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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi, this is my first post; I believe there are many post about SONY CD 3000 - and I really tempted to get another Headphone and I think this SONY should be good.

I have MS-1 and HD-600, but the "wierd" part is, my favorite is V6! which is far cheaper than those two.

My question is, does CD 3000 have the "same character" with V6? compared to MS-1 and HD-600, or is it totally different sound? Since CD 3000 is quite expensive for me, I need to be sure that I will have a good purchase here...

my amp is OBH-11, and getting Maranzt 6000 OSE soon...

thanks
post #2 of 11
rand,

I can't answer your questions about the 3000's, as I've not had the chance to sit down with a pair to listen to. Based on descriptions, I wouldn't guess (and it's only a guess) that the V6 and 3000 don't sound too similar.

I'm only replying to your post because I also have MDR-V6, MDR-7506, and HD-600's (2 pairs), and the V6/7506's remain as much a favorite to me as the HD-600's.
post #3 of 11
I have the CD3000s, the V6s, the HD-600s, and had the Grado SR-80s. They all sound very different from each other. Specifically, the CD3000s, in comparison to the V6s, have a much more open, detailed sound, with a tendency towards brightness. The V6s have a tendency to sound dark in comparison. The V6s leave no doubt they are closed 'phones, whereas the CD3000s present more of an open design sound. The soundstage is much wider and spread out in front a bit. About the only thing the two Sonys have in common is the name Sony. Hope this helps.
post #4 of 11
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The V6s have a tendency to sound dark in comparison.
Wow! The 3000 must be *really* bright then, joelongwood?
post #5 of 11
No kidding, I love the bass of the V6 but definitely find them "strident", to use a two-dollar word . I think that my perfect headphone would combine the bass of the v6 with the midrange of typical Grado's, and with a somewhat warm treble. I'm not sure which headphone would best match this combination.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks for quick reply,

...so i guess that, it is not in the same concept as (for example) "grado sound" which is from sr-125 to sr-325 has the same character but just better quality.

In this case you mean that v6 and 3000 doesn't have something that we can call "SONY sound"??? ....to make it clear my question,
if you have to desicribe 3000's sound, which headphone sound character similliar? V6, Grado or HD-600?..or it is even TOTALLY different?

..sorry guys, I really afraid that i might not ready for take a risk that i might not like 3000 sound....of course I believe that definately a very good headphone...

post #7 of 11
about that "sony sound":

one thing i have discovered about sony is that their high end consumer and professional lines each have their own unique sound. i would describe sony's high end consumer stuff such as the cd1700 headphones' or dd9 walkman's sound as refined: easy on the ears with a smoothed and finished quality to the presentation. their professional stuff like the 7506 (or v6) headphones and the d3 recording walkman have that "professional" sound, which i wouldn't call "strident"; at worst it is "accurate to a fault", the fault being mainly inferior recordings. their "professional" stuff has a dryer, rawer sound, very analytical & revealing, and when i'm making recordings i trust their pro stuff for monitoring much more than their consumer cans. their professional stuff is also much less forgiving of any faults in a recording, unlike the consumer products. which is a "better" sound, well, to me it is whatever i'm in the mood for or which recording i'm listening to. sometimes i like the silky presentation of the cd1700, sometimes i like the raw punch of the v6. it's nice to have both!
post #8 of 11
That's very true redshifter - I think that calling them strident was a bit harsh (no pun intended ). The description that you gave is essentially what I meant.
post #9 of 11
Based on an average over all existing Sony headphones, "Sony sound" would not be a very flattering attribute but go get the CD3000s, you will not be dissapointed.
post #10 of 11
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Originally posted by MacDEF


Wow! The 3000 must be *really* bright then, joelongwood?

They are very detailed. Bright, but not all that bright. The Sennheiser HD590 for instance are considerably brighter.

I'm listening to my CD3000 right now. Will have to post a review eventually. After about 4 months of listening, I have to say these are truly a great product.
post #11 of 11
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Originally posted by rand

..sorry guys, I really afraid that i might not ready for take a risk that i might not like 3000 sound....of course I believe that definately a very good headphone...


Ohhh, how can you not like this sound. Trust me, chances are you will like it, or at least, you will end up like many other saying "I think it is really great, but it's not my kind of sound".

They are expensive. I've bought many expensive products that I later ended up regretting, but the CD3000 are not among those.
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