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post #46 of 170

Yo collectors are there any Audio Technicas with detachable cable which are fullsize headphones

post #47 of 170

Not any of the A or W series that I know of, the M50 comes with a detachable cable that has a special lockable plug that connects into the cans.

post #48 of 170

@ warubozu: And your W2002 is a keeper, too? wink_face.gif

And which is your favourite AT beside the L3000?

post #49 of 170

Yes, all of my vintage AT woodies are keepers. Besides the L3000 the other woodies I do enjoy the most are the W10LTD and W11R. All of the other vintage woodies have a unique sound and all are enjoyable to listen to and look at.

post #50 of 170

If I had 1300e I would be ordering one pair of W3000ANV right now. Unfortunatelly I dont have such money (eventhough I am looking for some ways to get some, I am thinking of selling my coin collection or asking my parents for a loan), so I hope there wont be many ppl buying these beauties before I get them :)

 

btw, for which genre would you not recommend those L3000? They seems kinda special, so I can imagine them having some kinda of downfall in one way or another...

post #51 of 170

I didn't like listening to metal on my L3000, not that it has any flaws or anything. I just felt that the sound was a bit too forward and sibilant at times for me while listening to metal.

post #52 of 170
I generally found L3000 did rock better than other things but did everything well. Just ended up finding it too dark
post #53 of 170
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

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.

 

 


I can highly recommend auditioning them.

 

 

post #54 of 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by warubozu View Post

Yes, all of my vintage AT woodies are keepers. Besides the L3000 the other woodies I do enjoy the most are the W10LTD and W11R. All of the other vintage woodies have a unique sound and all are enjoyable to listen to and look at.


Sure they are. wink_face.gif The W10LTD was one of the biggest disappointments ever... (But I will try it again sooner or later )  The W11R is the most "extrem" AT, that I heard until now. It truly shines on a few recordings, but the rest is absolute unenjoyable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #55 of 170

Yeah, it's true that the AT woodies aren't for everyone. I wouldn't say that the W10LTD were a big disappointment, I like it's sound signature for what I listen to. Many don't like their sound and that's understandable, but when paired with the right amp it will shine and I don't find them that bad.

post #56 of 170
AT Woodies generally sounds very smooth, which are not the type to stand out a lot on first listen.
Edited by Ra97oR - 2/15/12 at 10:51pm
post #57 of 170

Yes!

My wife's ATH-M50s/LE arrived today! I believe my W3000ANV arrived to!

post #58 of 170

I don't think the W10LTD is a disappointment. I think it's one of the better woodies, actually! It's certainly one of the most neutral sounding, enough to differentiate it from the rest of the herd somewhat.


Many of these headphones are HUGELY amp dependent. The W10LTD, W11R, W2002. Moreso than just about any other low impedance dynamic headphones I've used. Not achieving the right synergy makes them very unenjoyable to listen to, but in the right setup they truly shine imho.

post #59 of 170
Thread Starter 

Speaking of amps, I know the HA5000 and HA5000ANV should be nearly the same. I wonder if they are very different from the D-HA3000 though.

post #60 of 170
Just looking at the specs, the D-HA3000 is inferior to the HA-5000. I don't doubt the D-HA3000 will be good, but it is had to beat the HA-5000, where it nearly provide 10 times more current.
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