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

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

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Overall 10
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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 well.   For over three years I'd waited for a good deal on a used set sold in Europe —to avoid custom duties— and an opportunity finally came around.
  • 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. It takes a few hours to break them in, but once it happens (and once you adapt to the clear, no-nonsense sound), you'll experience one of the best headphones available.
  • 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
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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. Features: * Striped ebony housing provides superb acoustic characteristics * Ear pads cushioned in leather feature A-T’s ultra-comfortable total ear fitting design * 53 mm drivers (equipped with neodymium magnet systems)...
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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. Bass extension is excellent, 9 Bass impact is powerful, excellent, 9 Bass quality is very much under control of the amp at 9 Mid Qualities are not hidden at all by the bass at 9 Highs are very well controlled...
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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. Features: * Striped ebony housing provides superb acoustic characteristics * Ear pads cushioned in leather feature A-T’s ultra-comfortable total ear fitting design * 53 mm drivers (equipped with neodymium magnet systems)...
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Overall 10
10

Audio Technica ATH-W5000 Headphones

saaawqw, Rate it all!
22 June 2008
  • Summary: I bought these headphones and I cannot belive what i'm hearing so crisp and natural sound, my friend heared it and said wow! Audio Technica rules!!!! i use them with my xtreme music card of CREATIVE and my PRO-JECT Head Box amplifier on Windows Media Center on Windows Vista the best program of audio and with my mp3 collection of 320kbps and 192 only! and wav files is the best!
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Overall 9
8.6
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 9
9.0

User Review

slwiser, Headphone Reviews
13 August 2006
  • 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. Bass extension is excellent, 9 Bass impact is powerful, excellent, 9 Bass quality is very much under control of the amp at 9 Mid Qualities are not hidden at all by the bass at 9 Highs are very well controlled...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Max Semenoff, Yandex
7 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Отличные наушники. Много воздуха. Шикарный бас. высокие безупречно чисты и разборчивы. Слышно каждую струну бас-гитары. Посадка безупречна. Наушники не чувствуются на голове. Сцена настолько широка - кажется ты не в наушниках слушаешь музыку, а в помещении. после нескольких часов прослушиваний не устаешь. Кожа амбошюра приятна . Не потеешь. Дискомфорта никакого. Хоть и 40 Ом, но наушникам НУЖЕН усилитель. портативные устройства их не тянут - нет динамики, масштаба.
  • Pros: Широкая сцена. Кристально чистые высокие. Ненавязчивый звук. Нет "крикливости" Сидят идеально, наушники не ощущаются на голове
  • Cons: Возможно, при большом кол-ве инструментов, легкая неразбериха в среднем диапазоне. Шумоизоляции практически никакой. Звук похож на открытые наушники (это наверное плюс). но предыдущие SONY 7509HD имели звукоизоляцию на 5+
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ya-stas-ya, Yandex
22 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Звание топовой модели W5000 оправдывает. У нее свой особенный почерк. Для кого-то перечисленные мною недостатки могут оказаться фатальными, а для кого-то совсем не будут иметь значения, ибо они будут покорены честностью и реализмом звука. Особенность этих наушников: если в самой середине спектра (1-2 KHz - там у них подъем) сосредоточено много инструментов или звуков, тогда звучание становится сумбурным, скомканным и резковатым.
  • Pros: Вовлекающий, эмоциональный звук. Шикарная детальность по всему спектру, которая не акцентирует на себя излишнее внимание, давая насладится сутью музыки. Вокал и живые инструменты - сильная сторона этой модели. Она располагает к долгому, комфортному прослушиванию. Комфортная конструкция (если отрегулировать оголовье и подобрать посадку) - идеальна для домашнего использования. Красивый дизайн.
  • Cons: Малое количество нижнего баса (ниже 60 Hz). Резковатая середина на повышенной громкости (на некоторых записях) - этот эффект можно уменьшить подбором правильного усилителя и/или источника, не акцентирующих СЧ. Не самая удобная конструкция оголовья - по умолчанию наушники плохо прилегают к ушам верхней частью чашек, из-за чего страдает тональный баланс. Нужно отрегулировать его, как указано на официальном сайте (http://www.eu.audio-technica.com/en/support/product/headp...
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