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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
6.3 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 September 2008
  • Summary: I tried a few Grado's —didn't like the Grado house sound—, a few Senn's —HD650 left a good impression—, a few lower-end AT's —I thought the AD700 were impressive for the price— and after reading Head-Fi and other audio forums for a long time, I thought the W5000 would suit me and my listening habits...
  • Pros: Lightweight, feels solid, confortable; speed of attack & decay, instrument separation, 3D imaging; outstanding on acoustic instruments and vocals.
  • Cons: Slightly creaky frame at times; lettering wears off on the cups, but is that really a con?! More display of the beautiful striped ebony wood!
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
16 September 2008
  • Summary: This headphone goes for much below its MSRP. It's something you ought to get if you listen to vocals and classical and don't want to bother other people. These are bright and extremely detailed. Although their frequency response seems rolled off, they sound great. How come?
  • Pros: great for vocals and classical
  • Cons: the plastic wings on headband could be made sturdier
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Dynamic Headphones

Wired
29 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Here at the G-Lab, we expect a luxury item to do three things: work real good, look real good, and cost real good. Audio-Technica’s ATH-W5000 Dynamic Headphones fit the bill with a capital “Bling.
  • Pros: Excellent, precise sound. Enticing craftsmanship. Thoughtful weight-saving measures (like a magnesium alloy frame) keep the headphones at just 340g despite dense ebony backs. Light and soft-one of the most comfortable closed-back, full-size phones we’ve ever used.
  • Cons: Exotic materials require special care. Headphones cost as much as a diamond tennis bracelet. Let’s be honest-these are too nice to ever leave the sound room.
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