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I did start my journey with the AD700 after reading the reviews on Amazon, so it has a special place in my heart redface.gif

 

Now I have better equipment :D

post #392 of 776

For all those considering the W3000ANV-I'll offer a dissenting opinion: FOTM of the Century. Without raining on anybody's parade, I wouldn't pay $300 for it even. It sure has some heavenly mids- but I still preferred the mids of the T1, AD2000, and even the Pro 2900 to these. All of these are technically superior to my ears to-especially the T1 by a considerable margin. The T1 and AD2K also scale incredibly well, whereas the W3000 tended to sound pretty much the same out of everything I tried it with. To hear of people selling their T1s, R-freaking-10s and so on for this headphone is insane imo, and a very fickle thing to do.

 

For my money, the AD2000 absolutely destroys it in terms of absolute musicality and enjoyment. Caveat: the AD2K definitely requires excellent equipment to sound it's best, and can actually sound pretty mediocre on lesser rigs, if not downright bad. But once you find a synergistic pairing with it, you might just find your 'end rig'. My .02

 

-Daniel

post #393 of 776

I too liked the AD2000 more than the W3000ANV, which had a strange tonality that I found unnatural for vocal songs.

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Originally Posted by idletime1213 View Post

I too liked the AD2000 more than the W3000ANV, which had a strange tonality that I found unnatural for vocal songs.

 

Still loving the W3000ANV though I just got my AD2000 back yesterday. I think they're both lovely. I still have not compared them directly for those asking. Will probably keep them both as I do favor the W3000ANV's strong midbass for some of my music. The AD2000 is a much lighter headphone also seems more glasses friendly, for what it is worth. Anyway, no A B comparisons between the two tonight. Just enjoying having my AD2000 back.

 

I will offer the following thoughts without direct comparisons. These thoughts are subject to change once I actually compare directly. Off the top of my head I can only say that the W3000ANV definitely has more impact and likely better bass extension. In exchange, the W3000ANV bass is more loose sounding. That is to be expected with most closed vs open headphone comparisons. I am also thinking that the W3000ANV soundstage compares surprisingly well to the AD2000. But the AD2000 is not known for a large soundstage, and the W3000ANV IS known for a large soundstage, at least for a closed headphone.

 

Does anyone know where to find frequency graphs for each headphone. Said graphs being done by the same person would be preferable. I am curious as to where the treble peaks are on each headphone and how it looks compared to what believe I am hearing.

 

Perhaps I'll put on the W3000ANV when I head back to bed and see if I have any more accurate comparisons. The W3000ANV is certainly more luxurious. There really isn't any bling factor with the AD2000. And honestly, while I have yet to offer much of a comparison between the two, for those wondering, I would choose the W3000ANV. It is only a matter of time before all 2000 are sold. If you miss your chance now you may have a few opportunities to pick up a used pair, but who knows how often they will become available. The AD2000 you can get any time you want barring it being suddenly discontinued in the near future.


Edited by ZenErik - 4/19/12 at 2:36am
post #395 of 776

I'll buy your AD2000s any time you want. :) I was dumb enought to sell mine...twice. Mainly for financial reasones at the time, and because I no longer had the TOTL equipment to make them sing.

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

I'll buy your AD2000s any time you want. :) I was dumb enought to sell mine...twice. Mainly for financial reasones at the time, and because I no longer had the TOTL equipment to make them sing.

 

-Daniel

 


Sorry, his aren't for sale lol.

But if they were, then I would be the first to them, and rawrster next if he wanted them as well.

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Originally Posted by Sil3nce View Post

Sorry, his aren't for sale lol.

But if they were, then I would be the first to them, and rawrster next if he wanted them as well.

 

Aye, on second thoughts I think I'm going to keep them for now. I do suspect I'l regret giving them away. :[

 

Edit: Spoke too soon. Sil3nce is very persuasive.


Edited by a_recording - 4/19/12 at 4:49pm
post #398 of 776

I would have contacted him earlier if I was interested but I already bought one a few days ago and just gotta pick it up in the mail tomorrow :)

 

What I would really like to try is the AD2000 and the AD1000PRM side by side. I do hope I like the AD2000 as I tried the entry level into the AD series in the AD700 and found it my most disappointing purchase in head-fi so far.

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I would have contacted him earlier if I was interested but I already bought one a few days ago and just gotta pick it up in the mail tomorrow :)

 

What I would really like to try is the AD2000 and the AD1000PRM side by side. I do hope I like the AD2000 as I tried the entry level into the AD series in the AD700 and found it my most disappointing purchase in head-fi so far.

 

The AD2000 and even the AD900 will make the AD700 seem like a pale shadow.

 

Is your pair brand new rawster?

 

I think one day, if Audio Technica ever puts out a revised AD2000 I will snap it up quick smart.

 

It's funny that all it took to push the AD2000 off the edge was a lucky SA3000 purchase and some experimentation.


Edited by a_recording - 4/19/12 at 5:31pm
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My pair will not be brand now

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I had these last year and loved them but sold them due to comfort issues. Sold them here in the forums. I wonder how many Head-Fiers my old pair has been through. Maybe quite a few biggrin.gif

 

Has anyone tried W5000 pads on them? Are there any pads for them that don't go flat? I didn't like having to do the pad mod on a $400 headphone.

 

If I loved the W5000, I wonder if i'd like the W1000X..probably not. I still haven't tried the AD900. It seems that the ATH-AD2000's wing system worked well for me..except for the pads.

 

BTW anyone else love them for gaming? They're an old favorite for gaming. I miss them for that reason alone. I'd buy them again if I could find pads that didn't go flat and were not $100...

 

SA3000 sounded similar in gaming for some reason. Guess it's just the mids..


Edited by tdockweiler - 4/19/12 at 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

My pair will not be brand now

Can you pm me regarding your impressions? Curious to how they match up with mine.
post #403 of 776

I can but it will take a while as I've done a major overhaul of my setup. I bought 3 headphones all within a week replacing what I had before so gonna need to get used to the HD800 and then compare to the AD2k. Also I'm looking for a second dac :)

post #404 of 776

If it's Erik's AD2000, then I have the VIP card to cut in line

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

I can but it will take a while as I've done a major overhaul of my setup. I bought 3 headphones all within a week replacing what I had before so gonna need to get used to the HD800 and then compare to the AD2k. Also I'm looking for a second dac smily_headphones1.gif

Nicely done. Looking forward to your impressions.
Second dac? What range and supporting features are we looking for?
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