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Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

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

  • 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
    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

  • Reviews

    This headphone was fantasticallly clear to my ears


    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

    Chana, IL

    Lucious . . .


    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.

    Akron, OH, USA

    Creme De La Creme


    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.


    ATH-W5000 Audiophile Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

    5.0 3


  • Q & A

    The 3d wings that come with this quickly, within 20 minutes, cause a localized painful ache on my scalp where they support these headphones. Do you make larger replacement pads to better distribute the weight?


    Thank you for your inquiry. We do not manufacture other ear pads for this headphone.


    My Audio-Technica W5000 makes a hissing/crackling background sound at the higher registers on some songs when playing through my computer or iPhone. If I add Shure's SHA900 Portable Amplifier I do not hear any of the noise. I do not hear this sound with the Shure se846 earbuds or the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. Is it possible to have the headphones tested at a local shop? Do they have to be sent back to your service department?


    This could be caused by a variety of things including an improper impedance matching. You may send the headphones into the Service Department for an evaluation to make certain the headphones are working up to specifications.


    Would I need to drive this? How important is an amplifier for this particular Model/lineup of headphones?


    The headphone's impedance is 40 ohms and the general rule for the "ideal" setup is to have the headphones be 8x of the amplifier. This means the "ideal" source should be 5 ohms.


    Can I detach the cable and a different balanced cable from well known vendors like cardas audio?


    Thank you for your inquiry. The cable is not detachable.


    In what year did Audio-Technica introduce the ATH W-5000 Raffinato?


    They were introduced in late 2004. If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    Hi, I bought a pair of W5000 slightly over 2 years ago and have loved it and carried it with me all over the world. However, the cable has for some time been rather deformed, which I would've contacted customer service for warranty repair except that I was overseas for majority of that period. I'm now back in the US and wonder what my options are in terms of sending the headphones in for a minor repair (the earpad casings always had minor but noticeable chips) and possible recabling. I would of course happily pay for such services. Thank you, Yun

    Yun the W5000 Enthusiast

    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5003 or at for assistance with this.


    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?


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


    bass are the ATH-W5000 the best at noise canceling and bass?


    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!


    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.


    w5000 ear pads I need a pair of extra ear pads for my w5000. Is there anyway that I can get those pads?


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