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Audio-Technica ATH W5000

Audio-Technica ATH W5000
alaScore 77

50 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Audio-Technica ATH W5000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews.

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Audio-Technica ATH W5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Audio-Technica ATH W5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Audio Technica ATH-W5000 | Dynamic Headphones (Japan Import) [Electronics]Audio Technica ATH-W5000 | Dynamic Headphones (Japan Import) [Electronics]

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Audio-Technica ATH W5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 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.

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 Headphones

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Roger Thomasson (wired.com)

Review: Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Dynamic Headphones

 

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...

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

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (washingtonpost.com)

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....

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (reviewed.com)

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

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,...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: AVguide (avguide.com)

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Headphones (Playback 28)

 

readers know, we are in the midst of a program to review top-tier models from all the well-respected headphone manufacturers, and thus far we haven't yet tested a top model from Audio-Technica (we've covered other A-T models, though: click here to...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Richard Black (techradar.com)

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 review

 

Audio-Technica's £700 flagship is a mixed bag

Fantastic bass ; Clean and rhythmic ; Very extended treble ; High sensitivity and more than generous maximum sound output

Treble can be a little bright ; Everything is undermined by a degree of muddle in complex sounds

Too much of a mixed blessing for straight recommendation, this headphone has potential that we hope future developments may be able to unlock. In the meantime, the excellent ATH-W1000 at £400 is what we'd recommend

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (cnet.com.au)

Audio Technica ATH-W5000 headphones

 

From dance to metal, folk to pop, rock to Balinese gamelan, these cans shine with their relentless detail, wide soundstage and clarity. What they lack in low-end presence they make up for in brightness and high-end clarity.

Accurate sound quality ; Super-detailed high-end ; Ideal as reference headphones for mixing ; Excellent cabling

Bass isn't too powerful ; No 6.5mm-3.5mm adaptor in the box

These are a superb choice as reference 'phones for mixing, but if you crave that rumbling low-end there are others that you'd prefer, namely Denon's AH-D5000, that offer a warmer, deeper overall sound.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Tgtr0660 (buydig.com)

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

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Tgtr0660 (beachcamera.com)

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

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Butler (beachcamera.com)

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

May, 2011

Consumer review by: (beachcamera.com)

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

 
May, 2011

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

Type: None