Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 Headphones Review
Unique sound and great looks. Not too impressive on paper.
The ATH-W5000s are a super high-end option from Audio-Technica. The ear cups are made from striped ebony wood and the ear cups are lambskin. Looking at these headphones, it's easy to tell they're for people that are serious about audio.
Interestingly enough, the ATH-W5000s didn't perform particularly well on our audio tests. They had some issues with their high end, mostly.
Part of the problem likely lies with the ATH-W5000s' fit. Every head in our office found these headphones to be overly large with no way to fix it. Because of this, each user found the tops of the ear cups didn't sit against his or her head. This could be the root of the problems we saw with audio quality.
The ATH-W5000s are currently available for about $1000.
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