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Audio-technica-ath-w5000.1028235
7.9 out of 10

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

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Overall 8
8.1
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

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? When listening to the W5000, I have no desire to listen to the SA5000, because I feel I am not missing anything, and taking in a more enjoyable listening session to boot.
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Overall 7
7.2
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 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 enough that I heard the low rumble. 2) Bass Impact: The impact is of the tight, snappy kind, not the subwoofer-like punch.
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Overall 7
7.2
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

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. - The W5000 is exceptionally soft, and the black leather is rather cooling. It doesn't clamp onto your ears as tightly as other phones, which may play a role.
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Overall 8
8.2
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

User Review

Iron_Dreamer, Headphone Reviews
23 October 2008
  • 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? When listening to the W5000, I have no desire to listen to the SA5000, because I feel I am not missing anything, and taking in a more enjoyable listening session to boot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Headphones

AndrewT.Liu, Rate it all!
8 September 2008
  • Summary: Like all headphones, this one too has a distinct sound, ie. it is not neutral. I find the W5000 to be the right balance between warm and neutral. The soundstage is very large, and all the details are present. I find that when listening to vocals, especially female vocals, or listening to a concerto, the solo instrument/vocals tend to stand out, making it harder to hear the details. It sounds very natural, but is a matter of preference.
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Overall 8
7.6
Sound quality 7
7.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0

User Review

chunkage, Headphone Reviews
1 June 2008
  • 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. - The W5000 is exceptionally soft, and the black leather is rather cooling. It doesn't clamp onto your ears as tightly as other phones, which may play a role.
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Overall 8
7.5
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 7
7.0
Durability 8
8.0

User Review

humanflyz, Headphone Reviews
15 January 2007
  • 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 enough that I heard the low rumble. 2) Bass Impact: The impact is of the tight, snappy kind, not the subwoofer-like punch.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

b-yekaterina2014, Yandex
16 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Вроде бы все есть, но играют современную дискотечную музыку вне зависимости от того, что поставил: шансон, классику, рэгги. Может быть, дело в неравномерной АЧХ, может, особенности демпфирования внутри чашек. Для покупки себе больше не рассматриваю.
  • Pros: Красивый чемодан
  • Cons: Очень специфическое звучание
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