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Audio-Technica W1000Z & W5000 Wood Headphones

Audio-Technica W1000Z & W5000 Wood Headphones

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Considered two of Audio-Technica’s most stunning designs to date, the W1000Z and W5000 headphones feature ear cups made of pure teak and striped ebony wood, respectively. The company’s 3D Wing system ensures a stable, comfortable fit, while the wood cups look beautiful and provide superb acoustic characteristics to boot Read More

May 3, 2019
Does anyone else have an issue with one of the drivers making crackling sounds and loud pops?
May 3, 2019
ArjestinYeah.. I'm not surprised. If you google a bit you'll find that it's a common problem with the W-series. Try the typical suggested 180 hour burn-in. If the popping noises don't go away, you have a bad driver.
Apr 3, 2019
Things to improve: Remake with detachable cables and normal fake pleather headband and you'll have a winner. The ear "wings" are barely strong enough to hold up the AD900x, they will not do these wood headphones justice. Also, offer more wood types.
Mar 18, 2019
I missed this drop - out of curiosity what was the price?
Apr 3, 2019
Apr 4, 2019
Mar 15, 2019
I'm a W5000 and an AD2000 owner. I'd say instrumentals--the W5000 is king. For vocals, the AD2000 can't be beat (not even by its successor, the AD2000X). Audio-Technica has a house sound, but there's a reason they're so coveted. If you're a M50x user, this is a completely different animal being offered here, so I wouldn't let impressions muddy what these will be like. :) Y'all got my 10/10 recommendation!
Mar 14, 2019
damn!i am about to get ck2000ti. I know they are different but both are tempting!
Mar 13, 2019
I've had a pair of W5000 for many years. I bought it on sale for around $800 at the time. It is not a versatile headphone and it is ill fitting. I kept it though. Why? It is the best headphone I have ever used for classical music. It doesn't sound good with metal, rock, punk, etc. etc. I really only whip it out when listening to Classical music and it doesn't disappoint. If you have money to burn and want the best possible Classical music headphones, this is it!
full manufacturer warranty. Always straight from the manufacturer.
Mar 14, 2019
poteetb1It is really frustrating to figure out what items are covered by warranty on massdrop, just not consistent.
Mar 13, 2019
what are the shipping charges to send this beauty to Singapore? still torn between the W1000 and W5000 (seriously in this day and age no detachable cables?)
Mar 12, 2019
For anyone getting the w5000 and finding the fit odd: Try the Dekoni A/AD sheepskin pads with attenuation rings. The pads themselves form a more consistent seal around the head and the attenuation rings will ensure the sound is as close to stock possible (just swapping the pads will increase midbass and muddy up vocals; the rings fix this). Spent a year trying to crack the comfort and sound code on the W5000 and came to that as my final conclusion. Alternatively, if you want a fun alteration to W5000, try ZMF eikon suedes. Makes the W5000 sound darker and wider.
Mar 11, 2019
I wish Audio-Technica would go back to using red cherry wood. These look good, but to me they don't come close to matching the W1000 (not W1000X or W1000Z) and W2002, which are still what I consider to be the most beautiful headphones I've ever seen. It's one of the reasons that I can't help but love my W1000s despite the acoustics being objectively ill-suited to a fairly wide range of music (the bass is just noticeably weak compared to almost any other headphone, even for someone like me who is as far from being a basshead as can be). And now I really want to track down a pair of W2002s...
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