Originally Posted by electrathecat
(at that price level it becomes more about personal preference than sonic fidelity).
My one word rating of the L3000 is "Fun". A slightly better, and more descriptive 2 word review is "Most Fun". Not "More" or "Better" but "Most". Its the kind of headphone that you shouldn't listen to at night because you'll be staying up far too late and end up telling yourself the next morning you should be more responsible. How can "fun" be overrated?
Value, that's a different question. Would you pay $200, $2000, or $20,000 for fun? Fortunately I probably scored the cheapest pair of L3000 ever and is easily one of the best value purchases I ever made.
The phones work well and scales with most equipment I've thrown at it....except for the GS1. Excellent amp GS1 (perfect with the W5000) but just not a compliment with the L3000.
IMHO, the L3000 look classy. Wearing K1000 or R10 on the street would get you really odd looks. L3000 outdoors would probably get you mugged in one part of town, "oh pretty" looks in the other.