The Audio Technica Ath-W5000 – Very Nice Cans
If you’re looking into these you probably already know your music and headphones. Audio Technica makes great quality over ear phones and these are at the top of their products. When I first listened to these in one of my sound engineering classes back in school I was hooked. Too bad I couldn’t afford them but I got to listen to them in school all the time. They are so crisp and natural sounding I could pick up every little nuance of the music, you could hear pages turning in some classical songs and really hear guitar plucking. These headphones used to be hard to find and only available for import but they have made their way on to the internet. The cheapest spot I found was Amazon and they have more reviews. But I’ll add some of the specs and qualities of the headphones below.
Audio Technica Ath-W5000 Specs
- Striped ebony housing for great acoustic characteristics
- Leather Ear Pad Cushions
- Nice big 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
Here are some more specs about the Audio Technica Ath-W5000 from their website.
|TYPE||Closed-back Dynamic, Double Air Damping System|
|DRIVER DIAMETER||53 mm|
|VOICE COIL||OFC8N bobbin-wound voice coil
Permendur magnetic circuit
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||5 – 45,000 Hz|
|MAXIMUM INPUT POWER||2000 mw|
|WEIGHT||340 g (without cord)|
|CABLE||Elastomer sheath/OFC6N + Hi-OFC/ 3.0 m (dual-sided), 4-core parallel cable|
|CONNECTOR||Standard 1/4″ (6.3 mm) gold-plated stereo plug|
|ACCESSORIES INCLUDED||Hard case; cable storage bag|
These are great overall headphones and if you ever get a chance to listen to them I suggest you do.
You can try and find them above if you’re looking to buy them, but most places they have been sold out or not selling at all. Last time I checked Headroom has some on sale.
If you’re a headphone afficienado then you know how freaking cool these are, not just the amazing sound that you would expect for the price tag. But they have such a great look and polished design it’s hard not to fall in love with them if you’re an audiophile. If you have some other headphones that you have tried that compare to these I would love to hear from you.