Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000
Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000
Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000: Full-size open reference headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 are full-size open reference headphones that have become the new flagships of the cult audiophile Air Dynamic series. The model uses new 58 mm True Motion drivers with a thin membrane coated with tungsten, which guarantees the necessary rigidity. At the same time, the driver itself is integrated into a very rigid round plate made of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and fiberglass, and, in fact, forms one whole with it. This lightweight, acoustically inert design significantly reduces unwanted vibrations and eliminates parasitic resonances, providing superior damping and stable diaphragm piston motion.

The speakers use a powerful magnet made of permendur alloy (iron/cobalt/vanadium). Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 headphones have a wide frequency range with an upper limit of 50 kHz. Such a high figure allows you to unlock the potential of high-resolution formats, which is why the model received the Hi-Res Audio certificate. The model uses patented Core Mount technology, which provides the most optimal and precisely calculated location of the driver unit inside the case, allowing for optimized air flow. As a result, according to the manufacturer, the upper and mid frequencies gain impressive transparency and clarity, and the bass becomes richer and more precise.


The Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 headphones are equipped with a detachable, two-sided, three-meter cable with highly purified oxygen-free copper (OFC, 6N) conductors. The cable is terminated using a 6.3 mm plug with a stainless steel housing and gold-plated contact surfaces. At the same time, the kit includes a small suitcase with a handle and locks, designed for carrying and storing stereo phones. The model is assembled by hand at Audio-Technica facilities located in Tokyo.


The frame, dual-adjustable headband and cup holders are made from lightweight, durable magnesium alloy, and the exterior of the body has a solid perforated honeycomb structure, except for the closed sides. This technical solution minimizes losses associated with changes in air pressure and dispersion of sound waves, and guarantees a perfectly balanced sound. Durable, wear-resistant Alcantara (artificial suede) material is used to trim the headband and ear pads, which also provides a high level of comfort. Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 headphones have an individual number engraved using laser technology.

Characteristics of Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000

Type reference full-size open-type monitor dynamic headphones
Category wired
Emitters True Motion wideband drivers (2 x 58 mm) with thin tungsten-coated membranes, magnetic systems made of permendur alloy, drivers integrated into special ultra-rigid plates made of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and fiberglass
Frequency range 5 Hz – 50 kHz
Maximum input power 1000 mW
Sensitivity 100 dB/mW
Impedance 420 Ohm
Frame, headband and cup holders made of magnesium alloy yes
Headband and ear pad trim Alcantara
Cable straight, removable, double-sided , conductors made of copper OFC (6N), connectors for connecting to cups: A2DC
Cable length 3 m
Cable plug 6.3 mm, with gold-plated contacts and stainless steel case
Case included yes
Weight 270 g (excluding cable)