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post #1951 of 1965
I borrowed the w1000 and did not like it one bit. How does the w1000x compare?
post #1952 of 1965
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Originally Posted by WilliamLeonhart View Post

I borrowed the w1000 and did not like it one bit. How does the w1000x compare?

 

What didn't you like about the W1000? I haven't heard it but if you list the traits you didn't like, I can tell you whether they still exist on the W1000X.

 

The most obvious flaw of the W1000X to me is a weird peak in the upper midrange. It drives me nuts. They aren't suited to modern pop/rock, but I use them anyway because the rest of the song sounds great.

post #1953 of 1965
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Originally Posted by richardfugh View Post

I have a 1000z. Does it sounds better than 1000x?

I think the Z is better. I have both.

Ymmv, of course
post #1954 of 1965
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Originally Posted by WilliamLeonhart View Post

I borrowed the w1000 and did not like it one bit. How does the w1000x compare?

I like the X better. But they are close. Same style. As you didn't like a bit, i doubt you will like the X.
post #1955 of 1965

any recommendation of budget dac/amp to pair with w1000x?

post #1956 of 1965

Don't know what your budget is but the best i've heard them is with a Chord Mojo fed by a ibasso DX50

post #1957 of 1965
Yeah I can only agree with @jcoops16
They sound awsome from a Chord Mojo.

Cheers
post #1958 of 1965

As a bit of an experiment I've spent the last half hour or so listening to them through the HP out of a 10 year old Denon A/V amp, trying different genres from pop - Taylor Swift, Sia then moved up a gear to Slipknot, Queens of the stone age then EDM - Leftfield. The source is the Caiman which itself is about 7 years old and wasn't that expensive, and the W1000x sound great, got my toe tapping thats for sure, not as good as the mojo though.

 

I think it doesn't take alot to make the W1000X sound good but man the Mojo is a source and amp all rolled into one and makes them sound amazing.

post #1959 of 1965
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Originally Posted by evo6889 View Post
 

any recommendation of budget dac/amp to pair with w1000x?

 

I like it a lot with the Aune T1 and the Matrix Mini.  Great sinergy with both.

post #1960 of 1965

Anyone tried using the HM5 Angled pads as replacement? Will it fit?

 

 

post #1961 of 1965
hey @cyrano13
this is just me speculating, since I have W1000X and Nighthawk.
And since I now the HM5 fit the Nighthawks (don't have the pads) I can't imagine them fitting for the W1000X, because of the different form of both phones...

Cheers
post #1962 of 1965
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Originally Posted by cyrano13 View Post
 

Anyone tried using the HM5 Angled pads as replacement? Will it fit?

 

 

 

It will.  I'm using a pair of the thinner, first version of HM5 pads on my ATH-A2000X, its original pads are the same diameter as W1000X.  The pads will take a mild stretch.  The pads can even be stretched to fit the physically larger ATH-AD900X or AKG K553, so W1000X is definitely doable.

 

I would think those pads are far too thick for best sound, though, no?  Even v1 HM5 pads seem a little too thick to me for A2000X.

post #1963 of 1965

What will change on the sound signature if I use this pad?

post #1964 of 1965

Nearly everything, hahaha.

post #1965 of 1965
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Originally Posted by cyrano13 View Post
 

What will change on the sound signature if I use this pad?

 

I've tried both angled and non-angled with my pair.

 

I think the standard is less intrusive to the sound, that's only because the angled completely changes the sound.

I found them warm and slight swampy bass to begin with. Both of these things got worse when the pads where changed.

The bass becomes muddy but a lot more powerful. On the good side, they are now very comfortable.

 

On the angled pads, the bass just comes out as the "boom boom boom" sub-woofer kind of sound, and tends to lose control and also bleed into the minds.

So muddy sound overall....:tongue_smile:

 

The non-angled does the same thing on a lesser level, but makes them very comfortable.....so I went with these at the end. (The angled lives on my A2000X now :beerchug:)

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