While not widely regarded in North America, those that go Audio-Technica often don't come back. A step closer towards perfection than the ATH-W1000, the Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 continues the closed back line replacing the entry level aluminum shell of the ATH-A700 and 900 with more luxurious wood. Known for their comfort, Audio-Technica's ATH-W5000 is no slouch in the sound quality department, improving on the qualities of earlier models. While featuring a closed design which isolates you slightly from the outside world, the large body, wood shell and enormous price tag makes the W1000 a poor option for travel or listening on the go. Rather, it is much better suited for use in a quieter environment for things such as gaming, watching tv or listening to music.
- Impedance: 40ohms
- Frequency Response: 5-45,000Hz
- Connector: 1/4"
- Weight: 340g
- Isolation: 10dB