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post #1861 of 1871

Guys something I would recommend is that you pair a W1000x with a Hifiman DAP, they are very warm analog sounding players that pair nice with my W1000x 

 

as far as tubes go, they tend to be noisy so finding one with a very black back ground would be most ideal 

 

I'll mention the Vali sounded good with the W1000x, but it was noisy. An there were times that I preffered my Solid State Amp to the Vali depending on the genre :/ 

 

I still think though a Warm Dac maybe even a Tube Dac might work nice with a clean solid state 

post #1862 of 1871
May be I'm wrong but I always believed that a dac should be as neutral as possible in case you want to change the headphones
I agree a tube amp is a good option to tune the sound to your liking and get the best matching
post #1863 of 1871
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

May be I'm wrong but I always believed that a dac should be as neutral as possible in case you want to change the headphones
I agree a tube amp is a good option to tune the sound to your liking and get the best matching

Yea your right that it should b but for around $200 you can get the Aune T1, which is a very popular Tube Dac/Amp here, which I would imagine would pair nicely with the W1000x 

post #1864 of 1871
My W1000X was doing good even without an amp, I was using a musical fidelity v3 and loved the pairing

The price is now very interesting for such nice cans
post #1865 of 1871
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

My W1000X was doing good even without an amp, I was using a musical fidelity v3 and loved the pairing

The price is now very interesting for such nice cans

yea it's been up and down for a while now, it's interesting  I guess, as the price hasn't changed to to much in the last few years 

 

You can still find the fully modded ones for around $450 ish 

post #1866 of 1871
I was around 750 $ before rolleyes.gif at least in Europe
post #1867 of 1871

You could also go the PriceJapan route as I did. Almost half the price of UK RRP. Might be a different proposition for US prices however.

post #1868 of 1871

These are so damn beautiful but I can't let that beauty overcome me!!! 

post #1869 of 1871
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Originally Posted by Nada190 View Post
 

These are so damn beautiful but I can't let that beauty overcome me!!! 

Honestly, I think the Orignal W1000 and the W1000X are the prettiest cans, the W1000Z [btw there is a new model out :[ ) are not the greatest looking wood backs, though I'm not a huge fan of the Grain of Teak Wood

post #1870 of 1871

Iv'e just ordered up a Bottlehead S.E.X. amp so in a few months or whatever it takes to get and finish the the kit up, I'll report back what it sounds like with the ATH-W1000x!  I'm really looking forward to it.

post #1871 of 1871

ooh cool, let us know how it sounds! I heard when wired correctly the SEX was a balanced amp? Either way let us know how you like it! 

 

For better or worse, I've started enjoying my W1000x more out of my NFb10ES2, so I've sold the hm801 and I'm gettin a 901 

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