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Audio-Technica ATH W5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The design and comfort are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the value for money.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Audio-Technica ATH W5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

 

Audio-Technica has replaced the popular ATH-W1000 with the ATH-W5000 as one of the brand's top-performing models of audiophile headphones. The Raffinato (Italian for Refined) as they are called are constructed using high-quality, exotic materials like...

Clear sound with low distortion ; Sturdy build quality ; Attractive striped-ebony hardwood earcups ; Rugged, red velour-lined storage case

Difficult to fit on your head ; Bass response is weak by some standards ; No accessories

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.

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Luxury Heaphones Fit for Jay Z's Ears

 

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

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...

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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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

 

Audio-Technica's ATH-W5000s are a set of super high-end over-ear headphones that cost approximately $1000 (though they can be found for under $700). These are the sort of headphones you can tell are expensive just by looking at them. The ear cups are...

The ATH-W5000s certainly have the look of a pair of expensive headphones, but we were less impressed with the fit. Just about everyone in the office thought they were a bit too big, meaning the ear cups naturally sat a bit lower than was comfortable....

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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

 

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Though we’ve mentioned it constantly throughout the review, we feel the need to do so one last time: these headphones cost $1000. One thousand US dollars. If you’re the kind of audiophile that feels comfortable spending $1000 on a set of headphones,...

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Amazon review summary for Audio-Technica ATH W5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH W5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio Technica ATH W5000 Audiophile Closed Back HeadphonesAudio Technica ATH-W5000 Dynamic HeadphonesAudio-Technica ATH-W5000 Dynamic Headphones

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Best headphones for classical music

 

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...

Accuracy ; Comfortable ; Detail retrieval ; Great Sound ; Stylish

A little leaky

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Best headphones for classical music

 

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...

Accuracy ; Comfortable ; Detail retrieval ; Great Sound ; Stylish

A little leaky

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Eargasm

 

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...

Quality Construction ; Smooth Feel

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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Closed-back dynamic audiophile headphones

 

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Eargasm

 

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...

Quality Construction ; Smooth Feel

Product Specifications

Lose yourself in the experience of amazingly rich, high-fidelity sound. Equipped with striped ebony housing for superb acoustic characteristics, the ATH-W5000 dynamic headphones achieve new levels of audiophile sound quality and listening comfort. These stellar headphones deliver formidable power, ultra-comfortable fit and stunning design.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 45000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:12oz

Header

Manufacturer:Audio-Technica
Model:W5000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Audio-Technica ATH

Remote Control

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