Austrian Audio announces PG16 Pro Gaming and PB17 Professional Business Headsets

Austrian Audio brings their acclaimed professional audio quality to the gaming market with the PG16 Pro Gaming Headset and meets the growing needs of today’s business professionals with the PB17 Professional Business Headset.

The PB17 and the PG16 headsets share the same technology as the award-winning Austrian Audio Hi-X65, Hi-X55 and Hi-X50 pro audio headphones for exceptional high-definition sound. Their 44mm Hi-X drivers accurately reproduce the full audible sonic frequency spectrum from 12 Hz to 24 kHz with zero-latency.

With the PG16, gamers can now hear games as the designers intended, with crystal clear, high-resolution professional sound and perfect spatiality to precisely locate even the quietest details. Business professionals will appreciate the sonic detail, exceptional speech intelligibility, and fatigue-free listening of the PB17s closed-back headphones.

The PB17 and PG16 are both equipped with a pro-grade boom microphone, which transmits your voice to your team without cut-outs, choppiness, or muffling. If you don’t want to be heard you can mute the microphone using the ‘Lift to Mute’ mechanism. PG16 users can also use the included Spatial Sound Card software from New Audio Technology for a dynamic 7.1 surround sound, enhanced gaming experience.

The PB17 is a great all-rounder: a professional office and business tool equally-suited for general media, music and relaxation. The closed design of the PB17 prevents sounds from entering or escaping; you can make calls undisturbed by your surroundings and concentrate fully on your conversation. Additionally, the PB17 is equipped with a high-quality boom microphone so that your counterpart hears you just as clearly as you hear them. The mic can be muted by simply flipping it up. The PB17 can be folded up in just a few simple steps, safely stowed away in the supplied carrying case for easy transport.

The PG16 meets the highest gaming demands with high-resolution sound and a foldable design: the robust metal construction of the headband and hinges ensure maximum stability and extremely long durability. Soft ear pads made of special “slow retention” memory foam and a low weight of just 265g ensure optimal wearing comfort, even during long gaming sessions. The closed design with outstanding insulation effectively eliminates ambient noise so you can concentrate fully on the game.

Both headsets connect with the included 1.4 m cable and 3.5 mm jack plug. The PB17 includes a 3.5mm (1/8″) TRRS to USB-A adapter. The PG16 includes a 3.5mm (1/8″) TRRS to 2x 3.5mm (1/8″) TRS adapter.

Designed and developed in Austria, the PG16 and the PB17 offer outstanding sonics at an unbeatable price-performance ratio.

Key Features

  • Austrian Audio proprietary High Excursion Technology, for high resolution sound
  • Soft memory foam earpads to keep you comfortable during long sessions
  • High-end omnidirectional microphone with “Tilt-To-Mute“ functionality
  • Metal hinge for maximum durability
  • Foldable construction for easy storage
  • Detachable 1.4 m cable included (different length cables are available separately)
  • PG16 only: Spatial Sound Card 7.1. surround sound software from New Audio Technology included
  • PB17 only: USB adapter included
  • Multi-Platform: Compatible with PC, Mac®, PS4™, PS5™, Xbox™ (controllers with TRRS socket)
  • TeamSpeak™certified

Pricing and Availability

The Austrian Audio PG16 and PB17 are available now priced at £129 and £119 RRP inc VAT respectively.

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit

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