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LIMITED EDITION Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

U.S. One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    To celebrate Audio-Technica’s 50th Anniversary, A-T has introduced special limited edition ATH-W3000ANV headphones. The ATH-W3000ANV is the embodiment of 50 years of Audio-Technica headphones expertise. The ear pieces are made from strikingly beautiful traditional Japanese Echizen lacquer-finshed Hokkaido Asada cherry heartwood. The ATH-W3000ANV is engineered for superlative sound quality, with special high-power driver magnets, OFC 7N ultra-high-purity oxygen-free-copper voice coils and isolated left/right internal wiring, and a newly-designed 53 mm wide-range driver element. The frame is constructed from magnesium for exceptionally light weight and high rigidity, and the ear cushions are fabricated from luxurious Spanish lambskin. Like all 2012 Limited Edition products, the ATH-W3000ANV features a 50th Anniversary logo and commemorative certificate signed by our president, Kazuo Matsushita.

    To read about A-T’s history & see more 50th Anniversary Limited Edition products, click here.
  • Features

    • Special 50th anniversary edition with serial number etched on the surface

    • Magnificent wide-ranging sound reproduction

    • Traditional Echizen lacquer-finished Hokkaido Asada cherry heartwood housing reproduces magnificent natural playback

    • 3D wing support for a great fit and long-wearing comfort

    • Lambskin ear pads for long-listening comfort

    • Large 53 mm aperture drivers feature specially built 2-part magnetic circuits that produce high speed magnetic streams for improved sound quality

    • Lightweight frame designed to suppress unwanted vibration

    • 6.3 mm gold-plated stereo plug with high elastic Elastomer sheath and PC-OCC conductor cord

  • Specifications

    TypeClosed-back Dynamic, Double Air Damping System
    Driver Diameter53 mm
    Frequency Response5 – 42,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power2,000 mw
    Sensitivity102 dB/mW
    Impedance40 ohms
    Weight340 g (without cord)
    Cable3.0 m
    Connector1/4" (6.3 mm) gold-plated stereo plug
    Accessories IncludedCable storage bag

  • Reviews



    They are simply one of the most beautiful sounding headphones ever produced. Lots of people sway that they are colored, I never felt that way about them , I have own many headphones and these are one of my favorites ever. Some of the most beautiful vocals I ever heard from many headphones and speakers I have owned and listened to. The rest of the audio spectrum is very balanced with plenty of controlled bass and airy highs. Also they are beautifully made, I have not seen nicer ear cups on any other can, people say the fostex TH900 are better looking but not to my taste.

    Wellington Fl


    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    The "dots" on the ATH-3000ANV wooden lacquer unit surface, is normal or a defect?? Dear ATH, I have just bought your 50-th anniv. product "ATH-W3000ANV" YESTARDAY. I notice that on my left wooden unit it has a little small "dot " on it surface, and two really little small "dot" on the edge of the right one. My dealer told me that I can't chage another new w3000 for the "dot." My question : Is that a common normal situation cause the Echizen lacquer is painted by hand? & Can I replace another one? The "dot" is not dust but seems like the dust when the process of the lacquer drying. If you wish, I can upload the photo as possible as I can. Best, Lo 130822


    Please contact the Audio-Technica Audio Solutions Team with regard to your inquiry. Thanks!


    Audition ATH-W3000ANvs in Atlanta? Is there any place I can hear these in Atlanta?


    If anything, they might be available at an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer. There is a dealer locator on


    Where can i buy it on-line or in nyc


    "Full Compass" and "Spectrum Audio" are two Authorized Audio-Technica Dealers selling the ATH-W3000ANV. If you would like to find a local dealer, there is an Authorized Dealer Locator on the Audio-Technica homepage, PLEASE NOTE: Audio-Cubes and Accessory-Jack are NOT Authorized Audio-Technica U.S. Dealers. Product purchased from either company might not be genuine, and does not come with an ATUS Warranty.


    ATH-W3000ANV Heaphones Parts Do you have replacement ear cushions for the ATH-W3000ANV headphones? I don't really need them at this time, but would like to have on hand.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330 -696-2600 option 4. They can help with this.


    3 part question please....... 1) Are these currently available to buy online here or internet dealers 2) Do you recommend using a headphone amp along with a vintage receiver for power 3) Recommended break-in period


    Thank you for your inquiry. We no longer have thses in stock, although there are still some available at some online stores. We do not recommend any burn in period for headphones. As for headphone amps, we really have no recommendation either way.


    Where can I purchase a longer cable or extension cable for my ATH-W3000ANV headphones


    Thank you for your inquiry. Many audio stores and music stores, both online and brick and mortar stores, sell headphone extension cables.