Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 Are Priced at US $1999, Ship with a Briefcase
Audio-Technica has announced its 2017 flagship headphones, the ATH-ADX5000. Audio-Technica has gone a step further by shipping a briefcase along to carry your US $1999 headphones. With the ATH-ADX5000, Audio-Technica is entering the premium headphones market with the likes of Sennheiser HD 800 S, Audeze LCD-X, and Focal Utopia.
The ATH-ADX5000 has been designed independent of its previous ‘ATH’ series, featuring new 58mm tungsten-coated drivers inside its honeycomb-patterned ear cups. Unlike what Audio-Technica has previously done, the headband and its plush Alcantara covering stretches onto the rather enormous pads. Keeping in line with other high-end headphones in its class, the ATH-ADX5000 is being hand-assembled in Tokyo and each unit is laser-etched with its serial number. Connecting the headphones to your audio system is a 6N-OFC oxygen-free copper cable and a 6.3mm jack. The headphones have a 420 Ohm impedance which will require a high-end amplifier to get the full audio experience.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ADX5000 will go on sale in November for USD 1999 (Rs 1,27,000 approx), but some people will get a chance to see and hear them during IFA 2017 in Berlin.