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Audio Technica ATH-L5000

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by lalala6, Aug 18, 2018.
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  1. lalala6
    A new closed-back flagship was announced by Audio Technica, the successor to the legacy ATH-L3000.


    Price will be $3999 USD. Only 500 units will be available worldwide.


    Product link: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/8ba0b48fb6299723/index.html
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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  2. protoss
    Congratulations Audio Technica!!!

    All hail the Legendary L3000 !!!!!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
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  3. protoss
    The ledendary L3000 had 500 units ! Limited edition

    The L5000 is also a limited edition of 500 units!
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
  4. once
    Interesting how the ADX5000 and the L5000 both have 100/mW sensitivity - even though the ADX5000 is 420 ohm and the L5000 is 48 ohm.

    I wish they didn't use the "wings" system headband, just can't make it work for my head shape. Was hoping the ADX5000 was a sign that they were moving away from it, but I guess not.

    Really cool announcement regardless. Can't wait to hear one.
  5. up late
    just like its legendary predecessor, it should be unobtanium before you know it
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  6. protoss
    Yes, this is why i am kind of freaking out lol. Might have to report this and flag the post and not let others figure this thread out. :p
  7. lalala6
    Do you have a link to a source that says it is 500 units only? I couldn't find such info when I googled it.

    Not the right use of flagging I would say, I didn't post anything that deserve to be reported.
  8. ZenErik
    Hoping they release a a successor to the W5000 or A2000Z at around $2000 or under. The L5000 interests me, but it's far too expensive. Not surprising giving the limited nature.
  9. protoss

    Its a joke. About the flagging...
    You have to go to Japanese forums and articles for the answers.

    Also heres the article:

    Need to translate it: http://news.u-headphone.com/43042/全球限量500副-Audio-Technica ATH-L5000楓木皮革耳機

    Quote :

    "Xiaobian recently directed Audio-Technica to release a new generation of ATH-L5000 earmuff headphones at the "2018 Hong Kong Advanced Audiovisual Exhibition". However, the action of the Taiwan Iron Triangle was also very fast. At the same time, it also released a new listing news in Taiwan! The new ATH-L5000 combines the historic British premium leather brand Connolly (connolly) with high-grade leather leather covering at the earmuffs and head-wearing position. The edges are complemented by exquisite stitching. The important thing is the world. Limited to 500 pairs, players who love the Iron Triangle, move faster! "



    "For experienced earphone enthusiasts, we must remember that in 2003, the Iron Triangle had launched a limited edition of 500 flagship headphones ATH-L3000, creating a classic and immortal super-beautiful voice, and still relish for the philosophers, the second-hand market price is also If you stay high, this deep impression will last forever. After a lapse of 15 years, the Iron Triangle has once again launched the new flagship model ATH-L5000, which continues the traditional exquisite workmanship, beautiful model and innovative design. It is also a limited edition of 500 pairs worldwide, allowing the Philharmonic to relive the past and hear the new generation of beautiful performance".
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  10. lalala6
    Thanks for the links. I've included the info in the first post.

    Looking forward to people's impressions on these when they're released!
  11. tk3
    Time to sell a kidney.

    Just kidding, I'm happy with my L3000, haven't bought a new headphone since I got them back in 2008 or so, outside of the W3000ANV and that was mostly a curiosity buy.
    I don't need an L5000 in my life (or so I tell myself), would definitely like to hear it someday though but the limited production is going to make that hard.

    I also think the new design looks worse than the L3000. The white rim around the headband is ugly, and the black housing doesn't mesh well with the brown leather IMO.
    The bigger logos aren't my thing either.

    The question is how it sounds though, several decades of technology improvements should prove interesting how they've upgraded the drivers.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
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  12. Rhamnetin
    How do these L series headphones compare to their W series?
  13. purk Contributor
    Dang....I miss my L3000. Should have kept it but clearly preferred the HD800 to it. Glad AT is back at crafting a top flight headphones again. Personally speaking, I like the look of the L3000 better.
  14. Xymordos
    I heard it at the HK AV Show. It was a really refined sound. Everything was very controlled and refined, nothing was in the way, and you'd feel very comfortable listening to it. I'd say it is slightly cold sound, bass is neutral-bass light, less bass than the W3000anv, but much clearer with MUCH better separation. However, it still has that AT Woodies signature closed-in soundstage (i.e. not very wide).
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  15. purk Contributor
    They have to do something special with that housing in order to produce much wider soundstage.
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