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Audiophile Open-Air Dynamic Headphones

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    ATH-AD1000X audiophile headphones combine superior vocal and instrumental reproduction with the soundstage of an open-air ear cup design. The 53 mm large-aperture drivers are exclusively crafted for this model, to deliver precise imaging and an ideal frequency response. A proprietary 3D wing support system and smooth-textured suede ear pads eliminate pressure on your ears, for luxurious comfort hour after hour.
  • Features

    • Large-aperture 53 mm drivers, with OFC-7N voice coils, designed exclusively for ATH-AD1000X

    • High rigidity magnesium alloy frame with lightweight design

    • Dual-sided four-core cord with independent ground wires for left and right channels

    • Open-air ear cup design

    • Proprietary 3D wing support system

    • Smooth-textured suede ear pads

    • Elastomer sheath/PCOCC/3.0m (9.8') dual-sided, four-core cable

    • 3.5 mm gold-plated stereo connector with " adapter
  • Specifications

    TypeOpen-air dynamic
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 40,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power2000 mW
    Sensitivity102 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Weight265 g
    Cable3.0 m
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini-stereo, gold-plated
    Accessory IncludedDetachable 6.3 mm (1/4") adapter

  • Reviews

    If you're debating on getting these... BUY THEM


    Alright folks... first off, let me just get this out of the way. If you have the money to spend on this remarkable example of headphones, buy them. There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of sound these 1000x's put out is the best I've ever heard. Period. I immediately took them out of the box and turned on "Heart of Courage" by Two Steps from Hell. This is no exaggeration by any means, I got goosebumps. I realized I have never truly listened to music before I got my 1000x's. I'm not an audiophile, just a regular guy that appreciates music. Anyway, they are very light, extremely comfortable, and the sound they gave took me to a better place. People.... this is what perfection sounds like.

    Seattle, WA


    ATH-AD1000X Audiophile Open-Air Dynamic Headphones

    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    Do these headphones require a headphone amp? Or is it recommended?


    You may contact Audio-Technica Japan for further assistance.


    Hi. I have an old pair of ATH AD700 headphones I love. I was wondering if the earpad on ATH AD1000X is the same size. My AD700's are very comfortable so that's why I'm interested in the size of these earpads. I look forward to your response. Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.


    my current ear pads are not quite comfortable. so what are sizes of the ear pads so i can buy new ones


    Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using other pads that those that are provided with the headphones. Others may not fit properly and they could change the sonic properties of the headphone.


    hi! for sound quality, would it be better to use headphones with wires or wireless? thanks!


    A wired connection is always better quality.


    I need replacement TRS connector(dog ripped orignal off in headphone amp) what kind of tip do I need & where to get one.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at for assistance with this.


    Is the baffle plate metal alloy or ABS plastic?


    ABS plastic


    Hi, please can you write me what is the value of total harmonic distortion of this headphones? Thank you, J. Géczy


    To provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area: Thanks!


    Do these have more clarity than the ad900x? I am Looking at upgrading if so. But if not I plan to return them but would rather know before I buy them. Thanks


    Sound is always subjective and each set of headphones will have their own sonic signature. I always recommend listening to them for yourself and see which will best suite your needs.


    Did it make in Japan?


    Thank you for the inquiry. Yes, the ATH-AD1000x headphone's country of origin is Japan.