New Flagship from Audio-Technica: ATH-W3000ANV, 50th Anniversary Headphones
Oct 13, 2011 at 11:26 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3,599

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To all the ATH fan out there, Audio-Technica has just released their new flagship headphones today: ATH-W3000ANV
their 50th Anniversary model and the top model of the W Series, with a limited production of 2000 worldwide. Price hasn't been settled yet, but don't expect them to be less than $1200. No info on their availability to the US.
FYI: http://www.phileweb.com/news/audio/201110/13/11290.html (In Japanese)
 
                                 
 
Along with the headphones, HA5000ANV, a new model of headphone amplifier specially designed for the ATH-W3000ANV has also been released.
                                 
 
 
Oct 13, 2011 at 12:57 PM Post #2 of 3,599

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There is a thread about this in the general forum as well.
The estimated price is 100.000 yen for the headphones, launch date is 18 November.
 
Certainly the products look pretty as usual, but they don't seem all that different from the usual releases.
Which is kind of too bad in my opinion, as I was hoping for something spectacular for their 50th anniversary which is quite a milestone after all.
 
Oct 13, 2011 at 10:28 PM Post #4 of 3,599

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Reminds me of my ESW10JPN, it does.
 
Oct 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM Post #5 of 3,599

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Oct 15, 2011 at 2:09 AM Post #7 of 3,599

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OH MY GOD! I need those... Well, even that I have the money, with my luck I'll never get one. xD Could be that they're not worth the money, but they're SO PRETTY! Wonder how it's different from W1000X. If those have a new driver, then possibly much. Constructions seems much alike externally, which is of course expected.
 
EDIT: Seems like there's a chance for a pre-order at many japanese stores. I'm so close to place an order through PriceJapan.com... :O
 
Oct 16, 2011 at 9:49 AM Post #8 of 3,599

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every year ATH comes out with a new headphone that looks and sounds almost exactly the same as prior models.
 
Oct 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM Post #10 of 3,599

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Cool, but pricey. Will be interesting to hear more on these.
 
Oct 16, 2011 at 11:11 AM Post #11 of 3,599
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Price is like my W2002 when they launch......
 
Oct 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM Post #12 of 3,599

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Polished the wood on the W5000, and used the newer headband.  Amp is a polished wood version of the previous?
 
Looks pretty though.
 

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