming, streaming, and podcasting, the StreamSet with USB connector delivers pro-quality, 24-bit / 96 kHz analog-to-digital conversion with a single USB output for convenient integration into existing streaming or gaming setups. No other gear required—just plug into your computer, and get to work. For more traditional use, such as in studio setups or for daily listening, the StreamSet with analog connectors provides both a balanced XLR and 3.5mm connector on a 6.6' cable for easy use with mixers, listening devices, and interfaces.

Both versions couldn't be easier to operate. Simply plug into your preferred device and adjust the boom arm on the mic for an optimal position. The mic on both versions of the StreamSet features a cardioid pickup pattern that focuses the attention on your voice and rejects unwanted ambient sounds to the sides and rear. To mute the headset, simply flip the boom arm upright.

Are you ready to see how the ATH-M50xSTS StreamSet can enhance your creative experience? Let us know in the Comments section, below. If you have questions, please call us, chat with us online, or stop by the B&H New York SuperStore.