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post #946 of 957
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Initial impressions very different and depending what you like may be better or not, but different, not worse because of intensity details more noticeable.
Bass texture and size increased almost at a majestic level of finesse.


Mids no longer as prominent and seemingly more integrated or pushed back to sound balanced with rest of spectrum.
Less intimate and More sound stage but still not at level & size of my th600 soundstage.

Trebles two things..
Lower trebles seem in line with mids.
Upper highest trebles seem increased,
Leading to an apparent sense of more details,
The similar effect my th600 has with upper trebles.

So in effect you have a more authoritive balanced can with more impact yet less prominent mids more flat overall sound less audio-technica and more like a reference sound.

I am handing it over to my family member for his ear comments without telling him anything except it's a different sound. ..

Edit:
Ok they said the mids were slightly more recessed than flat compared to the higher amount of bass and trebles.
They liked the treble and bass was excellent. More clear and defined slight boost over stock

I just did this mod.

Bass definitely has more impact
I feel if anything treble dropped off a bit.
The mids definitely aren't as forward

If anything the bass is a bit overpowering to me now but damn, is it tight, impactful and deep.
Congestion cleared up a bit.

Only thing is I really had to stretch the alpha pads to get them on. I hope they'll fit back on my ADs!
post #947 of 957
it's not doing the can any favours looks wise and it sounds like the mod has changed the can's sound signature which is n shaped. treble and bass take a back seat to the midrange with this can.
post #948 of 957
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it's not doing the can any favours looks wise and it sounds like the mod has changed the can's sound signature which is n shaped. treble and bass take a back seat to the midrange with this can.

The n shaped wasn't enjoyable to me on a lot of genres but I question if the alpha pads helps to my ears.
I still might try switching pads to something like the mad dogs pads.
post #949 of 957
sure but that's the sound signature. a-t's have forward mids. how about applying a little eq instead of swapping pads?
post #950 of 957
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sure but that's the sound signature. a-t's have forward mids. how about applying a little eq instead of swapping pads?

EQ doesn't seem to help much, if at all. They don't respond much to it. Even if I EQ the mids down they're still forward and congested.

The seal on the regular pads is still lousy. If I use my hands to puff up the pads while on my ears to improve the seal the bass already improves.
As for the treble a brighter amp or something.
I plan on buying the mad dogs pads to try with the AT w3000anv.
post #951 of 957
ok. well it is what it is. it has a distinctive sound and maybe it's not for you. dunno if trying to fundamentally change it is the way to go. good luck with it anyways.
post #952 of 957

Glad i like the sound. Not congested at all using the Zana Deux amp.

post #953 of 957
think i know what he means but wouldn't describe it as congested. it hasn't got the most spacious sound but instrument separation is fine imo.
Edited by up late - 7/26/14 at 7:54pm
post #954 of 957
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ok. well it is what it is. it has a distinctive sound and maybe it's not for you. dunno if trying to fundamentally change it is the way to go. good luck with it anyways.

I mean for my tastes I want to be able to hear music as naturally as possible so I'd aim for a more balanced sound and changing the pads just to change the seal basically fixes the bass right off the bat.
post #955 of 957
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can't say i'm a fan of the look of your alpha pad mod tbh. wink.gif didn't you offload your w3000anv anyway?
Yes I traded with member "mink70" for his hd800.
I miss the w3000anv and last I herd them was with the AlphaPads and alongside am lcd-x using the GS-X MKII amp and they were just glorious sounding and on similar level of impressive clarity and realism as the lcd-x, while both totally overshadowed the AlphaDogs as I listened all three on that amp.
I kind of miss that specific majestic
signature with the AlphaPads over my hd800 which I since anax2.0 moded,
So I got an he560 which finally gives me the mids magic that the w3000anv had in spades, but I find it a bit too linear on the bass so I am now going for the zmf vibro next..
The point is to stick with whatever works or you may wander endlessly with different cans..
post #956 of 957
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The point is to stick with whatever works or you may wander endlessly with different cans..

they don't call it the rabbit hole for nothing man wink.gif
post #957 of 957
Haha yeah and they all want to stay while I just can't keep them all lol.
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