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SonicFuel® Over-ear Headphones

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

  • Overview

    The ATH-AX5 over-ear headphones feature large 40 mm drivers for premium sound, generously cushioned ear pads and headband for enhanced comfort during extended wear and a durable ABS construction with aluminum accents to withstand everyday use. The headphone’s fold-flat design allows for easy storage in the included carrying case, and a flat cord effectively eliminates tangles. Available in black (ATH-AX5BK) and gunmetal grey (ATH-AX5GM).

    Music is your energy for life – the fuel for your heart and soul. SonicFuel® headphones are made specifically for active, daily use, to power you forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life.
  • Features

    • Aluminum accents/ABS construction provides durability for active, everyday use

    • Large 40 mm drivers deliver premium sound

    • Generously cushioned ear pads and headband provide comfort for extended wear

    • Flat, tangle-free cord

    • Earcups fold flat for storage in included carrying pouch

    • Available in black (ATH-AX5BK) and gun-metal grey (ATH-AX5GM)
  • Specifications

    Driver Diameter40 mm
    Frequency Response5 - 25,000
    Maximum Input Power1,000 mW
    Sensitivity105 dB/mW
    Impedance55 ohms
    Cable1.2 m (3.9')
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated, L-type
    Accessory IncludedCarrying pouch

  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    Does this headphone have mic to talk on the phone and for gaming please answer it fast so that I can order it right now.


    These ones do not. You are looking for the ATH-AX5is. These ones have a microphone. We also have gaming headsets too! For a full list of our headphones/earbuds with a microphone, go here (sorry in advance for the long URL)


    The description of the Audio technica ath-ax5 says it is not smartphone compatible? So will not totally work with smart phones or is it just that the inline mic and volume controls are absent?


    Sounds like you are looking for the ATH-AX5iS


    Are these good for audio mixing? Hi, I just bought these pair of headphones because they were on sale. I wonder if they are good for audio mixing? I'm not working at studio, just do some basic video and audio editing at home. Thanks.


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    How do these compare to the ATH-M30x? I am currently a first time buyer of over-ear headphones, stepping up from in-ear headphones, and I cannot seem to find any reviews on this set. I am looking at buying either these or the ATH-M30x, a set that seems highly rated. How would these two fair against each other for an on-the-go, looking for high quality music kind of guy? I will mostly use them for an iPod, but may also use in a mixer.


    The ATH-M30x headphones are studio-monitoring headphones, and are designed to sound accurate. They have nice clear highs, mids, and lows. As compared to the AX5, the AX5 had nice low-mids and low freqencies. If you have any intent of using headphones with a mixer, then I would automatically recommend the ATH-M30x. If you have any further questions or for any further correspondence, please contact the ATUS (Audio-Technica United States) Audio Solutions Team at, and include both your original question and this response. Thanks!