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post #166 of 1100
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The D7000s were the TH-900s of their day.  They were my introduction to the head-fi world.  I have a lot of respect for them and wish I had never sold my pair, so keep 'em til they fall apart, I say. smily_headphones1.gif

Totally agree, I love 'em. They are my "fun" phones, and my choice for strings. I actually just installed some Lawton pads on them last night - I like the big pillowy look and they seem more comfortable - and immediately fired up Christian McBride's Too Close for Comfort. I defy anyone to listen to that through the Denon's and NOT be tapping toes and bobbing head by the end of it. Awesome!



I might be doing the elastic band headband mod on my W3Ks - they sometimes slide down a bit during extended listening. They definitely seem designed for Ernie rather than Bert.

post #167 of 1100
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Btw, guys... I almost forgot to link my little review up over here. I'd paste the content here, but I don't feel like setting up all the pictures properly smily_headphones1.gif
http://www.threadbox.net/2012/11/03/the-enticing-sound-of-the-ath-w3000anv/

A very detailed review! Thanks for writing it!

post #168 of 1100
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 and immediately fired up Christian McBride's Too Close for Comfort.
 

 

As an aside, in high school I used to play the bass next to McBride in the orchestra. Along with some other people who have become fairly big in the contemporary jazz world. He was a super bassist even then.

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Cheers, guys. Thanks for checking it out smily_headphones1.gif
post #170 of 1100
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As an aside, in high school I used to play the bass next to McBride in the orchestra. Along with some other people who have become fairly big in the contemporary jazz world. He was a super bassist even then.

Very cool. I'm always impressed and heartened when I see classically trained musicians make a name for themselves. Sometimes the folks I see playing in orchestras make it appear as though the job is not quite as rewarding/engaging as one might assume.
post #171 of 1100
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As an aside, in high school I used to play the bass next to McBride in the orchestra. Along with some other people who have become fairly big in the contemporary jazz world. He was a super bassist even then.

Nice. Did you grow up in Philadelphia? That where Christian went to school before Juliard.

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Nice. Did you grow up in Philadelphia?

 

Yes. We all went to the Creative and Performing Arts High School together, along with others, such as Kurt Rosenwinkle, Joey DeFrancesco, Boys II Men, and Ahmir Thompson (drummer for The Roots). Kurt, Ahmir and I used to be in a band together. There was a lot of talent then. (But sorry-- don't mean to derail this thread).

post #173 of 1100

Thanks for the suggestion earlier about using a rubberband to hold the Wings on my W3000s together to avoid that sinking feeling (the phones loose and sinking down my head).

That goes a long way to fixing them.

 

And these phones sound great to me, clear but not fatiguing and getting even better with break it. I LOVE the sonics of these.

 

Though the earcups seem point downward, forming a V shape, like your head is one of those aliens on Outer Limits with the giant craniums,

or your head is shaped like a light bulb or ice cream cone.

There is some pressure on my jaw below my ears.

 

I wish there were some big thick replacement pads for them (hoping it left the sound unchanged).

But man, these sound spectacular.

post #174 of 1100
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Yes. We all went to the Creative and Performing Arts High School together, along with others, such as Kurt Rosenwinkle, Joey DeFrancesco, Boys II Men, and Ahmir Thompson (drummer for The Roots). Kurt, Ahmir and I used to be in a band together. There was a lot of talent then. (But sorry-- don't mean to derail this thread).

That's some high school you attended. Kurt Rosenwinkel is a favourite of mine and Joey DeFrancesco is a MF. What instrument do you play?

post #175 of 1100
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That's some high school you attended. Kurt Rosenwinkel is a favourite of mine and Joey DeFrancesco is a MF. What instrument do you play?

I used to play the bass. Before I gave it up I was more into progressive rock, and orchestral music... I would bet a lot of this jazz sounds good with the AT headphones! I still hope to own a pair eventually.

post #176 of 1100

Sorry to hear that you gave it up but you must have had your reasons. Yeah, the W3000ANV is well suited to jazz but I can't say that I've heard a headphone that isn't. wink.gif

post #177 of 1100
I feel like my head must be incredibly abnormal especially after the Ernie comparison. The w3000s are my 2nd most comfortable headphone I've worn (being edged out by the dt880s) and their headband system fits me very well. Guess I just have a big head
post #178 of 1100
I think Ernie is probably closer to the norm than Bert - so don't worry overly.

I tried the elastic band 'mod' and it makes them significantly more comfortable. However I have issues with owning such a classy looking set of cans and then sticking a rubber band over the top. frown.gif

Will have to come with something that looks a bit more appropriate.
post #179 of 1100

I'm selling my like new, one month old W3000's in case anyone wants to track down a pair. Wonderful headphone and amazing synergy with my m903 but I will likely be using the HD800's full time now that the Stratus is in. Link is in my sig.

post #180 of 1100

I should have waited and gotten yours, could have driven over to pick them up.wink_face.gif

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