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Audio Technica ATH-W5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 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. Reviewers really like the bass quality and price. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. People really like the design and sound. The usability and durability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the comfort.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Audio Technica ATH-W5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Audio Technica ATH-W5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the soundstage and usability. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the price and portability.

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portability, price

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

Nov, 2019

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.co.uk)

Audio Technica ATH-W5000 headphones review

 

If you're looking for cheap headphones to use on the go, this review won't help you. Audio Technica's £700 ATH-W5000s are extremely high-end, closed-back, reference-grade headphones for the truly discerning audiophile.

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.

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

Jun, 2008

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 : 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.

Stunning high-end reference cans, but be aware of their lack of power in the low-end.

Oct, 2010

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

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

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...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

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...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

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