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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
6.5 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

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Overall 10
10

User Review

the wizard of oz, head-fi.org
24 June 2013
  • 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

Best headphones for classical music

Tgtr0660, buydig.com
8 September 2011
  • Excerpt: In a few words: if you like classical music (or any music where a big, boomy bass is not too important and where detail and clarity are essential), do yourself a favor and buy these.
  • Pros: Accuracy, Stylish, Detail retrieval, Great Sound, Comfortable
  • Cons: A little leaky
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Overall 10
10

Eargasm

Butler, buydig.com
21 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Honestly, it doesn't get better than this. These cans are not for the amateur audiophile, but on a serious amp and high quality DAC these things sing the songs of heaven. Just like all other AT cans, they're great for female vocals and acoustic guitars. Bass heads steer clear!
  • Pros: Quality Construction, Smooth Feel
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Overall 9
8.9
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

Welly Wu, Headphone Reviews
1 March 2010
  • Summary: Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Review The Audio Technica ATH-W5000 “Raffinato” are the current top of the line pair of closed headphones within the company's headphone portfolio. The MSRP is $1669.95, but the street price is approximately $650 - $700 USD.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

slwiser, Headphone Reviews
23 August 2009
  • Summary: I am using these headphones with the Audio-Technica amplifier that they built for this headphone, the AT-HA5000. My review needs to be understood as being influenced by that amplifier. The AT-W5000 is a beautiful sounding headphone when powered by this amplifier.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 5
5.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

humanflyz, Headphone Reviews
23 August 2009
  • Summary: This is what my setup looks like: Lavry DA10-->W5000 (I'm using the Lavry's headphone amp) 1) Bass extension: Very good, I didn't feel like I missed anything in the bass region. On Massive Attack's "Angel", which has some really really low bass in the very beginning, the W5000s were able to extend...
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 7
7.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

Iron_Dreamer, Headphone Reviews
23 August 2009
  • Summary: After a year of listening to the Sony MDR-SA5000 almost exclusively, a headphone finally came along tempting enough to challenge it. Also a Japanese top-production-model, one has to wonder if the model-number for this headphone was designed to take a shot across Sony's bow. The result?
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

Welly Wu, Headphone Reviews
23 August 2009
  • Summary: Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Review The Audio Technica ATH-W5000 “Raffinato” are the current top of the line pair of closed headphones within the company's headphone portfolio. The MSRP is $1669.95, but the street price is approximately $650 - $700 USD.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 4
4.0
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 6
6.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
23 August 2009
  • Summary: The W5000 has ebony cups, leather ear pads, and a satin lined hard case - the opening arguments in an overall convincing product. These are luxury headphones that try for a sound that's "just right." Fans of bass boost or squeaky treble can apply elsewhere.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

CJ09, head-fi.org
22 August 2009
  • Summary: Right have the pleasure of owning these for about 4 months.   My Kit:   Source: Foobar through Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Amp: Lehman Audio Blackcube Linear Headphones: Audio Technica ATH W 5000, Audeze LCD 2 Rev 2, Denon AH D 7100, Sennheiser HD 800 and HD 700, Beyerdynamic T1   Pro's:   Very well...
  • Pros: Natural high frequency, Exceptional midrange
  • Cons: No low end at all
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