Consider this product if:
• You want a headphone with a comfortable fit.
• You prefer a closed-back headphone’s with robust, well-defined response.
• You favor headphones with a warm, vivid, articulate sound that’s very seductive.
• You need an efficient headphone that can be driven by virtually anything.
Look further if:
• You need a headphone with a multitude of flexible fit options (as my experience demonstrates, A-T’s frame system won’t necessary work for everyone).
• You prefer the airy bass of an open-back headphone.
• You prefer headphones with detachable, user-replaceable signal cables.
Ratings (relative to comparably-priced headphones):
• Tonal Balance: 9
• Frequency Extremes: 9(Bass)/9(Treble)
• Clarity: 9
• Dynamics: 9
• Comfort/Fit: 9
• Sensitivity: 9
• Value: 8
When you spend $1,299.95 for a pair of headphones you had better love them. A lot. Fortunately for Audio-Technica, the ATH-W3000ANV headphones are the kind of product that can easily seduce listeners into a lasting and strong affection. Their sound is rich, lush, musical, detailed, and most of all, completely captivating. Are they ruler-flat neutral? Nope. But for those who want to luxuriate in the sound of their music, the ATH-W3000ANV siren’s song could be completely intoxicating.
Audio-Technica ATH-W3000ANV 50th Anniversary Series headphones
Accessories: As in FEATURES, above.
Driver: 53 mm dynamic driver with ultra high-purity copper voice coil windings.
Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 42kHz
Impedance: 40 Ohms
Sensitivity: 102 dB @ 1kHz, 1mW
Weight: about 340 g
Cable: 3.0 meters
Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.