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You're right, its the 2A3 sound signature that would set it apart. The 2A3 amp is or was to be tailored to power ortho HPs, as well as the AKG head speakers. Last time I emailed, DN was undecided whether or not to provide a .25" jack for standard powered HPs.
Edit: I just looked at your equipment profile.
I heard there would be an impedance switch as well, which would make it more suitable for ATs then.
I have been wondering about the 2A3 signature for a while.
I don't want to go for a Moth since that one is known to have quite a bit of hiss which might be a problem with more sensitive cans. It's not the cheapest either.
And as I have the Zana incoming in a few weeks I was thinking to get a DNA 2A3 instead of an EC 2A3 since I love a bit of variety. Both are well regarded manufacturers and both have a beautiful design. The looks of my equipment are important to me as well. ;) Sound does come first of course but it's a nice bonus.
Still, I'm not very convinced that a Sonett wouldn't be the better choice for the cans I prefer, which are closed low impedance ones.
I'm not into orthos and stats (after having tried and owned both) and I seem to be moving away from open cans as well.
The K1000 I've had and tried. Nice but special and after a while I found it more to be something one has to have heard rather then something I would like to hear all the time. I was driving it with the speaker outputs of the Luxman SQ-N100 at the time which was rated at 10-12W, so it was properly driven.
So the headphones I am buying and listening to now are mainly ATs and Denons. An R10 I simply can't justify and would rather have another L3000. :)
The upcoming Fostex is on my radar as well and for the rest I might start collecting some of the older AT Woodies.
Few years ago, I got ATH-EW9, very expensive at that time (~200e around here), especially for a student without full-time job. I fell in love with those small clip-ons and 4 months ago when I decided to go for some high-end audio equipment I didnt even think of anything else than Audio-Technica for headphones. If I knew there were anniversary editions coming out I would wait with headphones purchase tho. I bought ATH-W1000x, they look awesome (gotta love wood :) ), they sound awesome. But now after seeing this new ATH-W3000ANV I have that desire of getting more and more :D I wish I had more money to spend, I would definatelly got ATH-CKW1000ANV , ATH-W3000ANV and AT-HA5000ANV right away! I bet when I finally get money for that it will all be hopelessly gone from all stores :( And in future, I am going to have a collection similar to yours, but I want wooden headphones only.
<3 Audio Technica
You might want to go for an E9 instead: http://www.head-fi.org/t/144462/at-ha20#post_1703895
Today may just be my lucky day, I'm hoping for some good news on a mint pair! :)
I just checked on the AD1000PRM which I didn't know.
It seems to be a LE version of the AD1000 with the AD2000 drivers.
Any reason to choose the AD1000PRM over the AD2000?
The AD2000 and A2000X are both on my shortlist.
Do you happen to know anything about the ATH-Pro700MKIIANV?
I wonder if it would be worth getting as it's a Pro headphone but an Anniversary model as well.
Hmmm, I'm having more and more doubts about selling my HA5000.
Maybe I'd better sell the Luxman instead?
As for the PRO700, it will probably not be my thing at all. I was told that before, I just wanted to doublecheck.
I'm not a basshead at all and I was told its sound is not coherent across the frequencies as well.
I just got fooled by the ANV suffix I guess.