2017 Audio Technica new flagship ATH-ADX5000
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Can anyone give some detail on the soundstage for these headphones? much appreciated mk
 
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Hey few of my friends have ordered Forza Noir HPC Mk2 for ADX5000 which is a pure copper cable. Audio-Technica stock & balanced cable are also pure copper. Hybrid cable that contains silver will not be good for ADX5000 due to its stock tuning. I am also getting FAW cables & pigtail extender. According to them, bass & lower mids have gained good body with FAW hpc mk2 cable.

Sharing some pics of cables that my friend bought for his adx5000.


Noir HPC Mk2 cable & noir extender

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Please see leather pads.

Almost 4 people have purchased ADX5000 after me & all use non fenestrated leather pads.
How's the forza cable in terms of microphonics? Looking for an aftermarket solution as well since I find the stock cable really prone to microphonics
 
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can you get hold of spare ear pads for ADX5000 in the UK?
 
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Can anyone give some detail on the soundstage for these headphones? much appreciated mk
I think Zeos described soundstage once and said, "It's like you're wearing a big helmet." I'd describe it as such, like a big bubble. Terrific width AND height AND depth, but most importantly depth in my opinion. It has all of the ticks marked off which is what I like most. Nothing is compromised. Everything works together seamlessly to provide an all-encompassing sound that surrounds one's head.

I hope this makes sense. :p
I guess I'd say it's like the HD 800, just not as wide .. closer to an HEKv1 or v2 yet a bit wider and more holographic.
 
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Anyone using Hugo 2 with these?
 
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Greetings from Spain,

Has anyone tried the ADX-5000 with the Bryston BHA-1?
I´m a happy owner of ATH-ADX5000 and I have friends (two) with BHA-1 and it is a really amazing partner of the ATH´s, really amazing.
But don´t forget the source, the most important link in the chain (in my opinion).:smiley:

Happy listening!!
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I tried 5000 with mytek brooklyn dac today. crystal clear sound very crisp. the alcantara pads were not comfortable for my ears though. real shame. i don't find it easy to make hi end cans fit me well. i'm too sensitive or maybe because i'm used to real leather pads on my pm1.
 
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Which amp do you guys use to run the ADX 5000? I find that I need to be on the highest gain on the Violectric V100. I'm looking to find an amplifier that will give me more head room. Any suggestions around the $500 range?
 
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Which amp do you guys use to run the ADX 5000? I find that I need to be on the highest gain on the Violectric V100. I'm looking to find an amplifier that will give me more head room. Any suggestions around the $500 range?
I haven't tried it but I want to believe that the La Figaro 339 would work well

 
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Anyone using Hugo 2 with these?
Nice combo in low to mid level volumes, very clean sounding and magical in high frequencies, though i think HUGO2 is a bit short in terms of pushing them to their perfect performance. I am getting a tube amp to see if they sound better.
 
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Hi how do these sound compared to the AKG812?
 
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Hi how do these sound compared to the AKG812?
Haven't really A/B them but from what I remember from my listening sessions (amping with ZH1ES & HUGO from Macbook):

Detail retrival: ADX5K
Bass accuracy: slightly more accurate in ADX5K
Bass quantity: K812 wins
Soundstage: K812 wins
Mids: Similar though adx5k has closer vocals
Highs: ADX5K hands down

I do think that K812 is more versatile than ADX5K with my current set up.
 
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I’m finding that the ADX has better bass quantity than quality. Everything sounds a bit one note in the bass.

Is anyone having a similar experience?
 
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