Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Review
16 December 2009
Conclusion: The ATH-W5000 headphones are endowed with exceptional sound characteristics and stylish, cutting-edge design which earns them recognition as some of the best-sounding headphones available today. When compared to rival headphone unit the Sennheiser HD800 , in fact, we found that sonically they held up very well. Moreover, due to the closed back design, ambient noise was dramatically reduced when compared to the HD800.
Pros: Clear sound with low distortion, Sturdy build quality, Attractive striped-ebony hardwood earcups, Rugged, red velour-lined storage case
Cons: Difficult to fit on your head, Bass response is weak by some standards, No accessories
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Summary: From dance to metal, folk to pop, rock to Balinese gamelan, these cans shine with their relentless detail, wide soundstage and clarity. What they lack in low-end presence they make up for in brightness and high-end clarity.
Pros: Accurate sound quality, Super-detailed high-end, Ideal as reference headphones for mixing, Excellent cabling
Cons: Bass isn't too powerful, No 6.5mm-3.5mm adaptor in the box