Originally Posted by kr0gg
some say that w3000anv is not as engaging as w1000x and is more analytical, is that so?
If one says that w3000anv is a "better" w1000x in terms of typical wood-sound-signature of Audio Technica in general, then it is wrong. Yes, while comparing between 1000x and 3000anv, the 1000x is more focus and enclose + the typical smooth, lusting sounds...ect of ATH sound-signature. While the 3000anv is big in soundstage, awesome 3 dimensional feels to it and it's also very smooth and very layback.
The 3000anv feels more like an open headphone but with a very nice wood sounding. It's like the HD650 but in a different way.
-1000x fits more for a all-rounder wood headphone, it's got that nice balance sounding of a wood headphone with a touch of "magic". That "magic" kind of bounces you back to the music in a nice gently-fun way. It makes you smile
-3000anv fits only for a certain types of music where it does very well. I love listening to Jazz, Bossa Nova, Lounge with this headphone...but the there is a trade off between 1000x and 3000anv for "magical" sounding that you can only get from the 1000x. It is hard to explain how that "magic" sounds like (=.=) unless you own both headphones to compare. The 3000anv lets the music spreads and run deep into your body and mind and kind of amaze you sometimes from that big soundstage.
The 5000 would be my next purchase, then I will be able to compare between 3 top wood headphones from ATH :)
ps: Sorry my explanations could be hard to understand but i hope it helps. + my Bifrost&Asgard combo just arrived XD. (check out http://www.head-fi.org/t/575725/new-flagship-from-audio-technica-ath-w3000anv-50th-anniversary-headphones for updates)
Edited by Meoow - 7/24/12 at 2:32am