61points

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000

57points

Westone Westone 3

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Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 vs Westone Westone 3

Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3
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57
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-W5000 better than Westone Westone 3?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Westone Westone 3 better than Audio-Technica ATH-W5000?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    30 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • 5dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    107dB/mWvs102dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a 3.5mm male connector
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

45000Hz

18000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

5Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

102dB/mW

107dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

40 Ohms

30 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-W5000
Westone Westone 3

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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