|Originally posted by uvak
Mine will be arriving on Thursday. I really wonder how it would sound with my Cary and Headmaster.
I hope I have made the right choice.
Hi uvak! Well I tried to be careful and precise describing the W2002 on its own, and even in comparing it to the R10. The W2002 is not warm and padded sounding by itself; I have CD's that sound warm and padded through it though. The W2002 is also not harsh, bright, and biting; though I have CD's that sound that way through it too (only when played at high volumes.) The W2002 seems like it has enough presence that it could give a little away by getting mated with a tubey sounding amp and not suffer for it. In other words I dont think the W2002's sound needs to be brought out of its shell by adding other forward sounding gear. I think you spent your money well, and I really look forward to hearing you tell me how they sound through the Cary. I bought a triode amp for my pair as well.
We all hear differently, but if you've looked at my W2002 website you probably already read how much time went into these headphones and the importance a/t placed on them as being their 40th anniversary model, etc. They didnt go through all that time and all that money and all that trouble so that the result would be crappy. The company isnt run by teenagers (no offense teenagers), its run by serious people trying to improve on what came before- like all successful companies.
Let us know when they get to you!