What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Audio-Technica Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


11th Jun 2015

I impulse bought a pair of ATH-w1000x yesterday for a price well below MSRP and well below any other price online. I wasn’t able to demo them and I don’t want to hurt their new condition by auditioning them if I can better spend my money.

My question is, should I sell them and invest the money into a different pair of closed back headphones or should I keep them and enjoy them?

I’ve read reviews and they seem to be decent, and I got a good price for them, I could probably make $200 if I tried to resell them. Anybody have any suggestions on what I should do?

1 point


16th Jun 2015

I impulse bought a brand new pair of ATH-w1000x for $300 from my local bestbuy design center yesterday without having the opportunity to audition them before I purchased because they were just trying to move out the discontinued product.

The issue is that I’m not sure if I’ll like them and I don’t want to open them so that I don’t hurt the resale value. I’m unsure if I will be able to find a proper closed back, over ear headphone. I’ll be using an Audioengine D1 most likely. Comfort is a huge issue for me so I’m looking for something comfortable, so on ear headphones are out. I’m looking to spend around $350. I’ve been looking at the Shure SRH840

Do you guys think I should try to sell the Audio Technicas so that I’ll make some extra cash that I’ll have to spend on the headphones and search for something else, or should I just keep them?

EDIT from comment below:

Regarding tonal balance I’m not entirely sure. I hate when my mids feel muddy, and I think that I prefer things slightly brighter with nice bass response. I’ve read that the ATH’s have a roll off just under 100hz which worries me a bit.
I listen to a variety of music ranging from rap to pop-punk, indie, and electronic music. I, in no way at all, expect a single pair of headphones to satisfy every bit of music that I listen to. I’m leaning towards a pair with a neutral response to leave things open to more types of music if possible.