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post #31 of 170
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The Luxman is just more versatile with other headphones than just AT. Selling HA5000 with an extensive collection of Audio Techinica headphones does not seem a great idea to me.


Indeed. The more I plug the ATs in the AT the more I find it to outperform the Luxman. With ATs that is.

Luckily it didn't get sold yet. There goes my Fostex TH900 budget. ;)

 

 

post #32 of 170

Do W3000ANV sound that much better to be worthy of extra 600$ compared to W1000x ? I am really thinking of getting W3000 (well, hope they still will be available in 6 months, dont have enough money atm) but as I bought W1000X few months I am a bit curious how they compare to each other. I have some money comming around in next few months and eventhought I planned on building HTPC and getting TV, I cant stop thinking of getting them, especially when I am seeing these W3000ANV beauties in limited edition.

post #33 of 170

There's only one way to find out.  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #34 of 170
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Do W3000ANV sound that much better to be worthy of extra 600$ compared to W1000x ? I am really thinking of getting W3000 (well, hope they still will be available in 6 months, dont have enough money atm) but as I bought W1000X few months I am a bit curious how they compare to each other. I have some money comming around in next few months and eventhought I planned on building HTPC and getting TV, I cant stop thinking of getting them, especially when I am seeing these W3000ANV beauties in limited edition.



 



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There's only one way to find out.  very_evil_smiley.gif



 

Indeed.  :)

I love the W1000X as well. 

I used to have a HD650 and a HD800. Was the HD800 better? Yes. Worth more than double the price? Depends on how much value SQ has for you and how easily you can cough up the money.

Same with the W1000X and W3000ANV. They both sound good, the W3000 is better and more special, soundwise as well as aesthtically. It's a limited edition as well. All those reasons together warrant a higher price. Resale value in the long term will probably be higher than what you bought it for. Probably not yet in 6 months though but I can imagine them to be sold out by then.

post #35 of 170

Do most limited edition woodies have good resale value? I'd like to get a W3000ANV to add to my AD2000 and W1000X, but it would soothe my mind better if they hold up in prices. wink_face.gif

post #36 of 170

Well, I am already considered being crazy around here for getting cans for almost 600e (with another audio equipment worth of almost 1000e), cant imagine how my parents will react when I tell them I want to get another headphones for twice as much without even considering selling the old ones :D I wish I got into less expensive hobbies (audio-technica lover + bowling player = budget killer :D ). The biggest problem is, even if W3000ANV will be avi in June (by that time all money for a project I am working on should be transferred to me) I will probably have just enough for headphones only if I wont spend a cent till then. So I just have to hope my family will be generous when it comes to "college graduation" gifts :D

post #37 of 170
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Do most limited edition woodies have good resale value? I'd like to get a W3000ANV to add to my AD2000 and W1000X, but it would soothe my mind better if they hold up in prices. wink_face.gif



Near as I can tell the W2002 sell for close to the same price, but if you factor in inflation, they are probably a poor investment.

 

Right now you can still buy W3000ANV, there might fetch a premium once they sell out.  I know it's selection bias, but people are selling their other headphones before they sell their W3000ANV.

 

post #38 of 170

AT's that I currently own:

 

A-500

A-700

A-900

A-900LTD

A-950LTD

W10VTG

W10LTD

W11JPN

W100

W11R

W2002

W1000

L3000

 

Possible next AT pruchase soon:

 

M50SLE or W1000X depends if I can get a good price on them.

 

I'm not really a AT collector per se, at the time I purchased most of my vintage AT woodies I got them for a very good price that I just couldn't refuse. All of my vintage AT woodies are complete with it's original box, papers, and are in excellent condition. Currently I have all of them up in storage. As far as resale value of vintage AT woodies, most of them I've seen were priced near or more than their original selling price dependent on the condition of the cans and whether they come complete with it's box and papers. Resale value is also dependent on what buyers are willing to pay, so not all of them get sold for big bucks.


Edited by warubozu - 2/14/12 at 3:06pm
post #39 of 170
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I'm not really a AT collector per se

*Cough* You have a pretty nice collection including some that I wouldn't mind to shell out for, certainly if they're in the condition you described.

Since they are in storage ... if the thought of selling some of these ever crossed your mind, feel free to PM me.

 

post #40 of 170

Ya, the first sign of a problem is denial, and no it's not a river in Egypt. Had an opportunity years back to score a pair of L3000G from a seller in Japan, backed out of the deal because I already had the L3000 and I wanted to purchase a amp for which I was saving up for quite a while.

post #41 of 170
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Oooh, L3000G. I don't even wanna know!

post #42 of 170


 

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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

AT's that I currently own:

 

A-500

A-700

A-900

A-900LTD

A-950LTD

W10VTG

W10LTD

W11JPN

W100

W11R

W2002

W1000

L3000

 

 

 

I'm not really a de facto AT collector per se


 

 

I up you one latin. k701smile.gif

post #43 of 170
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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

A-500

A-700

A-900

A-900LTD

A-950LTD

W10VTG

W10LTD

W11JPN

W100

W11R

W2002

W1000

L3000




Thats a lot of rare headphones one can only dream of owning! In your place I would save up for W3000ANV tbh, there are plenty of W1000X and you could get them easily any time, but I can imagine W3000ANV being sold out in few months (I just hope I am wrong, I want to get my hands on one of these, but who knows for how long I will be saving my moneyz).

post #44 of 170
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Or you could sell me the L3000 and get both a W3000 and W1000X and still have money left.  wink_face.gif

 

post #45 of 170
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Originally Posted by AppleheadMay View Post

Or you could sell me the L3000 and get both a W3000 and W1000X and still have money left.  wink_face.gif

 


I do like the thought of acquiring new cans and still have money left over, but the L3000 is a keeper.

 



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I up you one latin. k701smile.gif


Oh man I hope I'm not a de facto AT collector, must stop while I'm ahead.

 



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Originally Posted by filuS View Post




Thats a lot of rare headphones one can only dream of owning! In your place I would save up for W3000ANV tbh, there are plenty of W1000X and you could get them easily any time, but I can imagine W3000ANV being sold out in few months (I just hope I am wrong, I want to get my hands on one of these, but who knows for how long I will be saving my moneyz).

 

I might consider getting the W3000ANV if I can audition one and if it's sound signature is near the L3000 or better. The W3000ANV's limited edition status and it's Urushi finish hasn't spurred me to pull the trigger since I already own the W11JPN and W2002 both which are limited edition and both have an Urushi finish.
 

 

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