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Audio-Technica ATH-W1000Z


[They] are definitely special, but at the same time they are quite segmented. I would recommend them mostly for slow-paced music, but nothing aggressive like Rock or Electronica. Their genre compatibility is pretty limited, but they do sound more refined than the typical mid-fi dynamic headphones like the typical K701/DT880/HD650 trio.
(Feb 2012)

So far, this is the only really musical and fun closed back full size headphone I’ve ever heard above $500. So with that, it might deserve respect at that price point for being so unique and offering such a memorable listening experience in tone and midrange appeal.
(May 2015)

The W1000X is the latest evolutionary installment of the ATH-W wood series which for me finally cashes in fully on Audio-Technica’s established house sound. The ATH-W1000X excels at electronica and Jazz where its liveliness and impulse response are fully exploited.
(Feb 2011)


Wear style
Fits over-ear
Suitable usage: Home, Studio
Plug type
Wired connection
Cable length
300cm cable
Double entry cable
Battery powered
No battery required
Battery replaceable
Non-replaceable battery
Weight (g)
Weighs 320g
Impedance (Ω)
43 ohms impedance