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Audio Technica ATH-W3000ANV Reviews

Ra97oR

ATH-W3000ANV, the wooden beauty with a oh -so-sweet voice to backup

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Pros: Lush, inviting euphonic sound with great PRaT

Cons: Not the most technically capiable, not neutral

One of my regret back in 2012 was not being able to secure a pair of W3000ANV when it launched. Luckily I was able to pick up a second hand pair in excellent condition lately. W3000ANV is one of the many products Audio Technica made in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Limited to only 2000 pieces worldwide. Equipment used and listening preference Source: Asus Xonar Essence ST (3 X LME49720HA) Headphone amps: Clarity III SE, STAX SRM-727A Interconnect cable: Zonotone 6NAC-3000 Meister Headphones: Audio Technica ATH-AD1000PRM Audio Techinca ATH-A2000X Audio Techinca ATH-W3000ANV STAX SR-404 Signature with SR-507 earpads Sony MDR-SA5000 FitEar MH334 CIEM Listened at low to medium...
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Leonardo Drummond

W3000ANV – The very definition of musicality

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Pros: Incredibly seductive and euphonic sound, luxurious look and feel

Cons: Not the last word in comfort, small differentiation to other AT products, slightly genre-selective

I’ve always been curious about the Audio-Technica woodies, and recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the latest one, the W3000ANV, thanks to an audiophile friend in Brazil.     PHYSICAL ASPECTS   I’m slightly on the fence here. In terms of appearance this headphone is spectacularly pretty and luxurious. The wood is extremely tasteful but discreet, since there’s a thick layer of varnish and a burgundy paint, that seem to mask a little bit of the wood’s natural grain.   My slight reservations are towards the fact that, apart from the wooden cups and some other details – such as the pads, colours of the plastic structure and the cable cloth and...
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khoi14021993

ATH-W3000ANV - The Woodie Sound

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Pros: Intimate sound; Great clarity; Non-linear soundstage; Good looking; Uniquely coloured sound; Great for vocals and classical.

Cons: Hefty price tag; Bass is inadequate compared to other similarly priced models; Average soundstage width/height.

This is my first review I've ever done on Head-Fi so please go easy on me.    Setup: FLAC > Foobar2000 > Burson Audio HA-160D > ATH-W3000ANV   Background:  When the ATH-W3000ANV was first announced, I was very hyped for it, knowing the reputation of AT and how good the mid on their woodies are. So after reading some reviews and recommendations I went for it.   Audio Quality (Since I am not able to be completely objective about the sound, please take my AQ rating with a grain of salt): Low: Bass notes are clear, articulate and does not sound muddy in the least. Bass impact is good, never bleeds into the mid, and has good extension and...
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alvincapalad

ATH-W3000ANV Review

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Pros: Amazing frequency response, clarity, best for acoustics, classic design

Cons: This will really hurt your wallet

There are only 2000 pieces of this anniversary version, unfortunately, people doesn't know how to read Japanese which makes it harder to order from a Japanese web site. Advantage LOL   Value: You have elegance, exclusivity, classiness, pristine musical reproduction with a hefty price of course. Technically, this headphone is not for everybody. Consumers might want to pass on this one.   Audio Quality: The initial word that comes to mind when listening to this headphone is clarity. Audio Technica has long been known for that warm sound. This offer impeccable detail and precision. The advertised frequency response is rated at 5-42,000Hz. I would need my dog's...
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