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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have recently considered letting my vintage RS2s go for the W1000. I need a tad more isolation at home. I have IEMs for when I really to block out the world. I have owned the DT770/80, DT990(05), HD580, HD600 and whole current Grado line cept the GS1000. I loved the relaxed and expansive sound the Senns but hated the exaggerated spectrum of the Beyers. I would like something a little more versatile than the RS2 with a tad more isolation. I listen to a wide variety of music. I love my RS2s, even more than my RS1. They are closest thing Ive found as far as permanent. Would the W1000s big a mistake given my situation? I currently use the D1 for source and amp. I do not foresee any change in that. Opinions seem to vary dramatically on AT lineup. I did manage to snag an A700. It will be here later in the week. Will that be a decent gauge on the AT sound? I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions.
post #2 of 18
ive had both and they're kinda strong in the details and highs. the w1k lacks bass compared to my RS-2 (probably vintage too, darker wood, pre serial) and i strongly prefer the rs2. the w1k doesnt isolate that much and leaks a good amount of sound too.

imo, trust your ears and let see whether you like it or not
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I love the overall sound sig of the RS2. Any other AT opinions out there?
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Dash View Post
Thanks. I love the overall sound sig of the RS2. Any other AT opinions out there?
AD2000? I think the A700 you picked up will probably resemble the W1000 sound since both are closed but open AT phones will probably sound completely different.
post #5 of 18
he needs a bit of isolation
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Isolation would be nice but I'm happy with RS2s. Im curious about the wooden ATs and whether it could be a suitable substitute for the RS2 with a bit more versatility and isolation.

Would the W5000 (if they fit) be more appropriate?
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Any other AT opinions out there? Are the A700s a good starting point for the AT sound? Would I better off skipping the W1000 for the W5000? Are they pretty flexible with different music genres?


I have spent the better part of the week trying to search for reviews of either. The opinions are so varied. Are the Woody ATs a Senn/Grado Hybrid?
post #8 of 18
I have read that the W-1000s are quite amp sensitive. I plan to pick myself up a pair in the new year as apparently they synergise very well with the Graham Slee Green solo. When used with the right amp apparently they're pretty amazing, otherwise just rather nice and warm. They are very sexy to look at as well. I don't think I'd be afraid to wear them on public transport, if I had a case.
post #9 of 18
I had both and ended up selling the W1000. The RS2 just does almost everything better. IMO the W1000 has better soundstage, but the bass isn't as punchy and the mids are kind of ... strange.
post #10 of 18
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I had both and ended up selling the W1000. The RS2 just does almost everything better. IMO the W1000 has better soundstage, but the bass isn't as punchy and the mids are kind of ... strange.
which i bought and compared against a grado and then sold it
post #11 of 18
LOL i was just thinking about dumping my RS2 and want to take W1K, but after this...
post #12 of 18
Again, these are opinions and everyone has one

I thoroughly enjoy the W1000 and think they have great bass. That D.A.D.S. system can really move some air with the right amp pairings.

I have noticed that the W1000 are very amp sensitive, so I would surely look into that. I've heard it is magic with the Graham Slee and the Yamamoto HA2.

Good luck.

~G
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by shaizada View Post
Again, these are opinions and everyone has one

I thoroughly enjoy the W1000 and think they have great bass. That D.A.D.S. system can really move some air with the right amp pairings.

I have noticed that the W1000 are very amp sensitive, so I would surely look into that. I've heard it is magic with the Graham Slee and the Yamamoto HA2.

Good luck.

~G
couldnt agree more.. the w1000 is not a bad headphones, they just dont suit me well. just wait till you get them and listen to it. Dont look for their pro and cons but do enjoy the music!
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the thoughts. It seems as though AT cans are a different animal compared to beyer, senn and grado. I keep hearing its either a love or hate relationship and Im beginning to really believe that. I will place some AT thoughts in this thread once the A700s get here later in the week.
post #15 of 18
I own the w1000 and i compare them to the K1000, Stax 404 and RS-1 wich i also own.
Compared to the K1000 and Stax its not as good but i think its a matter of getting used to em.. i havent listend to my better phones for a while now and im really beginning to enjoy the sound of the w1000.
The midrange is prolly the most awesome part about it.. the bass is extremely punchy when compared to my RS-1. its deep and TIGHT!
the treble is alright nothing to complain about. it seems that im one of those that do not regret that i bought my pair of w1000, love em! and the buildquality makes em worth every penny.

/A
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