Audio-Technica bring another pair of luxury headphones to a market filled with mediocre quality music.
Audio-Technica have unveiled their new flagship headphones in the shape of the ATH-ADX5000. The luxury headphones come with a luxury price-tag of $1,999 – it may be expensive but you get a fancy little suitcase to carry them around in.
The headphones are the next in line of Audio-Technica’s “Air Dynamic” series. Past models have been lauded by users and critics for their high-end audio but have never had such a high cost. Whilst the ATH-ADX5000 model may be the latest in a series Audio-Technica have worked from the ground up to create an entirely new pair of headphones with these.
The ATH-ADX5000’s will feature new 58mm tungsten-coated drivers under the shell. The ear-cups feature an open back design like many of it’s predecessors
The ATH-ADX5000’s feature an open back design on their ear cups like many of it’s predecessors. Under the shell of the ear cups are new 58mm tungsten-coated drivers delivering phenomenal audio straight to your ear holes. With an impedance of 420 ohms these headphones pack a serious punch, but their punch is so powerful that you will need an amplifier for the best experience.
The headband takes on a strange new look with two bands that go over your head, though it looks comfy and less invasive than one big cushioned band. The ear muffs also have a new covering, with an Alcantra covering over the padded cushions.
Audio-Technica are clearly going after total audiophiles with their latest release with super high end specs for crystal sound, but is it worth $1,999? They aren’t the first to give a pair of headphones such a high price, and certainly aren’t the most expensive, but with the abundance of standard-quality music out there I don’t know how much £1000 will make to your experience except when listening through the finest of players, to your rare MQA audio that is being outputted through your signal amplifier to your next-level quality headphones – but I guess then you’re truly listening… right?
The Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 will go on sale in November this year at £1,990, $1,999, and €2,190. The headphones will also be available to check out and listen to at IFA next week in Berlin.