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post #751 of 1849
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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've only listened to the two headphones on separate occasions and not on the same equipment so take these opinions for what they are, opinions :P  

 

The Mad Dog is a pretty neutral headphone, slightly better instrument separation and cleaner bass.  The W1000X has a more engaging midrange (or people would say it's peaky in the upper mids) especially for vocals but the resonance adds a bit of coloration that some people don't enjoy.  W1000X has a slightly wider soundstage, with a heavy and slightly slow bass response.  I've modded the W1000X to improve the speed of the bass a little

post #752 of 1849

i feel that the w1000x's have better separation, but mad dogs have much much cleaner bass : /

 

anywho, how did you place your blue-tack? i found placing it on top of the acoustic silk lessened some of the resonance and gave a more closer presentation in my music.


Edited by gmoney9438 - 2/26/13 at 3:08pm
post #753 of 1849

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Originally Posted by librarian View Post

1000

 

Now I got my pair recabled with 8 wire cryo copper, and I got the L3000 pads too! I enjoy it even more now. Not sure about changes in sound. The pads really don' change the sound, but the cable might have tightened it up a bit. And I feel it has become a tiny bit brighter overall.

 

 

Librarian, where did you get them recabled at?

 

Has anyone else had their W1000X's recabled?  If so, where did you send them?


I absolutely love mine, but the cable bugs the $#!& out of me.  Plus I'd like to have the ability to use them with a balanced amp in the future.  I figured I could get the best of both worlds with a dual XLR recable and a HeadRoom XLR-to-1/4" adapter.

post #754 of 1849

The cable was made by http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch/?search=halgaard&type=100 , and I give him my best recommendations. Halgaard lives in Denmark, like I do.

post #755 of 1849

I'm looking at buying a ATH-W1000X, and would like to recable to 4 pin xlr to connect to a audio-gd phoenix.

 

Can a owner of a ATH-W1000X tell me if this has 4 cables inside the phone ?

 

I've lookd every where to confirm this, but could only find the ATH-W3000 edition that was confirmed to have 4 cables.

post #756 of 1849
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post #757 of 1849

Quick shot of mine with J$ Beyer's pads, much better then those horrid stock pleathers.......

 

 

700

post #758 of 1849
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Quick shot of mine with J$ Beyer's pads, much better then those horrid stock pleathers.......

 

 

700

wow, arent they too thick?

post #759 of 1849
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Originally Posted by Telstar View Post

wow, arent they too thick?

No, they smash down a bit when worn. They are perfect to my ears, they tame the highs a bit and increase the bass responce and sound stage. They do look thick in that particular photo. Here is a better one:

 

700


Edited by Fearless1 - 2/27/13 at 11:54am
post #760 of 1849
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

No, they smash down a bit when worn. They are perfect to my ears, they tame the highs a bit and increase the bass responce and sound stage. They do look thick in that particular photo. Here is a better one:

 

700

 

Those look nice.  And comfy.  Unfortunately it looks like www.jmoneyaudio.com doesn't exist.  At least for the time being.

 

Do the leather pads 'grip' your head better?  I still have the stock pads, and they seem to move around fairly easily as if my head were made of teflon.  My old AKG's never did that.

post #761 of 1849

Anyone here also familiar with the Grado SR80 or similar? Just wondering how similar they sound to the W1000X. The frequency response posted on golden ears look similar though other things, especially the CSD graph is different. The SR80 looks painful around 4.5KHz... Anyway, just curious about how they compare as I have never heard any Grado headphones.

 

 

W1000X: http://en.goldenears.net/5351

SR80: http://en.goldenears.net/3817

post #762 of 1849
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

Anyone here also familiar with the Grado SR80 or similar? Just wondering how similar they sound to the W1000X. The frequency response posted on golden ears look similar though other things, especially the CSD graph is different. The SR80 looks painful around 4.5KHz... Anyway, just curious about how they compare as I have never heard any Grado headphones.

 

 

W1000X: http://en.goldenears.net/5351

SR80: http://en.goldenears.net/3817

 

 

I can't speak for the SR80 specifically, but I did move from the SR325is to the W1000X.

 

For me the W1000X wins hands down.  The SR325is was no slouch, but it didn't have enough bass for my tastes.  The W1000X, to me at least, has just the right amount of bass, treble, clarity, etc.  It's the middle of the road.

I was feeding them both with a Schiit Asgard and a Woo WA6.  Mostly vinyl, but occasionally with an iPod & DAC.

 

Hope this helps.

post #763 of 1849

well the w1000x has tons of mid bass. not sure if the SR80's are like that.

post #764 of 1849
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Originally Posted by namaiki View Post

Anyone here also familiar with the Grado SR80 or similar? Just wondering how similar they sound to the W1000X. The frequency response posted on golden ears look similar though other things, especially the CSD graph is different. The SR80 looks painful around 4.5KHz... Anyway, just curious about how they compare as I have never heard any Grado headphones.


W1000X: http://en.goldenears.net/5351
SR80: http://en.goldenears.net/3817

I have the RS-1 (and have owned or demo'd most modern Grado headphones) and the W1000X; they sound quite different (and not just tonally). The ATs have a bigger soundstage, hotter upper mids (and more forward and wetter mids in general), somewhat "nasal" or "twangy" coloration, more bass impact, and less treble impact. They're also a bit slower. Personally I think the RS-1 are slightly better, but the W1000X isolate (which by itself is a "big deal" in comparison); both are very good. smily_headphones1.gif As usual, I would never suggest using graphs as predictive crystal balls.
Edited by obobskivich - 3/6/13 at 5:23am
post #765 of 1849

Hey guys I just pulled the trigger on these since I love my AD700 and ESW9 so much.  I don't know if this is possible but can anyone recommend a resistor adapter or something that I can use to increase the impedance on these so I can use them with the Lyr and not get a lot of background noise?

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