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Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 Audiophile Open-Air Headphones




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Audio46's Opinion

The ADX5000 presents super tight and clear low frequencies, allowing for a quick and punchy bass response that adds tons of emotional impact to the music. The low-mids strike a perfect balance without any muddiness or exaggeration. Vocals take center stage, offering a bright and airy quality. In the high frequencies, there is impressive extension and an overall emphasis. But the ADX5000 really shines with respect to the soundstage, which provides an immersive, almost hallucinogenic listening experience. Instruments can reach soaring heights and land miles in front or behind your ear. It’s a trip. No mushrooms required. Finally, the ADX5000 is probably the lightest and most comfortable set of cans we’ve tried in this price range.

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↓ Details provided by Audio-Technica

  • Open Air Dynamic type
  • Driver: 58 mm, magnetic circuit using permendur
  • Output sound pressure level: 100 dB / mW
  • Frequency Response: 5 to 50,000 Hz
  • Maximum input: 1,000 mW
  • Impedance: 420
  • Input terminal: A2DC connector jack
  • Plug: 6.3 mm gold plated stereo standard plug
  • Accessories: 3.0 m detachable cord (6.3 mm gold plated stereo standard plug) /Hard case /Japanese Instruction Manual

The ATH-ADX5000 Hi-Res Audio headphones set a new standard in open-back headphone performance. First of all, the headphones utilize newly developed Core Mount Technology. This technology optimally positions the driver unit within the housing to improve airflow efficiency. As a result, the headphones reproduce highly transparent mid and high frequencies and rich, precise bass sound.

Next, the 58 mm drivers combine a tungsten-coated diaphragm, baffle and Permendur magnetic circuit in a single unit. Consequently, this reduces unwanted vibration. The headphones are lighter than they would be otherwise because they don't require screw clamps. The baffle is made of a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber composite. Therefore, it provides stable diaphragm movement.

Finally, the housings of the Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 Audiophile Open-Air Headphones have a honeycomb-punched design. As a result, it keeps the housing face open to ventilation, while closing off the sides. Additionally, it delivers an accurate, natural sound, but prevents air pressure loss that can negatively affect sound quality. Strong and lightweight magnesium makes up the frame of the headphones. Lastly, the earpads and headband are fashioned from Alcantara, a material known for its extreme durability and comfort.

The Audio Technica ATH-ADX5000 Audiophile Open-Air Headphones are the first of this kind by Audio Technica!

In the Box

Additionally, the ATH-ADX5000 headphones come with a detachable 3.0 m (9.8') cable with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones and a 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo plug for connecting to devices. Laser etched serial numbers identify each pair of headphones. Each comes with a specially designed hard carrying case.


  • 58 mm integrated driver units utilize a Permendur magnetic circuit with exceptional magnetic characteristics
  • Each housing is carefully hand assembled in Tokyo
  • Tungsten-coated diaphragm provides high rigidity for an improved transient response
  • Integrated driver unit design combines diaphragm, voice coil, baffle and magnet in single unit to reduce unwanted vibration
  • Laser etched serial number identifies each pair which comes with a specially designed hard carrying case
  • Newly developed Core Mount Technology places driver unit in optimal position for improved airflow and excellent full-range audio reproduction
  • Magnesium frame results in rigid, thin, lightweight construction
  • New honeycomb-punched housing design blocks side ventilation to prevent undesirable air pressure loss
  • Luxurious Alcantara material used on earpads and headband, providing amazing comfort and durability
  • Detachable 3.0 m (9.8') cable with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones and 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo plug


"I think Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 is not getting attention it deserves. :)

Having listened extensively to Audeze LCD-3, Audeze LCD-X, Sennheiser HD 800 S, Sennheiser HD 800, Focal Clear, Focal Elegia, MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open, MrSpeakers AEON Flow Closed, Audeze LCD-2 and Audeze LCD-2 Classic at my local dealer, ATH-ADX5000 were my favorite headphones, with incredible detail, speed, transparency, extremely airy, and completely "effortless" when playing."

"They're not $2,000 headphones, they're a portal to sounds you've never heard"

"The Audio Techinca ATH-ADX5000 are wonderfully comfortable, light, and great sounding headphones. They did a great job with their first open back cans and Im excited to see what they come up with next."


Type Open-back dynamic
Driver Diameter 58 mm
Frequency Response 5 – 50,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 1,000 mw
Sensitivity 100 dB/mW
Impedance 420 ohms
Weight 270 g
Cable Detachable 3.0 m (9.8') cable with A2DC connectors
Connector 6.3 mm (1/4") gold-plated stereo plug
Accessories Included Hard carrying case

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