ATH-W5000

Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

MSRP* US$1,199.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

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  • Overview

    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.
  • Features

    • Striped ebony housing provides superb acoustic characteristics

    • Ear pads cushioned in leather feature A-Ts ultra-comfortable total ear fitting design

    • 53 mm drivers (equipped with neodymium magnet systems) designed exclusively for the W5000

    • Driver unit incorporates a Permendur magnetic circuit with exceptional magnetic characteristics

    • High-quality 8N-OFC (oxygen free copper) voice coils for ultra-efficient signal transfer

    • Lightweight magnesium alloy frame

    • Double Air Damping System for deep bass reproduction

    • 3D Wing Support provides stable, comfortable fit

    • Y-cable features an elastomer sheath that helps prevent tangles

    • Includes padded, protective hard-shell case for safe, convenient storage

    • Gold-plated (6.3 mm) stereo connector provides exceptional corrosion resistance, superb conductivity, low noise
  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic, Double Air Damping System
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    MagnetNeodymium
    Voice CoilOFC8N bobbin-wound voice coil
    Permendur magnetic circuit
    Frequency Response5 45,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power2000 mw
    Sensitivity102 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Weight340 g (without cord)
    CableElastomer sheath/OFC6N + Hi-OFC/ 3.0 m (dual-sided), 4-core parallel cable
    ConnectorStandard 1/4" (6.3 mm) gold-plated stereo plug
    Accessories IncludedHard case; cable storage bag



    HOUSING: Ebony wood


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    Audio-TechnicaATH-W5000 Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    This headphone was fantasticallly clear to my ears

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    from Chana, IL

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    Pros

    • clear bass
    • soft but firm

    Cons

    • can't feel the bass

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones:

      These headphones were fantastic and clear. They did well with my desktop amp and lasted a long time. i use these with a portable amp on the ride to school and crank them up. I didn't expect them to do well with metal music as well as they did. However the clarity really shows in the songs by bands like Nightwish. I highly recommend

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      5.0

      Lucious . . .

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      from Akron, OH, USA

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      • Casual Listening

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          Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones:

          I am a fan of music that requires accurate reproduction of the mid-range and the ATH-W5000 does this very, very well. If you are not looking for DEEP BASS then these phones deserve a listen.

          I have had them for almost sixty days now and they are really breaking in nicely.

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          • Casual listening
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          • Intermediate
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          • Up to a year
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          5.0

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              Comments about Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones:

              The W5000's are the best headphones I've owned or listened to, and I've been around the block when it comes to headphones. I could honestly writes pages about these but I'll attempt to keep it brief.

              These headphones have a very specific purpose in the broad range of things. There are head phones for travel, for working out, for walking to the market, and for studio use. The W5000's are none of those. These headphones excel and should be applied to a very few specific purposes only, mainly as headphones for one to just relax and enjoy music with.

              These full sized headphone's sound signature excels with female vocals, acoustic guitars, and string and brass instruments. If you enjoy these kind of musics, or any music with pronounced mid ranges and trebles- you're in for a treat. If you're looking for a greater bass extension or a headphone that's better suited for a broader range of music I suggest you check out Audio Technica's AT-W1000X.

              Despite being low impedance headphones a headphone amp is recommended for these to really give the music a full body.

              My biggest recommendation is to keep them in their case or on a headphone stand (mine are on the Audio Technica AT-HPS500) until you're ready to use them to keep these beautiful headphones safe.

              The included case is very high quality and borderline luxurious.

              If you're serious about music like Audio Technica is than these may be the headphones for you.

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              • Audiophile
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              • Up to a year
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                ATH-W5000

                I can't seem to get a good comfortable fit with these...are there adjustments that can be made that I'm missing?
                Asked on 11/20/2014 by Hellvis from California, USA

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. There really are no adjustments for these headphones. They are designed to have a somewhat loose fit.

                  Answered on 12/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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                bass

                are the ATH-W5000 the best at noise canceling and bass?
                Asked on 4/1/2014 by rickytanner832

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                  There is no active noise canceling however the passive with music on is rather good, matter of fact someone was just now using a drill and I didn't hear it till my music went into a silent period. Bass is neutral and extends well with great detail.

                  Answered on 7/23/2014 by GregLH
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                  The ATH-W5000 are designed to be acoustically balanced between bass, midrange, and treble. They are not an active noise-cancelling headphone.Generally speaking, the most bass for any Audio-Technica headphone can be found in the A-T Solid Bass headphone line.

                  Thanks!

                  Answered on 4/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                w5000 ear pads

                I need a pair of extra ear pads for my w5000.
                Is there anyway that I can get those pads?
                Asked on 9/13/2012 by bigfoot

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

                  Answered on 9/19/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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