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Sony MDR-R10 versus L3000, W5000, etc. (photo)

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I'm busy listening to and comparing the R10 with the L3000 and W5000, so impressions will have to come later...

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I'm dying to see pic but can't (work blocks photobucket).
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I am looking forward to your impressions. I would love to make that comparison myself!
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Heh, there's not much to see, just my standard "Three headphones on a Steelpad" photo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Torske View Post
I am looking forward to your impressions. I would love to make that comparison myself!
Hmm, I don't know how soon I can post impressions. Maybe next week.

I would have to somehow get this silly grin off my face first.
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I think the W5000 is the best looking of the three.
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that's a great picture: L3000, R10, W5000. What a set.
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i wish i had those... so i can sell off 2 of them and buy other gear =]
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Your pictures are always great, Elephas awaiting your review!
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Look foward to reading your impressions and awesome pic.
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Regarding the R10 vs. L3000, I agree with most of the impressions posted by mulveling and markl in their respective threads.

mulveling: R10 vs Qualia vs L3000 vs HP2 vs DX1000 Review - Determining my "King" of dynamics

markl: IMPRESSIONS: Sony Qualia, Audio-Technica L3000, Grado GS1000.

I like the L3000 very much and considered it my top two favorite along with the W5000. The L3000 does many things better than the W5000, but I preferred the W5000's soundstage, imaging and details.

The R10 seems to have the L3000's and W5000's strengths and few of their weaknesses, if any. Switching from the R10 to the W5000 was a bit of a shock. The W5000 sounded thin, cold and unnatural!?! As some of you may know, I've posted about the W5000 before and it has been my primary headphone since early 2006.

The W5000 is paired with the AT-HA5000 and the R10 with the RSA Raptor. Source is a Chord DAC64.

I consider the R10 my current favorite by a significant margin over the L3000 or W5000. It just sounds right.
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Wow, incredible phones you got there....Way out of my league though. Nevertheless nice to look at and imagine about.
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Great pictures! ...and phones of course.
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It's been a few days and I'm still listening to the R10 with a seemingly permanent grin etched on my face. It gets a bit tiring, you know. Those facial muscles I never thought I had. I hope lots of air/oxygen really whitens teeth and reduces bad breath.

Here's my current setup. As you can see, the L3000, W5000 or other headphones are nowhere to be seen. The AT-HA5000 is silent and dark.

Uh oh. For the first time in a while, I'm thinking my amplification might be inadequate. Is it? No, the Raptor is a good amp, isn't it? But what if...

I hate Head-Fi!!!

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how much was the R10s?

They sure are ugly compared to the other two!
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