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post #736 of 1869
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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

Would you recommend putting some dynamat on the wooden cups themselves, or just around the driver? Lawton Audio puts them directly on the large area of the wooden cups when doing his denon mods.

 

I applied dampening materials (blu tak in my case, but you're welcome to try dynamat if you have access to it) in the locations described by purrin in this post:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/544507/ath-w1000x-mods

post #737 of 1869

if i put dynamat on the wood, would it change the sound? I'm not even sure if cherry wood is a tonewood. I know the mahoganies on the higher-end models are.

post #738 of 1869

Is there any difference between the W1000 and W1000x?

post #739 of 1869
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Originally Posted by sixteenbars View Post

Is there any difference between the W1000 and W1000x?

 

Yes. There is plenty of info. available if you search.

In short, if you want any bass go for the w1000x

post #740 of 1869

I just got these from another Head-fier, and I cant say enough good things about them. They are what I have been looking for in a closed HP. They remind me of a cross between my 650s(mids) with the aggressiveness of my Gs1000i. Not to mention a good sound stage and bass response that is close to perfect to my ears.

post #741 of 1869

Same. The soundstage is so huge in these cans. However, I preferred a more punchy bass. I did the 5005 mod and purrin's mod on these things. It makes the bass super quick. The music is more 'in your face' than before, but I can still tell the direction of the instruments. Recently I replaced the pads with the EP-007 earpads from STAX. Waiting for my CEntrance amp to come back from its 1ohm mod. I'll report back with changes once I try them. Pics are in my profile.

post #742 of 1869
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

I just got these from another Head-fier, and I cant say enough good things about them. They are what I have been looking for in a closed HP. They remind me of a cross between my 650s(mids) with the aggressiveness of my Gs1000i. Not to mention a good sound stage and bass response that is close to perfect to my ears.

Which amp do you prefer with them?

post #743 of 1869
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Originally Posted by Telstar View Post

Which amp do you prefer with them?

I am liking the Lyr and the M-stage with them, both amps bring out those mids.  I have an in-line resistor I use with the Lyr (for my Grados) when using low imp, high sensitivity cans.

post #744 of 1869

Can anybody compare these to Mr. Speaker's Mad Dog (modded T50RP) headphones? The W1000X being around $150 more than the Mad Dog, they aren't exactly in the same price range; however, a comparison would be interesting.

post #745 of 1869

I can say for sure that these headphones are very mid-centric. The mids are VERY prominent in these cans. And this isnt compared to just the mad dogs. Stock pads are decent, but i'd recommend you change them. Be sure to get an amp with 5 ohms or lower impedance, otherwise you'll experience a lot of treble spikes, making a slightly sibilant at times.

 

I've modded the crap out of mine (check my profile) and i prefer these over the mad dogs. 

post #746 of 1869
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Originally Posted by floeezy View Post

Can anybody compare these to Mr. Speaker's Mad Dog (modded T50RP) headphones? The W1000X being around $150 more than the Mad Dog, they aren't exactly in the same price range; however, a comparison would be interesting.

I have also modded mine as well (J-money pads and some Dynamat in the cups) , I love them. I prefer them over Mad dogs, He-400/500 and the D7ks. They have bass when needed, forward 650/Lcd-2 like mids and have fantastic sound stage for a closed can.


Edited by Fearless1 - 2/25/13 at 9:07pm
post #747 of 1869
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Originally Posted by gmoney9438 View Post

Be sure to get an amp with 5 ohms or lower impedance, otherwise you'll experience a lot of treble spikes, making a slightly sibilant at times.

 

 

Maybe something lower than 5 ohm (or not the HUD-MX1). I found these with my Audinst HUD-MX1 to be quite piercing, but wonderful via some other equipment.


Edited by namaiki - 2/25/13 at 9:13pm
post #748 of 1869

I was on the radar for a headphone which have good midrange tonal colors and resolution. I am aware that the RS1i / MS Pro have it, but then I read a review that the W1000X literally improve everything over the MS Pro, and has been wondering since. The nice thing is W1000X actually sell for less than the RS1i / MS Pro in my country.

 

I would appreciate some opinion:

 

1) the RS1i is alleged to be a good phone for rock, but my genre are ECM smooth jazz, vocals, etc., but not rock, would you say the RS1i have few advantage over the W1000X outside Rock music ?

 

2) The W1000X has been around for quite some time, and it has been said that it has been totally eclipsed by the W3000ANV, though the latter is in a different price basket. Are there newcomers in similar price range I should consider ?


Edited by Greeni - 2/26/13 at 3:10am
post #749 of 1869
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Originally Posted by Greeni View Post
2) The W1000X has been around for quite some time, and it has been said that it has been totally eclipsed by the W3000ANV, though the latter is in a different price basket. Are there newcomers in similar price range I should consider ?

1- cant answer.

 

2- The 300ANV offers a different presentation, overall better, but the W1000X remains a great all-rounder and one of the best closed cans in its pricerange. It's just a bit picky on source and amplification (like most AT woodies).

Since Denon fail with the new line, I dont see any direct competitor that wasnt around last year. I would (and I actually am) consider the Fostex TH600 but that's already 50% more money. Or a NOS D5000 with replaced cups if you are into more bass.

post #750 of 1869
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Originally Posted by Greeni View Post

I was on the radar for a headphone which have good midrange tonal colors and resolution. I am aware that the RS1i / MS Pro have it, but then I read a review that the W1000X literally improve everything over the MS Pro, and has been wondering since. The nice thing is W1000X actually sell for less than the RS1i / MS Pro in my country.

 

I would appreciate some opinion:

 

1) the RS1i is alleged to be a good phone for rock, but my genre are ECM smooth jazz, vocals, etc., but not rock, would you say the RS1i have few advantage over the W1000X outside Rock music ?

 

2) The W1000X has been around for quite some time, and it has been said that it has been totally eclipsed by the W3000ANV, though the latter is in a different price basket. Are there newcomers in similar price range I should consider ?

I do not own an RS1i, but i do own a GS1000i and my ears definitely prefer the W1000x to it.  The W1000x sounds as good as its source though, I like it with tubes, but love it on a vintage receiver. The vocals are what stand out to me.

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